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US: PPA for 150 MW solar thermal project approved by CPUC

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a 25-year power purchase agreement, meaning U.S.-based SolarReserve can move forward with its 150 megawatt (MW) Rice Solar Energy Project.

9.6 MW school solar power installation gets underway in California, the US

PsomasFMG, LLC has started construction on a USD$52-million, 9.6-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) project for the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD), in California, the U.S.

First Solar announces 380 MW increase in orders for next year

First Solar, Inc. has signed agreements with seven “key” customers for a 380 megawatt (MW) increase in orders for next year over previously announced volumes.

Blue Sky Solar to install 2 MW solar farm for Air Products

Air Products has chosen Blue Sky Solar as the turnkey installer for its two-megawatt (MW) solar farm at its U.S. headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Exclusive Isofotón interview: Direct competition with Chinese manufacturers

Isofotón is now back on a path to growth after suffering a serious collapse in business as a result of the global financial crisis. CEO Angel Luis Serrano talks to pv magazine about the strategy of the Spanish solar cell and module manufacturer.

Conergy launches own power consumption solution

After what it says was a successful test run, Conergy has announced the launch of its “own power plants” VisionBox, which can now be installed on rooftops in Germany.

Spire produces CPV solar cell with 42.3 percent efficiency

Spire Semiconductor, LLC, a subsidiary of Spire Corporation, has produced a concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cell, with a “world record” efficiency of 42.3 percent.

Ammer: “Operationally Conergy has survived the worst”

(Update) “In operational terms we have survived.” This was the statement made by Dieter Ammer, departing chairman of the Board at Conergy AG at the General Meeting of Shareholders, according to a report by the press agency dpa-AFX.

President’s residence to embrace solar power

For the first time since U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in office in 1979, solar panels are set to be installed on the roof of the White House.

Georgia Power to expand solar energy capacity

U.S.-based Georgia Power has announced it has received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new tariff, which will nearly double the amount of solar energy the company purchases to supply its Green Energy Program.

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