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JinkoSolar to deliver 40 MW to Chile

Chile's energy minister with a PV power plant.

Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it will supply 40 MW of modules to solar developer 8i for a project in Chile. The project will be located in the Valparaiso region, in Central Chile.


Innotech buys a third of REC solar facility

Innotech Solar has purchased a third of the shares of REC's Glava solar module production facility.

Innotech has bought approximately a third of the shares of the Renewable Energy Corporation's (REC) solar module manufacturing at Glava, Sweden. The facility has a capacity of 150 megawatts per year.


Abu Dhabi solar power plant on schedule

The Gulf emirate CSP plant is on track.

Masdar, Total S.A. and Abengoa Solar are on track to begin operations at the 100 megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the Gulf emirate in the third quarter of 2012 according to the Spanish Abengoa.


Decision about German solar promotion this week

The decision about solar promotion in Germany will be decided by this week. Image: Flickr/Peter XIII

A proposal for the brought forward cuts of the photovoltaic feed-in tariffs in Germany is to be presented by the end of the week. The plans will be officially presented by the Minister of Environment tomorrow before noon. That...


Smart Grid's best year

Credit facilities provided to Chinese companies by Chinese banks dwarfed all other transactions in solar last year. Image: Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital in Texas, U.S. has released a report stating 2010 as the best year smart grid has had.


Production line in West Africa

SPEC is developing the first solar panel factory in West Africa. Image: Wikipedia/Ji-Elle

3S Modultec is selling an integrated solar panel production line to West Africa. Senegalese solar company SPEC is developing the first solar panel factory in West Africa with support from 3S Modultec.


US: WMECo to install 4.2 MWs in Springfield

Springfield, Massachusetts road sign

Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) is to develop a 4.2 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, the U.S.


Hanwha SolarOne adds 2 GWs production capacity

Nantong skyline, China

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (formerly Solarfun Power Holdings) is to expand its production capacity by two gigawatts (GWs) through the addition of a cell and module production facility in Nantong, China.


Environmental permitting approved on 230 MW solar ranch

Antelope Velley, California

First Solar’s 230 megawatt (MW) AV Solar Ranch One project has received final and non-appealable environmental permitting. Construction is scheduled to begin this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2013.


US solar market shows increased M&A activity

2 MW PV installation at Denver International Airport

According to a new report, the U.S. greentech mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape posted a record year in 2010, with the solar sector displaying increased activity.


SMA posts record 2010 sales

SMA sunny boy inverter manufacturing process

SMA Solar Technology AG has announced it expects record sales of between €1.7 to €1.9 billion for 2010. Looking forward, the German inverter company says it hopes to achieve sales of €1.5 to €1.9 billion this year.


BIPV to compensate for PV panel commoditization

Suntech HQ in Wuxi, China with worl's largest PV facade

A new report states that the photovoltaics (PV) industry is at a crossroads, with a growing realization that PV panels are becoming commoditized. But, it believes building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) could provide a strategic...


Germany: Masdar and Beck complete 6 MW solar park

Berlin, Germany

German companies Masdar PV and Beck Energy GmbH have completed construction on a six megawatt solar park, located in Luckenwalde, 50 km south of Berlin.


France releases PV initiative aimed at fighting Chinese competition

French flag flying before a building

The French Government is looking to motivate its national photovoltaics (PV) industry through the introduction of a new R&D program, which is aimed at reducing China’s grip on the global PV market.


Silfab's hopes of reaching 22 percent cell efficiency

Franco Traverso

Silfab’s president and CEO tells pv magazine about the Italian company’s plans to hit 22 percent efficiency for its monocrystalline solar cells. He also outlines its competitive strategy for the coming year.


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BP Solar transfers off-grid activities to Phaesun

BP Solar signage

French BP Solar subsidiary, Apex-BP Solar, is to transfer to Phaesun GmbH under a new agreement reached between BP Solar and the German company.


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