Austerity-driven FIT cutbacks have seen PV installations in Greece plummet from the 801 MW installed in the first quarter. Figures show only 6 MW were installed in each of August and September.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will sponsor the Merck-led project into achieving further breakthroughs in the development of organic photovoltaics (OPV).
The OPA will allocate FIT payments for up to 123.5 MW of small solar projects plus 15 MW for planned arrays on yet to be constructed buildings. The procurement rules for larger projects are still being formulated.
REC panels will power a 2.15 MW installation at Cedarville University. The array will provide 10% of the university's energy needs.
Few details are released about a project deal reportedly agreed with Canada. Chief minister Sharif is also said to have announced plans for a 1 GW electricity generation scheme.
Taiwanese cell maker Neo Solar has returned to profit after completing its merger with Delsolar in May. October saw the company's best revenues since March 2011.
The project, consisting of nearly 18,000 Jinko Solar panels, will be the largest solar installation so far built on DuPont land.
The Zurich-based power and automation technology group has been awarded an order to build the first phase of Ontario's Grand Renewable Energy Park, valued at CAD$80 million (USD$76.8 million).
The German energy company has already installed 65 MW of PV capacity in the country across two plants, with this latest commission taking its presence in Romania to 115 MW.
The 70 MW solar power plant will be run by the Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation and boasts technology from German solar inverter company SMA.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy says grid-connected solar in the country has passed the 2 GW point. Wind power still dominates the sector with 19.8 GW installed.
Italian company Enel Green Power says its bids added up to 65% of the PV projects awarded to renewables bidders in South Africa's REIPPP. The company's Green Power subsidiary also saw two onshore wind bids approved.
Freetricity has chosen PassivSystems to monitor a free solar PV roll-out campaign due to be launched across the U.K., a scheme that is expected to add 30 MW of rooftop solar to the nation’s portfolio.
The Thai government is reportedly preparing to make it easier for households to install solar rooftops. An easier permitting regime could be put before government for approval on Tuesday.
First Solar's Q3 figures show sales and profits jumping as the company announces an imminent deal to sell its 250 MW Silver State South scheme. Foreign exchange losses are the only negative of impressive figures.
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