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China to boost distributed PV, 5 GW expected

Rooftop PV system, China

Policy changes could result in a new definition of eligible DPV projects in China and open up incentives for projects of up to 20 MW. It's one of a number of key revisions that may accelerate DPV installations, says IHS.

Recurrent Energy steps up its Ontario game

Celestica HQ, Toronto

Celestica is to manufacture 180 megawatts worth of photovoltaic (PV) modules for Recurrent Energy, which is looking to install 19 solar power plants in Ontario.

Austria sets 2011 PV tariffs

Fronius rooftop PV in Austria

Austria's photovoltaic (PV) feed-in tariffs will remain at their current levels for 2011.

Abantia completes 5 Italian PV plants

Map of Italy's Abruzzo region

Spanish group Abantia has begun operations on five photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy.

31. January 2011 | | Comment now

Suntech adds new production shift to US plant

Suntech's Arizona PV module manufacturing facility

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has introduced a second production shift at its recently established solar panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona.

Hanwha SolarOne and SunEdison sign supply agreement

Hanwha SolarOne's PV modules ready for shipping

Under a new agreement China-based Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. is to supply U.S. company SunEdison with 54 megawatts (MWs) of photovoltaic modules.

Enel to build 9 MW Italian PV plant

A view of Adrano, Italy

Enel Green Power has said it will build a nine megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in Adrano, Italy.

SolarMarkt connects 4 solar projects to Czech grid

SolarMarkt's 200 kW rooftop solar installation in Panská Lícha, Czech Republic

Germany-based SolarMarkt AG connected four solar projects worth a total of 5.7 megawatts (MWs) to the Czech Republic grid at the end of last year.

meeco Group to install 50 MWs in India

mecco Group branding at trade fair

The meeco Group has announced its plans to install photovoltaic (PV) parks worth up to 50 megawatts peak (MWp) in India over the next three years.

28. January 2011 | | Comment now

Roth & Rau secures €31.9 million in new orders

Roth & Rau's SiNA anti reflective coating system

The Roth & Rau Group has received new orders totaling €31.9 million in the first weeks of this year.

27. January 2011 | | Comment now

Schott Solar to expand global capacity

Schott Solar branding on a PV installation in North America

Germany-based Schott Solar has announced it will boost its global photovoltaic (PV) module production capacity to more than 800 megawatts (MWs) this year. It will also expand its wafer production capacity.

Aide Solar begins 2 GW production expansion

Aide Solar branding

Aide Solar has broken ground on the expansion of its poly- and mono-crystalline solar cell and photovoltaics (PV) module production factory in Xuzhou, China.

Ikea goes solar

PV installation atop a German Ikea store

REC has installed photovoltaics (PV) systems on two of Ikea's German stores. A further three stores in the U.S. are set to receive PV.

27. January 2011 | | Comment now

Suntech and Siemens sign module supply agreement

Suntech HQ building, Suntech brand name

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. is to supply Siemens Energy with its photovoltaics (PV) modules, following the signing of a framework agreement.

Enfinity to install 3 PV projects in California

Enfinity HQ sign

Enfinity is to install three photovoltaics (PV) projects in California this year. Meanwhile, construction has begun on Enfinity Canada’s 36 megawatt peak (MWp) Stardale installation in East Hawkesbury, Ontario.

Growth potential for PV recycling

Madrid, Spain

Delegates at the 2nd International Conference on PV Module Recycling, held yesterday in Madrid, Spain were hoping to hear that photovoltaic (PV) recycling efforts had increased since last year’s conference.

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