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Research: US to face challenges in reaching “aggressive” solar energy targets

U.S. states and utilities are likely to face a number of challenges in meeting aggressive solar energy targets, according to Ryan Wiser, co-author of a new study issued from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

SunEdison to install 30 MW of solar power in Texas, the US

SunEdison has announced it is to own, and operate three solar generation facilities within the CPS Energy services territory, in Texas, the U.S. totaling 30 megawatts (MWs) AC.

Exclusive Isofotón interview: Direct competition with Chinese manufacturers

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 module manufacturer.

Ammer: “Operationally Conergy has survived the worst”

(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 dpa-AFX.

President’s residence to embrace solar power

For the first time since U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in office in 1979, solar panels are set to be installed on the roof of the White House.

Ontario: Commercial operations start on 80 MW PV plant

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.

US: IES completes Orange County's "largest" PV system

Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES), based in California, the U.S. has announced the completion and commissioning of a 1.15 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) system for The Capital Group Companies (Irvine Campus).

Mercom reports “significant” downtrend in solar sector VC funding transactions

Mercom Capital Group, llc has seen a “significant” downtrend in venture capital (VC) funding transactions in the solar sector in the third quarter of this year.

Germany: 13 percent FIT degression expected

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 the start of next year.?

India: IFC to install 5 MW pilot solar project in Gujarat state

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is to design a distributed five-megawatt (MW) pilot rooftop solar power project in India.

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