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SPI to develop 50 MW PV project in China

SPI installation

The California-based group is looking to expand operations in China's utility-scale PV sector, which it expects to soon be one of the largest in the world.

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China Sunergy and GCL-Poly sign 4,400 MW wafer agreement

GCL-Poly wafer manufacturing facilities

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has entered into a 4,400 megawatt (MW) long-term wafer supply agreement with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited.

Phoenix Solar to build PV park for Saudi oil company

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Phoenix Solar has been commissioned to build a 3.5 megawatt (MW) PV park for the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). When complete, it will reportedly be Saudi Arabia's largest PV installation.

EPIA tells UK Government to "act carefully"

London bridge

Following the UK's announcement that it will bring its FIT review forward by one year, representatives from EPIA gathered in London to urge the Government to "act very carefully".

France still struggling with PV incentives

French flag

The moratorium for PV plants in France will remain in force until March 8, after which a new regulation will be published. Charpin and Trink, political advisors charged with the task, are due to provide their report to the French...

Schott raises its revenues; focuses on cost reduction

Udo Ungeheuer, chairman of the management board of Schott

Schott AG has raised its sales revenues by 26 percent to €2.85 billion in fiscal 2009/2010. Having performed particularly well, the company’s solar subsidiary is looking to strengthen its global activities.

Taiwan: AUO subsidiary to install 300 MW solar wafer plant

AUO Optronics HQ building

AUO Crystal Corp. (ACC) is to establish a solar wafer plant in Taiwan. Initial capacity is expected to hit 300 megawatts (MW). Up to 1,000 jobs could also be created over the next three years.

PVN to build PV plant atop Californian landfill

Big Bear Valley, California

California-based PVNavigator (PVN) has entered into an agreement with the County of San Bernardino, under which the company aims to build a photovoltaics (PV) plant atop a closed landfill.

Ontario: Increased PV opportunities, but module dissatisfaction exists

Toronto PV rooftop installation

Following an increase in Ontario’s domestic content rule, there are many new opportunities for photovoltaic (PV) equipment manufacturers. However, installers are dissatisfied with module brands.

Hawaiian Electric Company and IC Sunshine sign 5 MW PPA

Island of Oahu

Hawaiian Electric Company and IC Sunshine LLC have signed a five megawatt (MW), 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA).

1 MW Slovenian PV project completed

Bisol's 1 MW rooftop PV project in Slovenia

Bisol has completed a one megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) rooftop system in Slovenia. It is reportedly one of the country’s largest.

First Solar and SCE sign 250 MW PV contract

Primm Nevada desert

First Solar and Southern California Edison (SCE) have signed a 250 megawatt (MW) AC power purchase agreement for the Silver State South photovoltaics (PV) project, which is expected to be operational by 2017.

Solon and TEP complete 1.6 MW US solar plant

Tucson, Arizona

Solon Corporation has completed a 1.6 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Tucson, the U.S. along with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP).

Yingli and Borrego Solar sign 20 MW supply agreement

San Diego skyline at night

Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc., has signed a 20 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) module supply agreement with Borrego Solar Systems Inc. Delivery is scheduled for this year.

Suniva achieves 19 percent screen printed cell efficiency

Ajeet Rohatgi, Suniva founder and CTO

Suniva, Inc. has claimed its ARTisun Select series solar cells, which are now in full-scale production, are achieving over 19 percent conversion efficiencies. This, says the company, is a record.

US to cut installation costs to $1/watt with SunShot initiative

SunEdison PV plant in City of Rifle

When Obama spoke of a 2035 clean energy goal during his State of the Union address, a big question on everyone’s mind was how he could achieve that. The answer, in part, is a new initiative called SunShot, which his energy chief...

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