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Sungage Financial secures $100 million for solar loan program

U.S. residential PV system

Following its participation in the CT Green Bank solar loan program, the Boston startup is aiming to expand residential solar loans on the East Coast.

Germany: 664 MW of PV installed in June; 15 percent incentive cut likely

German solar photovoltaic park in Senftenberg

According to recent figures from the German Federal Network Agency, new photovoltaic installations amounted to approximately 664 megawatts (MW) in June. As such, it seems likely that incentives will drop by 15 percent next year.

Sunlogics expands manufacturing capacity; announces strategic plans

Sunlogics thin film solar photovoltaic manufacturing base in Senftenberg, Germany

New solar start-up Sunlogics has acquired two photovoltaic module manufacturing facilities. In an interview with pv magazine the company unveils its strategies going forward, including its Chinese ambitions.

SMA revises 2011 forecasts down; announces lay offs

SMA solar inverter

Weak demand in the solar inverter and roof systems businesses has forced SMA to revise its 2011 sales and earnings forecast downwards.

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Update: JinkoSolar expects to resume manufacturing operations soon

Shanghai skyline

JinkoSolar has been ordered to close its Haining manufacturing plant in China’s Zhejiang province following protests by villagers that it was releasing toxins into a local river. The company says it expects to resume operations...

SCE to install up to 10 MW US PV rooftop system

Californian flag

U.S. utility, Southern California Edison (SCE) is to install an up to 10 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system atop an industrial property in California. When completed, it is expected to be the biggest installation of its kind in...

Thailand: 8.7 MW PV park completed

Thailand 8.7MW solar photovoltaic park

DuPont Apollo has completed its 8.7 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted L Solar 1 photovoltaic park in Thailand, in collaboration with Thai conglomerate Loxley Plc.

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REC terminates wafer contract; receives USD$40 million

Man holding a REC wafer next to a tray of wafers in Singapore

The Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has allowed one of its customers to cancel a long-term wafer contract. As compensation, the Norwegian company will receive USD$40 million.

Brazil: 50 MW PV plans unveiled

Tauá, Brazil

Brazil’s first commercial-scale, one megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant is set to double in size. Plans to ramp up to 50 MW have been unveiled.

Enbridge completes 2 Ontario PV projects

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Enbridge Inc. has announced the completion of two photovoltaic projects in Ontario, Canada.

Gehrlicher sells off 5 Italian PV parks

Italy Gehrlicher Solar Solarpark Palazzo Pignano 3.6 MWp

Gehrlicher Solar Italia S.r.l. has sold five of its photovoltaic parks worth 10.4 megawatts peak (peak) to Berlin-based White Owl Capital AG.

US sees "substantially" decreased PV installation costs

Ground mounted solar photovoltaic installation US

New research has indicated that the installed cost of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. "substantially" decreased in 2010 and during the first six months of 2011. For the first time, data is available on utility-scale installed...

PV Rome focuses on Italy’s solar future

PV Rome opening day crowd shot

The fifth PV Rome Mediterranean 2011 kicked off yesterday. The future of Italy’s photovoltaic industry was the main focus of the opening conference. A key advertising theme is "Made in Europe".

India: ADB loan to boost Gujarat’s large-scale solar industry

India satellite image

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made a $100 million loan available to India’s Gujarat. The goal is to strengthen the state’s large-scale solar industry.

US: Rhode Island implementing FITs

Governor Lincoln Chafee

Rhode Island has passed a law implementing a limited feed-in tariff (FIT) and set it on a fast track to implementation. Under it, a 40 megawatt (MW) capacity cap for renewables has been set.

Germany: SMA commissions world’s largest solar inverter center

SMA Technology AG has commissioned the world’s largest solar inverter service center in Niestetal, Germany.

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