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Enfinity to install 3 PV projects in California

Enfinity is to install three photovoltaics (PV) projects in California this year. Meanwhile, construction has begun on Enfinity Canada’s 36 megawatt peak (MWp) Stardale installation in East Hawkesbury, Ontario.

30 MW Cimarron solar facility begins commercial operations

A 30 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) facility, constructed by First Solar, has begun commercial operations in New Mexico, the U.S.

Tenesol completes 6.9 MW French farming PV project

Tenesol, in cooperation with farming association Sicaseli, has completed a €34 million rooftop photovoltaics (PV) project in France.

Environmental permitting approved on 230 MW solar ranch

First Solar’s 230 megawatt (MW) AV Solar Ranch One project has received final and non-appealable environmental permitting. Construction is scheduled to begin this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2013.

20.5 GWs of PV installations predicted for 2011

Latest estimates state that new photovoltaics (PV) installations grew by 130 percent last year to reach 17.5 gigawatts (GWs). This year, installations are forecast to hit 20.5 GWs, thus taking total installed capacity to 58 GWs.

Hanwha SolarOne adds 2 GWs production capacity

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (formerly Solarfun Power Holdings) is to expand its production capacity by two gigawatts (GWs) through the addition of a cell and module production facility in Nantong, China.

US: WMECo to install 4.2 MWs in Springfield

Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) is to develop a 4.2 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, the U.S.

Germany: Masdar and Beck complete 6 MW solar park

German companies Masdar PV and Beck Energy GmbH have completed construction on a six megawatt solar park, located in Luckenwalde, 50 km south of Berlin.

BIPV to compensate for PV panel commoditization

A new report states that the photovoltaics (PV) industry is at a crossroads, with a growing realization that PV panels are becoming commoditized. But, it believes building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) could provide a strategic solution.

SoloPower to build 300 MW thin film facility

SoloPower, Inc. is to establish a 300 (MW) thin film solar panel manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, the U.S. Around 500 new jobs are expected to be created.

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