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Solarrus acquires MaxGen, expands O&M operations

35 MW facility in Nevada, O&M services provided by MaxGen.

The alternative energy services company says the inclusion of MaxGen dramatically enhances its asset management capabilities for utility-scale solar clients. Solarrus will now be able to offer services across all project sizes.


New record set as inverter shipments hit nearly 5 GW in second quarter, says new research

PV solar panels

Solar inverter shipments reached 4.9 gigawatts (GW) in the second quarter of this year (Q2), says IMS Research, growing by 284 percent. More than half of these shipments were for installations in Germany, which grew by 388...


Canada: OPA sets FIT for new ground-mounted solar category

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that following a 30-day consultation period, it has finalized the price for the new microFIT ground-mounted solar price category at 64.2 Canadian cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).




centrotherm designs Taiwan’s largest single major polysilicon production facility

Picture of polysilicon

The largest single major polysilicon production facility in Taiwan is underway following a deal between Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG and Taiwan PolySilicon Corp. (TPSI). With an annual capacity of 5,000 tons, and an...


Solarfun expands PV distribution channel in Japanese market

Silicon wafers

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., based in China, has signed a photovoltaics (PV) module distribution agreement with Japanese company, Fujimi Fine Technology Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers and distributor of...


Solon SE set to build UK’s first PV solar power plant

Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of Solon SE

Germany-based Solon SE has reached an agreement with British project developer, 35 Degrees Ltd, to build a 1.3 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaics (PV) solar power plant near Bissoe in Cornwall, the U.K. Pending the necessary...


Spain proposes up to 45 percent PV FIT cuts; analyst tells pv magazine not all is lost though

Solar panels against a sunny sky

The Spanish government has announced fresh plans to slash incentives for new solar photovoltaics (PV) installations by up to 45 percent, although it appeared to edge away from proposals that would have resulted in reduced support...


China: LDK Solar to invest in new 1.5 GW solar cell and module facility

Hefei skyline, China

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is to invest in a 1.5-gigawatt (GW) solar cell and module facility in Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in China, following an invitation from the country’s the Anhui Provincial Government. The aim,...


SunPower to build largest solar power system on US Government property in Arizona

State flag of Arizona

SunPower Corp. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Arizona Public Service (APS) in the U.S. to design and construct a 15-megawatt (MW) (AC) solar photovoltaics (PV) power system at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale,...


Washington, US set to see one of biggest PV facilities in the world

PV panels

The state of Washington in the U.S. is set to house one of the largest photovoltaics (PV) facilities in the world, according to the Teanaway Solar Reserve (TSR).


Hyundai Heavy to build 175 MW solar power plant in U.S.

Hyundai Heavy industries solar power factory in Eumseong

Hyundai Heavy industries (HHI) has won a USD$700 million contract to build a 175-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the U.S. from Matinee Energy. By the end of 2012 HHI says it will install two solar power plants in Dragoon and...


US: One of Michigan's largest solar energy systems to be installed at Ford factory

Trevor Lauer

Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish what they say is one of Michigan's largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in the U.S....


Concentrix Solar expands into South Africa; is looking to develop utility-scale solar

Hansjörg Lerchenmüller

Concentrix Solar has announced it is going to inaugurate its first concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power facility in South Africa at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier on September 1.


Canadian Solar to start production at 200 MW solar panel factory early next year

A view of Guelph

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that production will begin at its first solar module manufacturing facility in Canada early next year. Expected to be one of the largest solar panel module manufacturing plants in North America,...


U.S.: Contract finalized for what is expected to be world’s largest CPV solar power generation facility

An example of an Amonix CPV system

Cogentrix Energy LLC has entered into a contract with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), in the U.S. to develop what it says is expected to be the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) solar power generation...


Solon and TEP to install 1.6 MW solar power plant in Tucson, the US

View of Tucson, U.S.

Solon Corporation has announced an agreement with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP), under which the company will install a 1.6 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar power plant in Tucson, the U.S.


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