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German PV developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has announced it will begin constructing and complete a 2MWp pilot project in Paiguano in the region of Coquimbo in northern Chile during the first quarter of 2013.
Resource-hungry Dubai is aiming to increase the contribution solar and other renewables make to its energy mix under a 2030 energy strategy published this week.
Austria-based PV project developer Activ Solar has completed a 43.14MWp PV power plant in the Odessa region of Ukraine.
China Sunergy (CSUN), a solar cell and module manufacturer, has announced it will develop its first two solar projects in the UK.
Lincoln Renewable Energy (LRE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for two of LRE’s California solar plants.
Eurus Energy Holdings will receive a loan for ¥8.6 billion (US$108 million) from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in order to construct a 30MW solar plant.
Southern Solar is build a 100MW solar farm in phases, in Tamil Nadu, India, according to reports.
Bloomberg has reported that JFE Holdings will develop six solar projects in Japan with a combined 40MW capacity.
Schott Solar has completed delivery of over 17,000 of its PTR 70 receivers to Godawari Green Energy.
PV project developer Sonnedix and Yarotek have broken ground on their 12MW Salinas Solar Park, the first of three proposed solar power projects by the two companies. Joined by government representatives, the companies celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
Installer SolarCity has unveiled plans for a 1.3MW project to bring renewable energy to nine schools in Martinez, California.
The Osaka Hikari-no-mori Project (Osaka Forest of Light Project) has now commenced following the announcement that it will be supported by a consortium of seven Japanese companies, namely Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Daihen Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Rengo Co. and NTT Facilities.
SGI-Mitabu, a company formed by two Australian firms The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, has announced that it has secured the necessary finances to fund the first phase of its planned 250MW PV projects in Indonesia.
Solar Planet Power, PV installers based in Ohio, US, has commissioned several ground-mounted and rooftop PV projects at elementary and high schools located in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio.
Spanish industrial plant developer OHL Industrial and NVT Licenses USA have signed a contract for the development of a 20MW PV plant in Picture Rocks, Tucson in Arizona, US.
German PV project developer Conergy has completed the installation of a 900kWp off-grid PV project for the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department (MPFD), a forest service agency in Madhya Pradesh, India.
EPC specialist Enerparc has finished building and connected a 52.7MW solar park in Brandenburg, Germany. The construction took just three months to complete.
Romania’s Satu Mare County Council is planning to build two PV plants in the city.
Renewables developer K Road Power has announced the completion of its 25MW McHenry power plant in Modesto, California.
The Punjab government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German electricity firm AEG to develop PV projects in the province of Punjab in Pakistan.
The first phase of Catalina Solar, EDF Renewable Energy’s 143MWp solar plant in Kern County, California, is to begin operation in December.
US PV project developer Tenaska has installed the first PV module for its 130MW Tenaska Imperial South solar project located at the company’s Imperial Solar Energy Center South facility near El Centro, California.
The Serbian government and Luxembourg-based investor Securum Equity Partners have signed a binding framework agreement for a 1GW PV deal.
Showa Shell Sekiyu has announced plans to develop a 2MW PV plant on the rooftop of Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi manufacturing facility in southern Japan.
Japanese property developer Mitsui Fudosan has unveiled plans to develop a 23MW solar power plant in Tomakomai city, Hokkaido in northern Japan.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has joined local and company representatives to inaugurate 44MW of Peruvian PV plants.
Italian renewable energy specialist and PV systems integrator TerniEnergia has announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Cape Town, South Africa.
Clenergy, a manufacturer of rooftop mounting systems, is supplying a customised version of its PV-ezRack SolarRoof system for use in a 7MW project in Haikou on Hainan Island, China.
A proposed solar plant is expected to be built in Uttar Pradesh, India, near the Taj Mahal to ensure that the iconic building and its surrounding areas receive a continuous power supply, according to reports.
In March 2012, juwi set up headquarters in Singapore, now the company has expanded into the Japanese and Taiwanese markets with its own projects. Currently, 65 juwi employees are working in the Asia-Pacific region, with Singapore as the hub for all its activities.
Solar module manufacturer Upsolar has completed building a 1MW PV project in Portopalo di Capopassero, Sicily, with the help of its local EPC partner Ferplant, a subsidiary of mondoPower.
NRG Energy and SunPower are celebrating the first 22MW of the 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) being delivered to the electrical grid.
Following yesterday’s announcement of Siemen’s exit of the solar business, the company has confirmed that it will pull out of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) when its membership expires at the end of the year.
School officials from Caroline County, Maryland, USA, joined representatives from Washington Gas Energy Systems and Kenyon Energy to unveil plans for the largest public school affiliated solar project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Dubai has started laying down a framework to integrate its solar power as the emirate launches a bid to boost its renewable energy capacity through rooftop solar power sources.
Yingli Green Energy Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy Holding’s, announced that it has been asked to provide 1MW of its multicrystalline PV modules to SolarGy, a PV system integrator in Singapore.
Masdar will be developing the first utility-scale solar power installation in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The 15MW plant will be built in Nouakchott next to a new university, which is also under construction. It will not only deliver 10% of the electric capacity in Mauritania, but will also serve as a learning laboratory for solar energy development in the country.
SolarCity has announced a 7.4MW solar power project that will bring renewable energy to 26 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities worth R9,668.50 billion (US$980 million) earmarked for 13 solar projects in South Africa. Combined, the projects have a total capacity of 762.6MW.
Spain’s Clavijo Group has announced the completion of its 11.5MW solar park located in the town of Zuera in Zaragoza, Spain.
German PV systems developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has installed a total of 35MWp of PV capacity in projects in the third quarter of this year.
SRU Solar and Berlin-based Parabel have jointly completed a 29MW solar farm between the cities of Eisleben Wimmelburg, bringing back to life a 100ha former metal works site.
EDF Energies Nouvelles recently commissioned its Massangis solar power plant, located in the Bourgogne region of France. The solar plant holds a 56MW installed capacity and is outfitted with nearly 700,000 thin-film PV panels from First Solar. The project was developed and built by EDF EN France and will be operated and maintained by EDF EN Services. The company noted that this plant completes its generating portfolio in France.
JinkoSolar Holding’s announced that it will be delivering 50MW of its solar modules to China Three Gorges New Energy. The company is developing a PV power plant in Gansu Province, China, and has tapped JinkoSolar to supply the needed PV modules. Over the last month JinkoSolar has received a 40MW order for two plants in China and a 50MW order for PV plants in Kenya.
US PV manufacturer SunPower Corporation has announced the completion of a 13.78MW solar power system at a ceremony attended by acting assistant Secretary of the Navy Roger Natsuhara. Located at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS China Lake), the PV system is hailed as the largest PV system in the US Navy.
The surge in solar activities in Japan is continuing with Tokyo-based Marubeni Corporation announcing plans to create a “mega-solar power business” by building an 81.5MW solar plant in Oita City, Japan.
International PV project developer, Sky Solar Holdings, has announced plans for a 50MW large-scale PV power station project in Gonghe County, Qinghai, China.
Housing charity Habitat for Humanity is launching an initiative to provide solar installations for households in Ofunato, a Japanese city that was badly hit by last year’s tsunami.
US PV installer SolarCity has been awarded a contract to build a 14MW PV facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai after it was selected by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC).
Andes Mainstream, a Chilean subsidiary of Irish renewable energy specialist Mainstream Renewable Power, has presented plans to Chilean environmental authorities in the hope of obtaining approval for its proposed 70MW solar park in the Arica y Parinacota region in northern Chile.