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New platform for home appliances to interact

A solar rooftop.

The Thread Group has launched an open platform that permits appliances to 'talk' and be controlled by a mobile device. Home heating and lighting systems will be a big part of the internet of things.

U.S.: Solar PV system installed at Broadway Stages

Solar Energy Systems PV Panels

A solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system, which it has been said will reduce energy costs by more than USD$70,000 annually, has been installed at one of New York's leading sound stage facilities.

First Ronald McDonald House in California goes solar

The Ronald McDonald House of San Diego

A new 116kW roof-mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system has been installed at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego, in the U.S. It is the only one in California to use solar energy.

Singyes Solar to increase overseas BIPV production

Singyes Solar ceremony

In a bid to "rapidly increase" its overseas business, China-based Singyes Solar has announced it is expanding its production capacity. A focus will be on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).

Conergy to build 5 solar installations in Italy

Image of Conergy's HQ

Germany-based Conergy is stepping up production in Italy with the announcement that its set to build five solar installations for the Italian hotel group, Bluserena.

Solar Decathlon Europe winners announced

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Solar Decatholn 2010 entry

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University has been crowned this year’s winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition for its Lumenhaus submission.

Solar Energy Initiatives to undertake USD$16 million PV project

SNRY PV panels

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SNRY) has signed a letter of intent to install USD$16 million worth of photovoltaics (PV) systems on government buildings in Pennsylvania, the U.S.

US: PBEC and Patriot Solar create commercial solar farm partnership

Patriot Solar ground mount pv system for large-scale projects

Renewable energy project developer Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC), has announced it will be partnering with Patriot Solar Inc. for the development of commercial solar farms in Southwestern U.S.

East Africa to get its first solar module plant

Neivasha, Kenya

Construction of East Africa’s first solar module plant is underway. Initial production capacity is expected to be 30,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules per year, with the first lot due to be manufactured as early as this October.

Kaneka increases production capacity by 80 MW

Kaneka PV manufacturing facility

Japan-based Kaneka Solartech Co., Ltd. has completed the expansion of its thin film photovoltaics facilities by 80 megawatts (MW), thus bringing its annual production total to 150 MW. Meanwhile, the company says it is looking to...

Plans to develop 15 MW solar farm in Arizona underway

View of Flagstaff, Arizona

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has announced its intentions to partner with Siliken Renewable Energy to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Arizona, the U.S.

Schunk quadruples production capacity

Shunk high temperatures material image

The Shunk Group has quadrupled its production capacity in the high temperatures material sector through a series of new facilities and plant expansions.

Australia plans country's largest flat panel solar facility

Ingenero rooftoop PV installation

Australia is set to see its largest flat panel solar facility installed at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Hyundai Heavy Industries aims to hit 1 GW by 2012

Hyundai Heavy Industries solar power factory in Eumseong

Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries has said it is looking to hit a production capacity of one gigawatt (GW) and sales of one trillion by 2012, in a bid to become a world leader in solar power production.

Completed Californian pilot project paves way for 250 MW of new PV projects

Arnold Schwarzenegger

A two megawatt (MW) pilot project has been completed in California, thus leading the way for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop up to 250 MW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) power in the state.

US: Solar energy project praised as being groundbreaking

Rendering of Dow Jones' solar power project

A solar energy project – tipped to be one of America’s largest corporate solar power installations – has been praised by U.S. senators, who called it a demonstration that "a clean energy future is both possible and profitable".

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