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State of the art PV manufacturing facility to be developed in Iran

The state of the art facility will cover the entire PV value chain.

As excitement grows about PV potential in Iran, SCHMID Group announces an agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran to open a fully integrated manufacturing facility in the country.

MidAmerican to raise $700 million for 579 MW AVSP

A solar project from the air. It is in the desert.

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary MidAmerican Energy Holdings has issued $700 million in series A senior secured notes, to help finance its 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP). The notes will be due in 2035.

Martifer launches online monitoring portal

Martifer Solar's online tool.

Martifer Solar has launched its Energy Portal today, allowing power plant owners to monitor in real time their photovoltaic power plants. The portal integrates data from 250 Martifer plants worldwide.

Conergy lights up schools in New Mexico

Conergy corporate logo

Two high schools in the U.S. state of New Mexico will soon be running on solar power thanks to German PV group Conergy, which is installing PV plants with a combined output of 1.2 MW at the school campuses that will cover 80% of...

China's STGCON saves Germany's Asola Solarpower

Asolar SOlarpower HQ Erfurt

Chinese electronics group STGCON has agreed to take over insolvent German PV module manufacturer Asola Solarpower GmbH.

Inventux supplies PV modules for solar farm in Chile

Inventux Chile solar farm

German photovoltaic manufacturer Inventux is supporting construction of a 3 MW solar project in Chile.

France adds 88 MW of new PV in first quarter, weighs carbon footprint of future projects

France residential solar PV rooftop installation.

France installed 88 MW of new PV capacity in the first quarter of the year. While it's the lowest amount of solar capacity to be installed in the country since 2009, the French government is eager to increase PV while putting...

Advancing global smart grids

Global technical association IEEE has developed a comprehensive resource portfolio aimed at further developing short- and long-term smart grid innovation. Among the first resources available are three "Vision" documents.

Turkey: Commercial rooftop systems prove an interesting market

Izmir, Turkey

With its booming economy and growing energy demand, Turkey is one the world's most promising new PV markets, but difficulties in financing and bureaucracy remain obstacles.

Fraunhofer ISE researchers win innovation award

Semikron Innovation Award

This year's Semikron Innovation Award honored the work of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, for their development of off-grid solar energy supply systems technology that...

Canadian Solar EPC for 130 MW Ontario plant


Chinese manufacturer continues its downstream focus by signing the biggest EPC deal in its corporate history to deliver a 130 MW utility scale plant in Ontario which will feature 440,000 Canadian Solar modules.

Sunwize to install Samoa's largest PV project

Lano Beach on Savai'i, Samoa.

U.S.-based Mitsui subsidiary Sunwize will install Samoa's largest solar project to date. The 546 kW scheme is expected to generate 700,000 kWh per year across ground mounted sites in Salelolaga on Savai'i and Tanugamanono and...

$400 million for off grid renewables in Australia

The Super Pit mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Australia's ARENA today launched an AUD$400 million fund to displace diesel in remote areas of the country. The fund is aimed at off grid and fringe-of-grid communities as well as mining operations and is expected to generate 150...

Emmvee supplies 4 MW plant in Germany

An Emmvee building.

Bangalore-based module manufacturer will supply 15,000 panels to 4 MW former coke factory in Brandenburg.

Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

A solar array in Chile.

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.

Krinner lands manufacturing facility in Canada

Krinner ground screw

German ground screw manufacturer Krinner Schraubfundamente opened a new factory in Canada, its first base outside of Germany.

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