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Alevo sets up gigfab in US, expands storage operations in China

Alevo's Victory Industrial Park in Concord, North Carolina.

The Swiss energy storage startup is setting up a new gigawatt-scale battery production facility in a former cigarette factory in North Carolina and has signed a deal with China-ZK to sell its products and technology in China.


US: One of Michigan's largest solar energy systems to be installed at Ford factory

Trevor Lauer

Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish what they say is one of Michigan's largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in the U.S....


Concentrix Solar expands into South Africa; is looking to develop utility-scale solar

Hansjörg Lerchenmüller

Concentrix Solar has announced it is going to inaugurate its first concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power facility in South Africa at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier on September 1.


Canadian Solar to start production at 200 MW solar panel factory early next year

A view of Guelph

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that production will begin at its first solar module manufacturing facility in Canada early next year. Expected to be one of the largest solar panel module manufacturing plants in North America,...


U.S.: Contract finalized for what is expected to be world’s largest CPV solar power generation facility

An example of an Amonix CPV system

Cogentrix Energy LLC has entered into a contract with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), in the U.S. to develop what it says is expected to be the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) solar power generation...


Solon and TEP to install 1.6 MW solar power plant in Tucson, the US

View of Tucson, U.S.

Solon Corporation has announced an agreement with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP), under which the company will install a 1.6 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar power plant in Tucson, the U.S.


New 144-page FIT guide published by U.S. government

Front cover of the guide

A team of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), funded by the U.S Department of Energy’s solar technologies program, has released a 144-page renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT) guide, aimed at helping...


Sardinia: TerniEnergia and TRP PVE BV to build two PV plants worth €40 million

Mr. Stefano Neri

TerniEnergia has entered into an agreement with TRP PVE BV, an Italian-Chinese joint-venture company, and Milis Energy SPA to build two solar parks in Sardinia, with a total power output of 12 megawatts (MW). The deal is said to...


Rooftop PV and BIPV set to be central theme in India's first Zero Energy Satellite Township

The Rabi Rashmi Abashan (pictured) is India's first successfully operating solar housing complex

Every house under India's first Zero Energy Satellite Township (ZEST), to be developed in Rajarhat in eastern India, will include rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) modules and building-integrated PV (BIPV), according to the West...


Conergy completes two more Italian solar power parks

The one MW Parabita park (pictured) contains 4,600 solar panels

Conergy Italy has announced the completion of two more solar parks in Apulia, Italy, worth a total of 1.5 megawatts (MW). Combined, the company says its six solar parks, which are located in the region, produce over 6,600...


UK power company to install free solar panels on 100,000 homes, as reports reveal country’s PV market is taking off

Man fixing solar panels to a roof in the UK

UK power company HomeSun has announced its plans to install £1 billion worth of free solar panels on 100,000 British homes over the next three years. The news comes as recent reports reveal that the U.K is the fastest growing...


Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA opens 100 MW PV module factory in China

Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA, Inc. PV installation

U.S.-based China manufacturing company, Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA, Inc. has opened a 129,000-square-foot, 100 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) solar module production facility and research and development center in...


SMA to deliver 100 inverters to medical clinics in Ethiopia

Doctor looking into a microscope at one of Ethiopia's medical clinics

Under the development project ‘Access to Modern Energy Services Ethiopia’, realized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, SMA Solar Technology AG has said it will deliver 100 battery power...


Astronergy to increase this year’s production capacity from 30 to 75 MW; goal to hit 400 MW

Astronergy HQ

Astronergy is to increase its production capacity from 30 megawatts (MW) to 75 MW this year. The announcement comes as the company signs a follow-up purchase agreement for Oerlikon Solar’s thin film equipment. The company says...


SunPower signs €48 million agreement for Italian power plants

SunPower Montalto di Castro solar photovoltaic power park in Italy

SunPower Corp. has announced that Etrion Corporation, an independent solar power producer, has signed a €48 million definitive sale and purchase agreement to acquire the equity in the first two phases of the Montalto di Castro...


Suntech stops manufacture of amorphous silicon thin film solar panels; releases second quarter financial results

Shanghai, China at night

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has stopped manufacturing amorphous silicon thin film solar panels, in order to focus on crystalline silicon solar cells at its Shanghai, China facility. The “rapid cost reduction and improving...


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