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India raises JNNSM target by 75%

Part of the entourage for Indian PM Narendra Modi's recent visit the White House.

Narendra Modi wants 15.75 GW, rather than 9 GW under the second phase of the national solar mission. Developers are meeting in New Delhi today to discuss the proposals.

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Announcing its second quarter 2011 results, ReneSola has withdrawn its full year guidance.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.

Chinese manufacturers winners under China’s FIT

Suntech HQ building in Wuxi

Monday’s announcement that China is to introduce a national photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme was received well by many in the industry. However, analyst opinion is that the Chinese tier-one manufacturers stand to gain the...

Smart PV inverter shipments to grow

A new report by IMS Research states that smart PV inverter shipments are predicted to grow to 27 GW in 2015, accounting for almost 60 percent of the market, asserting a positive outlook. This is compared to the 20% in 2010.

CSP a boost for energy storage

SBI Energy's recently released report states that the $2.5 billion global high temperature energy storage (HTS) market of 2020 is going to be dominated by the sale and construction of molten salt storage systems for CSP plants....

Q-Cells starts independant module production

German company Q-Cells has announced the launch of its independant production of the Q.PEAK modules at its company headquarters in Thalheim, Germany. The new production line has a capacity of 130 megawatts-peak.

Securing global competitiveness of German PV

Named the 'CIS Cluster Tool' project, work has started on the development of new manufacturing procedures for copper indium selenide (CIS) based thin films. The project aims to make a significant contribution towards securing the...

First Solar sells 10MW plant in Spain

First Solar Inc. has announced the sale of its 9.9 megawatt solar plant near Zamora, Spain to European Solar Power Fund, a renewable energy-focused fund for institutional investors managed by KGAL.

DEGERenergie opens up Croatian solar market

DEGERenergie has delivered its first MLD tracking systems to Solektra in Croatia. It is the first outdoor photovoltaic installation in the Republic of Croatia and, at the same time, the first facility using dual-axis tracking...

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