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JinkoSolar announces 100 MW Chile supply deal

The Chinese solar company has agreed to supply modules for two PV projects in Chile’s Atacama Desert region.

Solon ends production in Berlin and opens new office

According to IG Metall (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), the majority of the remaining 150 Solon employees will lose their jobs.

NRG Energy, MidAmerican complete 290 MW PV facility

Designed and built by First Solar, the Agua Calienta installation uses the company’s advanced thin-film modules. The plant will provide energy to customers of Pacific Gas & Electric.

Hanwha SolarOne appoints Nam to top post

Former Samsung exec Seong-woo Nam becomes the South Korean group’s new chairman and CEO.

No more EPC for ABB

While the Swiss company posted an 18% drop in first-quarter net income, revenue remains steady, with four divisions on track.

SunEdison to build 60 MW solar plant in California

SunEdison has closed financing, underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities, for the construction of the project, located in Kern County.

UK PV sector on edge over possible policy changes

The Solar Trade Association warns that a hasty push for cheap solar would come at the cost of achieving quality in the solar farm industry. The local industry is “on tenterhooks.”

Algeria launches feed-in tariff

The new tariff will be valid for 20 years and available for ground-mounted solar parks of more than 1 MW. The FIT will be paid only for a limited number of hours per year.

SolarMax installs 65 MW of UK solar in first quarter

The Swiss inverter specialist pressed ahead with its U.K. expansion to beat the ROC subsidy drop, which was reduced at the end of March.

Solar-powered laptop hits market for $350

The Ubuntu Sol laptop is the world’s first solar-powered personal computer, boasting a 10-hour battery life from just two hours of sunlight.

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