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German lower house agrees on solar cuts compromise

Germany’s lower house of parliament has agreed to a compromise proposal for a slight reduction in cuts to solar power incentives over a three-month transition period, reports Reuters.

Solar Semiconductor and Conex Energy to develop over 300 MW of solar opportunities

Solar Semiconductor, Inc. and Conex Energy, Inc. have announced the agreement to develop over 300 megawatts (MW) of solar opportunities at various locations in California, the U.S. and Ontario, Canada.

Ontario Power Authority proposes cuts in pay rates for small ground-mounted solar PV projects

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has proposed a new pricing category of 58.8 Canadian cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh) for ground-mounted solar photovoltaics (PV) projects of ten kilowatts or less, instead of the original 80.2 ¢/kWh. The new price category, says the OPA, will better reflect the lower costs of installation for these types of projects versus rooftop projects.

Yingli announces initial production of 400 MW capacity expansions

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has announced the initial production of its latest 400 megawatt (MW) capacity expansions.

CNPV gains MCS certification for British solar market

CNPV Solar Power SA has said it has been granted full approval for its complete range of modules under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The MCS certificate is a pre-requisite for selling solar panels in the UK market within the government financial support program.

U.S.: Construction to get underway on California’s largest school solar project

Construction on the largest school solar project in California, the U.S. is about to get underway. Rosendin Electric has announced that the USD$50 million, 9.4 megawatt (MW) installation, which spans ten schools, will be completed by the first quarter of next year.

Hybrid Energy signs five year distribution and co-development agreement; expects USD$25 million income

Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. (HYBE) has signed a formal Development and Distribution Agreement with KS IP Holdings, LLC for USD$25 million. Under the agreement, KS IP Holdings, LLC has acquired exclusive development and distribution rights for specific consumer applications of the photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technology Intellectual Properties (IP) previously acquired by HYBE.

Solar plane successfully completes first ever night flight

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar plane has successfully completed its first night flight, thus leading the way for the company to explore “human and technological limits further”. The achievement, says the company, has marked a milestone in solar aviation history.

Suniva increases manufacturing capacity to 170 MW

Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, has announced it has expanded its manufacturing capacity to 170 megawatts (MW) from 96 MW by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta plant.

JA Solar signs 70 MW supply agreement with Solar-Fabrik

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has entered into supply agreements with Solar-Fabrik AG. Under the terms of the agreements, JA Solar is expected to supply Solar-Fabrik with approximately 70 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) products.

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