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WRB secures PPA for 20 MW PV project in Jamaica

Jamaica 7 miles beach.

The company will supply solar power at US$0.18 per kW hour to the grid, with completion expected early 2015.

BIPV predicted to be worth $11 billion by 2016

BIPV Fraunhofer ISE DSSC module

New research from NanoMarkets forecasts that building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) product revenues will exceed USD$11 billion in 2016. Meanwhile, installed BIPV capacity is set to increase to 3.6 gigawatts (GW).

US non-residential PV pipeline hits 17 GW

SolarTAC test facility Aurora, CO, man in yellow hard hat installing photovoltaic panels

There are currently 17 gigawatts (GW) worth of photovoltaic projects in the U.S. pipeline, according to new research.

Italian PV association calls for market certainty as investor confidence fails

Q-Cells photovolratic installation Italy

Investor concern among Italian and foreign photovoltaic operators is said to be running high after rumors emerged that the government would further cut incentives. Despite assurances to the contrary, GIFI says the industry is...

Gesolar ramps up production capacity

Geosolar photovoltaic module production facility China

Phase II of Gesolar's workshop has gone into production. The potential for over 200 new jobs has been created and an extra 180 megawatts (MW) of annual production capacity added.

GT Solar secures 2 new polysilicon equipment orders

GT Solar screenshot

GT Solar International, Inc. has received new orders worth USD$81.7 million for its polysilicon production equipment.

Scheuten installs nearly 20 MW of PV in first half of the year

Scheuten Solar photovoltaic rooftop installation industrial in Europe

Scheuten Solar has realized nearly 20 megawatts worth of photovoltaic projects in the first half of the year, in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.

Vario green energy installs 6.2 MW in Slovakia

The Vario green energy group Slovakia photovoltaic installation in a field

The Vario green energy group has announced it constructed six solar parks in Slovakia worth a total of 6.2 megawatts (MW) between May and June.

49.9 MW Ohio solar project takes step closer to reality

Isofoton production facility.

AEP Ohio and Turning Point Solar LLC have entered into a participation agreement to develop a 49.9 megawatt (MW) solar generation facility.

Q-Cells to start work on last phase of 60 MW PV project

The photovoltaic project is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (pictured)

Q-Cells’ North American subsidiary is gearing up to start work on the last ten megawatt (MW) AC phase of Starwood Energy Group Global’s 60 MW photovoltaic project in Ontario.

Ontario: PV projects worth 27.5 MW approved

Ontario flag

Feed-in tariffs for six new large-scale photovoltaic projects totaling 27.5 megawatts (MW) have been secured in Ontario this week.

Mixed outlook for PV inverter market

Inverters being installed photovoltaic installation US

Due to oversupply in the photovoltaic market in 2010, the global inverter market is expected to decline by over 10 percent, to below $6 billion this year. The long-term outlook is, however, positive.

Scatec Solar undertakes 2.5 MW German PV project

Pictured is Scatec's 1.7 MW photovoltaic park, near Neumarkt

Norwegian company Scatec Solar has started construction on a 2.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Utscheid, Germany.

24.1 MW German crystalline PV project to be grid connected

Germany 24.1MW crystalline silicon photovoltaic park in Brandenburg, germany by Wirsol Solar

One of Germany’s biggest photovoltaic parks using crystalline silicon modules is nearing completion. It is expected to be grid connected this month.

Ontario developer receives $15 million for solar rooftop projects

Ontario satellite image

Blackstone Solar Inc. has received a CAD$15 million financing facility to develop rooftop solar projects in Ontario, Canada.

Kyocera increases PV plant size following government energy restrictions

Kyocera's 230kW solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of its Tanagura manufacturing plant in Fukushima, Japan

Kyocera has increased the size of a photovoltaic plant at one of its Fukushima manufacturing facilities, after the Japanese Government introduced electricity restrictions on July 1. This is the first time in 41 years such...

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