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Southern California Edison awards 36 contracts for utility-scale solar rooftop projects

U.S.-based Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded 36 contracts to independent power producers for a total of nearly 60 megawatts (MW) from photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which are due to be installed on 31 unused rooftops and five ground-mount sites in SCE’s service territory.

Hitachi Cable invests 500 million yen in new Malaysian PV wire production facility

Hitachi Cable has invested around 500 million yen (roughly USD$5.7 million; €4.4 million) in a new production facility for photovoltaic (PV) wire at its Hitachi Cable (Johor) of Malaysia plant, in response to growing demand. Full-scale operations are expected to start next month.

Solarfun awarded two PV module contracts worth 12 MW in Italy

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has entered into two contracts to supply 12 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) modules to projects in Italy.

Scatec Solar to install 7.2 MW of solar PV rooftop systems in Italy; barrel vault roofs present challenge

Norway-based Scatec Solar has signed a €20 million agreement with the Solar Life Energy investment group to build a total of 7.2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems on ten industrial warehouse roofs in Milan, Italy. A spokesperson for the company told pv magazine that construction is due to begin immediately, while production should begin this September.

Largest rooftop solar project in northwest US completed

Portland General Electric (PGE) has announced the completion of a 673,000 square foot, 2.4 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop installation in the U.S.

Germany predicted to see three GW in PV installations in the first half of the year

For the first half of this year, the German Federal Network Agency is expecting to see an increase in photovoltaics (PV) installations of more than three gigawatts (GW). During this time, around 135,000 data specifications have been submitted to the agency, of which more than 50,000 alone were made in June.

SunPower completes 1MW solar power system for Yolo County, the U.S.

SunPower has completed the design and construction of a one megawatt (MW) solar power system in California, the U.S.

1,000 MW to be installed under Indian national solar mission

The Indian government has unveiled its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) guidelines.

Shock for Spain’s solar industry, pv magazine told

Spain’s government wants to pass drastic retroactive and future cuts as well as ceilings for photovoltaics (PV) feed-in tariffs, pv magazine has learnt. This is the result of a two-day round of talks between government and industry representatives.

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG to implement 48 MWp large-scale PV project in northern Italy

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has announced it is to set up a 28 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) system in the northern Italian region of Veneto, in the municipality of Canaro. Once completed, the company says it will be one of the largest connected ground-mounted projects in the region and its largest project to date. Construction is due to start before the end of the year.

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