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IEA report: Installed solar PV capacity reached 137 GW in 2013

The share of distributed PV markets rose to 55% for the first time in 2013. The IEA says the speed of PV development comes from its ability to cover most market segments, from very small individual systems to utility-scale power...


NREL installs 1.6 MW PV system on roof of new US research facility

NREL 1.6 MW PV system on its new Research Support Faciltiy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently installing a 1.6-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) system on the roof of its new Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado.


ESEI Group and Solar Source Corporation aim to install 100 MW of PV in Canada

Windsor, Ontario

Engineering, procurement and construction company, ESEI Solar and the Solar Source Corporation (SSC) have announced their intention to build 100 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics (PV) projects in Canada over five years.


Dow Corning to establish new USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center


Dow Corning HQ in Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning has unveiled plans to establish a USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center (SEED) at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium. Construction is expected to begin later this year.


Ontario: Starwood Energy closes financing on 30 MW PV project

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, Starwood SSM2 Canada Incorporated, has completed financing on a 30 megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaics (PV) project in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.


PV to be used for cooling of India's telecom towers

India telecom tower

India’s Federal Minster for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has announced that the government is looking at running the country’s telecom towers on photovoltaic (PV) power.


2 MW PV plant installed in Bulgaria; country could hit 4 GW capacity by 2020

SunServive PV installation

A two-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant has been installed in the western Bulgarian town of Ihtiman by Sunservice Ltd.


Czech Republic: Scatec Solar connects two PV plants to the grid

Raymond Carlsen

Norwegian photovoltaics (PV) company, Scatec Solar, has connected two PV plants worth a total of 2.65 megawatts (MW) to the Czech grid.


Centrosolar increases manufacturing capacity to almost 200 MWp; may expand further

Centrotherm module factory

Germany-based Centrosolar Sonnenstromfabrik, a subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, has increased its photovoltaics (PV) module manufacturing capacity from 155 megawatts peak (MWp) to almost 200 MWp.


Germany: 2.2. MW Stadum solar park officially opened

SunEnergy Stadum Solar park in Germany

SunEnergy has officially opened its 2.2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the north of Germany. The construction period reportedly lasted less than two months.


Austria’s largest solar power plant connected to the grid

Fronius CL central inverter

With an output of 950-megawatt hours per year, Austria’s largest solar power plant was connected to the grid in mid-September.


Conergy investing €5 million in new production installations

New products being carried into Conergy's Frankfurt (Oder) solar factory in Germany.

Germany-based Conergy is investing €5 million in new production installations for solar cells at its Frankfurt (Oder) factory. In doing this, said the company, it will be able to increase the efficiency of its solar modules and...


Ontario to be site of North America’s largest rooftop PV system

Sandra Pupatello, MPP Windsor West and Minister of Economic Development and Trade

Photovoltaics (PV) system developer OYA Solar Inc. and Atlas Tube have said they will develop North America's “largest” rooftop PV project, worth $20 million.


Scotland to see first renewable energies training centre

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland's first renewable energies training center is set to be established in Edinburgh this December. Photovoltaics (PV) courses will be offered.


US: Eurus Energy and NRG Solar to build California’s "largest" PV generating facility

Welcome to California road sign

Eurus Energy America and NRG Solar have joined forces to build what they say will be, upon completion, the largest photovoltaics (PV) generating facility in California, the U.S.


Kyocera and REC install 1.1 MW solar system in California, the US

1.1 MW solar installation at Castle Rock Vineyards in california

Kyocera Solar, Inc. and REC Solar, Inc. have announced the completion of a 1.134-megawatt (MW) solar energy system installation at Castle Rock Vineyards, located in the heart of California's Central Valley, in the U.S.


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