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Distributed generation revenues set to top $182 billion

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New research from analysts Navigant Research predicts that revenues from distributed generation (DG) are set to reach $182 billion, by 2023. Navigant reports that in Western Europe, the growth of DG is causing the most disruption...


Avancis lays foundation stone for second solar plant in Torgau, Germany

Hartmut Fischer, CEO of Avancis

Avancis has laid the foundation stone for its second solar module plant in Torgau, in the German state of Saxony. Construction work is expected to last for 18 months, said the company, with production at the 100 megawatt peak...


Egypt looks to connect first solar power station to grid as country turns to renewable energy to help power shortages

Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Energy, Hassan Younis

Egypt is currently planning to connect its first solar energy station to the grid, according to the General Authority for Investment (GAFI).


US: ACC approves TEP’s plan to purchase 97 MWs of solar power systems in Tucson

View of Tucson, Arizona, the U.S.

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has expressed its support for Tucson Electric Power's (TEP’s) plan to purchase 97 megawatts (MW) worth of solar power systems in Tucson, Arizona, the U.S.


Neo Solar starts construction of USD$937 million, 3.4 GW solar cell plant in Taiwan

Neo Solar solar cells

Neo Solar Power Corp. has started building a NT$30 billion (USD$937 million) solar cell manufacturing plant in Tainan, Taiwan, according to Bloomberg.


US: Nevada Solar Works to install 1.3 MW of PV in City of Reno

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Nevada Solar Works LLC. has won a contract to install 1.3 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) projects in the City of Reno, the U.S. The Reno City Council announced the contract, approving a one MW fixed tilt ground mount system...


Solar Millennium enters agreement with Ferrostaal over 50 MW solar thermal project

Solar Millennium's Andasol 1 solar thermal project in Spain

Germany-based Solar Millennium AG, Erlangen has sold 50 percent of the stakes in its 50-megawatt (MW) parabolic trough solar thermal power plant - Ibersol - to Ferrostaal AG, Essen for an undisclosed amount. Located in the...


US school district set to receive 3 MW of solar installations

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Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc., REgeneration Finance, LLC. and the Douglas County School District, which serves over 56,000 students, have announced the development of three megawatts (MW) of solar electric power generating...


France to cut PV FITs by 12 percent from September

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The French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment has announced it will be cutting all feed-in-tariffs (FITs) for new photovoltaics (PV) installations by 12 percent from September 1. Small residential PV systems, with a...


LDK Solar starts 1.5 GW solar cell and module project in Hefei

Hefei, China skyline

Multi-crystalline solar wafer manufacturer, LDK Solar Co Ltd, has started construction on a 1.5-gigawatt (GW) solar cell and module facility in Hefei, China, according to China Business News. It says that the project is worth...


First Solar to start building China solar plant in 2011

First Solar Ohio manufacturing plant

Following delays, First Solar has reportedly said it expects construction to begin on its two gigawatt (GW) solar power plant in Inner Mongolia next year, according to Reuters, who was quoting China Business News.


AT&T and SunEdison partner up to install 2 MW of solar power in the U.S.

San Diego Mayor, Jerry Sanders

SunEdison has installed a 296 kW rooftop mounted photovoltaics (PV) system in San Diego, the U.S. as part of AT&T's national solar initiative. San Diego Mayor, Jerry Sanders, officially switched the system on yesterday....


New Mexico sees its biggest solar array unveiled

Schott solar facility in new mexico

Schott Solar PV, Inc., VE Group LLC and Affordable Solar Group LLC have today unveiled what they say is New Mexico’s largest solar array, located at The Bell Group’s headquarters’ parking structure in Albuquerque, the U.S.


Bosch opens new German crystalline solar cell production plant

Bosch crystalline solar cells

Bosch Solar Energy AG has officially opened its new 12,000 square meter crystalline solar cell production plant, the first phase in the extension of its solar production facilities in Arnstadt, Germany.


US: Over $4 million grant awarded for 62 MW project

Wanxiang Solar solar panel

Over USD$4 million has been awarded to the Rockford Solar Project in Illinois, the U.S. Under the plans, the project is set to be around 62 megawatts (MW), thus making it the largest PV development in the Midwest, and one of the...


US: Ohio's largest solar farm officially opened

PSEG HQ

Ohio’s largest operating solar installation has been officially opened by Governor Ted Strickland. The 12-megawatt (MW) PSEG Wyandot Solar Farm, in Wyandot County, Ohio, the U.S. is comprised of more than 159,000 ground-mounted...


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