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India update: New committee for 7.5 GW PV project, Andhra Pradesh eyes 300 MW plant

Ladakh, India.

Three of India's largest states have pushed forward plans to meet their PV installation targets, including bringing the 7.5 GW project in Jammu and Kashmir one step closer.

Through the Suntech looking glass

The company’s global HQ, Wuxi, comprises the world’s largest solar facade

What future PV trends does the world’s largest producer of crystalline silicon solar panels anticipate? And just what exactly is the company’s almost 400-strong R&D team working on? During a two-day fact finding mission to China,...

25. November 2010 | | Comment now

Canada sees first dedicated solar EPC company established

RESCo commercial solar roof-top project in Canada

What has been described as Canada’s first solar-focused Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firm has been established following investment by Flynn Canada Ltd into RESCo Energy Inc.

Solar Millennium awaiting DOE outcome for Blythe solar projects loan guarantees

Solar Millennium parabolic trough power plant

Solar Millennium LLC is awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision regarding securing loan guarantees for its Blythe solar projects. It is hoped a conclusion will be reached in the new year.

25. November 2010 | | Comment now

Day4 Energy and NSP sign supply agreement

George Rubin

Day4 Energy Inc. has signed a supply agreement with Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power Corporation.

S.A.G. Solarstrom to install up to 23 MWs of rooftop PV

S.A.G. Solarstrom PV rooftop installation in Germany

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG is to install up to 23 megawatts (MWs) worth of rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems in Germany next year.

Cadmium won’t be banned under RoHS, as lobbyists battle it out

First Solar PV ground mounted plant in Germany

The EU Parliament has not banned cadmium use in photovoltaics (PV), after making revisions to its RoHS directive. Lobbycontrol has also shed light on the Non-Toxic Solar Alliance (NTSA).

24. November 2010 | | Comment now

Solyndra signs sales agreement with Sika

Solyndra CGI PV rooftop installation

Solyndra, Inc., has signed a multi-year sales agreement with roofing materials manufacturer Sika Services AG for an undisclosed sum.

SunPower expands into Texas; 450 jobs to be created

Austin, Texas

U.S.-based SunPower Corp. has announced its expansion into Austin, Texas, after receiving USD$2.5 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

Sinosol connects 2.7 MW Germany project to the grid

Raphael Krause

The Sinosol-Group has connected a 2.7 megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant in Engstingen-Haid, Germany to the grid.

70 MW Italian PV power plant grid connected

SunEdison and First reserve's 70 MW PV plant in Italy

SunEdison’s 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Northeast Italy has been interconnected. Reportedly the largest single-operating PV power plant in Europe, it was completed and connected within nine months.

Italy: Martifer starts construction on 2 PV plants

Martifer Solar Italian PV plant

Martifer Solar has started the construction of two photovoltaics (PV) plants in Northern Italy, worth approximately 3.1 megawatts (MWs).

23. November 2010 | | Comment now

Suntech launches program to support European partners

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced a new program, which is intended to support its Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partner network in Europe, both financially and logistically.

PSE&G begins construction on first of more than 20 solar projects

Smart solar unit on utility pole

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has begun the first phase of construction on its 4.4-megawatt (MW) Yardville Solar Farm in New Jersey, the U.S.

Neo Solar Power signs supply agreements; looks to increase capacity

Neo Solar Power's stand at PV Taiwan

Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer, Neo Solar Power, has concluded agreements with Korean photovoltaics companies for the supply of silicon and wafers.

Sharp sees impressive solar turnover increase

Sharp solar modules

Sharp has announced that its solar business developed strongly in the first half of its financial year (April to September).

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