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Xinyu Xinwei New Energy announces 50 MW solar projects in Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

The subsidiary of SPI Solar will augment its presence in China, breaking ground for the first time in the Inner Mongolia region with a 20 MW plant. A 30 MW plant is penciled in to follow.

US: Work begins on 30 MW PV project

Austin, Texas

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has closed financing and begun construction on a 30 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics project in Texas, the U.S. Subsidiary FRV AE Solar, LLC has also signed a 35 megawatt sales agreement with Trina...

Trina and FRV sign sales agreement

Trina Solar screenshot

Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc., has signed a 35 megawatt sales agreement with U.S.-based FRV AE Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc.

GT Solar receives $93.9 million polysilicon order

GT Solar screenshot

GT Solar International, Inc. has received a $93.9 million order from Taiwan-based polysilicon producer Powertec Energy Corporation.

Solar Frontier to install 1.2 MW in California

Sunset in Coalinga, California

Solar Frontier is to install a 1.2 megawatt thin film CIS (copper indium selenide) solar system in California, the U.S.

Conergy to build 12.4 megawatt Thai solar park

Conergy Greek photovoltaic project

Conergy is gearing up to build a 12.4 megawatt solar park in Thailand's Nakhon Pathom province. It is the German company's third in the country in the last 12 months.

Solis Partners to install 1.2 MW PV roof system

Jamie Hahn, managing director of Solis Partners

Solis Partners has been awarded a turnkey contract to install a 1.2 megawatt rooftop photovoltaic system in New Jersey by Shore Point Distributing Company, Inc.

Meyer Burger's Roth & Rau acquisition a step closer to reality

Roth & Rau building

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has acquired a further 6.34 percent of the share capital of Roth & Rau AG. According to media reports, however, there could be opposition to the move.

City of Tucson unveils 1 MW solar system

Tucson in Arizona

The City of Tucson, in Arizona, the Tucson Water Department, Trico Electric and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a one megawatt, ground-mounted solar power system.

GP Joule and Canadian Solar sign 97 MW supply agreement

Satellite image of Europe

Following the news yesterday that it had signed a 100 megawatt (MW) solar module supply agreement with Fire Energy Group, Canadian Solar has undertaken a second, 97 MW supply agreement, this time with GP Joule.

UK solar industry hits back

UK flag

The UK solar industry has hit following the government’s announcement of an early feed-in tariff review. A group of companies has filed a claim in the High Court for a Judicial Review against the Secretary of State for Energy and...

Canadian Solar and Fire Energy Group sign supply agreement

Canadian Solar screen shot

Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a 100 megawatt (MW) solar module supply agreement with Fire Energy Group.

Italy: Complicated tariff times ahead

The rooftop market looks like it will be safe from the changes but other segments look uncertain. Image: Obrist GmbH.

The Italian Government has released its solar regulation draft. Under it, support for rooftop systems remains strong. Large scale systems will be subject to an annual cap, the mechanism of which has been described as complicated....

Silfab opens solar module manufacturing facility; receives loan approval

Silfab openend its new solar module manufacturing facility yesterday in Canada. People at ribbon cutting ceremony

Silfab Ontario has officially opened its new solar module manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Canada. During a ribbon cutting ceremony, it was announced that the company has received approval for a €2,2 million loan.

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Japan: Yingli and YHS enter into PV agreement

Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingli

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited and Japan-based YHS Co., Ltd have entered into a photovoltaic module distribution contract and an exclusive agent agreement.

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Day4 Energy lays off 30 workers

Burnaby, Canada

Day4 Energy Inc. has made 30 of its employees redundant at its Burnaby pilot-production facility in British Columbia, Canada. The move will allow the company to restructure its operations in both Europe and Canada.

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