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Kyocera sees sales, profit rise in first half of fiscal year

Kyocera PV site, Nedo

An absence of revenue from large-scale solar projects for the public and commercial sectors resulted in declining sales and profit for the Japanes congolomerate's Applied Ceramic Products division. Japan remains the group's main...


German solar association willing to accept further FIT cuts, but rejects market cap

Conergy PV installation in Germany

The increase in photovoltaics (PV) installations in Germany turned out to be greater than expected by both analysts and the industry this year. If growth continues at the present level, then the German Solar Industry Association...


China: PV to grow at annual rate of 1 GW from 2012

The Bund, Shanghai

According to a local media source, photovoltaics (PV) power generation in China is expected to grow at an annual rate of one gigawatt (GW) from 2012.


SunPower signs loan agreements to complete 72 MW Italian solar park

Montalto di Castro solar park in Italy

SunPower Corp. has signed loan agreements worth €195.2 million in order to finance the final two phases - totalling 44 megawatts (MWs) - of its Montalto di Castro solar park, thus bringing final project capacity to 72 MWs.


Sempra Generation completes 48 MW PV power plant

Image of Copper Mountain Solar facility in Nevada

Sempra Generation has completed construction on a 48 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Nevada, the U.S.


Australia to begin phasing out household solar credits early

Greg Combet

The Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has announced support for household solar installations will begin to be phased out a year earlier than previously planned, in recognition of “significant...


SunPower and E.ON to develop 3.4 MW Italian solar power plant

Map of the Lazio region in Italy

SunPower Corp. has partnered with E.ON Climate and Renewables Italia Solar Srl to develop and build a 3.4-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar power plant in Italy's Lazio region.


Market diversity a key trend for next year

PV panel

According to the photovoltaics (PV) analysts, market diversity will be one of the key trends next year, with a number of emerging countries making up the expected shortfall of installed capacity in Germany.


Phoenix Solar to build 2 PV plants in Italy worth 8.9 MWs

Ulrich Reidenbach

Phoenix Solar AG has announced it is to build two photovoltaics (PV) power plants in Italy, with an overall peak power of 8.9 megawatts (MWp). Construction, which began in October, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this...


India: Rural regions get solar boost

School children in the rural village of Basettihalli, India

A Scottish-based charity is aiming to improve the lives of people living in rural locations in Southern India through the implementation of a number of clean energy projects, including solar.


California: 250 MW solar ranch to be installed

View over  San Luis Obispo County

A 250 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant is to be installed in California, the U.S. following an agreement between NRG Solar and SunPower Corp.


Spain: Fidelis to develop up to 100 MW solar park

Satellite image of Spain

U.S.-based Fidelis Energy Inc. has signed a definitive long-term agreement with ASD Lusiona Solar to develop around 1,500 acres of land for the design, construction and operation of up to a 100 megawatt (MW) solar park in Spain.


EDF Energies commissions two Italian PV power plants

Man holding First Solar PV module in company's Ohio manufacturing facility

EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned two photovoltaics (PV) plants with a combined capacity of 26.1 megawatts peak (MWp) in Italy.


Upsolar expands Italian presence

7.3 MW PV park in Alessandria, Italy

Upsolar has established a new subsidiary in Italy. The first project serviced through Upsolar Italia SRL was a 7.3 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) park in Alessandria.


New Caledonia sees largest ground-mount PV plant completed

Tenesol's 2.1MWp PV ground mount project on New Caledonian coast line

New Caledonia’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) plant has been completed by French company Tenesol.


Korea: Kisco to start new module production line following deal with 3S Swiss Solar Systems

Outside of Kisco's GETWATT module factory

3S Swiss Solar Systems has sold a 65 megawatt (MW) crystalline solar module production line to Korean company Kisco. Expected to be operational by next spring, Kisco’s new plant has been described as the first of its kind in...


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