A total of 537 MW of new large-scale photovoltaic capacity was added in the first quarter of 2013, according to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Newly installed PV capacity in Germany almost doubled in 2010. However, the solar subsidy cuts were not implemented without consequences. Almost 7,250 megawatts (MW) were installed, which is much less than originally expected by...
Sempra Generation’s 48 megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar plant has been officially opened in Nevada, the U.S. The company has announced its plans to expand it by 200 MW.
Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc. has formed a partnership with GRID Alternatives to install one megawatt of solar energy systems for 400 low-income families in California.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. will develop a 10 megawatt (MW) solar installation in Tibet. When completed, it will reportedly be one of the highest positioned systems in the world, at 4,000 meters above sea level.
The German Federal Government has approved an early reduction of its solar subsidies.
The UK Government has announced its plans to cut PV feed-in tariffs (FITs). Under the proposals, support for all new and standalone installations over 50 kilowatts (kW) will be reduced. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has...
Newly installed global PV capacity reached 18.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2010, according to a new report, thus representing annual growth of 139 percent.
First Solar, Inc. is to open an over 250 megawatt (MW) PV module manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. Around $300 million is being invested into the project, while up to 600 jobs are expected to be created.
Construction has begun on a two megawatt (MW) PV project in Lodi, California. The systems will be spread across four different school sites.
Xcel Energy and SunPower Corp. have completed a 19 megawatt (MW) PV power plant in Colorado, the U.S. In other news, SunPower is working on a 30 MW project.
A two megawatt (MW) solar project, which is distributed across 15 Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) sites in the U.S., has been completed.
CSOLAR Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by U.S.-based Tenaska Solar Ventures, has signed a 25-year contract with San Diego Gas and Electric (SGD&E) to produce 150 megawatts (MW) of solar power in southern...
Canadian Solar Inc. and SkyPower Limited will build a 10.5 megawatt (MW) solar park in Ontario. It is the third engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement between the two companies
A conference in Paris highlighted the fact that opinion over the French Government’s decision to cut the country’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) is divided.
Sanyo’s Hungarian subsidiary has officially opened its new 150 megawatt (MW) solar module production facility in Hungary. Around 300 jobs have been created.
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