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Construction begins on 9.9 MW merchant solar park in Panama

Panama landscape.

Ecosolar's project is being built by British company Solarcentury. IIC provided a loan of $11.9m for the project.


Italy dumps nuclear; renewable energy stocks rise

Q-Cells Photovoltaic plant in Basilicata, Italy

Italy has voted against nuclear, prompting the country's renewable energy stocks to soar.


Solar Frontier makes progress on three Japanese projects

A Solar Frontier executive posing with an efficiency rating of one of their solar cells.

Japanese solar subsidiary of Dutch Oil giant Shell is supplying the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on one of Japan’s first major solar plant installations, while putting their recycling systems in place and installing solar...


Chevron completes 1.1 MW project at Californian College District

A picture of the college sign at Antelope Valley College, at night covered with snow.

The Antelope Valley Community College, in central California, has inaugurated a new solar installation as part of an extensive energy efficiency audit and upgrade, completed by Chevron Energy Solutions.


Dyesol takes research to Japan and creates "solar steel" in Wales

Some of the Tata Steel researchers with their newly developed product.

Australia-based dye sensitized photovoltaic developer Dyesol has been awarded a prestigious Japanese research grant and announced the creation of world’s largest dye sensitized steel based module, in partnership with Tata Steel...


Phoenix Solar undertakes 15.9 MW Thai PV project

Bangkok's central district

Phoenix Solar AG’s Singaporean subsidiary, Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd has signed a contract with Solarta Co Ltd for the construction of two photovoltaic power plants worth 15.9 megawatts (MW) in Thailand.


Report: Public Prosecutor's office investigating Conergy

A picture of a Conergy solar installation in Germany.

According to a report in the daily newspaper "Handelsblatt", the public prosecutor’s office in Hamburg has set its sights on eight former managers of the Hamburg photovoltaic company.


US utility companies installing solar as capacity rapidly expands

A photo of part of the facade of San Fransisco's Pacific Gas & Electric company.

The latest report from the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) into U.S. utility integrated solar electricity installations has revealed that their numbers grew by 100 percent in 2010 and that the growth is occurring in...


McGraw-Hill announces 14.1 MW solar plant in New Jersey

A picture of the art-deco styled McGraw-Hill building.

In what will amount to a large privately owned photovoltaic installation, McGraw-Hill will install a ground-mounted solar array on 50 acres of land adjacent to the corporation’s two office buildings in East Windsor, New Jersey.


US Air Force Academy installs six MW solar plant

Photo of air force cadets throwing their hats in the air at graduation.

The United States military has announced the completion of a photovoltaic installation at a facility in Colorado, in partnership with Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower Corp.


Bangladesh set to install 2,000 PV power plants

Bangladesh solar photovoltaic panel rooftop rural

Bangladesh is set to install 2,000 photovoltaic mini-grid power plants by 2014 in a bid to bring its off-grid areas under the power network.


Cadmos Energías Renovables launches 6.2 MW solar park

Hilltop village in Caceres region of Spain.

Switch flicked on new Spanish thin film photovoltaic plant in the Caceres region in western central Spain.


One stop PV thin film coating moves one step closer

Photo of thin film photovoltaic roofing shingles.

German research institute deposits CIG cells simultaneously on micrometer thin polymer film, without compromising photovoltaic efficiency.


Solyndra completes 3 MW rooftop PV system in Belgium

Belgium 3MW solar photovoltaic project with Solyndra panels

Solyndra International AG has announced the completion of a three megawatt (MW) rooftop photovoltaic system in Belgium. It is said to be the company’s largest project to date.


ADB to fund 500 MW Bangladesh PV project

Satellite image of Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it will provide funds for a 500 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Bangladesh’s off-grid areas.


Bosch realizes 5 MW UK solar park

Construction gets underway on Bosch's 5 MW solar photovoltaic park in UK

On the same day as it was announced that the country will significantly slash its solar incentives from August 1, Bosch Solar Energy AG reports that it has completed work on one of the UK’s biggest photovoltaic parks.


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