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Crimean government threatens to nationalize Activ Solar's assets in Crimea

Activ Solar 105.56 MW Perovo park in Crimea

Leaders in the former Ukranian region of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March, are looking to nationalize projects owned by Activ Solar due to outstanding debt to Russian banks.


UNSW: Work begins on new AUD$125 million Tyree Energy Technologies building

An impression of what the new TETB building will look like at the University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has announced that construction has started on its new AUD$125 million Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB) following planning approval from the New South Wales...


Sri Lanka sees its first net metered PV installation

Nikini Automation Systems solar PV installaiton

Nikini Automation Systems has told pv magazine it has made Sri Lankan history by becoming the country’s first company to enter into a net metering agreement for its photovoltaics (PV) system. The company also called on Sri...


Japan: Kyocera to start production at new solar cell plant

Kyocera 70 kw PV panels at park

The Kyocera Corporation is set to begin full-scale production at its new Yasu solar cell manufacturing facility in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.


Suntech to supply 35.5 MW of solar panels to SE Asia’s largest solar power plant

Dr. Zhengrong Shi

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has been selected to supply 34.5 megawatts (MW) of solar panels for the first phase of the largest solar power plant in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Owned and operated by Bangchak Petroleum Public...


Conergy starts construction on second Czech Republic solar park

Conergy's second Czech Republic solar park

Germany-based Conergy Group has begun construction on its second solar park in the Czech Republic. The 1.48-megawatt project is situated on the site of an old pig farm near Velký Týnec, about 80 km northeast of the country's...


U.S.: Power Integrations unveils USD$3.6 million solar PV installation in San Jose

Power Installations USD$3.6-million solar photovoltaics (PV) array at its San Jose headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park, in California

Power Integrations has today announced it has powered up a USD$3.6-million solar photovoltaics (PV) array at its San Jose headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park, in California, the U.S. At 600 kilowatts, the system is among...


TÜV Rheinland opens new lab in India; said to be largest of its kind in South Asian economic area

TÜV engineer carries out tests on a rooftop PV installation

TÜV Rheinland AG has opened its seventh laboratory worldwide in the Indian city of Bangalore for testing solar modules and systems. The company has invested €2 million in the new solar test centre, which will, in particular,...


SunPower completes largest solar power tracking system in Australia

An artists impression of what the Nullagine power station looks like

SunPower Corporation has completed a 505-kilowatt solar power installation for Horizon Power, a government-owned utility providing power to remote and regional communities and resource operations in Western Australia.


SunEdison awarded PV projects for CanFirst Capital Management

Jason Gray

SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has announced it is to develop and build industrial and retail rooftop photovoltaics (PV) projects worth 1.5 megawatts for CanFirst Capital Management in Canada.


US: Primex Farms and Cenergy Power break ground on 1.1 MW solar system

Mock up of where the solar PV panels will go at Primes Farms

Solar company Cenergy Power and Primex Farms, grower and processor of pistachios and trader of dried fruits and nuts have begun construction on a 1.1 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaics system at Primex's Wasco pistachio facility,...


Indian Andhra Pradesh government outlines major solar PV initiatives

K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, second from the right, at this year's Semicon

The government of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India has undertaken several outstanding initiatives in solar photovoltaics (PV), according to K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, who was speaking at...


Azure Power to develop Indian utility-scale solar projects under new partnership with Suntech

Suntech polycrystalline solar panels

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has said it will be supplying Azure Power, an Indian, independent solar power producer, with several megawatts of solar panels under a new partnership, in order to develop utility-scale solar...


Mozambique to produce solar panels

General solar panel picture

In order to reduce the cost of energy in the country and also of imports of solar panel devices, Mozambique is to start its own production of solar panels to capture and transform solar energy into electric power.


Recurrent Energy secures funding for 5 MW PV project

Recurrent Energy Sunset Reservoir solar project in San Francisco

Recurrent Energy has secured around USD$18 million for its five-megawatt (MW) solar power system, located at the Sunset Reservoir in San Francisco, the U.S. When completed, the company says the project will be one of the...


Spain: PV parks to be investigated for fraud

Spanish flag

Spain’s Ministry of Industry has presented a decree to the country’s Council of Ministers against the so-called “Fraude Fotovoltaico” or “photovoltaic fraud.”


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