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SEIA: TPP will offer advantages for solar

The U.S. solar industry organization says that if passed, the trade deal will generally be positive for solar. SEIA's position is at odds with that of many environmental groups.


Solar jobs in the U.S on the rise

The U.S solar sector to offer more jobs.

The National Solar Jobs Census gathered by Solar Foundation in the U.S has determined that the number of jobs in the industry has a sunny outlook.


DOI approves solar project on U.S public lands

BrightSource will develop the solar project in the Mojave desert.

The U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the Ivanpah solar electrical generating system. The project proposed by BrightSource Energy, based in Oakland, is stated to be able to produce up to 370 megawatts of energy.


Thailand's Bangchak Petroleum secures loan for solar power plants

The ADB has set aside special funding for solar initatives.

Thailand petroleum company Bangchak has secured a 4.2 million Thai Baht (100 million euro) loan from the Asian Development Bank for two solar power plants in central Thailand.


Solar Frontier to supply General Electric

Showa Shell's subsidiary Solar Frontier will supply GE.

Solar Frontier announced today that the company will supply General Electric with its CIS (copper, indium and selenium) thin film modules. This move is to supplement GE's portfolio as a solar energy solutions provider.


Conergy signs framework agreement in Italy

Conergy will embark on nine new projects in Italy.

Conergy has announced that it has received an order from Uni Land, an Italian real estate holding company to develop nine solar installations.


Hyundai to build South Korea's largest solar plant

Hyundai Heavy and Saint Gobain to build Korea's largest solar factory

Hyundai Heavy Industries and French company Saint-Gobain are set to build Korea's largest thin film solar cell factory.


Ascent Solar achieves IEC certification

Ascent Solar's BIPV module

The manufacturer of flexible thin film solar modules has announced that it is the first manufacturer to receive the full IEC 61646 certification for thin film flexible monolithically integrated CIGS modules upon completion of...


Suntech opens first US manufacturing plant

Suntech China manufacturing facilitiy inside

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Arizona, the U.S., today.


Exclusive Isofotón interview: Direct competition with Chinese manufacturers

CEO Angel Luis Serrano

Isofotón is now back on a path to growth after suffering a serious collapse in business as a result of the global financial crisis. CEO Angel Luis Serrano talks to pv magazine about the strategy of the Spanish solar cell and...


US: PPA for 150 MW solar thermal project approved by CPUC

Artists impression of what the Rice Solar Energy Project will look like

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a 25-year power purchase agreement, meaning U.S.-based SolarReserve can move forward with its 150 megawatt...


Ammer: “Operationally Conergy has survived the worst”

Conergy building at night

(Update) “In operational terms we have survived.” This was the statement made by Dieter Ammer, departing chairman of the Board at Conergy AG at the General Meeting of Shareholders, according to a report by the press agency...


Ontario: Commercial operations start on 80 MW PV plant

From left to right: Al Monaco of Enbridge, the Honourable Brad Duguid, Maria Van Bommell, MPP, and First Solar's Frank De Rosa celebrate the grand opening

Enbridge Inc. and First Solar, Inc. have achieved commercial operation of their 80 megawatt (MW) Sarnia Solar Project, which they say, makes it the largest operating PV facility in the world.


SunEdison sells 70 MW PV plant to First Reserve

SunEdison 70-megawatt PV Rovigo power plant

North America-based SunEdison has sold a 70-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant located in Northeastern Italy, near the town of Rovigo for around €276 million to First Reserve.


UK renewable energy industry warns against cutting FITs

UK PV rooftop installation

Over 60 key renewable energy figures and experts have published an open letter to the UK Government, warning them that prematurely cutting the feed-in tariffs (FITs) before April 2013 would have a “profoundly damaging” effect on...


Germany: 13 percent FIT degression expected

Conergy large ground mounted installation in Baar, Germany

Based on recently released figures for newly installed photovoltaics (PV) capacity for June to August, Germany’s Federal Network Agency expects that the degression in feed-in tariffs will reach its maximum limit of 13 percent by...


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