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Suntech agrees 200 MW Indian supply deal with Adani

Suntech solar panel production.

Collaboration follows last month's 9.3 MW project, and will see the Chinese solar power company supply 200 MW of panels for a solar project in India's Tamil Nadu state.

Campbell Soup installs 9.8 MW plant

A row of SunPower modules on trackers in a field.

SunPower has supplied modules and a tracker system to a Campbell Soup Company site in Ohio. The ground-mounted system, called the SunPower Oasis, will supply 15 percent of the Campbell facility’s power.

Toshiba plans 100 MW of solar for Japan

Japan NexPower solar photovoltaioc rooftop system

According to media reports, Toshiba Corp. is planning to install 100 MW worth of solar in Japan’s in Minami Soma.

$185 million earmarked for 40 MW Peruvian solar project

Peru flag

The U.S. Government's development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved US$185 million worth of financing for two 20 MW solar plants in Peru.

New York state unveils new PV initiative

New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo

U.S. Governor, Andrew Cuomo has announced the introduction of a new photovoltaic initiative in New York, which aims to significantly increase the amount of customer-sited solar power in the state over the next two years.

Study: PV would reduce electricity prices for Texan consumers

Oil well in Texas

According to a new study, adding photovoltaics to the Texan electricity grid would "significantly" reduce energy prices.

Activ Solar completes 21.18 MWp Ukrainian PV system

Ukraine 21.18MW first phase Starokozache Solar Power Station photovoltaic project

Activ Solar has completed the first phase of its Starokozache Solar Power Station, located in the Ukraine’s Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy, Odessa region. Overall, the power station will have a capacity of nearly 43 MW.

Japan: New PV FITS to prompt 3.2 GW installation growth

Japan solar photovoltaic plant

3.2 GW, or US$9.6 billion worth of new photovoltaic installations are expected to be added in Japan, following the country’s solar electricity price announcement on June 18.

Canadian Solar invests in 122 MW North American PV pipeline

Canadian Solar photovoltaic modules

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced its involvement in a North American photovoltaic pipeline, which will see the Chinese module manufacturer install 122 MW by 2014. The move is part of its strategy to move downstream.

UK: 30 MW PV park in the planning

UK 5MW solar photovoltaic park by Conergy

Lark Energy has announced it is currently working on a 30 MW photovoltaic park in the U.K. When complete, it will be the country’s largest. In related news, solar investment opportunities in the country have been highlighted.

California: Soitec Solar receives $25 million for CPV expansion

San Diego city scape

One of Soitec Solar’s U.S. subsidiaries has received a US$25 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to support its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) module expansion.

Abengoa plans 200 MW Californian PV plant

Imperial Valley, California

Spain-based Abengoa has undertaken a US$360 million contract to engineer and construct a 200 MW photovoltaic plant in California’s Imperial Valley.

Phono Solar: Diverse offerings key to impacting challenging market

Eric Yuan standing in front of the Phono Solar booth at the Intersolar Europe.

Tier-two Chinese manufacturer Phono Solar said that the key to making an impact in the current challenging photovoltaic market is continue to develop diverse offerings targeting a number of market segments. Phono Solar’s Global...

1 MW PV plant online in Chile

Chile 1M Calama Solar 3 photovoltaic park

A one MW photovoltaic plant has been completed and grid connected by Spain-based Solarpack and Chilean state enterprise Codelco (Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile).

Recurrent Energy to sell 100 MW Ontario PV portfolio

Recurrent Energy Ontarion solar photovoltaic farm

Recurrent Energy is planning to sell a 100 MW photovoltaic portfolio to Mitsubishi Corporation and Osaka Gas. The acquisition will be complete once the facilities come online in Ontario, Canada.

US: City and county governments turn to PV

The SolarWorld HQ buidling.

While the expectations of SolarWorld launching a Sino-EU photovoltaic trade case during Intersolar Europe begin to the fade, the company has highlighted projects in the U.S. where municipal governments are turning to...

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