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8minutenergy Renewables, Macquarie Capital raise $30 million for California solar project

Bakersfield, California

The leading PV developer and global financing group are partnering on the construction of the 90 MW Redwood Solar Farm in Kern County.


Ascent Solar achieves IEC certification

Ascent Solar's BIPV module

The manufacturer of flexible thin film solar modules has announced that it is the first manufacturer to receive the full IEC 61646 certification for thin film flexible monolithically integrated CIGS modules upon completion of...


Suntech opens first US manufacturing plant

Suntech China manufacturing facilitiy inside

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Arizona, the U.S., today.


SunEdison to install 30 MW of solar power in Texas, the US

Cris Eugster

SunEdison has announced it is to own, and operate three solar generation facilities within the CPS Energy services territory, in Texas, the U.S. totaling 30 megawatts (MWs) AC.


Solon connects first 3 MWs of Italian rooftop power plant to the grid

Image from northern Italian city of Padua

The first three megawatts (MWs) of what has been described as Italy’s largest photovoltaic roof installation to date, have been connected to the grid.


Emerson to provide inverters for 45 MW Californian PV project

Emerson Control Techniques SPV System rear view

Emerson has been awarded a contract by Quanta Services to supply power inverters and plant-wide controls for what it says will be California, the U.S.'s largest photovoltaics power generation facility, at 45 megawatts (MW).


U.S. performance warranty insurance devised for SolFocus CPV panels

SolFocus installation with CPV panels

Munich Re has introduced what it says is the first U.S. insurance solution to provide an effective performance warranty for solar panels.


Exclusive Isofotón interview: Direct competition with Chinese manufacturers

CEO Angel Luis Serrano

Isofotón is now back on a path to growth after suffering a serious collapse in business as a result of the global financial crisis. CEO Angel Luis Serrano talks to pv magazine about the strategy of the Spanish solar cell and...


Conergy launches own power consumption solution

Screenshot of Conergy's VisionBox

After what it says was a successful test run, Conergy has announced the launch of its “own power plants” VisionBox, which can now be installed on rooftops in Germany.


Blue Sky Solar to install 2 MW solar farm for Air Products

Air Products HQ building

Air Products has chosen Blue Sky Solar as the turnkey installer for its two-megawatt (MW) solar farm at its U.S. headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


First Solar announces 380 MW increase in orders for next year

First Solar HQ building

First Solar, Inc. has signed agreements with seven “key” customers for a 380 megawatt (MW) increase in orders for next year over previously announced volumes.


9.6 MW school solar power installation gets underway in California, the US

PsomasFMG rooftop installation

PsomasFMG, LLC has started construction on a USD$52-million, 9.6-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) project for the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD), in California, the U.S.


US: PPA for 150 MW solar thermal project approved by CPUC

Artists impression of what the Rice Solar Energy Project will look like

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a 25-year power purchase agreement, meaning U.S.-based SolarReserve can move forward with its 150 megawatt...


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JA Solar to supply over 185 MWs of solar cells to BP

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. solar cell

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. has signed strategic supply agreements with BP Solar to provide a total of more than 185 megawatts (MWs) of mono-crystalline and multi-crystalline solar cells. The financial sum was not disclosed.


49.9 MW solar array planned for Ohio, US; around 600 jobs to be created

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland

A 49.9-megawatt (MW) solar array, Turning Point Solar, is set to be built in Ohio, the U.S.


Advanced Energy to start manufacturing its inverters in Ontario, Canada

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. range of solar inverters

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. is to manufacture its Solaron and PV Powered PV grid-tie solar inverter products in Ontario, Canada.


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