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IBC Solar completes 11 MW solar project in India

Pokhran solar park, Indian.

The large-scale array is the German solar company's fifth such development in the country. Installation located in Indian state of Rajasthan.


US: Stion opens thin film factory; hits new thin film efficiency

Stion thin film solar photovoltaic installation

Stion has opened a 100 megawatt (MW) thin film manufacturing factory in Hattiesburg, the U.S. Meanwhile, the company has reached 14.1 percent efficiency on its thin film circuits.


Germany: 664 MW of PV installed in June; 15 percent incentive cut likely

German solar photovoltaic park in Senftenberg

According to recent figures from the German Federal Network Agency, new photovoltaic installations amounted to approximately 664 megawatts (MW) in June. As such, it seems likely that incentives will drop by 15 percent next year.


Sunlogics expands manufacturing capacity; announces strategic plans

Sunlogics thin film solar photovoltaic manufacturing base in Senftenberg, Germany

New solar start-up Sunlogics has acquired two photovoltaic module manufacturing facilities. In an interview with pv magazine the company unveils its strategies going forward, including its Chinese ambitions.


SCE to install up to 10 MW US PV rooftop system

Californian flag

U.S. utility, Southern California Edison (SCE) is to install an up to 10 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system atop an industrial property in California. When completed, it is expected to be the biggest installation of its kind in...


Thailand: 8.7 MW PV park completed

Thailand 8.7MW solar photovoltaic park

DuPont Apollo has completed its 8.7 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted L Solar 1 photovoltaic park in Thailand, in collaboration with Thai conglomerate Loxley Plc.


Brazil: 50 MW PV plans unveiled

Tauá, Brazil

Brazil’s first commercial-scale, one megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant is set to double in size. Plans to ramp up to 50 MW have been unveiled.


Enbridge completes 2 Ontario PV projects

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Enbridge Inc. has announced the completion of two photovoltaic projects in Ontario, Canada.


Gehrlicher sells off 5 Italian PV parks

Italy Gehrlicher Solar Solarpark Palazzo Pignano 3.6 MWp

Gehrlicher Solar Italia S.r.l. has sold five of its photovoltaic parks worth 10.4 megawatts peak (peak) to Berlin-based White Owl Capital AG.


US sees "substantially" decreased PV installation costs

Ground mounted solar photovoltaic installation US

New research has indicated that the installed cost of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. "substantially" decreased in 2010 and during the first six months of 2011. For the first time, data is available on utility-scale installed...


India: ADB loan to boost Gujarat’s large-scale solar industry

India satellite image

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made a $100 million loan available to India’s Gujarat. The goal is to strengthen the state’s large-scale solar industry.


US: Rhode Island implementing FITs

Governor Lincoln Chafee

Rhode Island has passed a law implementing a limited feed-in tariff (FIT) and set it on a fast track to implementation. Under it, a 40 megawatt (MW) capacity cap for renewables has been set.


France unveils new smart grid project; Tenesol to install 500 PV systems

Tenesol solar photovoltaic rooftop system with construction workers

Under a new €30 million government funded project designed to develop a French smart grid, Tenesol will install 500 photovoltaic systems and 250 converters.


Germany: SMA commissions world’s largest solar inverter center

SMA Technology AG has commissioned the world’s largest solar inverter service center in Niestetal, Germany.


USD$1.2 billion DOE loan guarantee offered to MSP

Mojave Solar 250MW CSP Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered a USD$1.2 billion loan guarantee to Abengoa for the development of its 280 megawatt (gross) concentrating solar power (CSP) project.


Enerparc and RWZ Solarenergie inaugurate 7.1 MW solar plant

7.1 MW German solar photovoltaic plant in Bad Lausik, Heinersdorf

Enerparc AG and RWZ Solarenergie GmbH have inaugurated their 7.1 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Germany’s Bad Lausik, in Heinersdorf. Construction was said to have been completed in 10 weeks.


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