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UK renewables sector cheers carbon budget decision

Ed Davey, Nick Clegg

Legally binding target to cut carbon emissions by 80% will be upheld during the period 2023 to 2027, says U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey.


Seat installs 4 MW rooftop PV project

Seat's 4 MW rooftop PV installation

Seat has completed the first phase of its 'Seat in the Sun' project, worth €17 million. When completed the project will comprise a total of six photovoltaic (PV) plants.


First Solar buys 15 MW solar project; sells 20 MWs

Amherstburg, Ontario

First Solar Inc. has completed the acquisition of Helios Energy's Amherstburg II Solar Project. First Solar will now sell it, along with a second project to Enbridge Inc., for around CAD$90 million.


Gehrlicher sells 1.9 MWp solar rooftop system

Gehrlicher Solar's 1.9 MW PV system on Audi's rooftop in Germany

Gehrlicher Solar AG has sold a 1.9 megawatt peak (MWp) solar system to PT Erneuerbare Energien GmbH for €4.65 million.


01. February 2011 | | Comment now

Centrotec expands into African PV market

Gert-Jan Huisman, CEO of Centrotec Sustainable AG

Centrotec Sustainable AG subsidiary, Ubbink B.V., has acquired a 60 percent stake in Germany-based Solar23 through a capital increase of €0.9 million.


Power-One opens 1 GW North American facility

Arizona

Power-One, Inc. has opened its North American manufacturing facility in Phoenix. Up to 350 people are expected to be employed.


Recurrent Energy steps up its Ontario game

Celestica HQ, Toronto

Celestica is to manufacture 180 megawatts worth of photovoltaic (PV) modules for Recurrent Energy, which is looking to install 19 solar power plants in Ontario.


Austria sets 2011 PV tariffs

Fronius rooftop PV in Austria

Austria's photovoltaic (PV) feed-in tariffs will remain at their current levels for 2011.


Abantia completes 5 Italian PV plants

Map of Italy's Abruzzo region

Spanish group Abantia has begun operations on five photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy.


31. January 2011 | | Comment now

Suntech adds new production shift to US plant

Suntech's Arizona PV module manufacturing facility

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has introduced a second production shift at its recently established solar panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona.


Hanwha SolarOne and SunEdison sign supply agreement

Hanwha SolarOne's PV modules ready for shipping

Under a new agreement China-based Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. is to supply U.S. company SunEdison with 54 megawatts (MWs) of photovoltaic modules.


Enel to build 9 MW Italian PV plant

A view of Adrano, Italy

Enel Green Power has said it will build a nine megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in Adrano, Italy.


SolarMarkt connects 4 solar projects to Czech grid

SolarMarkt's 200 kW rooftop solar installation in Panská Lícha, Czech Republic

Germany-based SolarMarkt AG connected four solar projects worth a total of 5.7 megawatts (MWs) to the Czech Republic grid at the end of last year.


meeco Group to install 50 MWs in India

mecco Group branding at trade fair

The meeco Group has announced its plans to install photovoltaic (PV) parks worth up to 50 megawatts peak (MWp) in India over the next three years.


28. January 2011 | | Comment now

Roth & Rau secures €31.9 million in new orders

Roth & Rau's SiNA anti reflective coating system

The Roth & Rau Group has received new orders totaling €31.9 million in the first weeks of this year.


27. January 2011 | | Comment now

Schott Solar to expand global capacity

Schott Solar branding on a PV installation in North America

Germany-based Schott Solar has announced it will boost its global photovoltaic (PV) module production capacity to more than 800 megawatts (MWs) this year. It will also expand its wafer production capacity.


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