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Three Washington D.C. universities plan 52 MW PV project

George Washington University.

Duke Energy Renewables will supply solar modules to George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital as part of the Capital Partners Solar Project.


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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Solar-Fabrik expands French presence

Lyon, France

Germany-based Solar-Fabrik AG has opened an office in France, in an attempt to increase its presence in the country.


Yingli to deliver 1,000 MWs of PV modules next year

Yingli's polysilicon plant, Fine Silicon

Yingli Green Energy has entered into sales contracts under which a total of 721 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) modules are expected to be delivered in 2011.


Rumors fly as reports state First Solar is looking to take over SolarWorld

Frank Asbeck

Rumors in the photovoltaics industry abound after Reuters reported that First Solar is looking to take over SolarWorld. While the German company strongly denies this, U.S.-based First Solar does not.


S.A.G. plans 2.13 MWp installation; to issue up to €200 million in debenture bonds

6 men with spades at the groundbreaking ceremony

S.A.G Solarstrom is to build a 2.13 MWp photovoltaics installation on the site of a former excavated soil landfill in Spaichingen, Germany. The company also announced that, following approval, it is planning to issue debenture...


Italians positive about PV as new GIFI president is elected

Italian PV installation, ground mount

The Italian photovoltaics association, ANIE/GIFI has elected a new president. The news comes as the industry announces it is optimistic about the coming year.


Juwi enters UK market; plans 60 MWs worth of solar power plants

View of Birmingham

juwi has announced its entry into the UK market by establishing the subsidiary juwi Renewable Energies Ltd, and stating that it will realize 60 megawatts worth of solar power plants in the country in 2011 and 2012.


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Canadian Solar to increase capacity; sees significant sales increases

Canadian Solar New Jersey PV installation

Canadian Solar Inc. has said it expects to increase its ingot, wafer and cell capacities by mid next year.


Etrion and SunPower to install 10 MWs in Puglia, Italy

Brindisi harbour, Italy

Etrion Corporation and SunPower Corp. have announced an agreement to build two solar power plants, totaling 10 megawatts (MWs), in the Puglia region of Italy.


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Applied Materials’ financial results “exceed expectations”

Mike Splinter

Having issued its fourth quarter financial results for the period ending October 31, Applied Materials’ performance has exceeded expectations, with increases being seen across the board.


Fasadglas invests SEK18 million in NLAB Solar

Michael Grätzel

NLAB Solar has secured an additional SEK 18 million (around USD$2.6 million; €1.9 million) in financing from industrial partner Fasadglas Bäcklin AB, a Scandinavian glass facade company.


Suntech to acquire 375MW of wafer manufacturing capacity

Suntech PV module

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced it is in the process of acquiring 375 megawatts (MW) of ingot and wafer slicing capacity in China. The company has also reported positive third quarter financial results.


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SunPower chairman to quit

T.J. Rodgers

SunPower chairman T.J. Rodgers has told the company board that he intends to resign after his term expires next year, according to Reuters.


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Centrosolar establishes Canadian subsidiary

Centrosolar German factory for PV modules

Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG has opened a Canadian subsidiary. In addition to providing photovoltaics (PV) systems, Centrosolar Canada will also be offering training through its Centroschool.


Italy: Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft to build 7 MW PV plant

Raymond Carlsen

Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft have signed an agreement to build a seven megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant in Puglia, Italy.


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