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Inside ABB: PRO-33 global rollout a symbol of Power-One integration

Otto Preiss, ABB.

This month, ABB will roll out its PRO-33 string inverter globally, in what it says is an important indication of Power-One's successful integration into the global company.


Tenesol completes 100 kW rooftop system on Sicilian organic farm

Solar panels on Italian organic farm at sunset.

International photovoltaic manufacturer and installer Tenesol has completed a rooftop solar power system on an organic farm using 432 modules manufactured in France, which is its first turnkey photovoltaic project in Italy.


GCL-Poly and Goldpoly to build 300 MW wafer plant

Quanzhou City, China

GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy Limited and Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited will build a 300 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic wafer plant in Quanzhou, China.


Spain: Isofoton and HKSilicon take on €600 million polysilicon project

Satellite image of Spain

Following negotiations, Spain-based Isofoton and Hong Kong company HKSilicon are to build what they say is one of the world’s biggest polysilicon factories.


APVA reports on Australian solar industry's record-breaking year

Solar panels in Australia

The Australian Photovoltaic Association’s (APVA) report on the state of the market in 2010 has been released, with the country’s record year in numbers matched by progress in research and development.


Australia: FIT changes may lead to dangerous installations

Sydney skyline as viewed across the harbor.

Consumer protection body enters the debate over safety of solar panel installations in the Australian state of New South Wales.


T-Solar forms partnership to move into Indian PV market

Solar panels installed in India.

Spanish solar power producer and installer T-Solar has announced a partnership with India’s Astonfield Renewables to build five MW solar plant.


2.4 MW solar installation at Pearl Harbor Naval Base

Picture of US Navy Aircraft carrier entering Pearl Harbor.

DRI Energy and Niking Corp. install SolarWorld photovoltaic panels on five key buildings at the historic US Naval Base.


German PV manufacturers look to Asian markets

Manufacturing process in China for photovoltaic modules.

Photovoltaic industry forecasts have indicated that German manufacturers must look to markets outside of Europe for future growth as industry data suggests a strong Asian focus.


China: Canadian Solar announces second manufacturing facility in Jiangsu Province

Jiangsu province skyline with agricultural fields in foreground.

Canadian Solar announced today that it will build a 600 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic cell production factory in China, only one day after announcing its intention to build a 600 MW wafer manufacturing plant in the country.


Martifer Solar moves into India with 25 MW solar plant

A Martifer Solar ground solar installation in Europe.

Portuguese photovoltaic company Martifer Solar has announced it will work in India for the first time, with local firm Louroux Bio Energies Ltd., to install a solar plant worth 25 megawatts (MW).


Germany’s new EEG draft contains extra solar subsidy cuts

German flag

Next Monday, June 6, the Cabinet of the German federal government is to decide upon an additional cut in photovoltaic feed-in tariffs of six percent, to be introduced as of March 1, 2012.


Saudi Arabia: 500 kW solar plant to come online soon

Beach on Farasan island with lapping waves and small boat.

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Showa Shell Sekiyu have signed an agreement on the operation of a solar power plant on Farasan Island in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia. The project sets the stage for future development of...


Israel: 630 kW rooftop solar project completed

Conergy Greece solar photovoltaic installation rooftop 630kW Israel

Conergy Greece has completed a 630 kilowatt peak rooftop solar installation in Israel. It is said to be one of the country’s largest.


Roofs for rays, Toronto schools sign onto 66 MW solar scheme

Solar installation in Toronto under construction.

Hundreds of schools will get a makeover ‘up top’ as solar panels pay for roof repairs in an agreement between the Toronto schools and AMP Solar Limited Partnership.


Italy: Gehrlicher Solar set to install 20 MW by August

Gehrilcher solar installation in Italy.

German photovoltaic company expects solar sales potential in the "high double-digit million range" as it approaches 20 megawatts (MW) of installation in Italy.


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