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Australian PM courts further solar controversy

Tony Abbott, World Economic Forum.

Ahead of the G20 Brisbane summit in November, Tony Abbott's office has been accused of trying push this week's environmental goods deal off the discussion table.


Suniva increases manufacturing capacity to 170 MW

The company has expanded its operations. Image: Suniva.

Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, has announced it has expanded its manufacturing capacity to 170 megawatts (MW) from 96 MW by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta...


U.S.: Construction to get underway on California’s largest school solar project

Rosendin Electric company building

Construction on the largest school solar project in California, the U.S. is about to get underway. Rosendin Electric has announced that the USD$50 million, 9.4 megawatt (MW) installation, which spans ten schools, will be...


Yingli announces initial production of 400 MW capacity expansions

Liansheng Miao

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has announced the initial production of its latest 400 megawatt (MW) capacity expansions.


Solargiga acquires 51 percent interest in Qinghai Chenguang; intends to ramp up production

Solargiga production facilities

Solargiga Energy Holdings Limited has said it intends to acquire 51 percent interest in Qinghai Chenguang New Energy Co., Ltd under a new cooperation agreement with the Xining Economic & Technology Development Zone Administration...


ET Solar completes 1.9MW PV power plant in Germany; connects to grid

ET Solar Group PV panels

China-based ET Solar Group Corp. has completed a 1.9 megawatt (MW) ground mounted photovoltaics (PV) power plant in eastern Germany. It has already been connected to the grid.


ABB wins USD$50 million Italian solar order

Peter Leupp

ABB has won an order worth USD$50 million from Actelios SpA, through its subsidiary Actelios Solar SpA, in Italy to supply three photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in western Sicily.


USD$1.85 billion boost for US solar industry

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has announced that USD$1.85 billion in conditional commitments will be made available in the form of loan guarantees to two U.S. solar companies. As a result, one of the world’s biggest solar plants is...


£15 million of free solar panels to be installed in Britain's schools

Man on roof holding PV panel

British Gas has invested £15 million in solar technology for British schools. Under its plans, the company will donate and install solar panels - worth between £20,000 and £40,000 per school - in up to 750 schools.


Chinese companies start construction on two MW solar project in Bulgaria

Polar Photovoltaics HQ

Two Chinese companies have started construction on a solar power plant in Ihtiman, a city located 50 km south of Sofia, Bulgaria according to local officials.


China's Yingli to triple solar panel capacity

Yingli solar panels in Portugal.

Chinese solar power system manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. aims to triple solar panel production capacity in the next three years to three gigawatts a year at a total cost of roughly 200 billion yen (around USD$2.2...


Phoenix Solar builds 14.4 MW PV project in Germany; production to hit 18 MW

Phoenix Solar AG PV power plant in Brandenburg, Germany

Phoenix Solar AG, has built a photovoltaic (PV) power plant with a peak power of 14.4 megawatts (MWp) for Hamburg-based LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH. Production will be ramped up to 18 MWp in a second construction phase, says...


Nautilus Solar Energy to build three MW solar power project at WPU University

Nautilus Solar Energy WPU solar installation

Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC has announced the completion of an agreement to finance the construction and operation of the first three megawatts (MW) of a 3.5MW solar energy project on the William Paterson University (WPU) campus...


One of world’s largest solar power plants to be built in Thailand

A rendering of Sharp's 73 megawatt Thailand solar power plant

The Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with Thai power producer NED to establish one of the world’s largest solar power generation plants, with a power generation capacity of 73 megawatts (MW). Construction is due to start...


Eaton to create USD$20 million solar power system

Aerial shot of Albuquerque

The Eaton Corporation is to design and install a USD$20 million 3.2 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) system in New Mexico, the U.S. When completed, it is set to the state’s largest PV system.


PBEC secures purchase option for 800 acre solar energy site in Arizona

PBEC solar farms site in Arizona

The Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has secured the option to purchase 807 acres of solar energy-zoned land in Gila Bend, Arizona, the U.S. 




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