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Canadian Solar sells 10 MW PV plant to BlackRock fund

Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO, Canadian Solar

The solar installation will include some 38,763 CS6X high-performance modules and is expected to create more than 150 new jobs during the development and construction phase.


Phoenix Solar builds 14.4 MW PV project in Germany; production to hit 18 MW

Phoenix Solar AG PV power plant in Brandenburg, Germany

Phoenix Solar AG, has built a photovoltaic (PV) power plant with a peak power of 14.4 megawatts (MWp) for Hamburg-based LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH. Production will be ramped up to 18 MWp in a second construction phase, says...


Nautilus Solar Energy to build three MW solar power project at WPU University

Nautilus Solar Energy WPU solar installation

Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC has announced the completion of an agreement to finance the construction and operation of the first three megawatts (MW) of a 3.5MW solar energy project on the William Paterson University (WPU) campus...


One of world’s largest solar power plants to be built in Thailand

A rendering of Sharp's 73 megawatt Thailand solar power plant

The Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with Thai power producer NED to establish one of the world’s largest solar power generation plants, with a power generation capacity of 73 megawatts (MW). Construction is due to start...


Eaton to create USD$20 million solar power system

Aerial shot of Albuquerque

The Eaton Corporation is to design and install a USD$20 million 3.2 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) system in New Mexico, the U.S. When completed, it is set to the state’s largest PV system.


PBEC secures purchase option for 800 acre solar energy site in Arizona

PBEC solar farms site in Arizona

The Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has secured the option to purchase 807 acres of solar energy-zoned land in Gila Bend, Arizona, the U.S. 




BTU International receives USD$16 million order

BTU International PV panels

BTU International has received a USD$16 million order for its solar cell processing equipment.


Sharp produces its two millionth solar panel

Sharp solar panels

Sharp Electronics Corporation is commemorating the production of its two millionth solar panel at its assembly operation at Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA) in Memphis.


Systaic sells off its majority stake in Webasto Solar

Systaic PV modules

Systaic has sold its 64 percent holding in the joint venture Webasto Solar GmbH to automotive supplier Webasto AG for around one million euros.


First curved solar module in the U.S. to receive UL certification announced

SRS Energy's example of its Sole Power Tile

The first curved solar module in the U.S. to meet the requirements for UL 1703 certification has been announced.


Laytec secures two new Asian distribution partners

Laytec PV system

Laytec has expanded its photovoltaics (PV) distribution network with the addition of two new Asian partners. The company has said this is so it can meet the “increasing interest” in its in-line metrology systems for PV...


Sunrun nets USD$50 million to expand solar operations

Sunrun home solar plan

To help meet the increasing demand for its home solar plans and for expansion into new U.S. markets, Sunrun has announced it has secured USD$55 million in funding.


Upsolar PV modules certified for new UK feed-in-tariff

Upsolar solar panels

The British Board of Agrément (BBA) has granted the MCS certificate for the complete Upsolar photovoltaics (PV) module range after a detailed certification process. The certificate is mandatory in order to be eligible for Clean...


Solar meets fashion in the U.S.

A model walking down the runway at Portland Fashion Week

Models in the 2010 Portland Fashion Week - scheduled to be held this October in Portland, the U.S. - will walk a runway composed of Solarworld's solar panels, thus helping to underline the sustainable development of two of the...


Singyes Solar to increase overseas BIPV production

Singyes Solar ceremony

In a bid to "rapidly increase" its overseas business, China-based Singyes Solar has announced it is expanding its production capacity. A focus will be on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).


Spire receives DOE grant to develop LED based solar simulator

Spire solar simulator

Spire Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a light emitting diode (LED) based solar simulator.


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