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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.

19 MW Colorado PV park completed

Alomosa County road sign

Xcel Energy and SunPower Corp. have completed a 19 megawatt (MW) PV power plant in Colorado, the U.S. In other news, SunPower is working on a 30 MW project.

2 MW multi-school solar project completed in US

A two megawatt (MW) solar project, which is distributed across 15 Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) sites in the U.S., has been completed.

150 MW Californian CPV project to use locally-produced modules

Jerry Sanders, Mayor of San Diego.

CSOLAR Development, LLC, a renewable energy company managed by U.S.-based Tenaska Solar Ventures, has signed a 25-year contract with San Diego Gas and Electric (SGD&E) to produce 150 megawatts (MW) of solar power in southern...

Canadian Solar and Skypower sign third EPC agreement

Thunder Bay

Canadian Solar Inc. and SkyPower Limited will build a 10.5 megawatt (MW) solar park in Ontario. It is the third engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement between the two companies

Inventux receives RoHS certificate

Inventux Technologies AG HQ building

Inventux Technologies AG has been awarded a RoHS Certificate for its PV modules by TÜV Rheinland.

15. March 2011 | | Comment now

Centrosolar: market outlook positive; competition intensifying

Centrosolar Group AG has exceeded its 2010 financial targets. In addition to seeing further increases in 2011, it expects new opportunities in markets outside of Germany to arise. But, it believes competition is becoming...

France: FIT opinion divided at PV Power Plant conference

Paris at night

A conference in Paris highlighted the fact that opinion over the French Government’s decision to cut the country’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) is divided.

Nuclear power comes under attack; solar stocks increase

nuclear power plant

Following the explosions at several of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plants, and the uncertainty surrounding their safe shutdown, global calls for renewable energy to replace nuclear have been made. Solar stocks have also...

Ecobuild 2011 shines a light on PV

Two men attaching a solar panel to a roof in the exhibition halls of Ecobuild as part of a demonstration

The world's so-called 'biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment', Ecobuild, closed its doors on another successful event. This year, PV was well represented, with a noticeable increase in...

Sanyo opens Hungarian solar module facility

Dorog, Hungary

Sanyo’s Hungarian subsidiary has officially opened its new 150 megawatt (MW) solar module production facility in Hungary. Around 300 jobs have been created.

China: JA Solar to establish 3 GW solar facility

Hefei skyline

Under a new agreement, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is to set up a three gigawatt (GW) production facility in China. BHF Bank expects Roth & Rau to benefit, while Q-Cells will find it hard to compete.

10. March 2011 | | Comment now

Suntech exceeds 2010 targets; positive about coming year

Suntech branding at HQ building in Wuxi, China

Having outshone both its revenue and shipment targets in 2010, Suntech is looking forward to a positive 2011. The company announced it expects to ship at least 2.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar products, in addition to generating...

CME to build 3.5 MW solar park in Spain

Satellite image of Spain

Portuguese company CME Construção e Manutenção Electromecânica SA is to install a 3.5 megawatt (MW) solar park in Spain.

French PV tariff levels announced

French flag

As was reported on Tuesday, the French Government has issued new feed-in tariff guidelines. The tariff levels have now been published, and the 500 megawatt (MW) annual cap confirmed.

How to survive Czech’s demise

Photon Energy PV project

How does a company survive when its home market collapses? Michal Gärtner, CEO of Photon Energy speaks to pv magazine about the company’s survival strategy following the introduction of Czech’s retroactive solar tax and its...

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