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

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, says the company, is to establish a renewable energy manufacturing hub in the Province.

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

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 for existing installations, reports the Guardian. However, a key PV analyst tells pv magazine that with a bit of long-term planning, the country can recover itself.

Washington, US set to see one of biggest PV facilities in the world

The state of Washington in the U.S. is set to house one of the largest photovoltaics (PV) facilities in the world, according to the Teanaway Solar Reserve (TSR).

Canadian Solar to start production at 200 MW solar panel factory early next year

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that production will begin at its first solar module manufacturing facility in Canada early next year. Expected to be one of the largest solar panel module manufacturing plants in North America, the new facility will be the company’s first feed-in tariff domestic content compliant solar plant in Ontario. It will have a manufacturing capacity of 200 megawatts a year and will employ around 500 people.

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

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 Cochise having 150 MW and 25 MW output respectively. The company adds that it is currently expanding its solar cell and module plant facilities to increase annual production capacity to 600MW.???

Concentrix Solar expands into South Africa; is looking to develop utility-scale solar

Concentrix Solar has announced it is going to inaugurate its first concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power facility in South Africa at the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsrivier on September 1.

US: One of Michigan's largest solar energy systems to be installed at Ford factory

Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish what they say is one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in the U.S. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

U.S.: Contract finalized for what is expected to be world’s largest CPV solar power generation facility

Cogentrix Energy LLC has entered into a contract with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), in the U.S. to develop what it says is expected to be the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) solar power generation facility at 30 megawatts (MW).

Solon and TEP to install 1.6 MW solar power plant in Tucson, the US

Solon Corporation has announced an agreement with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP), under which the company will install a 1.6 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar power plant in Tucson, the U.S.

Conergy completes two more Italian solar power parks

Conergy Italy has announced the completion of two more solar parks in Apulia, Italy, worth a total of 1.5 megawatts (MW). Combined, the company says its six solar parks, which are located in the region, produce over 6,600 megawatt hours of energy for more than 2,100 households, and save around 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide a year.

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