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SolarWorld module shipments reach record levels

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

Company CEO Frank Asbeck confirms August and July to be best months ever for German company’s shipment volumes.


Italy expected to introduce PV market cap

Italian flag

The Italian Government is expected to introduce an eight gigawatt (GW) cumulative cap on its PV market this week. If the new law is passed, it could mean an end to solar subsidies as early as this summer.


TEP acquires 2 Italian PV plants

TEP Solar's one MW PV park in Basciano, Italy

TEP Solar has agreed to acquire two of BP Solar’s Italian PV projects worth two megawatts (MW).


Banks get behind 150 MW Australian solar project

If successful, a 150 MW PV project will be installed in Moree, Australia (pictured)

A group of eight banks has pledged to provide financial backing to a BP-led consortium, which is bidding for Australian Government support and funding to build a 150 megawatt (MW) solar project in the town of Moree.


Ontario: SunEdison awarded 31 MW of PV contracts

Mississauga, Ontario, where SunEdison will build a 500 kW PV project

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has awarded SunEdison five PV projects worth 31 megawatts (MW) AC under its feed-in tariff (FIT) program.


Germany: Bundestag decides on solar subsidies cuts

German Bundestag building

Delegates from Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and the FDP have won. PV feed-in tariffs (FITs) will be slashed again at mid-year, depending on market growth.


Is CIGS ready for a comeback?

SoloPower thin film CIGS material

The CIGS PV market is poised for a comeback according to a new report, which identifies three markets ripe for development, and discusses China’s potential to take the production lead. However, if it wants to make an impact, it...


First Solar pushes for exit strategy

First Solar thin film modules on Phoenix Solar PV installation in Karlstadt-Laudenbach, Germany

One thing occupying the minds of First Solar executives these days is how to grab new markets before growth in Europe begins to slow. They spoke at length about this goal while providing a tempered market outlook on Thursday,...


Mounting systems: strategies and competitive landscapes

Unirac racking system

Mounting equipment may not be the most high-profile PV component, but it is a critical piece where innovative designs can make a big difference to costs. In an interview, Unirac executives discuss their strategies for the North...


Michigan team bidding on 100 MW of solar projects

New Generation Power breaks ground on the up to 62 MW Rockford solar project

A team of solar and wind companies has announced it is bidding on a total of 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects in Michigan, the U.S. Of this, solar comprises half.


Updated: Puxing Chengda to open polysilicon, solar cell and module factories

Schmid GmbH + Co. and Schmid Silicon Technology GmbH signed a contract with Xinjiang Puxing Chengda New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. yesterday

Having signed agreements with Schmid Silicon Technology GmbH (SST) and Gebr. Schmid GmbH + Co. (Schmidt), Xinjiang Puxing Chengda New Energy Technology Co. Ltd. will open a 15,000 ton polysilicon, and a 2.5 gigawatt solar cell...


SNEC Shanghai: Faster, larger, more professional

Stand at 5th SNEC PV in Shanghai, China

China is calling the shots in the PV industry – this became clear once again at the end of the 5th SNEC (2011) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai, China.


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Bosch looking to takeover aleo solar

Bosch corporate signage on building

The Bosch Group has announced it is looking to completely take over aleo solar AG.


Solon to build 15 MW Californian solar plant

Fresno sign

Solon Corporation is to build a 15 megawatt (MW) (AC) solar power plant in California.


Solar Rainbow to install 2.3 MW New Jersey rooftop system

Map of The system South Plainfield, New Jersey

Solar Rainbow Services and Carlisle Energy Services have formed a joint venture to install a 2.3 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop system atop Jordache Enterprises’ New Jersey distribution center and warehouse.


Europe: PV leading renewable energy

Spanish PV installation

According to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), PV represented the strongest capacity growth in Europe last year, out of all the renewable energy technologies.


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