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New world record for solar cell efficiency announced

A new world record, confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), for large area silicon wafers has been set.

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.

Roth & Rau AG receives €92 million wafer production line order

Roth & Rau AG has received a major order worth €92 million to supply a well-known, undisclosed Indian solar company with a wafer production line, bringing their total new orders for this year to a total of €250 million.

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.

International pressure on Spanish government paying off

The international pressure being placed on Spain’s government seems to be working. Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has vetoed the legislative proposal of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Miguel Sebastián, and ruled out subsequent cuts in the Spanish system of compensation for solar energy.

Fidelis signs new $210 million contract to supply 93 MW capacity solar modules

Fidelis Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Lagofrio Energy Solutions (LES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tinsol Energy (pty) Ltd. (TSEL), which will see the company supplying 93 megawatts (MW) of photovolatic solar modules to TSEL for use in the development and build-out of several solar parks in Africa.

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 Government’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.

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