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Scatec Solar sales skyrocket in third quarter

Scatec Solar Kalkbult project, South Africa

The Norwegian company nearly doubled its installed production capacity to 220 MW following the grid connection of three solar power plants in South Africa and Rwanda, which drove revenue and profit growth.


Roth & Rau sells off CTF subsidiary

Roth & Rau building with photovoltaics

Roth & Rau has sold its Roth & Rau CTF Solar GmbH (CTF) subsidiary off to an unidentified Chinese manufacturer. The financial sum was not disclosed.


China: Schiller wins contract to equip new thin film factory

Schiller photovoltaic thin film automation cassette station

Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG will supply automation equipment to an unnamed Chinese customer for a new 120 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic thin film factory.


REC extends PV production shutdown

REC's Herøya photovoltaic wafer production plant

REC has extended its photovoltaic production shutdown in Norway until the end of the year.


Italy: Banks loan €110 million for 5 PV projects

Deutsche Bank Towers

A consortium of banks have provided €110 million in financing for five photovoltaic projects worth 30.4 megawatts (MW) in Italy.


US: 8minutenergy and Gestamp given go-ahead to develop 335 MW of PV

Chocolate Mountain 50MW solar PV park, California

8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a Generation Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID), under which they will develop 335 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic...


Poland: First 1 MW PV plant online soon

Polish flag

Construction work on Poland’s first megawatt photovoltaic power plant is drawing to a close.


Despite losses, Suntech increases Q2 shipments

Suntech branding outside Wuxi, China HQ

Like many of the photovoltaic module manufacturers, Suntech’s balance sheets have been hit hard by falling prices and an unsettled market. Despite this, the company says it has upped its shipping ante.


India: SunBorne closes financing on 15 MW PV plant

Satellite image of India

SunBorne Energy has closed financing on the debt component of $30.6 million (INR 1.4 billion) for a 15 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in the state of Gujarat, India.


Etrion completes work on 2.6 MW Italian solar park

Etrion's 2.6 MW solar photovoltaic park in Italy's Lazio region

Etrion has completed work on its 2.6 megawatt (MW) Nettuno solar park in Lazio, Italy.


First Solar dedicates Arizona factory; appoints GM

First Solar CEO Rob Gillette and Mesa, Ariz., Vice Mayor Scott Somers unveil a ceremonial marker commemorating construction progress for the company's new factory, while Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, looks on.

First Solar has dedicated the site at which its approximately 250 megawatt (MW) thin film photovoltaic module plant will operate, when complete in 2012. Todd Spangler was unveiled as general manager and site director.


Yingli PV module shipments reach record high

Liansheng Miao Yingli chairman and CEO

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has enjoyed a successful second quarter (Q2) having recorded high shipping volumes and revenues. As such, the company has reiterated its shipping guidance and ramped up capacity.


Astronergy and Solar Park invest in Thai solar farms

Bangkok skyline

Astronergy and Solar Park Co. Ltd have announced their plans to invest in 5.5 megawatts peak (MWp) worth of solar farms in Thailand.


Germany: First 2 phases on 46 MWp PV park complete

First 20 MW phase of Zerbst photovoltaic park

A 46 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic park is currently under construction in Germany, at former military airport, Zerbst, in Saxony-Anhalt.


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CNPV and SolarTec form PV partnership

CNPV screenshot

CNPV Solar Power SA and SolarTec Group have signed a memorandum of understanding and strategic partnership agreement.


Updated: 500 MW Blythe project abandons CSP in favor of PV

Simutaltion of Solar Millennium's one gigawatt photovoltaic/solar thermal Blythe project

The first 500 megawatt (MW) phase of the one gigawatt Blythe solar project will be converted to use photovoltaics instead of concentrated solar power (CSP).


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