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HelioSage Energy sells 60 MW-AC North Carolina PV portfolio

Solar installation, North Carolina.

U.S. utility scale developer has offloaded 12 ground-mount, development-stage solar projects via a round of PPAs with local power agencies.


Inverter buyer survey: Storage seen as key

An inverter buyers survey conducted by IHS Inc. revealed that there is a growing need for energy storage in PV systems. More than 400 global PV inverter customers responded to the survey, of which a third expect to be using...


Operations begin on 26 MW Borrego PV plant in California

US California 26 MW photovoltaic Borrego I Solar Generating Station

Commercial operations are now underway on NRG Energy Inc.’s 26 MW photovoltaic plant, located northeast of Borrego Springs, in California, the U.S. The generated electricity is being sold to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E )...


Welspun achieves financial close on 130 MW Indian PV project

Welspun solar photovoltaic Image

Welspun Energy Ltd has closed financing worth INR 8.85 billion on its 130 MW photovoltaic project, located in Madhya Pradesh, India.


Italians plan PV parks and production facilities for Brazil

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Astra Energia is planning to install at least 50 MW worth of photovoltaic parks in Brazil. Meanwhile, Real Watt Solar aims to invest US$376.5 million in the establishment of two photovoltaic manufacturing facilities.


Mexico: Work on 27 MW PV plant underway

La Paz Mexico

Mexico’s energy regulator, Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) has issued a small producer generation permit to Grupotec Energy de Mexico for a 27.56 MWp photovoltaic farm. The generated electricity will be sold to the federal...


Suntech exec chair swap branded "misconceived and unlawful"

Suntech HQ Wuxi China

Suntech’s decision to replace founder and former CEO, Zhengrong Shi, with Susan Wang as executive chair of the Chinese company’s board of directors has sparked an internal management struggle. Shi has branded the move both...


Solarion applies for self-administrative insolvency

Solarion CIGS thin film solar photovoltaics

Germany-based CIGS thin film manufacturer Solarion AG has applied for self-administrative insolvency with the District Court in Germany’s Leipzig. Lucas Flöther has been appointed trustee to oversee the restructuring.


Panasonic and Pristine Sun unveil 50 MW PV partnership

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Panasonic Eco Solutions Energy Management North America and Pristine Sun will install 50 MW of photovoltaics in California, the U.S., over the next 24 months. The generated energy will be sold to PG&E.


Official: Chinese PV modules must register in EU

Suntech Chinese solar photovoltaic modules

As of today, March 5, all Chinese photovoltaic modules and their main components coming into the EU must register with national customs authorities. This means should anti-dumping tariffs be imposed at the end of the year, they...


Sonnedix completes 9.5 MW Thai PV plant

Thailand 9.5 MW solar photovoltaic plant

Sonnedix Group has completed a 9.5 MW photovoltaic plant in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The project marks a 100 MW milestone for the company.


Solar Frontier banks on higher Japanese sales

Atsuhiko Hirano Solar Frontier

Solar Frontier expects to see a significant increase in its 2013 domestic sales on the back of the anticipated solar boom in Japan. Despite high utilization, however, the photovoltaic thin film module manufacturer is not planning...


Yingli: Net losses hit $0.5 billion; expects to ship over 3 GW in 2013

Yingli Green Energy solar photovoltaic park

2012 saw Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited record net losses totaling over US$0.5 billion – a slight decrease on 2011. Despite this, the company saw photovoltaic module shipments significantly increase. For 2013, it...


Isofotón unveils employee reorganization plan

Isofoton HQ

Isofotón has unveiled its employee reorganization plan, which is expected to affect staff at its Malaga manufacturing plant in Spain. The international business is still said to be "solid, solvent and profitable."


Texas: Phase 1 of 400 MW San Antonio solar scheme under way

The U.S. flag.

OCI Solar Power will tomorrow (Tuesday March 5) officially break ground on construction of the first phase of its 400 MW San Antonio project – the largest solar development in Texas.


Greece: New bill aims to cut PV red tape

Greece Drama solar photovoltaic project

A new bill has been brought to the Greek parliament, aimed at speeding up so-called "fast track" strategic investments, including for photovoltaic projects. The goal is to reduce red tape and increase flexibility. Financing...


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