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Duke Energy begins construction on 25 MW New Mexico solar plant

New Mexico

The U.S. utility acquired the project from Infigen Energy and expect to complete and connect the solar farm in Quay County before the end of 2016.

Renesola aims for Japanese expansion

PV Expo Japan 2011.

CEO of Chinese manufacturer says Japan will become company's third biggest market after U.S. and Europe as he announces deal to supply up to 32 MW of modules to Japanese client.

SunShot solar projects among innovations of the year

NREL campus in Boulder, Colorado.

Two U.S. Department of Energy-funded projects listed among 2013's innovations of the year. Glare analysis tool and high efficiency, lower cost cell make R&D Magazine list.

German government: no punitive duties for polysilicon imports to China

Polysilicon Wacker

Germany's Economics Ministry has reiterated that China will not impose punitive duties on imports of polysilicon from the European Union after conflicting reports on the trade issue.

Lightsource, Juwi partner on 12.5 MWp UK plant

British solar farm & livestock

Juwi, one of Europe's leading renewable energy installers, has signed an operations and maintenance agreement with the U.K.'s Lightsource Renewable Energy to oversee two solar farms with an installed capacity of 12.48 MWp.

New York backs 79 solar projects with $54 million

New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved $54 million for 79 new large-scale solar energy projects across the state. The new projects will add 64 MW to New York’s solar capacity.

2.5 MW solar plant lands in Roswell

Roswell, New Mexico

Green States Energy's 2.5 MW PV plant has begun operation in Roswell, New Mexico, where it will help power nearly 800 homes in the area.

Intersolar North America: positive responses from exhibitors

Fanuc LR Mate assembly robot at Intersolar North America 2013

The second day of the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco wound down on Wednesday with upbeat assessments from exhibitors as the event continued its focus on new technologies, products and funding opportunities.

Schmid delivers first TinPad systems

PV equipment manufacturer Schmid Group has delivered the first TinPad systems for mass production and has also successfully attained module certification for cells with tin rear contacts. The system has been delivered to central...

JinkoSolar, Soventix partner in South Africa

Arturo Herrero JinkoSolar

China's JinkoSolar has teamed up with German group Soventix on one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.

Unnamed investor acquires Nanosolar's German factory

Nanosolar GmbH Luckenwalde

An unnamed Swiss investor has acquired Nanosolar, Inc.'s panel factory in Germany. Nanosolar GmbH will focus on the production of cSi-based utility panels and PV products aimed at the residential market.

Sunny days ahead for module suppliers

Global solar module pricing stabilized in the first quarter of 2013 and some suppliers may even return to profitability this year, according to market research group IHS.

Intersolar North America: awards honor social and student housing

Intersolar North America Awards winners 2013

The Intersolar North America Awards, which took place on Tuesday, the first day of the three-day trade show, recognized landmark photovoltaic projects and production technologies.

Intersolar North America: new products from a smaller show

Intersolar North America 2013

The first day of the Intersolar North America trade show wrapped up on Tuesday at the Moscone Center in the city of San Francisco. While the number of exhibitors is down considerably on previous years, they nevertheless unveiled...

Intersolar North America kicks off on a rousing note

California Gov. Jerry Brown, Intersolar NA 2013

The North American chapter of the Intersolar trade show opened its doors on Tuesday with a stirring speech by California Governor Jerry Brown, a major solar supporter who said that there was still a great deal to do to boost...

Berlin, Beijing resolve polysilicon dispute

Philipp Rösler and Gao Hucheng

In a conciliatory sign towards Germany that is sure not to be lost on EU trade minister Karel De Gucht, China has rejected punitive tariffs on European polysilicon imports.

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