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.

US: Solar energy project praised as being groundbreaking

A solar energy project – tipped to be one of America’s largest corporate solar power installations – has been praised by U.S. senators, who called it a demonstration that “a clean energy future is both possible and profitable”.

Completed Californian pilot project paves way for 250 MW of new PV projects

A two megawatt (MW) pilot project has been completed in California, thus leading the way for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop up to 250 MW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) power in the state.

SunEdison to develop 8 rooftop PV systems in Ontario

SunEdison has said it will develop and build eight rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects, with a capacity of 2.1 megawatts, for LaSalle Investment Management. Construction is set to begin late this summer.

DP&L opens SW Ohio’s largest solar power facility

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) has officially opened a 1.1 megawatt solar array near its Yankee substation in Ohio, the U.S. Construction began last December and to date, is the area’s largest solar power facility.

Clean Energy and Power enters European solar market; looks to make an impact

Clean Energy and Power (CEP), Inc. has acquired its first solar project in Europe. Located in the Czech Republic, work is scheduled to begin on the project this week and should be completed by the start of July. Meanwhile, the comapny has said it is looking to undertake bigger projects.

India launches its largest grid connected PV power project

India has officially launched its largest – three megawatt (MW) – grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.

Juwi installs PV system in Senegal health centre

Helping to realize the electrification of rural areas in West Africa, the Juwi group has installed a photovoltaic power plant in a Senegalese health centre. The company has also said that demand for off-grid solar island systems will rise in light of increasing oil and gas prices.

Australia announces enhanced safety rules for solar panels

Companies seeking to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under the Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) will be subject to tougher safety and compliance requirements, the Australian Government has announced.

LG to invest USD$820 million in solar business

LG Electronics (LG) has announced plans to significantly expand its solar business by investing USD$820 million (KRW one trillion) over the next five years toward its solar cell manufacturing facility in Gumi, southeast of Seoul.

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