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Verizon to install 10.2 MW of solar throughout US

Verizon facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The telecommunications giant is investing $40 million to expand its green energy capacity and increase its total solar capacity to 25 MW this year.

Latin America to see largest CPV system installed

Skyline's new X14 array

Skyline Solar has been selected for what it says is Latin America’s largest utility-scale concentrated PV (CPV) power plant. The company has also unveiled its new Skyline Solar X14 array.

On the cusp of intelligent PV

General PV module picture

The PV industry is on the cusp of a new generation, where many believe intelligent design will become standard. According to one industry expert, to avoid being left behind, now is the time to introduce this technology to the...

25. March 2011 | | Comment now

Solar Millennium – Claassen dispute heats up

Solar Millennium solar thermal image

Solar Millennium AG has announced it will sue former CEO Utz Claassen for the full repayment of his €9 million signing fee, after settlement negotiations reportedly failed.

25. March 2011 | | Comment now

SolarWorld sets its sights on expansion

SolarWorld module factory

On the back of a successful 2010, SolarWorld AG has announced it is looking to expand its PV module production capacity to 1.4 gigawatts. The company is also looking to develop new storage technologies.

Solutia acquires $7 million stake in Taiwan firm

Solutia HQ building

Under a new, USD$7 million agreement, Solutia Inc. is to acquire selected assets of Aimcore Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based conductive film manufacturing firm.

24. March 2011 | | Comment now

aleo sets its sights on international market

aleo solar HQ building

aleo solar AG has reported positive 2010 financial results. Looking forward to this year, production capacity increases and international expansion are key priorities.

Fukushima fallout could create 100 GW of newly installed PV

City of Rifle PV power plant SunEdison

Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, Bank Sarasin believes the potential now exists to install an additional 100 gigawatts (GW) of PV by 2015.

JinkoSolar signs 6 MW supply deal

Screenshot of JinkoSolar's website

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has signed a one-year supply agreement with U.S.-based Lumos Solar. The financial details were not disclosed.

German 2010 PV installation figures increased

General image of PV panels against the sky

Since reporting that Germany installed 7,250 megawatts (MW) of PV in 2010, the German Federal Network Agency has altered its September figure, thus taking final newly installed capacity to 7,400 MW.

Belectric tops global PV system integrator rankings

Belectric PV Plant in Rentweinsdorf, Germany

Having developed over 300 megawatts (MW) worth of PV systems last year, Belectric has pushed Q-Cells out of the way to sit at the top of IMS Research’s Global PV System Integrator Rankings.

Phoenix Solar to build French PV plant

Map of France showing Haute-Loire department

Phoenix Solar AG is to install a 1.7 megawatt (MW) PV power plant in France’s Haute-Loire department. When completed, it will reportedly be the largest installation of its kind in the department.

First Solar breaks ground in Vietnam

First Solar's new plant in Vietnam will also house a recycling facility

First Solar has officially broken ground on its four-line PV module manufacturing plant in Dong Nam Industrial Park, 25 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

SunPower to build 5 MW solar farm in Hawaii

Kalaeloa, Hawaii, beach

SunPower Corporation is to build a five megawatt (MW) solar farm in West Oahu, Hawaii. The generated power will be sold to the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Search for the niche, next to gigawatt class

The quality and cost question was raised once again at the 5th Photovoltaic Fab Managers Forum. Image: Hans-Christoph Neidlein/Solarpraxis AG.

With a call for increased cooperation within the European PV industry along the value chain, the 5th Photovoltaic Fab Managers Forum in Berlin under SEMI PV Group came to an end.

Solar panels as standard feature in development

KB Home is taking the first step to offering standardized solar panel integrated homes. Image:Flickr/silas216

Los Angeles based KB Home will incorporate solar panels as a standard feature for its ten new developments.

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