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Renewable energy veterans launch new resource efficiency finance company

Solar commercial installation.

Generate Capital, co-founded by Jigar Shah and a host of renewable energy industry veterans, pioneers infrastructure-as-a-service model.

S.A.G. also posts positive profits

Karl Kuhlmann S.A.G. Solarstrom CEO

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG is the second company of the day to post positive first half (1H) 2011 financial results. Its project planning and plant construction business has been identified as main driver.

Solar consortium to install 3 MW for UK housing association

aleo solar photovoltaic rooftop installation

Aleo solar AG has joined forces with LCE (Low Carbon Exchange) and Tigo Energy, and signed a framework agreement with Alliance Homes, to install photovoltaics on 1,200 buildings across the U.K.

Manz goes against the grain to record positive 1H figures

Solar cell Laser Edge Isolation at Manz

Bucking the negative trend, Manz AG has reported positive first half financial figures for 2011.

Kaco ramps up production capacity by 4 GW

Kaco's new inverter production facility

Solar inverter manufacturer Kaco new energy has invested €30 million in expanding its production capacity by four gigawatts (GW).

Solar in for strong second half, if financial crisis can be controlled

Solar photovoltaic park close up in Germany

The first half of 2011 has been less than stellar for photovoltaics, but there are indicators that demand will be much stronger in the second half. All bets are off, however, if the European debt crisis can't be managed, or if...

Q-Cells announces restructuring program; reduces cell production

Q-Cells HQ

In response to the current photovoltaic market conditions Q-Cells has said it will streamline its organizational structure and "permanently" reduce its German production capacity by 50 percent.

10 MW New Jersey solar project under construction

Mississippi river

Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE) has started construction on a 10 megawatt (MW) solar project in New Jersey, the U.S.

Work on almost 40 MW German PV park begins

Three people walking past the first stages of solarhybrid's nearly 40 MW photovoltaic park in Germany

Work on one of Germany’s biggest photovoltaic parks is underway.

Solon records gloomy first half

Solon Berlin, Germany HQ

Following on the trend, Berlin company Solon has posted negative financial figures for the first half of 2011. Once again, the weak market, particularly in Germany, was cited as the causal factor.

Plans for 20 MW China PV plant underway

China’s Qinghai province

LDK Solar and Datang International Power Generation are to install a 20 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in China.

India inaugurates governmental PV system

The 80 kW photovoltaic system was inaugurated by Smt. Meira Kumar, Honorable Speaker, Lok Sabha, in the presence of Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy.

India’s Parliament House Complex has today inaugurated an 80 kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic system.

ReneSola records shaky second quarter

ReneSolar man checking photovoltaic solar cells

Announcing its second quarter 2011 results, ReneSola has withdrawn its full year guidance. Overall, shipments were down from the first quarter, but represented an increase on the previous year. Financial performance didn’t fare...

80 MW Ukraine PV project unveiled

Ukraine first 20 MW of 80 MW photovoltaic park

Austria-based Activ Solar has announced the construction of an 80 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in the Ukraine. When complete, it will be one of the largest of its kind worldwide.

Aleo Solar revises revenue forecast downwards

aleo solar company headquarters in Germany

Aleo Solar AG has decreased its 2011 revenue forecast due to the current weak demand. International revenues have, however, more than doubled.

US: 45 MW Californian solar project begins operations

Close up of solar panel

California’s largest solar power plant has begun commercial operations.

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