World's first hybrid solar facility to use aluminum frames

Hydro’s Extrusion Americas unit has signed an agreement with Florida Power & Light (FPL) to supply custom aluminum extrusions for the first hybrid solar/fossil fuel energy generating facility in the world. When it comes online later this year, the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center will produce 75 megawatts (MW). It will be the world’s second-largest solar plant and the largest outside of California.

Siemens to build 6 PV plants following first French order

Siemens Energy has received its first large-scale photovoltaic (PV) order from France. As a result, it will undertake a 30 megawatt (MW) project, which will see six solar power plants built over the next year.

Egypt's first solar plant to open by year's end

Egyptian electricity and energy minister Hassan Yunis has said Egypt will open its first solar energy plant by the end of this year, according to AFP.

Munro Solar completes one of Massachusetts' largest single solar arrays

One of the largest single solar arrays in Massachusetts, the U.S. has been completed. The new installation is expected to save over USD$1.2 million in energy costs.

Sanyo to expand HIT production capacity in Japan

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. has announced it will increase production capacity for its HIT solar cell modules at its Nishikinohama Factory in Kaizuka City and at its Shiga Plant in Ohtsu City in response to strong demand for solar cell modules in Japan.

India: New venture to install 100 MW of PV announced

American Capital Energy, Inc., (ACE) and MSM Energy (MSME), are planning a joint solar energy venture in India.

Californian town to get 85 percent of its electricity from solar power

The first commercial installation of Skyline Solar’s High Gain Solar (HGS) 1000 system has been announced.

Queensland, Australia set to house largest solar project in southern hemisphere

??Australian Premier Anna Bligh has announced that Queensland, Australia is set to be home to the largest solar thermal project in the southern hemisphere.

UAE: Plans underway to build world’s biggest solar power plant

A joint venture to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant in the Middle East has been announced. If successful, it will be the first of its kind in the area.

First Solar to expand German manufacturing plant; 100s of jobs to be created

First Solar, Inc. is to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), thus doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs.

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