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Multi-GW PV plans shape India's bold solar strategy

Indian PV installation.

Large, multi-GW projects from some of India's leading energy companies have been announced this week as the country reignites its passion for PV.

SolarWorld credits US market for H1 performance

SolarWorld photovoltaic module at its factory

Despite suffering year-on-year financial losses in the first half (H1) of 2011, SolarWorld remains confident it will meet its full year guidance. The company, which recorded impressive sequential gains, cites the U.S. as a...

Shrinking solar revenues forecast, despite new markets and growing installed capacity

Close up of First Solar photovoltaic panel with clouds in the reflection

New research forecasts shrinking, and then flat solar revenues through to 2016, despite the fact installations are expected to grow 15.5 percent as new markets open up. Countries with attractive IRRs are also identified.

Sunways Q2 and H1 sales drop over 40 percent

Sunways corporate image of man next to solar machine

Germany-based Sunways has had a rough start to 2011, with both its second quarter (Q2) and first half (H1) sales significantly declining. The company is remaining upbeat though, and expects to experience a better H2.

50 MW PV pilot plant to be built in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic flag

Isofotón is to build a 50 megawatt (MW) pilot photovoltaic plant in the Dominican Republic. The company additionally tells pv magazine that it intends to be "hugely" active in the country in the future.

Centrotherm bucks the profits trend, posting 54 percent YOY sales growth

centrotherm photovoltaics HQ

Continuing with today's positive trend, centrotherm photovoltaics AG has announced a successful first half (1H) of 2011. The company attributes most of its success to its solar cell and module division.

S.A.G. also posts positive profits

Karl Kuhlmann S.A.G. Solarstrom CEO

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG is the second company of the day to post positive first half (1H) 2011 financial results. Its project planning and plant construction business has been identified as main driver.

Solar consortium to install 3 MW for UK housing association

aleo solar photovoltaic rooftop installation

Aleo solar AG has joined forces with LCE (Low Carbon Exchange) and Tigo Energy, and signed a framework agreement with Alliance Homes, to install photovoltaics on 1,200 buildings across the U.K.

Manz goes against the grain to record positive 1H figures

Solar cell Laser Edge Isolation at Manz

Bucking the negative trend, Manz AG has reported positive first half financial figures for 2011.

Kaco ramps up production capacity by 4 GW

Kaco's new inverter production facility

Solar inverter manufacturer Kaco new energy has invested €30 million in expanding its production capacity by four gigawatts (GW).

Solar in for strong second half, if financial crisis can be controlled

Solar photovoltaic park close up in Germany

The first half of 2011 has been less than stellar for photovoltaics, but there are indicators that demand will be much stronger in the second half. All bets are off, however, if the European debt crisis can't be managed, or if...

Q-Cells announces restructuring program; reduces cell production

Q-Cells HQ

In response to the current photovoltaic market conditions Q-Cells has said it will streamline its organizational structure and "permanently" reduce its German production capacity by 50 percent.

10 MW New Jersey solar project under construction

Mississippi river

Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE) has started construction on a 10 megawatt (MW) solar project in New Jersey, the U.S.

Work on almost 40 MW German PV park begins

Three people walking past the first stages of solarhybrid's nearly 40 MW photovoltaic park in Germany

Work on one of Germany’s biggest photovoltaic parks is underway.

Solon records gloomy first half

Solon Berlin, Germany HQ

Following on the trend, Berlin company Solon has posted negative financial figures for the first half of 2011. Once again, the weak market, particularly in Germany, was cited as the causal factor.

Plans for 20 MW China PV plant underway

China’s Qinghai province

LDK Solar and Datang International Power Generation are to install a 20 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in China.

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