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Italy to switch off PV plants over 100 kW during solar eclipse

Solar eclipse from Japan

In Germany, the debate is still on as to how to deal with large PV systems during the solar eclipse on Friday. Italian transmission grid operator Terna has made the decision to switch off large-scale PV plants for an entire...

Gehrlicher completes first Bulgarian PV project

Gehrlicher Solar's 1.2 MW Bulgarian solar photovoltaic plant

Gehrlicher Solar AG has completed its first Bulgarian photovoltaic project. Located in Kosharevo near Breznik, the 1.2 megawatt system is expected to generate around 1.4 million kilowatt hours of energy annually.

E-mobility plugging into solar

In what some consider an area of significant growth in the photovoltaic sector, e-mobility has been in focus this week with manufacturers big and small presenting their latest technology.

Q-Cells sets efficiency record for polycrystalline modules

German photovoltaic manufacturer Q-Cells has set an efficiency world record for its polycrystalline solar modules, having achieved a module efficiency of over 18 percent for the first time.

Aide Solar to supply 150 MW of solar modules to 710 Californian projects

Raymond Wiley, director at Aide Solar, U.S.A.

Aide Solar will supply 150 megawatts (MW) worth of solar modules to Folium Energy under a new agreement.

Proinso signs 33 MW Indian PV agreement

Indian flag

Underlining its commitment to the Indian market, Proinso has signed two new agreements, which will see it supply equipment to photovoltaic projects worth 33 megawatts (MW) in India.

India: 350 MW to be installed under Karnataka's new solar policy

Mountains in Karnataka, India

The south-western state of India, Karnataka, has released its new solar policy. Announced on July 1, it is targeting the installation of 350 megawatts (MW) of solar projects by 2016.

Italy: 3Sun’s owners announce second JV as thin film factory opens

3Sun solar cell manufacturing plant, Italy

3Sun, Italy’s largest solar module factory, has been inaugurated in Catania, Sicily. A new joint venture (JV) by its owners has now been formed to install 500 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic systems using the modules produced.

UK PV park activity heats up

UK Ecotricity 1MW solar photovoltaic plant Lincolnshire

The UK’s solar companies are hard at work finishing their projects before the new feed-in tariffs come into play. Over the past week, three photovoltaic projects have either been grid connected or are nearing completion.

Kaco opens 2GW inverter plant in Ontario

Kaco 2GW inverter manufacturing facility London, Ontario

Kaco new energy has opened a two gigawatt (GW) inverter manufacturing plant in London, Ontario. Over 100 jobs are expected to be created.

US non-residential PV pipeline hits 17 GW

SolarTAC test facility Aurora, CO, man in yellow hard hat installing photovoltaic panels

There are currently 17 gigawatts (GW) worth of photovoltaic projects in the U.S. pipeline, according to new research.

Gesolar ramps up production capacity

Geosolar photovoltaic module production facility China

Phase II of Gesolar's workshop has gone into production. The potential for over 200 new jobs has been created and an extra 180 megawatts (MW) of annual production capacity added.

Scheuten installs nearly 20 MW of PV in first half of the year

Scheuten Solar photovoltaic rooftop installation industrial in Europe

Scheuten Solar has realized nearly 20 megawatts worth of photovoltaic projects in the first half of the year, in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.

Vario green energy installs 6.2 MW in Slovakia

The Vario green energy group Slovakia photovoltaic installation in a field

The Vario green energy group has announced it constructed six solar parks in Slovakia worth a total of 6.2 megawatts (MW) between May and June.

49.9 MW Ohio solar project takes step closer to reality

Isofoton production facility.

AEP Ohio and Turning Point Solar LLC have entered into a participation agreement to develop a 49.9 megawatt (MW) solar generation facility.

Q-Cells to start work on last phase of 60 MW PV project

The photovoltaic project is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (pictured)

Q-Cells’ North American subsidiary is gearing up to start work on the last ten megawatt (MW) AC phase of Starwood Energy Group Global’s 60 MW photovoltaic project in Ontario.

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