Norway-based Scatec Solar has signed a 20 million agreement with the Solar Life Energy investment group to build a total of 7.2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems on ten industrial warehouse roofs in Milan, Italy. A spokesperson for the company told pv magazine that construction is due to begin immediately, while production should begin this September.
Portland General Electric (PGE) has announced the completion of a 673,000 square foot, 2.4 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop installation in the U.S.
For the first half of this year, the German Federal Network Agency is expecting to see an increase in photovoltaics (PV) installations of more than three gigawatts (GW). During this time, around 135,000 data specifications have been submitted to the agency, of which more than 50,000 alone were made in June.
Following industry association calls, the first U.S. national renewable energy jobs and security bill, which proposes the country should adopt Germanys feed-in tariff model, has been introduced to congress.
SunPower has completed the design and construction of a one megawatt (MW) solar power system in California, the U.S.
Microsemi Corporation and Germany-based Spelsberg, in conjunction with its partner, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, have announced the development of a disruptive new technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The technology was demonstrated at this years Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco, the U.S.
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is currently in Japan along with 18 utility executives and managers, as part of its third annual Solar Fact Finding Mission, which takes place from 25 to 30 of this month.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has presented a South Dakota State University researcher with a grant of USD$400,000 USD$80,000 per year for the next five years, in order to build new high-performance organic solar cells with increased efficiency.
Sunfilm AG has announced it has set a world record of 9.6 percent total area efficiency for a thin film tandem junction silicon solar module of 2.6 meters x 2.2 meters. The record module, Model F, achieved a maximum stabilized output power of 546 Wp, says the company.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has signed a technology, research and production collaboration agreement with Innovalight, Inc. under which they will attempt to raise the average efficiency of the multicrystalline cells produced on its commercial production lines.
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