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TV oil tycoon joins Solarworld in solar wake-up call

Larry Hagman, who starred as oil magnate J.R. Ewing in the long-running TV series ‘Dallas’ has called on U.S. energy consumers at the first day of the Intersolar North America trade show to put their energy, economic and environmental security under their own power by embracing solar technology made by Americans.

Australia: National solar schools program receives new funding

Primary and secondary schools across Australia will have access to funding for solar panels and rainwater tanks from July 15, under new funding for the National Solar Schools Program.

Enfinity partners with Satcon for French utility scale PV solar installation

Satcon Technology Corporation has been selected by Enfinity to install two power stations at one of France’s largest photovoltaics (PV) solar farms in Les Mees, Alpes-Haute-Provence.

Crete: Conergy Greece completes construction on nine solar parks

Conergy Greece has completed nine solar parks on Crete. The installations are located at different areas of the island in the Prefectures of Chania and Lasithi, and are expected to produce around 1.2 megawatts (MW) annually.

Egypt unveils plans for 100 MW solar power plant

The Egyptian electricity ministry has unveiled plans to build a new $700 million 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant between 2012 and 2017 that should further establish the country as one of the leading developers of utility-scale solar plants, reports Reuters.

Quantum and Asola sign MOU to build 30 MW solar manufacturing facility in Ontario

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its German affiliate Asola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture 30 megawatt (MW) solar manufacturing plant in Ontario, Canada, to enable the production and distribution of solar modules in Canada. The Canadian partner is Evergreen Power Ltd.

Canasia Solar plans 200 MW PV manufacturing facility in Ontario; 100s jobs to be created

Canasia Solar Corp. is to install a solar module manufacturing facility in the London, Ontario region in Canada. The plant will initially have a 50 megawatt (MW) per annum capacity and will expand to a total build-out of 200 MW.

Atlantic Wind & Solar adds six commercial rooftops to solar energy program in Ontario

Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed Ontario commercial real estate developer, which will allow it to develop and construct six additional utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop projects. The PV projects are expected to generate a combined power capacity of approximately 780 kilowatts.

Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station; aims to reach 2,500 MW by 2013

Spain has opened the world’s largest solar power station, meaning that it overtakes the U.S. as the biggest solar generator in the world. The nation’s total solar power production is now equivalent to the output of a nuclear power station, reports the Guardian.

Signal Energy selected to take on Tennessee’s largest utility scale solar project

The State Building Commission has approved U.S.-based Signal Energy as the design and build contractor for the West Tennessee Solar Farm, a five megawatt (MW), 30-acre power generation facility, which when completed, will be one of the largest solar installations in the southeast.

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