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Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW module fab in Malaysia

Hanwha Q CELLS headquarters, Thalheim, Germany

Construction start in early 2015, ramp-up to be completed by early 2016.


China: centrotherm commissioned for further “major” polysilicon production facility

Dr. Albrecht Mozer

centrotherm SiTec GmbH, subsidiary of Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG, has said it is to establish a further “major” polysilicon production facility, with an annual production capacity of 2,500 tons, in China.


APS and Solon to install 18 MW PV project in Arizona, US

An artist's rendering of the APS 18 MW PV plant

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has announced it will, along with project developer Solon Corporation, be installing an 18-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) project 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S.


US: CEC approves a further 959 MW of solar thermal power in California desert

solar dish Stirling systems

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the installation of nearly another one gigawatt (GW) of solar thermal power in Southern California, the U.S.


NREL installs 1.6 MW PV system on roof of new US research facility

NREL 1.6 MW PV system on its new Research Support Faciltiy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently installing a 1.6-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) system on the roof of its new Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado.


ESEI Group and Solar Source Corporation aim to install 100 MW of PV in Canada

Windsor, Ontario

Engineering, procurement and construction company, ESEI Solar and the Solar Source Corporation (SSC) have announced their intention to build 100 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics (PV) projects in Canada over five years.


Dow Corning to establish new USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center


Dow Corning HQ in Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning has unveiled plans to establish a USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center (SEED) at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium. Construction is expected to begin later this year.


Ontario: Starwood Energy closes financing on 30 MW PV project

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, Starwood SSM2 Canada Incorporated, has completed financing on a 30 megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaics (PV) project in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.


PV to be used for cooling of India's telecom towers

India telecom tower

India’s Federal Minster for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has announced that the government is looking at running the country’s telecom towers on photovoltaic (PV) power.


2 MW PV plant installed in Bulgaria; country could hit 4 GW capacity by 2020

SunServive PV installation

A two-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant has been installed in the western Bulgarian town of Ihtiman by Sunservice Ltd.


Czech Republic: Scatec Solar connects two PV plants to the grid

Raymond Carlsen

Norwegian photovoltaics (PV) company, Scatec Solar, has connected two PV plants worth a total of 2.65 megawatts (MW) to the Czech grid.


Centrosolar increases manufacturing capacity to almost 200 MWp; may expand further

Centrotherm module factory

Germany-based Centrosolar Sonnenstromfabrik, a subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, has increased its photovoltaics (PV) module manufacturing capacity from 155 megawatts peak (MWp) to almost 200 MWp.


Germany: 2.2. MW Stadum solar park officially opened

SunEnergy Stadum Solar park in Germany

SunEnergy has officially opened its 2.2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the north of Germany. The construction period reportedly lasted less than two months.


Austria’s largest solar power plant connected to the grid

Fronius CL central inverter

With an output of 950-megawatt hours per year, Austria’s largest solar power plant was connected to the grid in mid-September.


Conergy investing €5 million in new production installations

New products being carried into Conergy's Frankfurt (Oder) solar factory in Germany.

Germany-based Conergy is investing €5 million in new production installations for solar cells at its Frankfurt (Oder) factory. In doing this, said the company, it will be able to increase the efficiency of its solar modules and...


Ontario to be site of North America’s largest rooftop PV system

Sandra Pupatello, MPP Windsor West and Minister of Economic Development and Trade

Photovoltaics (PV) system developer OYA Solar Inc. and Atlas Tube have said they will develop North America's “largest” rooftop PV project, worth $20 million.


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