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Foresight fund secures £100 million to purchase UK solar farms

Conergy 5 MW plant in Cornwall, Britain

The solar asset manager expects to double its operational capacity in the U.K. in the next twelve months to some 200 MW. It's latest acquisition includes the 37 MW Kencot, Oxfordshire, PV farm.

juwi establishes Indian subsidiary; plans to develop 100 MWs of PV

Image of Bangalore street

The juwi-Group has opened a new subsidiary - juwi India Renewable Energies Pvt. Ltd - in Bangalore, India.

American Capital Energy starts 3 MW North American rooftop installation

Image of solar panel on GSK’s Northeast Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in York, Pennsylvania, the U.S.

American Capital Energy has begun installation of a three-megawatt (MW) rooftop solar array for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare.

Solarion and Walsin Lihwa sign €60 million thin film investment agreement

Yu-Lon Chaio, chairman of Walsin Lihwa, and Dieter Waffel, chairman of Solarion AG

Germany-based Solarion AG and Taiwanese company Walsin Lihwa have signed a €60 million investment cooperation agreement to produce Copper-Indium-Gallium-Diselenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells.

alwitra GmbH completes 1.02 MWp German PV installation

Solyndra's biggest PV installation in Germany, located on a Parts Europe GmbH warehouse in Konz

alwitra GmbH, a has completed a 1.02 megawatt peak (MWp) rooftop solar system in Konz, Germany.

UK: GHL completes one of country’s largest solar rooftop systems

Greenfield Holdings rooftop solar installation on Sanisbury's

Greenfield Holdings (GHL) has completed what it says is one of the largest commercial rooftop solar installations in the UK.

28. October 2010 | | Comment now

Satcon closes public offering of common stock

Satcon Solstice PV inverter

Photovoltaics inverter company, Satcon Technology Corporation, has announced the completion of its public offering of 10,350,000 shares of its common stock.

28. October 2010 | | Comment now

CNPV signs 150 MWp supply agreement with Stand-by Europe

CNPV leadership Team, Stand-by Europe Leadership Team, CDB, Sinosure, Dongying Government Officials

CNPV Solar Power SA and Czech-based Stand-by Europe have entered into an extended long-term strategic partnership agreement.

Solar Frontier to supply 10 MW of PV modules for Saudi installation

Artist's impression of how the completed project should look

Solar Frontier K.K., is to supply Saudi Aramco with 10 megawatts (MW) of thin film CIS (copper, indium, and selenium) solar modules for a car park installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Polysilicon enables strong PV growth

The lead author of the market report, The Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production, Johannes Bernreuter will present at the 11th Forum Solarpraxis.

Bernreuter Research states that the feedstock is sufficient for 27.5 gigawatts in 2011.

27. October 2010 | | Comment now

Solar energy for Moscow

The German-Russian joint venture sees a solar installation in Moscow.

An eight kilowatt peak system is currently being installed on the roof of the Russian Space Museum in Moscow.

26. October 2010 | | Comment now

Solar initiative fails in Pennsylvania

Advocates of solar are disappointed that the solar bill did not advance in the Senate in Pennsylvania.

For the third time in two years, a legislative proposal to increase the state's commitment to alternative energy has failed to even reach a vote in the Senate.

1000 MW and 1100 jobs with Blythe solar project

The Blythe project near the Colorado river is a milestone move for solar energy in the U.S. according to Ken Salazar.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the nearly 1,100 megawatts solar power project in Blythe, California.

Easier and faster certification and market entry

TÜV Rheinland and FM Approvals will cooperate on PV modules testing.

A new testing service from FM Approvals and TÜV Rheinland can now enable photovoltaic module manufacturers to get certification and market entry quicker and easier.

25th solar array donation in Texas

Green Mountain's Big Texas Sun Club has been donating solar arrays all over Texas.

Green Mountain Energy Company dedicated its 25th solar array donation in Texas to the Texas Foundation for Educational Advancement.

Wipro develops new hardware

Wipro hopes to improve power generation in solar power plants with its hardware.

Wipro, based in India, has developed a new hardware to optimise power generation in solar plants. The product has already been piloted with a solar company.

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