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Panasonic, Coronal complete nine solar projects for Southern California Edison

The Panasonic-Coronal PV plant in Farmersville,

Coronal's total joint project development with Panasonic is now more than 100 MW. The nine installations mark the first commercial projects to be finished under Panasonic and Coronal's exclusive partnership.

Canada: Mecasolar opens tracker manufacturing centre in Ontario

Mecasolar trackers

Spain-based Mecasolar has opened a new solar tracker manufacturing facility in the Canadian city of Wallaceburg, in Ontario.

UK renewable energy industry warns against cutting FITs

UK PV rooftop installation

Over 60 key renewable energy figures and experts have published an open letter to the UK Government, warning them that prematurely cutting the feed-in tariffs (FITs) before April 2013 would have a “profoundly damaging” effect on...

Italy: Etrion finalizes acquisition of second phase of 28 MW PV park

The 28 MW Montalto di Castro photovoltaics park, in Italy

Etrion Corporation has officially acquired the equity in the first two phases of SunPower Corp.’s Montalto di Castro photovoltaics park, in Italy, for approximately €49 million.

India: IFC to install 5 MW pilot solar project in Gujarat state

Rooftop in India with PV panels

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is to design a distributed five-megawatt (MW) pilot rooftop solar power project in India.

Germany: 13 percent FIT degression expected

Conergy large ground mounted installation in Baar, Germany

Based on recently released figures for newly installed photovoltaics (PV) capacity for June to August, Germany’s Federal Network Agency expects that the degression in feed-in tariffs will reach its maximum limit of 13 percent by...

Conergy sells 19 MW German solar park

Germany's largest solar park

Conergy has installed and sold a 19 megawatt (MW) German solar park to energy provider HSE.

China: centrotherm commissioned for further “major” polysilicon production facility

Dr. Albrecht Mozer

centrotherm SiTec GmbH, subsidiary of Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG, has said it is to establish a further “major” polysilicon production facility, with an annual production capacity of 2,500 tons, in China.

APS and Solon to install 18 MW PV project in Arizona, US

An artist's rendering of the APS 18 MW PV plant

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has announced it will, along with project developer Solon Corporation, be installing an 18-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) project 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S.

US: CEC approves a further 959 MW of solar thermal power in California desert

solar dish Stirling systems

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the installation of nearly another one gigawatt (GW) of solar thermal power in Southern California, the U.S.

NREL installs 1.6 MW PV system on roof of new US research facility

NREL 1.6 MW PV system on its new Research Support Faciltiy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently installing a 1.6-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) system on the roof of its new Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado.

ESEI Group and Solar Source Corporation aim to install 100 MW of PV in Canada

Windsor, Ontario

Engineering, procurement and construction company, ESEI Solar and the Solar Source Corporation (SSC) have announced their intention to build 100 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics (PV) projects in Canada over five years.

Dow Corning to establish new USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center

Dow Corning HQ in Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning has unveiled plans to establish a USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center (SEED) at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

Ontario: Starwood Energy closes financing on 30 MW PV project

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, Starwood SSM2 Canada Incorporated, has completed financing on a 30 megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaics (PV) project in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

PV to be used for cooling of India's telecom towers

India telecom tower

India’s Federal Minster for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has announced that the government is looking at running the country’s telecom towers on photovoltaic (PV) power.

2 MW PV plant installed in Bulgaria; country could hit 4 GW capacity by 2020

SunServive PV installation

A two-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant has been installed in the western Bulgarian town of Ihtiman by Sunservice Ltd.

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