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New UK funding scheme will hit solar hard, says industry

Great Knowle solar park, England.

DECC's first round of spending in the Allocation Framework for Contracts for Difference is unlikely to benefit the solar sector, argues the STA and REA.


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...


Centrosolar France completes three sloping-roof solar plants

Centrosolar sloping roof PV project in France

Centrosolar France, the French subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, has completed three sloping-roof solar plant projects, worth a total of a €4 million in the southern French region of Ardeche. The company says it has achieved a...


PBEC to develop 150 MW solar farm; eyes up an additional 707 acres

PBEC land in Arizona

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC), a development stage renewable energy company, has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of 100 acres in Gila Bend, Arizona, the U.S. in order to develop a 150-megawatt (MW) solar farm.


Colexon secures 7.2 MW solar portfolio in Czech Republic

Thorsten Preugschas

Colexon Energy AG has secured a 7.2 megawatt (MW) solar energy system portfolio in the Czech Republic. EnerCap Power Fund is the investor for the €20 million project.




Oregon to receive its first thin film solar manufacturing plant

Welcome to Oregon sign

Solexant Corp. has announced it is to locate its first commercial-scale 100 megawatt (MW) nanocrystal manufacturing facility in the city of Gresham, Oregon, the U.S. The plant, it says, will be Oregon’s first thin film solar...


Meyer Burger wins order for over CHF 60 million with Korean customer

Meyer Burger wafer

Switzerland-based Meyer Burger Ltd and Hennecke Systems GmbH have successfully concluded a contract of over CHF 60 million (around USD$57 million, €44.3 million) for wire saws, ID-saws and wafer inspection systems with mono- and...


Borrego Solar secures USD$20 million financing for solar project

Borrego Solar pv rooftop installation

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., has secured financing from U.S. Bank and East West Bank to finance an approximately USD$20 million, 2.8 megawatt (MW) solar project. The company says it is the first to be financed through its power...


M+W Group sets up 14.5 MW PV power station in Italy

M+W Group HQ at night

Engineering and construction company M+W Group has won an order to plan and build a large photovoltaics (PV) power park in central Italy. The project is to be delivered as a turnkey plant and will have a maximum output of 14.5...


US: Call for 100 MWs to be installed by 2013 as Go Solar Georgia campaign launches

John Baumstark

The Georgia Solar Energy Association (Georgia Solar) has called for the U.S. state of Georgia to install 100 megawatts (MWs) of solar power by 2013.


Atlantic Green Power receives final approval for 14.4 MW New Jersey solar farm

Atlantic Green Power Holding Company New Jersey solar farm site

Atlantic Green Power Holding Company has announced that the Land Use Board of Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey in the U.S. has granted final site plan approval for the development of the first of two tracts of...


Canadian Solar and Green City Energy complete one MW Saxony solar project in record time

Green City Energy pv installation in Germany

Canadian Solar Inc. and Green City Energy have jointly installed a one-megawatt (MW) solar system in the city of Haertensdorf, Germany in what they say is the record time of two months. The system, located in Saxony, was...


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