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ET Solar builds 50 MW plant in Israel

Ashkelon, Israel

The project is the largest PV plant ET Solar has so far built in the Middle East. The Chinese company, which will also handle O&M services for the installation, has become the biggest EPC contractor in Israel for utility-scale...

Solarpack awarded 16 MW Peruvian PV project

A Solarpack solar photovoltaic plant

Under the second renewable energy tender (RER) of Peru, Spanish photovoltaic company Solarpack says it has been awarded the "entirety of the solar energy segment".

Germany: Work on 84.5 MW PV plant underway

solarhybrid FinnowTower I photovoltaic park in Germany

Expansion work has begun on the 24.3 megawatt (MW) FinnowTower I photovoltaic power plant in Schorfheide, northeast of Berlin. When complete, the project will be 84.5 MW and, thus, the largest of its kind in Europe.

Australia’s first utility-scale PV project given the go ahead

Man holding First Solar thin film photovoltaic module in its Ohio manufacturing facility

Work on a ten megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Western Australia is underway. When complete, it is set to be the first utility-scale project of its kind in the country.

Ubbink opens East African PV module factory

View over Kenya's Nairobi at night

Centrotec Sustainable AG’s Dutch subsidiary, Ubbink B.V. has opened a photovoltaic module manufacturing factory in Nairobi, Kenya. It is said to be the first such facility in East Africa.

Huge “Project Helios” plant planned for Greece

Solar panels set against the Greek dusk sky.

The International Herald Tribune (IHT) in Greece has reported that a "mammoth" 10 gigawatt (GW) solar plant is being planned for Greece. The project would be driven by investment from Germany.

US: Another no-cost solar scheme

A residential solar installation in the United States.

MS Solar Solutions Corp. (MSSS) and Main Street Power Company Inc. today launched the “Solar for All” residential photovoltaic program, which will provide systems for low-income householders in California.

Etrion's Italian PV portfolio hits 60 MW

Etrion 10 MW photovoltaic park in Puglia, Italy

Etrion Corporation has completed its 10 megawatt (MW) Helios ITA-3 solar project in Puglia, Italy, thus bringing the company's photovoltaic portfolio in the country to 60 MW.

Global Solar Energy opens thin film plant in Germany

Global Solar Energy 35MW thin film photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Berlin-Adlershof

U.S.-based Global Solar Energy has opened a 35 megawatt flexible thin film photovoltaic module manufacturing plant in Germany’s Berlin-Adlershof.

8minutenergy and Gestamp release project details for 355 MW pipeline

Chocolate Mountains 50 MW solar farm

Last week, 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar announced their intention to install 355 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics in California. They have now provided pv magazine with the project specifics.

SunPower and Akuo Solar enter into 24 MW supply agreement

French flag

SunPower is to supply Akuo Solar with 75,000 photovoltaic modules for two French solar power plants worth 24 megawatts (MW).

Brazilian soccer stadium to use PV; aim to install solar on all 2014 world cup venues

Pituaçu Stadium, located in Brazil’s third largest city, Salvador da Bahia

Just two months after Brazil grid-connected its first commercial-scale photovoltaic plant, the country is now to play host to Latin America’s first soccer stadium kitted out with solar panels.

Suntech to supply 28.7 MW worth of PV modules to US project

Suntech solar photovoltaic modules being manufactured in Wuxi, China

SunPeak Solar, LLC has chosen Suntech to supply 28.7 megawatts (MW) DC of photovoltaic modules to its 23 MW AC solar power plant in California.

Roth & Rau sells off CTF subsidiary

Roth & Rau building with photovoltaics

Roth & Rau has sold its Roth & Rau CTF Solar GmbH (CTF) subsidiary off to an unidentified Chinese manufacturer. The financial sum was not disclosed.

China: Schiller wins contract to equip new thin film factory

Schiller photovoltaic thin film automation cassette station

Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG will supply automation equipment to an unnamed Chinese customer for a new 120 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic thin film factory.

Italy: Banks loan €110 million for 5 PV projects

Deutsche Bank Towers

A consortium of banks have provided €110 million in financing for five photovoltaic projects worth 30.4 megawatts (MW) in Italy.

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