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CEP negotiating acquisition of 3 MW solar project in Bulgaria

Clean Energy and Power, Inc. (CEP) has announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a controlling stake in a three megawatt (MW) solar project in Bulgaria.

Australia announces enhanced safety rules for solar panels

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

Petra Solar gears up for global expansion

Clean tech company Petra Solar has said it is looking to expand into “new global markets”, following an agreement with electronics manufacturer Flextronics.

Spain reduces solar energy promotion by 40 per cent

Following a meeting with solar industry representatives, it has been revealed that Spain will be reducing feed-in tariffs by 40 percent for all photovoltaic installations, including existing ones.

DARPA awards Ascent Solar multi-million dollar contract for PoP program

Thin film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to work on its Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP) program.

China: Evergreen Solar to grow PV operations

Evergreen Solar Energy China Co., Ltd. has said it is looking to expand its Chinese operations following the signing of a multi-year agreement with Praxair China.

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.

OCI adds 5,000 MT of polysilicon capacity in bid to become market leader

Following the construction of its P3 polysilicon plant, which has a production capacity of 10,000 metric tons (MT) and is due to be completed at the end of this year, OCI has said it is looking to further expand production by another 5,000 metric tons at its facility in Gunsan, Jeollabukdo, South Korea.

NRG Solar increases project portfolio with new US Solar agreement

NRG Energy, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, NRG Solar, has entered into a definitive agreement with US Solar Ventures Holdings to acquire a portfolio of solar development projects on nine sites in California and Arizona for an undisclosed sum of money.

Yingli expands commitment to Spain

Despite the turbulence in Spanish solar policy, Yingli solar is expanding its presence in Spain, partly as a base from which to reach other markets. By the end of the year, the Chinese module manufacturer plans to expand its service center in Madrid.

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