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Yingli, Huawei sign MoU for Thai solar projects

Thailand flag.

The Chinese giants have teamed up with Solventia Solar Energy and Kasikornbank to sign a memorandum of understanding that will provide turnkey solar power solutions throughout Thailand.


AEG PS inaugurates Indian solar inverter factory

Bangalore at night

AEG Power Solutions has inaugurated its new 400 megawatt (MW) solar inverter factory in Bangalore, India. While 40 people have already been hired, it is expected that a total of 150 jobs will be created.


Canadian Solar lowers Q3 guidance

Canadian Solar screenshot

In line with a number of other photovoltaic companies, Canadian Solar has revised its third quarter guidance downwards, due to the continuing flat market.


France: Siemens brings 31 MWp of PV online

Siemens 31 MW solar photovoltaic park in the south of France

Siemens Energy has completed a 31 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic project in France. It is said to be the largest installation of its kind in the country.


Phoenix Solar completes Greek PV project

1.1 MW Greek solar photovoltaic park

Phoenix Solar’s Greek subsidiary has completed a 1.1 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in Macedonia.


Germany: EEG levy only €0.062 higher for 2012

Solar photovoltaic park in Germany

In Germany, the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) levy will increase next year to 3.592 euro cents per kilowatt hour. Further expansion of renewables is not the reason for the increase; the cause is in fact a new "liquidity buffer"....


UK: NextEnergy commissions 2 MW PV plant; realigns solar strategy

UK 2 MW solar photovoltaoc plant in Cornwall

NextEnergy Capital’s two megawatt (MW) U.K. photovoltaic plant has been officially commissioned this week. The European merchant bank has now announced plans to manage and operate a number of other utility-scale projects across...


GE to build 400 MW CdTe thin film factory in Colorado

An artist’s rendering shows the site of GE’s new solar plant being built in Colorado

GE has announced that it will build a new 400 megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride thin film photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Aurora, Colorado. Over 450 jobs are expected to be created.


Resale of PV PPAs in India risky

India satellite image

According to new research, there is rising anxiety among photovoltaic project developers, who are looking to sell their power purchase agreements (PPAs) before even starting construction on their projects. The lack of experience...


India: First big ticket solar project goes online

India - 30 MW thin film solar photovoltaic project in Gujarat

Moser Baer has officially brought its 30 megawatt (MW) thin film solar power plant online in India’s Gujarat. Amongst much brouhaha about aggressive bidding, lack of bank financing and the feasibility of solar power in India, the...


US solar industry fights for Section 1603 subsidy extension

Rhone Resch, SEIA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this week urged the U.S. Congress to approve another one-year extension of the Section 1603 Treasury program, citing a newly released study, which found that a longer program would...


Centrosolar reports positive Q3 EBIT, but reduces full year targets

Centrosolar HQ at night

Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG posted a positive third quarter (Q3) EBIT, but falling revenues. Overall, the company has revised its full year guidance downwards.


SunPower to build 5 MW Hawaiian solar farm

A beach in Kalaeloa, Hawaii

SunPower is set to build a five megawatt (MW) solar farm in Hawaii, after receiving the go ahead from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to sell the generated electricity to the Hawaiian Electric Company.


Solar cell manufacturer Arise Germany announces insolvency

Arise Germany's solar cells

Arise Technologies Deutschland GmbH (Arise Germany) has entered structured insolvency. Failure to secure adequate financing for the development of its solar plans was cited as the primary reason.


Natcore and MX Holding form JV to boost Italian PV panel producers

Image of Natcore's liquid phase deposition technology

U.S.-based Natcore Technology Inc. and the Italian MX Holding S.p.A. are looking to form a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing new technologies for a consortium of Italian photovoltaic panel producers. They will also open a...


Platina refinances 9.5 MW Italian PV park for €37 million

Commerzbank logo

Platina Partners LLP has secured €37 million in debt financing from the German Commerzbank for its Archangel photovoltaic park.


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