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Borrego builds largest college solar array in New York

2.5 MW installation by Borrego Solar at Houghton College in New York

The installation, which is will save Houghton College up to $4.3 million during the 25-year PPA contract period, will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.


Suncore starts CPV production in China

Huainan, China

Suncore Photovoltaics has commenced production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules in China following the completion of Phase-I construction at its facility in Huainan.


Oerlikon sells solar business

Oerlikon Solar lab work

Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group will sell its thin film solar operations to Japanese company, Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) for an undisclosed sum. In reporting its negative 2011 financial results, the group cited "extremely...


Italian government scraps retroactive PV measures

Solar photovoltaic plant in Italy

Italy’s government has backtracked on a retroactive measure it was looking to impose on photovoltaic installations located on agricultural land.


ESA to install 22 PV systems in Tennessee and North Carolina

Tenneessee road sign

ESA Renewables LLC (ESA), a turnkey solar solutions provider, will install 22 200 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic arrays in the U.S. states of Tennessee and North Carolina.


Foresight acquires 2 UK PV plants

UK 4 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Puriton

Alternative asset manager, Foresight Group has bought two ground-mounted photovoltaic projects worth six megawatts (MW) in the U.K.


Germany’s Ralos also files for insolvency

Ralos solar photovoltaick Park Italy

Ralos New Energies AG, based in Germany, has also filed for insolvency. The photovoltaic system provider and project developer cites a weak financial situation as the primary reason.


Solar boat race: Fourth edition registers forty

The enrollment period for the fourth solar boat race closed with forty registrations. The race is scheduled to take place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on July 8.


SunEdison sells 30 MW PV project

Austin, Texas

SunEdison has sold its 30 megawatt (MW) Webberville photovoltaic project, located near Austin, Texas, to MetLife and Longsol Holdings US Inc., a private owner and operator of solar projects in the U.S. and Europe.


Germany: PV FIT cap snuck in through the back door

Germany solar photovoltaic system next to the road

An addition to Germany’s new photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) plan could prevent the construction of solar farms in many places in Germany in the future.


LDK now major Sunways shareholder

LDK Solar corporate HQ building

Chinese company, LDK Solar is now officially a major shareholder of Germany’s Sunways AG. The news was announced following the recording of the capital increase in the commercial register.


Scheuten Solar next company to file for insolvency

Scheuten Solar photovoltaic rooftop project

Scheuten Solar filed for insolvency yesterday. The move was attributed to the "dramatic" oversupply of photovoltaic modules, which led to price declines, tighter margins and, for Scheuten, an inability to pay its creditors.


Solon officially saved

Solon solar photovoltaic rooftop system

It has been officially confirmed today that after weeks of negotiations, Microsol will take over the majority of Berlin-based Solon. The contract will become valid on March 5.


US DOC forestalls finding in SolarWorld trade petition until March 20

China US flags

This week, the waiting game continued for U.S. and Chinese solar industry leaders. Citing the "extraordinarily complicated" nature of its investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) again postponed the date for its...


Germany’s cabinet approves FIT plan

Germany solar demonstrations

A week after the country’s new feed-in tariff (FITs) scheme was unveiled, Germany’s Cabinet has today approved the proposal, meaning it will now be sent to the Parliament for consideration.


France: EdF takes Photowatt over

French flag

Following on from the announcement at the start of February that French electricity giant, Electricité de France (EdF) was looking to acquire Photowatt, media have reported that an offer has now been accepted.


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