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SolarCity introduces solar loans to eight states

A SolarCity home.

Solar lease provider SolarCity has announced that it will introduce a solar loan product in the U.S. In a unique approach, customers will pay off the loan in a similar fashion to how they would a lease, in that customers will pay...


US: Solon to supply modules to National Grid's one MW solar site

Haverhill, U.S.

Solon Corporation has secured a contract from Rivermoor Energy and Fischbach & Moore, on behalf of energy delivery company, National Grid to supply its solar modules for a one megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic project in...


U.S.: Largest solar installation in Milpitas goes live

Humane Society Silicon Valley HQ

The largest solar installation in Milpitas, the U.S. went live today at the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV).


Signal Energy selected to take on Tennessee’s largest utility scale solar project

Signal Enery PV panels

The State Building Commission has approved U.S.-based Signal Energy as the design and build contractor for the West Tennessee Solar Farm, a five megawatt (MW), 30-acre power generation facility, which when completed, will be one...


Atlantic Wind & Solar adds six commercial rooftops to solar energy program in Ontario

Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. rooftop PV project

Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed Ontario commercial real estate developer, which will allow it to develop and construct six additional utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop...


Quantum and Asola sign MOU to build 30 MW solar manufacturing facility in Ontario

Solar cells on a roof

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its German affiliate Asola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture 30 megawatt (MW) solar manufacturing plant in Ontario,...


Egypt unveils plans for 100 MW solar power plant

Solar power plant

The Egyptian electricity ministry has unveiled plans to build a new $700 million 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant between 2012 and 2017 that should further establish the country as one of the leading developers of...


Crete: Conergy Greece completes construction on nine solar parks

Conergy Greek solar park on Crete

Conergy Greece has completed nine solar parks on Crete. The installations are located at different areas of the island in the Prefectures of Chania and Lasithi, and are expected to produce around 1.2 megawatts (MW) annually.


Enfinity partners with Satcon for French utility scale PV solar installation

Satcon Technology Corporation has been selected by Enfinity to install two power stations at one of France's largest photovoltaics (PV) solar farms in Les Mees, Alpes-Haute-Provence.


Australia: National solar schools program receives new funding

Australian school with solar panels on the roof

Primary and secondary schools across Australia will have access to funding for solar panels and rainwater tanks from July 15, under new funding for the National Solar Schools Program.


STR Holdings announces one GW capacity expansion at Malaysian plant

Zeo building in Malaysia

STR Holdings, Inc. has announced that the one gigawatt (GW) expansion of its Malaysian plant has become operational, in order to meet growing global market demand. The company has also announced it is to add a further one GW of...


Clear Skies and GS Investor to develop 10 MW of solar projects in New Jersey, U.S.

Clear Skies Solar Inc. PV project in New Jersey

Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (CSS) and New Jersey commercial developer, GS Investor have reached an agreement to deliver 10 megawatts (MW) of solar energy projects in New Jersey, the U.S. over the next 12 months. CSS estimates the...


Solarworld starts construction on third Freiberg facility; up to 200 jobs to be created

Solarworld AG has begun construction on its third module production facility in Freiberg, Germany, the company’s largest site worldwide. The project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of next year. Up to 200 jobs are...


U.S.: Around 180 jobs to be created via 16 solar power system installations

Swinerton Incorporated rooftop solar installation in San Diego

Up to 180 union and green jobs will be created in California, the U.S. The news comes following the announcement at Intersolar North America that Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc. has been selected to provide 15 megawatts (MW)...


ib vogt secures first order in India; establishes first PV factory for Indian multinational

ib vogt HQ

Germany-based ib vogt has been commissioned to undertake the factory design, planning and construction management for an Indian multinational company to build its first photovoltaics (PV) factory in Southern India. The project...


First Solar completes acquisition of Nextlight Renewable Power

First Solar Ohio manufacturing plant

First Solar, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Nextlight Renewable Power, LLC. The transaction was valued at around USD$297 million.


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