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Conergy acquires 18 MW in UK solar projects

Conergy 5 MW plant in Cornwall, UK

The solar company has purchased two new PV projects, a 13.5 MW installation in South Wales and a 4.45 MW array in Cornwall, England.


DuPont to support Hong Kong’s largest thin film PV rooftop installation

DuPont HK thin film PV rooftop project

DuPont says it is collaborating with utility company Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric) to support the building and operation of the largest thin film photovoltaics (PV) rooftop project in Hong Kong.


Updated: Chevron and City of Brea begin construction on 1.8 MW solar project

Government, business and community leaders attended the event to mark the start of construction

Chevron Energy Solutions, along with the city of Brea, has started construction on a 1.8 megawatt (MW) solar and energy efficiency project, in California, the U.S.


Hitachi Cable invests 500 million yen in new Malaysian PV wire production facility

JA Solar cell

Hitachi Cable has invested around 500 million yen (roughly USD$5.7 million; €4.4 million) in a new production facility for photovoltaic (PV) wire at its Hitachi Cable (Johor) of Malaysia plant, in response to growing demand. ...


Southern California Edison awards 36 contracts for utility-scale solar rooftop projects

PV panel

U.S.-based Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded 36 contracts to independent power producers for a total of nearly 60 megawatts (MW) from photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which are due to be installed on 31 unused rooftops...


PBEC begins permitting process for Arizona solar project; company on track to get first phase approved within months

Joel Franklin

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has announced it is preparing to begin the permitting process for 100 acres in Gila Bend, Arizona, the U.S., the purchase of which should be completed in the near future. As a result of the town's...


9REN completes €80 million funding for 5 Italian PV parks

9REN PV panels

European renewable energy company, 9REN Group has received €80 million in financing for 22 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) projects in Italy with a syndicate of three banks.


Germany predicted to see three GW in PV installations in the first half of the year

Solar installations in a sunny field

For the first half of this year, the German Federal Network Agency is expecting to see an increase in photovoltaics (PV) installations of more than three gigawatts (GW). During this time, around 135,000 data specifications have...


Scatec Solar to install 7.2 MW of solar PV rooftop systems in Italy; barrel vault roofs present challenge

Scatec Solar's barrel vault roof 7.2 MW PV project in Milan, Italy

Norway-based Scatec Solar has signed a €20 million agreement with the Solar Life Energy investment group to build a total of 7.2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems on ten industrial warehouse roofs in Milan,...


SunPower completes 1MW solar power system for Yolo County, the U.S.

Helen M. Thomson

SunPower has completed the design and construction of a one megawatt (MW) solar power system in California, the U.S.


Solarfun awarded two PV module contracts worth 12 MW in Italy

Solarfun PV modules in factory

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has entered into two contracts to supply 12 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) modules to projects in Italy.


Largest rooftop solar project in northwest US completed

Portland cityscape, U.S.

Portland General Electric (PGE) has announced the completion of a 673,000 square foot, 2.4 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop installation in the U.S.


1,000 MW to be installed under Indian national solar mission

PV plant in India

The Indian government has unveiled its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) guidelines.


S.A.G. Solarstrom AG to implement 48 MWp large-scale PV project in northern Italy

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG PV installation

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has announced it is to set up a 28 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) system in the northern Italian region of Veneto, in the municipality of Canaro. Once completed, the company...


Shock for Spain’s solar industry, pv magazine told

General picture of PV panels

Spain's government wants to pass drastic retroactive and future cuts as well as ceilings for photovoltaics (PV) feed-in tariffs, pv magazine has learnt. This is the result of a two-day round of talks between government and...


SunPower and Solar Ventures to build three Italian solar parks totaling 11.1 MW

Piedmont flag

SunPower Corp. and Solar Ventures S.r.l., a developer of solar parks in Italy, France and the Mediterranean area, have signed a contract to design and build three solar power plants in the Piedmont region of Italy. Totaling 11.1...


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