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Allianz Renewable Energy Fund acquires 19.5 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, UK

Allianz Global Investors says the Great Glemham plant offers stable cash-flows through the U.K.'s Renewables Obligation subsidy scheme and a long-term power purchase agreement.

Yingli plans new expansion

Yingli plans further expansion.

Yingli Green Energy Holding announced the plan to expand its projects further by adding another 700 megawatts (MWs) capacity to its Baoding headquarters and in the Hainan Province in China.

Cautious optimism in Los Angeles

Developers have mixed views on the U.S solar sector.

Cautious optimism prevailed at the Solar Power International this year in Los Angeles. The show closed its doors last night.

First Solar plans two new plants

First Solar plans its new plants in the U.S and Vietnam.

The company announced today that it plans to build two new four-line manufacturing plants. This is to boost the company's annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 MW.

Thin-Film substrate, encapsulation market at $1.3 billion by 2015

New materials could upstage the traditional glass.

A new report released by industry analyst firm NanoMarkets states that new materials for thin films will grow in importance.

Centrosolar achieves MCS certification

Centrosolar is MCS certified.

Centrosolar has received its certificate under the British Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS); a requirement for sale of photovoltaics in the United Kingdom.

Solar Geopolitics: Fair Trade Debate Moves From Europe to U.S.

China needs to open its doors to welcome foreign investment.

The American solar industry wants to install 10 gigawatts of solar electric generation per year by 2015. But will it get there by policy alone and will Chinese and other Asian manufacturers benefit the most from this goal?

Market acceptance for CIGS developers

Size of factories and bank accounts do matter in the world of CIGS developers.

How can thin films that use copper, indium, gallium and selenium find fast market acceptance has been a big question for CIGS technology developers. The answer, perhaps not surprisingly, depends on the size of their bank accounts...

Solar jobs in the U.S on the rise

The U.S solar sector to offer more jobs.

The National Solar Jobs Census gathered by Solar Foundation in the U.S has determined that the number of jobs in the industry has a sunny outlook.

Taiwan's largest cement maker wants to go solar

Taiwan Cement is yet another private enterprise willing to invest in solar in the country.

Taiwan's largest cement maker, Taiwan Cement, is looking to build a 100 megawatt plant in the country.

DOI approves solar project on U.S public lands

BrightSource will develop the solar project in the Mojave desert.

The U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the Ivanpah solar electrical generating system. The project proposed by BrightSource Energy, based in Oakland, is stated to be able to produce up to 370 megawatts of energy.

Thailand's Bangchak Petroleum secures loan for solar power plants

The ADB has set aside special funding for solar initatives.

Thailand petroleum company Bangchak has secured a 4.2 million Thai Baht (100 million euro) loan from the Asian Development Bank for two solar power plants in central Thailand.

Solar Frontier to supply General Electric

Showa Shell's subsidiary Solar Frontier will supply GE.

Solar Frontier announced today that the company will supply General Electric with its CIS (copper, indium and selenium) thin film modules. This move is to supplement GE's portfolio as a solar energy solutions provider.

GT Solar opens Asian headquarters

GT Solar's business is mainly coming from Asia.

GT Solar has officially opened its new Asian operations in Hong Kong to serve its customers throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Conergy signs framework agreement in Italy

Conergy will embark on nine new projects in Italy.

Conergy has announced that it has received an order from Uni Land, an Italian real estate holding company to develop nine solar installations.

SAS completes second solar farm in North Carolina

SAS opened its second farm officially in Cary, North Carolina.

Business analytics software and services company SAS completed its second solar farm on the company's headquarters campus, collaborating with groSolar and FLS Energy.

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