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IBC Solar eyeing large-scale project development in India

IBC Solar's 11 MW solar farm in Pokhran, Rajastan, India.

The German solar plant developer announces it is to move into PV project development in India's growing sector, targeting projects in the 20 MW to 50 MW range.

Ukraine: Martifer Solar signs off on 4.5 MW Porogi project

Martifer Solar is buidling a 4.5 MW photovoltaic plant at Porogi, southern Ukraine.

Portuguese company Martifer Solar has signed an EPC contract to build a 4.5 MW solar plant in the Ukraine, which it plans to have online by the end of 2012.

UK reaches 1.3 GW of PV capacity

2.7 MW solar park at Spalding, U.K. part of 1.3 GW total photovoltaic capacity, according to DECC.

The latest figures from the U.K. government's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show a total installed capacity of 1.3 GW of photovoltaics nationally at the end of September 2012.

US: First phase of 250 MW CVSR PV project online

NRG SunPower solar photovoltaic CVSR

The first 22 MW of solar-generated electricity is online at the 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR).

BIPV worth $7.5 billion in 2015

BIPV solar photovoltaic module

A report into the global building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market forecasts it will more than treble to be worth over $7.5 billion in the next three years.

Singapore plans largest PV plant

Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant

Singaporean system integrator SolarGy Pte. Ltd is planning to build a one MW photovoltaic plant in Singapore. When complete, it will be the largest project of its kind in the country.

Sky Solar receives $1.6 billion credit facility from CDB

Sky Solar photovoltaic installation

Sky Solar has received credit worth US$1.6 billion from the China Development Bank (CDB) for its downstream photovoltaic activities.

Belectric plans organic PV production in Germany

Konarka thin film

Following Belectric’s takeover of Konarka Technologies GmbH, the company plans to set up organic photovoltaic (OPV) production facilities in Germany in the coming months.

Hanwha Q.Cells GmbH officially launched

Q.Cells factory solar photovoltaic

The acquisition of one of the world’s pioneering photovoltaic companies, Q.Cells, was completed today, with the launch of Hanwha Q.Cells GmbH. The new company’s leadership was unveiled at its headquarters, R&D center and German...

15 MW PV plant planned for Mauritania

Nouakchott Mauritania

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has announced it will build a 15 MW photovoltaic plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. When complete, it is expected to be the first plant of its kind in the country.

South African bank approves $375 million for 8 PV projects

South African flag

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved US$1 billion for the development of 14 renewable energy projects in South Africa, including eight photovoltaic projects.

US: First Solar provides Mesa manufacturing update

First Solar Global Power Plant Operations Center Mesa Arizona

First Solar has leased a portion of its Mesa manufacturing facility in Arizona out. Originally, the thin film photovoltaic company was scheduled to start manufacturing modules at the new facility in Q3 2012. There are currently...

SRU Solar and Parabel complete 29.1 MW PV park in Germany

Germany 29.1 MW solar photovoltaic park

SRU Solar AG and Parabel AG have completed work on a 29.1 MW photovoltaic park between the German cities of Eisleben and Wimmelburg.

81.5 MW PV plant planned for Japan

Marubeni 81.5 solar photovoltaic plant Japan artist's impression

Marubeni Corporation has announced its plans to build an 81.5 MW photovoltaic plant in Japan’s Oita prefecture.

Eurus Energy unveils 10 MW PV plans for Japan

Japan flag

Eurus Energy Group has announced it will build a 10 MW photovoltaic plant in Japan’s Osaka prefecture.

India: Tamil Nadu unveils ambitious solar policy

Tamil Nadu India

Tamil Nadu is the next Indian state to introduce a specific solar policy. With the aim of installing three GW by 2015, it is ambitious in its scope. It is also the first policy in India to introduce net metering guidelines.

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