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India: 400 MW supply agreement between Nextracker and PES

Nextracker and PES Engineers have announced their partnership deal entailing a 400 MW multi-year supply agreement for the Indian market.

Japan: Deutsche Bank forecasts falling PV installation costs, but says hurdles remain

Japan solar photovoltaic Rooftop

On the back of the new feed-in tariffs in Japan, which came into effect Sunday, July 1, Germany’s Deutsche Bank says that while it expects to see an increase in installed photovoltaic capacity, and thus falling costs,...

Bulgaria unveils sharp PV cuts

Bulgaria flag

According to reports, the Bulgarian energy regulator has cut subsidies for photovoltaics by around 50 percent amid fears of escalating electricity prices.

Australia: Carbon tax kicks in while 250 MW CSP project in doubt

CSP turbine.

On July 1 Australia’s new tax on carbon emissions came into effect, in the face of major opposition from conservative parties and public opposition. At the same time the new conservative Liberal-National Government in the state...

Nevada: 20 MW project acquired by Ted Turner and Southern Company


Through a strategic alliance, formed in 2010, Turner Renewable Energy and Southern Company have acquired a 20 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant in Nevada. The plant was built by SunEdison and will be completed during the...

Emerson supplies inverters to 70 MW PV project in California

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Emerson has been selected to supply its inverters to two of China-based GCL-Poly’s photovoltaic projects, located in California, the U.S.

First modules installed at 230 MW AVSR1 site

AVSR1 first thin film photovoltaic modules installed at 230MW project

Having overcome two major hurdles, the first modules have finally been installed at the 230 MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) plant, located in Los Angeles County. The whole project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Germany: Bundestag approves new PV subsidy program


The Bundestag has accepted the new EEG (renewable energy law), just hours after Germany’s mediation committee reached a compromise on photovoltaic subsidies. Only the Left abstained, as all other parties voted in favor of it.

Germany finally compromises on PV subsidies

Bundestag Plenum

Germany’s federal and state governments have agreed to a phasing out of funding and cuts in the country’s photovoltaic feed-in tariffs. It is expected that the Bundestag and Bundesrat will discuss and make a decision on the...

HCPV technology to see rapid growth

A HCPV mirrored PV module.

While recent price reductions in crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaics has seen pressure mount on alternative technologies, a new Lux Research report forecasts rapid growth in high-concentrating photovoltaics (HCPV). As such,...

Germany: Milder PV cuts to be announced soon

Peter Altmaier

According to reports, an agreement on Germany’s photovoltaic subsidies could be reached before the summer break. A decision was said to have been made at a meeting between new Environment Minister, Altmaier, and opposition and...

Work underway on MPX and E.ON’s Brazilian PV plant

Tauá, Brazil

MPX and E.ON have begun working on the expansion of their one MW Brazilian photovoltaic plant. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second half of the year.

California: Cupertino completes 20 MW PV project

US California 20MW solar photovoltaic project PGE Cupertino

Cupertino Electric, Inc’s Energy Alternatives Division has completed a 20 MW photovoltaic project under the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) 500 MW Solar PV Program.

First Solar’s AV Solar Ranch One moving forward

The Antelope Valley scenery. Like a desert. Not at dessert.

The vast 230-megawatt (MW) Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One project, supplied and installed by First Solar, is back on track, after an agreement was reached between the company and LA County, on the installation of its modules....

Campbell Soup installs 9.8 MW plant

A row of SunPower modules on trackers in a field.

SunPower has supplied modules and a tracker system to a Campbell Soup Company site in Ohio. The ground-mounted system, called the SunPower Oasis, will supply 15 percent of the Campbell facility’s power.

Toshiba plans 100 MW of solar for Japan

Japan NexPower solar photovoltaioc rooftop system

According to media reports, Toshiba Corp. is planning to install 100 MW worth of solar in Japan’s in Minami Soma.

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