In a fast turnaround, 9REN has delivered two three megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plants to Helios Srl, installed on the Italian island of Sicily. The system was connected to the national grid just three months after the contract to install was signed.
A new report reflecting the U.S. solar industrys 2011 first quarter predicts that both “exciting” and “volatile” times lie ahead. The country has, to date, over 2.3 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic capacity. This is expected to double by the end of the year.
U.S. solar installer REC Solar has formed partnership with a number of significant consumer brands as photovoltaic expansion in the northeastern states continues.
In the past two days, three large scale photovoltaic and concentrating solar power (CSP) projects have been given conditional loan guarantee approval by the Department of Energy (DOE) under its loan guarantee program, known as Section 1705. The program closes in September.
Japanese solar subsidiary of Dutch Oil giant Shell is supplying the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on one of Japans first major solar plant installations, while putting their recycling systems in place and installing solar systems to keep petrol pumps running in times of disaster.
The Antelope Valley Community College, in central California, has inaugurated a new solar installation as part of an extensive energy efficiency audit and upgrade, completed by Chevron Energy Solutions.
Germanys photovoltaic industry suffered a clear break down in the first half of the year. However, Reuters has reported that significantly less than one gigawatt (GW) of new capacity was installed between March and May, meaning there should be no tariff cuts on July 1.
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