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Solar Frontier acquires 280 MW US pipeline

The Catalina solar plant.

Japanese thin film manufacturer Solar Frontier has taken a major step on its path to internationalization with the acquisition of a 280 MW project pipeline in the U.S. Solar Frontier has purchased the utility scale projects from...

Korea: Construction on 100 MW thin film plant underway

Bird's eye view of CIGS thin film solar module plant in Korea

Construction on the Hyundai-Avancis 100 megawatt Korean thin film solar module plant has begun. Expected to be operational by 2012, KRW 220 billion (around US $200 million) has been invested in the project.

Ontario: SPP and JCM sign 20 MW of solar projects

Ontario flag

Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital have signed an agreement with Solar Power Network (SPN) to provide full project financing for up to 20 megawatts (MW) of solar.

SDG&E signs 80 MWs worth of PPAs

San Diego Tijuana JPLLandsat

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has entered into two 25-year solar power purchase agreements for a total of 80 megawatts (MW). Under them, a total of 24 solar projects will be built.

US: CPUC approves PG&E’s 150 MW PPA

The photovoltaic plant will be located in Maricopa County (pictured is a road sign for Maircopa County), near Phoenix

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s 20-year contract to purchase 150 megawatts (MW) of solar power from Sempra Generation’s Mesquite Solar 1 facility in Arizona, the U.S.

Gran Canaria’s largest solar rooftop system completed

Conergy 1.75 megawatt solar photovoltaic rooftop installation, Gran Canaria

Conergy has just completed a 1.75 megawatt rooftop solar system on Gran Canaria. It is said to be the largest of its kind on the Canary Islands.

US Foodservice sees 1.18 MW PV system completed

SPG Solar 1.18 MW photovoltaic solar system for US Foodservice

SPG Solar has completed construction on a 1.18 megawatt photovoltaic installation for U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco. It is said to be the largest rooftop and carport solar power system in Northern California.

Phoenix Solar to build 12 MW French PV park

France's Le Castellet region

Phoenix Solar AG has signed an agreement to construct a 12 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system in France. When completed, it will be the company’s biggest project to date outside of its home country, Germany.

250 MW solar ranch offered $1.187 billion US DOE loan guarantee

California Valley Solar Ranch Project site plan

The 250 megawatt (MW) California Valley Solar Ranch power plant has been offered a conditional commitment loan guarantee of up to $1.187 billion from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Sacramento dedicates 3 MW solar power system

Three MW solar photovoltaic system, Sacramento

One of California’s largest solar power installations has been dedicated. The three megawatt (MW) system is located at Depot Park, a three million square-foot commercial and industrial complex in South Sacramento.

Conergy completes 2.2 MW solar park

Conergy's six megawatt solar power plant in Tarp, northern Germany

Conergy has completed a 2.2 megawatt (MW) solar park near Berlin, Germany.

Sungrow establishes North American HQ

Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Energy

As part of a $10 million investment in Ontario, Sungrow Canada Inc. has openend its North American headquarters in Vaughan. Fifty new jobs have reportedly been created.

3M plans ninth solar manufacturing site in China

3M has said it will manufacture its Scotchshield solar backside barrier film (pictured) at the new plant

3M has said it will build a manufacturing facility for photovoltaic materials and renewable energy products in China’s Hefei High-tech Park.

GE to build 400 MW thin film factory; sets new CdTe record

GE HQ photovoltaics thin film story

In what has been a busy day for the company, GE has said it will build a new 400 megawatt thin film photovoltaic panel factory in the U.S. It has also achieved 12.8 percent efficiency on a full-size, thin film solar panel, and...

India: PLG Power inks 70 MW worth of PV contracts

PLG Power - an Indian photovoltaic company - screenshot

PLG Power Limited has signed photovoltaic contracts worth 70 megawatts (MW) with the Gujarat Government in India. In total, it aims to install 200 MW by 2012.

Survey highlights risk of changing UK solar policy

The UK's largest rooftop photovoltaic installation is installed at Worthy Farm, where Glastonbury also takes place

A new survey has shown the number of renewable electricity projects in the south west of England has rapidly increased: photovoltaic installations comprise the lion’s share. However, it says proposed policy changes are risking...

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