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Abengoa launches EUR 500 million green bond offering

Abengoa's Solana 280 MW plant

The Spanish group will use the proceeds to finance existing and future eligible green energy projects.

Nuclear power comes under attack; solar stocks increase

nuclear power plant

Following the explosions at several of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plants, and the uncertainty surrounding their safe shutdown, global calls for renewable energy to replace nuclear have been made. Solar stocks have also...

Ecobuild 2011 shines a light on PV

Two men attaching a solar panel to a roof in the exhibition halls of Ecobuild as part of a demonstration

The world's so-called 'biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment', Ecobuild, closed its doors on another successful event. This year, PV was well represented, with a noticeable increase in...

Sanyo opens Hungarian solar module facility

Dorog, Hungary

Sanyo’s Hungarian subsidiary has officially opened its new 150 megawatt (MW) solar module production facility in Hungary. Around 300 jobs have been created.

China: JA Solar to establish 3 GW solar facility

Hefei skyline

Under a new agreement, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is to set up a three gigawatt (GW) production facility in China. BHF Bank expects Roth & Rau to benefit, while Q-Cells will find it hard to compete.

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Suntech exceeds 2010 targets; positive about coming year

Suntech branding at HQ building in Wuxi, China

Having outshone both its revenue and shipment targets in 2010, Suntech is looking forward to a positive 2011. The company announced it expects to ship at least 2.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar products, in addition to generating...

CME to build 3.5 MW solar park in Spain

Satellite image of Spain

Portuguese company CME Construção e Manutenção Electromecânica SA is to install a 3.5 megawatt (MW) solar park in Spain.

French PV tariff levels announced

French flag

As was reported on Tuesday, the French Government has issued new feed-in tariff guidelines. The tariff levels have now been published, and the 500 megawatt (MW) annual cap confirmed.

How to survive Czech’s demise

Photon Energy PV project

How does a company survive when its home market collapses? Michal Gärtner, CEO of Photon Energy speaks to pv magazine about the company’s survival strategy following the introduction of Czech’s retroactive solar tax and its...

Roth & Rau AG wins €6 million Indian order

Roth & Rau SiNA system

Roth & Rau reports that it has received its first order, based on its new turnkey model, from an unnamed Indian telecommunications company.

SunPower and Toshiba enter into supply agreement

Japan PV rooftop

Under a new agreement, Toshiba Corporation has ordered 48 megawatts (MW) worth of solar panels from SunPower Corporation.

Italy to make PV tariff decision within 2 weeks

Conergy PV installation

According to new information released, Italy will reach a decision on the rate of its new PV feed-in tariffs (FIT) within two weeks.

Ontario PV market growing, but political issues exist

ClearSky Advisors' Ontario PV forecast scenarios for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Ontario PV market is expected to reach 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity by 2015. However, political concerns and market instability remain.

Q-Cells and SunPower sign solar cell agreement

Q-Cells HQ building in Germany

Q-Cells North America has signed an 83 megawatt solar cell supply agreement with SunPower Corp.

China to see an up to 1 GW PV cell facility open

Screenshot of JA Solar's website, showing its corporate locations

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. and MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. have joined forces to open an up to one gigawatt (GW) Chinese PV cell production facility.

ABB to build 24 MW Italian PV plant

One MW Totana PV plant in Spain

Despite the country’s recent problems, ABB has received a $50 million order from Phoenix Renewables to deliver a 24 megawatt (MW) PV power plant in Lazio, Italy.

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