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Flextronics to produce NEXTracker's SPT controller

A NEXTracker array

U.S.-based NEXTracker has selected global OEM electronics manufacturer Flextronics to produce its Self-Powered Tracking (SPT) controllers. The move will allow "a rapid commercial rollout of SPT", the companies state.


Solar Millennium to sell 2.25 GW US pipeline

Blythe solar plant image.

German solar power plant company, Solar Millennium AG is set to sell its pipeline worth 2.25 gigawatts (GW) to turnkey developer solarhybrid. The conditional agreement of the sale was announced today.


Solar landfill cap project completed

A bright blue rubbish truck.

A one-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project has been dedicated at the Hickory Ridge landfill site near the U.S. city of Atlanta. While small compared to many photovoltaic power plants, Republic Services, Inc. still claims it is one...


Work begins on world's largest solar bridge

Construction has begun on the world's largest solar bridge in the UK, according to Network Rail. The new Blackfriars station, which will be built on a bridge over the River Thames, will consist of 4,400 photovoltaic panels.


Saudi inaugurates first solar power plant

Farasan Island

Saudi Arabia's first solar power plant was inaugurated on October 1.


Bulgaria: Phoenix Solar to build 50 MW plant

Andreas Hanel from Phoenix Solar in a garden near a stone wall.

Germany-based photovoltaic integrator Phoenix Solar has announced that it has the go ahead to begin construction of a 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria.


Innotech opens solar factory in Germany

Innotech's new solar factory in Germany

Innotech Solar ASA has opened a new solar cell testing and optimization factory in Halle/Saale, Germany. An initial investment of €20 million has been made.


Estonia: ABB opens 400 MW solar inverter line

Estonian flag

ABB has established a 400 megawatt (MW) solar inverter production line in Jüri, Estonia. The company has also opened an engineering center there, and invested in a solar plant.


California: 35 MW PV project completed

The 20 MW Stroud Solar Station, located in California's Helm

Cupertino Electric, Inc. has completed two ground-mount photovoltaic projects worth 35 megawatts (MW) in Central California.


Russia could install up to 2 GW of PV by 2020

Russian flag

It has been said that Russia has the potential to add between one and two gigawatts (GW) of newly installed photovoltaic capacity by 2020.


China to become biggest PV market

Zhengrong Shi standing in front of Athens International Airport 8MW solar photovoltaic installation

Suntech’s Zhengrong Shi has said that, by 2015, China could be the biggest photovoltaics market in the world.


US: SolarReserve closes financing on 110 MW solar project

Location of Crescent Dunes solar thermal project

SolarReserve has closed financing on its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes solar project. When complete, it is expected to be the U.S.’ first commercial scale solar power tower with fully integrated energy storage, and the largest...


Premier Power to install 16.2 MW of PV in Bulgaria

Gehrlicher Solar 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria

Premier Power has said it will build four photovoltaic power plants in Bulgaria, totaling 16.2 megawatts (MW).


China: JinkoSolar signs 38 MW PV module supply agreement

JinkoSolar screenshot

JinkoSolar is to supply China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd. with 38 megawatts (MW) of its photovoltaic modules for use in two projects in China.


Solon inaugurates 12.3 MW Italian PV rooftop project

Italian flag blowing in the wind

Berlin-based Solon will inaugurate its 12.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Italy today. Covering an area of 250,000 square metres, it is said to be the largest project of its kind in the country.


USD$75 million fund for residential solar

Google, Capital Stage 18.65 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Berlin, Germany

Clean Power Finance and Google have established a new residential solar fund in the U.S.


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