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Inteco, RE-Pro partner on 135 MW of renewable projects in Europe

Yelena Baturina

Russian businesswoman Yelena Baturina's Austrian company may invest more than $27 million in green energy projects, including solar farms in southern Europe.

25. November 2010 | | Comment now

Day4 Energy and NSP sign supply agreement

George Rubin

Day4 Energy Inc. has signed a supply agreement with Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power Corporation.

S.A.G. Solarstrom to install up to 23 MWs of rooftop PV

S.A.G. Solarstrom PV rooftop installation in Germany

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG is to install up to 23 megawatts (MWs) worth of rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems in Germany next year.

Cadmium won’t be banned under RoHS, as lobbyists battle it out

First Solar PV ground mounted plant in Germany

The EU Parliament has not banned cadmium use in photovoltaics (PV), after making revisions to its RoHS directive. Lobbycontrol has also shed light on the Non-Toxic Solar Alliance (NTSA).

24. November 2010 | | Comment now

Solyndra signs sales agreement with Sika

Solyndra CGI PV rooftop installation

Solyndra, Inc., has signed a multi-year sales agreement with roofing materials manufacturer Sika Services AG for an undisclosed sum.

SunPower expands into Texas; 450 jobs to be created

Austin, Texas

U.S.-based SunPower Corp. has announced its expansion into Austin, Texas, after receiving USD$2.5 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

Sinosol connects 2.7 MW Germany project to the grid

Raphael Krause

The Sinosol-Group has connected a 2.7 megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant in Engstingen-Haid, Germany to the grid.

70 MW Italian PV power plant grid connected

SunEdison and First reserve's 70 MW PV plant in Italy

SunEdison’s 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Northeast Italy has been interconnected. Reportedly the largest single-operating PV power plant in Europe, it was completed and connected within nine months.

Italy: Martifer starts construction on 2 PV plants

Martifer Solar Italian PV plant

Martifer Solar has started the construction of two photovoltaics (PV) plants in Northern Italy, worth approximately 3.1 megawatts (MWs).

23. November 2010 | | Comment now

Suntech launches program to support European partners

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced a new program, which is intended to support its Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partner network in Europe, both financially and logistically.

PSE&G begins construction on first of more than 20 solar projects

Smart solar unit on utility pole

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has begun the first phase of construction on its 4.4-megawatt (MW) Yardville Solar Farm in New Jersey, the U.S.

Neo Solar Power signs supply agreements; looks to increase capacity

Neo Solar Power's stand at PV Taiwan

Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer, Neo Solar Power, has concluded agreements with Korean photovoltaics companies for the supply of silicon and wafers.

Sharp sees impressive solar turnover increase

Sharp solar modules

Sharp has announced that its solar business developed strongly in the first half of its financial year (April to September).

22. November 2010 | | Comment now

REC to supply Energy Matters with 20 MWs of solar panels

Max Sylvester

Australia-based Energy Matters has entered into an agreement to purchase 20 megawatts (MWs) of REC Peak Energy solar panels.

SCE signs PPAs for 20 PV projects

Image of Los Angeles form the air

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed 20 contracts for photovoltaics (PV) projects worth around nearly 240 megawatts (MWs) under its Renewable Standard Contract program.

Spain announces new FITs

Spain PV rooftop installation

After months of discussion and negotiation with the industry, the Spanish government has finally approved the new photovoltaics feed-in tariffs (FITs).

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