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Obama set to announce clean energy vision

President Barack Obama.

Tougher rules on carbon emissions part of President's new Energy Plan, which will include greater incentives for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.

World first for transformerless inverters as SMA receives UL certification

SMA Solar Technology AG UL certified transformerless inverter (orange)

Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG has received certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its transformerless inverters. This, says the company, is a world first for transformerless inverters and means that it can...

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South Africa: Grid parity within sight, but Refit needs to be implemented soon

Solairedirect Southern Africa's pv module factory in Cape Town

After years of speculation and waiting, it seems South Africa is set to receive its first renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit) for solar PV by the end of the year. Representing one of the “biggest shifts in South Africa (SA)...

World's first carbon footprint verification for a PV module announced

AU Optronics Corp. HQ

AU Optronics Corp. says it has completed the carbon footprint verification on a multi-crystalline PV module, according to the international carbon footprint standard PAS2050*. EcoDuo PM220P00 is the world's first PV module to...

New Mexico sees its biggest solar array unveiled

Schott solar facility in new mexico

Schott Solar PV, Inc., VE Group LLC and Affordable Solar Group LLC have today unveiled what they say is New Mexico’s largest solar array, located at The Bell Group’s headquarters’ parking structure in Albuquerque, the U.S.

US: Over $4 million grant awarded for 62 MW project

Wanxiang Solar solar panel

Over USD$4 million has been awarded to the Rockford Solar Project in Illinois, the U.S. Under the plans, the project is set to be around 62 megawatts (MW), thus making it the largest PV development in the Midwest, and one of the...

Conergy announces split from its MD

Andreas von Zitzewitz

The Supervisory Board of Germany-based Conergy AG has announced that managing director and management board member Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz’s employment with the company has ended "with immediate effect."

Australia: Professor Green awarded this year’s CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science

Professor Martin Green

Professor Martin Green, executive research director of Australia’s ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of NSW, has been presented with this year’s AUD$10,000 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.

Solaire Generation breaks ground on 4.1 MW solar parking lot project

Solaire Generation's solar parking canopies

Solaire Generation has been selected to supply solar parking canopies for what it says is one of the largest solar power installations at a single commercial site in the U.S.

New record set as inverter shipments hit nearly 5 GW in second quarter, says new research

PV solar panels

Solar inverter shipments reached 4.9 gigawatts (GW) in the second quarter of this year (Q2), says IMS Research, growing by 284 percent. More than half of these shipments were for installations in Germany, which grew by 388...

Spain proposes up to 45 percent PV FIT cuts; analyst tells pv magazine not all is lost though

Solar panels against a sunny sky

The Spanish government has announced fresh plans to slash incentives for new solar photovoltaics (PV) installations by up to 45 percent, although it appeared to edge away from proposals that would have resulted in reduced support...

China: LDK Solar to invest in new 1.5 GW solar cell and module facility

Hefei skyline, China

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is to invest in a 1.5-gigawatt (GW) solar cell and module facility in Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in China, following an invitation from the country’s the Anhui Provincial Government. The aim,...

CERPA outlines PV goals as it says solar is center of Australia's attention

Aerial view of Australia from space

There is no single solution for meeting energy needs, Professor Vassilios G. Agelidis, director of the University New South Wales’ Center for Energy Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) tells pv magazine.

Hyundai Heavy to build 175 MW solar power plant in U.S.

Hyundai Heavy industries solar power factory in Eumseong

Hyundai Heavy industries (HHI) has won a USD$700 million contract to build a 175-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the U.S. from Matinee Energy. By the end of 2012 HHI says it will install two solar power plants in Dragoon and...

aleo solar’s revenues up; production capacity increase on the cards

Man fitting solar panels onto a rooftop

Germany-based aleo solar AG has reported a revenue of €277.0 million in the first six months of this year, leading to a 134.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of last year. The main driver of this increase, it...

Rooftop PV and BIPV set to be central theme in India's first Zero Energy Satellite Township

The Rabi Rashmi Abashan (pictured) is India's first successfully operating solar housing complex

Every house under India's first Zero Energy Satellite Township (ZEST), to be developed in Rajarhat in eastern India, will include rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) modules and building-integrated PV (BIPV), according to the West...

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