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Magnolia to merge with silicon processing company

A thin film solar module.

Merger will give US thin-film maker access to high-purity quartz sand from SSRG's Lighthouse mine. The Australian operation is said to be the largest deposit of such quartz in the world.


Goldbeck completes UK’s largest PV rooftop system

UK 515 rooftop photovoltaics installation in Bradford UK

The Goldbeck Group has announced the completion of a 515 kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaics rooftop system in Bradford, the UK. It is said to be the largest installation of its kind in the country.


SolarReserve awarded $737 million DOE loan guarantee

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded SolarReserve a $737 million conditional commitment loan guarantee for its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes solar energy project to be built in Tonopah, Nevada.


Sulfurcell announces name change

Soltecture HQ building

Sulfurcell has announced a name change. Ten years after its establishment, the CIS solar thin film company will henceforth be known as Soltecture.


PV Legal: Positive PV progress made in legal and administrative barriers

Phoenix Solar French photovoltaic solar installation

The results of PV Legal’s two year project have found that, overall, "real progress" has been made in removing both legal and administrative photovoltaic barriers. There are still a number of hurdles in place though.


Scheuten supplys solar panels to Netherlands BIPV project

Scheuten Rotterdam train station photovoltaics BIPV project

Scheuten Solar has announced it will provide over 3,000 solar panels to Rotterdam’s central train station in the Netherlands. The integrated glass-glass panels will reportedly constitute the country’s largest building-integrated...


4 MW PV system part of US’s biggest Zero Net Energy development

University of California Davis campus

As part of the largest planned Zero Net Energy development in the U.S., SunPower is designing and building a four megawatt photovoltaic installation. The project will comprise both rooftop systems and parking canopies.


Solar Millennium expands into PV

Solar Millennium parabolic trough technology

Solar thermal company Solar Millennium AG has announced it is expanding its business strategy to include photovoltaics and other solar technologies.


GT Solar receives $228 million polysilicon order

GT Solar screenshot

GT Solar International, Inc. has received a $228 million order from OCI Company, Ltd. for its polysilicon production equipment and technology. It is said to be the company’s largest to date.


Solon to build large scale UK PV park

UK flag

Solon has started construction on a 408 kilowatt photovoltaic park in the UK. It is expected to be one of the few large-scale solar parks built before the proposed feed-in tariff changes come into play in August.


Work begins on 11 MWp German PV park

Image of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania’s capital Schwerin

IBC Solar has officially begun construction on an over 11 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaics park in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Scheduled for completion in August, it is expected to be one of the largest...


SDG&E and Soitec sign CPV contracts worth 125 MW

Image of San Diego skyline

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC have signed two 25-year solar contracts worth a total of 125 megawatts (MW) to be generated in the utility’s service territory.


Portugal: Solar industry fears IMF’s decision

Portugal's 46 megawatt Amareleja/Moura photovoltaics park, which was completed in 2009

The Portuguese photovoltaics industry could be at risk, following the final report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union (EU) on Portugal’s bailout, which recommended a...


Suntech expands Arizona PV facility

Suntech's Arizonian photovoltaic module manufacturing facility

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has introduced a third production shift at its photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The expansion has created an additional 30 jobs.


Trina: Sequential declines seen, but YoY figures up; capacity expansion announced

Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar

Trina Solar Limited has seen its solar business decline in the first quarter of 2011. Year on year figures are, however, up. Looking ahead, the company will expand its in-house production capacity. It has also announced a 130...


GCL-Poly begins construction on 5 MW San Diego project

Californian flag

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited has begun construction on a five megawatt photovoltaics project, located in the U.S.’s San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).


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