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Plans unveiled for 19.5 MW PV plant in Hampshire, England

The New Forest, Hampshire.

The solar park would be located in Test Valley, southern England, and owned by Germany's Kronos Solar Projects.


Alanod-Solar unveils new USD$25 million production facility

New Alanod solar facility

Alanod-Solar has unveiled its new lacquering facility in Ennepetal, Germany. The new facility represents a total investment of USD$25 million and increases the company’s annual capacity by nearly ten million additional square...


Aleo Solar AG raises revenue forecast to €480 million

Aleo Solar AG headquarters

Aleo solar AG has said it expects to report consolidated revenue of at least €480 million for this year. The company further anticipates a solid EBIT (Earnings Before net Interest and Tax) margin.


Germany's parliament approves solar cut compromise

Germany's upper house of parliament has agreed to a compromise proposal to reduce the cuts for solar power incentives. The law can now enter into force.


Air Products to build 1.5 MW solar farm at its headquarters

Air Products HQ

U.S.-based Air Products is to build a 1.5 megawatt (MW), 12-acre solar farm at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, Pa. Construction is scheduled to begin this autumn and should be completed by next spring.


Solar Semiconductor and Conex Energy to develop over 300 MW of solar opportunities

Solar Semiconductor, Inc. and Conex Energy, Inc. have announced the agreement to develop over 300 megawatts (MW) of solar opportunities at various locations in California, the U.S. and Ontario, Canada.


Ontario Power Authority proposes cuts in pay rates for small ground-mounted solar PV projects

Rooftop PV in Germany

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has proposed a new pricing category of 58.8 Canadian cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh) for ground-mounted solar photovoltaics (PV) projects of ten kilowatts or less, instead of the original 80.2...


German lower house agrees on solar cuts compromise

Bundesrat

Germany's lower house of parliament has agreed to a compromise proposal for a slight reduction in cuts to solar power incentives over a three-month transition period, reports Reuters.


Silexsolar to increase PV panel production capacity to 20 MW


Silexsolar PV panels

Silexsolar Pty Ltd is to expand its photovoltaics (PV) panel production capacity at its Sydney Olympic Park (SOP) manufacturing facility in Australia by seven megawatts (MW), in response to strong demand for its panels from the...


PV capacity to “fall considerably” in 2011 warns new report

PV panels in solar park

Changes in incentive schemes and new regulations could see the total capacity of photovoltaics (PV) installations “fall considerably” in 2011, meaning new markets would have to pick up the shortfall. The news comes as IMS...


SMUD signs multiple PPAs with Recurrent Energy for 60 MW of solar power

SMUD PV panel

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has signed multiple 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Recurrent Energy for 60 megawatts (MW) of solar power to be developed in the southern portion of Sacramento...


JA Solar signs 70 MW supply agreement with Solar-Fabrik

JA Solar solar cell

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has entered into supply agreements with Solar-Fabrik AG. Under the terms of the agreements, JA Solar is expected to supply Solar-Fabrik with approximately 70 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV)...


Suniva increases manufacturing capacity to 170 MW

The company has expanded its operations. Image: Suniva.

Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, has announced it has expanded its manufacturing capacity to 170 megawatts (MW) from 96 MW by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta...


Solar plane successfully completes first ever night flight

Solar Impulse's first successful night flight

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar plane has successfully completed its first night flight, thus leading the way for the company to explore “human and technological limits further”. The achievement, says the company, has marked a...


Hybrid Energy signs five year distribution and co-development agreement; expects USD$25 million income

Hybrid Energy Holdings thin film product

Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. (HYBE) has signed a formal Development and Distribution Agreement with KS IP Holdings, LLC for USD$25 million. Under the agreement, KS IP Holdings, LLC has acquired exclusive development and...


U.S.: Construction to get underway on California’s largest school solar project

Rosendin Electric company building

Construction on the largest school solar project in California, the U.S. is about to get underway. Rosendin Electric has announced that the USD$50 million, 9.4 megawatt (MW) installation, which spans ten schools, will be...


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