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ReneSola records shaky second quarter

Announcing its second quarter 2011 results, ReneSola has withdrawn its full year guidance. Overall, shipments were down from the first quarter, but represented an increase on the previous year. Financial performance didn’t fare so well.

India inaugurates governmental PV system

India’s Parliament House Complex has today inaugurated an 80 kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic system.

US: 45 MW Californian solar project begins operations

California’s largest solar power plant has begun commercial operations.

Chinese manufacturers winners under China’s FIT

Monday’s announcement that China is to introduce a national photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme was received well by many in the industry. However, analyst opinion is that the Chinese tier-one manufacturers stand to gain the most.

Smart PV inverter shipments to grow

A new report by IMS Research states that smart PV inverter shipments are predicted to grow to 27 GW in 2015, accounting for almost 60 percent of the market, asserting a positive outlook. This is compared to the 20% in 2010.

Q-Cells starts independant module production

German company Q-Cells has announced the launch of its independant production of the Q.PEAK modules at its company headquarters in Thalheim, Germany. The new production line has a capacity of 130 megawatts-peak.

CSP a boost for energy storage

SBI Energy’s recently released report states that the $2.5 billion global high temperature energy storage (HTS) market of 2020 is going to be dominated by the sale and construction of molten salt storage systems for CSP plants. With the increasing need for storage solutions for renewable energy, the report highlights the trends that are taking place in the battery world.

First Solar sells 10MW plant in Spain

First Solar Inc. has announced the sale of its 9.9 megawatt solar plant near Zamora, Spain to European Solar Power Fund, a renewable energy-focused fund for institutional investors managed by KGAL.

Securing global competitiveness of German PV

Named the ‘CIS Cluster Tool’ project, work has started on the development of new manufacturing procedures for copper indium selenide (CIS) based thin films. The project aims to make a significant contribution towards securing the global competitiveness of German photovoltaics and supply industry in the medium and long term.

20MW Amherstburg solar park completed

A dedication ceremony was held at Amherstburg, Ontario by Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and SunPower to celebrate the completion of the 20MW solar park.

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