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Leading UK solar developers adjust to new market conditions

Solarcentury's completion of this 250 kW commercial rooftop array near Manchester is indicative of the changing solar landscape in the U.K.

Removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificate for large-scale solar farms from today has prompted a change of tack among solar developers operating in the U.K. market.


GSE publishes register of Italian FIT installations

A picture of a larger scale solar project in Italy.

The Italian utility network authority has published a list of the photovoltaic installations that qualify for governmental solar subsidies this year. However, the prerequisite is that they are connected to the grid in time.


Suntech unveils high-efficiency module for Israel

One of the new Suntech photovoltaic module.

The Suntech 300W Vd series photovoltaic module has been released for the Israeli market. Suntech claims the multicrystalline module achieves an efficiency of up to 15.5 percent.


Report finds strong growth in US solar industry

A photovoltaic installation being installed onto a rooftop.

While in many parts of the world the photovoltaic and wider solar industry has had a rocky ride in 2011, in the U.S. it remains one of the strongest growing industries. As the market matures, declining module prices and...


China Sunergy takes another step into US market

Mayor Ed Lee at the Intersolar North America podium.

Chinese manufactures of photovoltaic crystalline silicon cells and modules, China Sunergy, has opened its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco.


P2 Solar to install 7.3 MW Bulgarian PV project

Bulgarian flag

U.S.-basedP2 Solar has said it will install a 7.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria. When complete., it is expected to achieve a 20 year gross revenue of USD$76.5 million.


US: Siemens to work on 20 MW Idaho solar field

Welcome to Idaho road sign

Siemens has announced it will be supplying the equipment for the 20 megawatt (MW) Murphy Flats solar field, located in Idaho, the U.S.


Conergy completes UK’s biggest PV park

UK 5 MW solar photovoltaic park by Conergy

Conergy has completed a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in England’s Nottinghamshire. Having received planning consent on May 24, the Hawton project was installed in just six weeks.


No money upfront SunRun scheme expands to Maryland

A picture of solar panels in a home in the US.

The SunRun photovoltaic installation scheme has expanded to the U.S. state of Maryland, partnering installer Greenspring Energy.


SPI begins construction on 8 MW US solar project

View of Palm Springs, California

Construction has begun on an eight megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar project, located near Palm Springs, California.


Germany: Phoenix Solar and solarcomplex partner on 4.7 MW PV project

German solar photovoltaic park in Senftenberg, Germany by Phoenix Solar

Phoenix Solar AG is to build a 4.7 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


Exclusive India update: Solar projects without financing will be cancelled

India 3MW solar photovoltaic park in the Village Yelsandra, Karnataka

The funding deadline for the first batch of solar projects under the Indian solar mission has now passed. pv magazine has now learned that the projects which didn’t achieve financial closure will be cancelled.


Germany’s advanced PV economy pays off

An image of a German pv installation.

A recent survey by PV Legal has found that Germany’s photovoltaic installation and administrative system is delivering small-scale installations many times faster and more cost effectively than elsewhere in Europe.


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.


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