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First Solar and Apple sign $848 million 130 MW deal

The Apple headquarters.

First Solar has signed a 25-year PPA with Apple for 130 MW of a 150 MW plant. Under the deal Apple will pay $848 million for electricity from the plant, which First Solar will begin construction on in mid-2015.

Italian PV construction surges ahead of changes to government programs

Photo of Umbria power plant.

Construction begins on seven new industrial sized photovoltaic plants as a two megawatt (MW) plant opens in the Italian municipality of Umbria.

Germany: Nuclear to be abolished; deeper PV cuts under consideration

German photovoltaic solar park by Conergy

In a positive move, The German cabinet has today announced it will close all of Germany’s nuclear power plants. But, casting a shadow over the news, for some at least, it has been said that some governmental factions are looking...

More solar "critical" for Asia’s future growth

Photo of Asian village with solar panels installed.

Asian Development Bank says expansion in solar energy generation is crucial if the region is to continue to grow economically, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

6 MW deal signed by SPP and JCM in Ontario

A picture of the Toronto city skyline.

Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital (JCM) have signed an agreement with Rumble Energy to provide six megawatts (MW) of commercial-scale photovoltaic installations in the state of Ontario, Canada.

Morgan Solar secures $16.5 million funding; will open CPV manufacturing facility

Sun Simba test site at the University of Ottawa

Morgan Solar Inc. has secured USD$16.5 million in the first tranche of its Series B funding round. It aims to use the funds to make its Sun Simba concentrated photovoltaic modules commercially viable.

Singapore: HDB launches 2 MW solar leasing scheme

View of ecotown of Punggol in Singapore

Representing Singapore’s first solar leasing scheme, the country’s Housing and Development Board (HDB) has said it is undertaking a two megawatt photovoltaic project, which aims to test solar energy in 30 housing precincts.

SunPower completes 3.5 MW Macy's solar system

Macy's logo

SunPower Corp. has completed a 3.5 megawatt (MW) solar system for department store Macy’s, Inc. The rooftop system is located atop the retailer’s online fulfillment center in Goodyear, Arizona.

Ontario: United Solar to open thin film facility

Ontario flag

United Solar will open its new USD$12 million, 15 megawatt (MW) thin film facility in LaSalle, Ontario today. Up to 80 new jobs are expected to be created.

Canadian Solar to supply 15 MW of PV modules to UK projects

Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar chairman and CEO

Under a new agreement, Canadian Solar Inc. will supply 15 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic modules to Spanish company Isolux, for use in three UK solar projects.

SolarWorld begins shipment of PV modules to Stardale project

SolarWorld HQ Hillsboro Oregon

SolarWorld has begun shipment of its photovoltaic modules to the 33 megawatt Stardale Solar PV Project, located in southeast Ontario, Canada.

Positive Energy completes 2 MW Greek PV project

Satellite image of Greece

Positive Energy has completed the construction of a two megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in the Greek prefecture of Lakonia.

SPG Solar completes solar installation for Californian dairy farm

Solar installation at Californian Lakeside Dairy.

SPG Solar has installed an 891 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system for California-based Lakeside Dairy. It is expected to generate over 1.7 megawatt hours of electricity annually.

PVN plans to install PV atop New York’s landfills

New York Mayor, Michael Bloomburg

PV Navigator (PVN) has announced its intentions to participate in New York's plan to install photovoltaic systems on the city’s abundant landfill space.

Phoenix Solar inaugurates two German solar parks worth 18 MW

Two Phoenix Solar photovoltaic parks in Germany.

German photovoltaic integrator Phoenix Solar has inaugurated two solar parks on a former military airbase, which are expected to supply energy to more the 4,300 households.

Work to begin on 5 MW solar project at AWC

Arizona flag

Main Street Power Company Inc. will begin construction on a five megawatt solar project tomorrow, May 24 at the Arizona Western College (AWC).

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