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North Carolina regulators approve 80 MW solar plant

Solar installation North Carolina.

The $200m proposed McBride Place Energy project, to be located near the city of Concord, has been given the green light by the N.C. Utilities Commission.


President’s residence to embrace solar power

The White House

For the first time since U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in office in 1979, solar panels are set to be installed on the roof of the White House.


Ontario: Commercial operations start on 80 MW PV plant

From left to right: Al Monaco of Enbridge, the Honourable Brad Duguid, Maria Van Bommell, MPP, and First Solar's Frank De Rosa celebrate the grand opening

Enbridge Inc. and First Solar, Inc. have achieved commercial operation of their 80 megawatt (MW) Sarnia Solar Project, which they say, makes it the largest operating PV facility in the world.


SunEdison sells 70 MW PV plant to First Reserve

SunEdison 70-megawatt PV Rovigo power plant

North America-based SunEdison has sold a 70-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant located in Northeastern Italy, near the town of Rovigo for around €276 million to First Reserve.


US: IES completes Orange County's "largest" PV system

Aerial view of the PV system

Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES), based in California, the U.S. has announced the completion and commissioning of a 1.15 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) system for The Capital Group Companies (Irvine Campus).


Phoenix Solar to build 1.7 MW Etrion PV plant in Italy

Italian flag

Etrion Corporation and Phoenix Solar AG have announced a new agreement to build a 1.7-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in Rio Martino, Italy.


AEG and Electrotherm to install 100 MW of solar in India

India flag

AEG Power Solutions and Electrotherm have signed an agreement to install a "minimum" of 100 megawatts (MW) of solar power in India, over the next three years.


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.


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