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India: 100 MW bid opens in Uttar Pradesh

India's energy conglomerate NTPC has invited bidding for its 100 MW of solar projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is part of NTPC's commitment to develop 10,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020.

Israel: APC reaches financial close on 58.5 MW worth of PV projects

Israel Ketura solar photovoltaic plant

Arava Power Company (APC) has reached financial close on eight photovoltaic plants in Israel worth 58.5 megawatts (MW).

South Africa announces PV projects under second bidding round

South Africa rooftop solar PV installation

South Africa’s Department of Energy has approved nine new photovoltaic projects, which are expected to see an additional 417 megawatts (MW) added to the national grid by 2016.

China: JinkoSolar supplies modules to 50 MW PV project

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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has said it will supply 50 megawatts (MW) worth of its modules to a state-owned photovoltaic project. It is expected to come online this year.

SunEdison to build 20 MW Arizona PV park

Picture Rocks, Arizona

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. subsidiary, SunEdison has signed a loan agreement worth US$65 million with the North American Development Bank (NADB). The funds will be used towards the construction of a 20 megawatt (MW)...

Belectric installs 1 GW

Germany 67.8MW solar photovoltaic project Belectric

Germany-based Belectric says it has installed one gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaics worldwide. The "milestone" was achieved following the commissioning of a series of multi-megawatt projects at the start of this week.

GCL and Isofoton unveil 1 GW solar plans

Isofoton HQ Spain

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited and Isofoton S.A. have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which they plan to develop one gigawatt (GW) worth of solar plants across the globe.

US contemplates solar domestic content requirement rules

Chinese solar photovoltaic module manufacturing, BYD

Two U.S. Senators have unveiled their plans to introduce a domestic content requirement, in order to prevent Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers from taking advantage of the country’s 30 percent tax credit.

Ontario: JCM and Panasonic target up to 200 MW of PV

Ontario PV residential rooftop installaiton

Under a new CA$10 million agreement, JCM Capital and Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. have said they intend to deploy up to 200 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic systems across Ontario, Canada.

Clean Power Research launches tool for analyzing solar irradiation


An accurate and cost-effective technology for analyzing solar irradiance could help utilities increase photovoltaic generation into the grid. A new technology launched by Clean Power Research aims to address this issue.

China: CNPV to install 2.5 GW

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Under a new agreement, CNPV Solar Power SA has said it will install 2.5 gigawatts (GW) worth of photovoltaic projects in China's Shandong area.

30 MW PV plant planned for Puerto Rico

Satcon Equinox Prism Platform

Satcon Technology Corporation will supply 30 megawatts (MW) of its Equinox Prism Platform medium voltage building block to Western Wind and Lord Electric for a photovoltaic plant in Puerto Rico.

Q.Cells steps up Bulgarian PV activity

Bulgarian solar photovoltaic plant

Q.Cells will deliver a total of 16 megawatts (MWp) worth of its Q.Pro multicrystalline photovoltaic modules to projects in Bulgaria.

ET Solar completes 2 German PV parks

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ET Solar Group Corp. has completed two photovoltaic plants in Germany worth 9.6 megawatts (MW).

Caribbean: GCL places order for 76 MW PV plant

Satcon Equinox inverters

GCL Solar Energy has placed an order with Satcon Technology Corporation for products to be used in a 76 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in the Caribbean.

Further details emerge for Alex Solar’s gigawatt China plans

Alex Solar production capacit targets 2012

As announced yesterday, Shanghai Alex Solar Energy Science and Technology Co. Ltd has been awarded a contract to develop one gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaic projects and install a new module manufacturing facility in China’s...

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