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East Africa to get its first solar module plant

Construction of East Africa’s first solar module plant is underway. Initial production capacity is expected to be 30,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules per year, with the first lot due to be manufactured as early as this October.

US: PBEC and Patriot Solar create commercial solar farm partnership

Renewable energy project developer Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC), has announced it will be partnering with Patriot Solar Inc. for the development of commercial solar farms in Southwestern U.S.

Solar Energy Initiatives to undertake USD$16 million PV project

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SNRY) has signed a letter of intent to install USD$16 million worth of photovoltaics (PV) systems on government buildings in Pennsylvania, the U.S.

Solar Decathlon Europe winners announced

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University has been crowned this year’s winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition for its Lumenhaus submission.

Hyundai Heavy Industries aims to hit 1 GW by 2012

Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries has said it is looking to hit a production capacity of one gigawatt (GW) and sales of one trillion by 2012, in a bid to become a world leader in solar power production.

Australia plans country's largest flat panel solar facility

Australia is set to see its largest flat panel solar facility installed at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Schunk quadruples production capacity

The Shunk Group has quadrupled its production capacity in the high temperatures material sector through a series of new facilities and plant expansions.

Kaneka increases production capacity by 80 MW

Japan-based Kaneka Solartech Co., Ltd. has completed the expansion of its thin film photovoltaics facilities by 80 megawatts (MW), thus bringing its annual production total to 150 MW. Meanwhile, the company says it is looking to further expand its solar energy operations.

Plans to develop 15 MW solar farm in Arizona underway

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has announced its intentions to partner with Siliken Renewable Energy to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Arizona, the U.S.

Canada: 100 jobs to be created under new 20 MW solar PV project

Up to 100 jobs are to be created under a new 20 megawatt (MW) CAD$130 million solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant project, which is currently underway in Ontario, Canada. When completed, it is expected to be one of the country’s largest solar power facilities.

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