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Spanish independent solar power producer T-Solar Group has completed a 12.3MWp PV plant in India which also represents the company’s second grid-connected PV plant in the country.
German PV project developer Conergy is further stamping its mark in the Thai solar market with an additional three solar projects in the pipeline.
Brazilian electricity regulator Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) has received plans for the proposed development of two 30MW PV projects.
German PV project developer Wirsol Solar has announced the sale of its 15.7MW solar facility in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.
Module manufacturer and distributor Winaico has announced the commissioning of a 2.4MW roof-mounted solar array on a former mushroom factory in Bavaria, Germany.
PV systems supplier Tritec will install a 5.2MWp PV system atop the rooftop of the Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf distribution centre in Switzerland.
PV installer NextEnergy has completed and connected multiple residential rooftop solar projects across the US states of California and Colorado.
Two potentially emerging European markets, Serbia and Croatia are proving important enough for ‘fabless’ PV module supplier, Upsolar to team with a regional partner, Plan-net Solar to support the markets in 2013.
Lixil Corporation, a Japanese building materials supplier, is planning to construct a 6.35MW PV facility in the city of Sukagawa, in the prefecture of Fukushima, Japan.
A group of unnamed European investors has presented plans to develop a 100MW PV plant in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
Selray, a Chilean company formed by German PV developer Saferay and Chilean engineering firm Seltec, has submitted plans to the Chilean environmental authority Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental (SEA) to expand its already approved 9MW PV project to 30MW.
Conergy, Compañía Regional de Energía Solar (CRES) and Elsamex have joined forces and installed a 1.2MW solar carport facility in Almería, Spain.
The Cypriot Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Neoclis Sylikiotis, has announced the results of its call for tender for 50MW of PV capacity in Cyprus launched on 30 January 2013.
Sky Solar, an international PV project developer based in China, has announced it has secured the financing for its three solar parks in the Czech Republic.
Chinese PV project developer Sky Solar has connected its 30MW PV facility located in the city of Alar in the Akesu region in Xinjiang province, China.
PV project developer NRG Energy has completed the installation of a 66MW PV facility in Los Angeles and has begun commercial operations.
The world’s largest vertically integrated PV manufacturer, Yingli Green has entered the Jordanian PV market with a nominal 65 kilowatts module supply deal with local installer, Kawkabuna for Energy Solutions.
PV project developers, Euro Solar Power Private Limited and Aatash Power Pvt. Ltd., selected Renewable Energy Corporation’s (REC) ‘Peak Energy’ modules for separate projects totalling 10MW.
US energy provider SolarCity has installed PV systems with a total capacity of 2.3MW at all 19 district schools and a district support centre which make up the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in California.
Thin-film manufacturer First Solar has announced the acquisition of the 50MW Macho Springs Solar project from developer Element Power in Luna County.
PV project developer SunEdison and Chilean mining and steel group CAP have signed an agreement to develop, they claim, the largest PV plant in Latin America.
Mage Solar and Paradise Energy have completed the installation of a 1.1MW PV system for concrete manufacturer Martin Limestone.
Inti Pacific 2, an affiliate of Spanish renewable energy developer Nexer, is seeking approval for its proposed 54MW PV project in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile and has submitted plans to the Chilean environmental authority, Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental (SEA).
Swedish furniture store IKEA has completed its 35th solar project in the US at its store in store in the city of Sunrise in southern Florida.
Phoenix Solar, an international PV project developer, has completed what it claims to be the largest PV system in Saudi Arabia.
Enel Green Power (EGP), a renewable energy developer, has announced it has installed and brought online a total of 57MW of PV capacity in Greece.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously approved an amended 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between SolarReserve, a US PV project developer, and utility firm Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) relating to the Rice Solar Energy Project.
Geenex, a renewable energy company which aims to draw upon “German excellence, expertise and reliability”, has announced it will invest US$200 million in PV projects in North Carolina over the next two years.
AEG Power Solutions, a provider of renewable energy systems based in the Netherlands, has signed a contract with an unnamed Western European EPC company for 240MW of PV capacity in Eastern Europe.
PV manufacturer Trina Solar is to supply 30MW of photovoltaic modules to solar developer Gestamp Solar for two projects in South Africa.
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has completed the installation of a 500kW PV system at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Canadian developer Atlantic Wind & Solar and its affiliate Atlantic Energy Ecuador have received approval from the National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC) for two proposed PV plants.
Concentrated solar power (CSP) will power three floating laboratories in lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, currently under construction by Swiss energy company Viteos SA and project developer Nolaris.
Powerway South Africa, the South African subsidiary of Chinese solar mounting solutions provider Powerway, has been awarded a contract to provide turnkey services for a 94.5MW PV project in De Aar, South Africa.
Mitsubishi Corporation and C-Tech Corporation have entered into an agreement with the Aichi Public Enterprise Bureau and Tahara City to jointly develop a 77MW PV plant in Tahara city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
THDC India — a joint venture firm set up by the government of India and the government of Uttar Pradesh in order to develop hydro power projects — is reportedly planning to enter the solar energy market.
Bit-isle, a Japanese provider of information technology services, has announced it has completed the first phase of its Hiroshima Mega Solar project which is due to come online on 1 February 2013.
Japanese conglomerate Gunze has unveiled plans to step into the realm of solar by constructing three PV plants with a total capacity of 5.4MW.
REC Solar has designed and installed a 1.1MW PV system at the Moorpark wastewater treatment plant in Ventura County, California.
Constellation has completed the installation of a 5.7MW PV facility for Portland General Electric (PGE) in Lake County, Oregon.
Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), a member-owned electric utility serving 84,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware, has started to construct a 4MW solar farm on an 8 hectare site located in the west of Georgetown, Delaware.
PNM, an electricity provider headquartered in Albuquerque in the US state of New Mexico, has started to develop the PNM Manzano Solar Energy Center located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
Photon Energy Investments, a subsidiary of Photon Energy Group is expanding its PV project development business into the US and Canadian markets in 2013.
Shizen Energy, a Japanese renewable energy project developer, and German PV developer juwi have established a new joint venture company called juwi Shizen Energy.
Car manufacturer Volkswagen has opened what it says is the largest solar installation in Tennessee, USA, to provide power to its Chattanooga factory.
Solar system supplier Conergy has completed three PV projects in Greece totalling 1.5MW for solar companies Diasindesi and Photovoltaika Karditsa.
Global Logistic Properties (GLP) has announced it will install solar panels on 305,000 square metres of rooftop space over 22 buildings in Japan, including Greater Tokyo and Osaka.
Belectric Australia has received planning permission for a 5MW solar power plant in Mildura, Victoria, supported by PV engineering consultancy Clean Technology Partners.
Gehrlicher Solar Spain has completed a PV off-grid installation for a residential development of nine houses in a rural area of Cañada Lentisco, Spain, that is not connected to the Murcia public grid.
9REN Group, an Italy-based provider of turnkey solar solutions, has installed and connected a 600kW rooftop PV system in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.