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  • Tokushima, Japan

    21MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 31 March 2015, 19:13

    An inauguration ceremony has been held in Tokushima, Japan to celebrate the start of operations for a 21MW solar farm constructed by Mitsubishi Corporation and its joint venture partner Nippon Paper Industries.

  • Faizka, Punjab, India

    21MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 31 March 2015, 08:03

    The Indian PV market welcomed the connection of another plant in mid-February 2015 with a 21MW PV plant in Faizka, Punjab, India.

  • Nara Prefecture, Japan

    23MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 March 2015, 07:54

    Financial services firm ORIX Corporation and engineering company Kyudenko have begun work on a 23MW PV plant, located in Nara prefecture, Japan.

  • Chihuahua, Mexico

    16MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 March 2015, 07:43

    Horizontal tracking systems provider NEXTracker is set to supply single axis trackers for a 16MW project in Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • N’Djamena, Chad

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 31 March 2015, 07:30

    What is expected to be Chad’s first independent power producer-built solar plant has received a US$780,000 grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

  • Georgina, Canada

    10MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 31 March 2015, 06:55

    Solar power company Canadian Solar has finalised the sale of the 10MW GoldLight solar power plant to a partner of DIF Infrastructure III.

  • Coclé Province, Panama

    9.9MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 March 2015, 06:36

    PV system integrator Solarcentury has started construction on a 9.9MW PV power plant in Panama — its first project in Latin America.

  • Sabah, Borneo

    1MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 04:54

    Chinese manufacturer Yingli Solar has provided modules for what is expected to be one of the first large-scale PV projects to be built in East Malaysia.

  • Gujarat, India

    4.2GW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 04:36

    Indian power company SJVN has announced plans for a 4.2GW renewable energy park.

  • Georgia, USA

    5.1MW , Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 03:30

    EPC and project developer SolAmerica Energy and non-profit Citizens Energy Corporation have completed four PV installations for a total of 5.1MW in various locations around Georgia under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative.

  • Isiolo County, Kenya

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 03:17

    Kenyan independent power producer Greenmillenia Energy is planning to develop a 40MW utility PV power plant in the East African country.

  • Shannan Prefecture, Tibet

    20MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 02:35

    PV developer China WindPower Group is set to build a 20MW PV project in Tibet, according to an announcement made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

  • Cameroon, Africa

    72MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 27 March 2015, 02:26

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to back a 72MW PV project in Cameroon, expanding the country’s solar pipeline to around 200MW.

  • Tacaratu, Brazil

    11MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 26 March 2015, 06:13

    Italy-based renewables developer, Enel Green Power has started construction on two PV plants — with a combined 11MW of capacity — in Brazil.

  • Lancaster, California

    6MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 26 March 2015, 06:03

    San Diego-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Swinerton Renewable Energy has wrapped up work on a 6MW PV plant using NEXTracker technology.

  • Omuta, Japan

    19.6MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 26 March 2015, 04:44

    SB Energy, the PV project developer subsidiary of Japan’s Softbank, has completed its 19.6MW Omuta Miike port solar park and has connected it to the grid.

  • Yang Hengfeng, China

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 26 March 2015, 04:23

    PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Holdings announced that 50 of its SG1000TS central inverters were utilised at a 50MW PV power plant constructed by Jinko Power Company in Jiangxi Province, China.

  • Kyushu, Japan

    9.6MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 26 March 2015, 03:52

    Renewable energy development company SunEdison has received non-recourse financing from Japan-based Shinsei Bank for its 9.6MW PV plant, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

  • Atacama Region, Chile

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 26 March 2015, 03:46

    Chilean system integrator Soventix is planning to develop a 50MW PV plant, Cachyuyo, in the country’s Atacama region.

  • Huangshi City, China

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 26 March 2015, 02:20

    Chinese module manufacturer Yingli has started construction on a 50MW plant located on a former mining site close to Huangshi City, Hubei Province, China.

  • Chiba, Japan

    31MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 24 March 2015, 04:11

    Engineering company JGC Corporation has completed a 31MW solar plant in Chiba, Japan.

  • Santiago, Chile

    205MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 19 March 2015, 18:15

    Chilean developer Eco Santiago is planning to build a 205MW PV plant — which will require an investment of US$410 million — in the Lo Barnechea municipality of the Santiago Metropolitan region.

  • Hope Mills, North Carolina

    80MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 19 March 2015, 16:25

    PV developer Innovative Solar Systems (ISS) has been cleared to begin construction on an 80MW solar farm in North Carolina.

  • Northern Cape province, South Africa

    86MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 19 March 2015, 16:15

    Renewable energy developer Sonnedix has wrapped up the development details regarding an 86MW PV power plant, set to be built in South Africa.

  • Tucson, Arizona

    35MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 19 March 2015, 16:05

    Alternative energy company Coronal Group has acquired a 35MW solar plant near Tucson, Arizona.

  • Parowan, Utah

    104MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 January 2015, 00:05

    Norwegian PV power services company Scatec Solar has closed financing on a 104MW project in Parowan, Utah — with approximately US$188 million set to be invested in its construction.

  • Chihuahua State, Mexico

    30MW, , Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:40

    A 30MW PV plant in Chihuahua State, Mexico, is morphing into a reality, as the Mexican subsidiary of Spanish developer Dhamma Energy earned an electricity generation permit for the project.

  • Waldorf, Maryland

    12.9MW, , Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:34

    A subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)’s Solar Source has acquired a 12.9MW PV plant from Colorado-based solar generator, juwi.

  • Chiba Prefecture, Japan

    13.4MW, , Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:24

    Kyocera Corporation is on pace to develop a 13.4MW floating solar power plant in Japan, which the company claims will be the world’s largest floating solar project once complete.

  • Cochise County, Arizona

    18MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 January 2015, 00:16

    German utility E.ON has successfully completed a 18MW solar farm at the US Army’s Fort Huachuca in Cochise County, Arizona.

  • Taylor County, Georgia

    131MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:11

    Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is on pace to develop a 131MW PV plant in Georgia, which will sell its energy to three electric membership companies within the state.

  • Kibbutz Ketura, Israel

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 01 January 2015, 00:02

    China PV developer ET Solar has started work on a 40MW PV plant in Israel.

  • Choluteca, Honduras

    61MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 23:39

    Construction has commenced on a 61MW PV power plant in Choluteca, Honduras.

  • Ningxia, China

    30.6MW, , Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 23:12

    PV manufacturer LDK Solar has agreed to a new supply deal with EPC company Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Electric Power Design Institute.

  • San Luis de la Paz, Mexico

    37.4MW , Ground Mounted, Announced | 31 December 2014, 18:20

    A 37.4MW PV plant scheduled to be built in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato State, Mexico, has been given the final seal of approval for construction from the Mexican government.

  • Okayama, Japan

    42MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 18:08

    A 42MW solar park is scheduled to be built over a former golf course in Japan, due in large part to financing provided by US multination General Electric’s (GE) energy investment division.

  • Los Angeles County, California

    3.3MW, , Announced | 31 December 2014, 17:54

    South Korean PV module developer S-Energy has contracted Gehrlicher Solar America to develop and install 7,000 S-Energy PC8 72-cell modules at 12 separate school buildings owned by the Lynwood Unified School District in Los Angeles County, California.

  • Jericho, West Bank

    710kW, , Completed | 31 December 2014, 17:44

    Palestinian firm Msader for Energy System has completed a 710kW solar plant in the West Bank city of Jericho that will be used to provide energy for Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.

  • Nakagawa, Japan

    15MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 17:30

    A former golf course in Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan is slated to be developed into a 15MW solar park.

  • Oxfordshire, UK

    46MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 31 December 2014, 17:15

    The Foresight Solar Fund has reached a deal to purchase the 46MW Landmead solar farm, the largest in the UK.

  • Bahawalpur, Pakistan

    100MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 16:55

    PV manufacturer JA Solar has supplied 100MW of PV modules to the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

  • Lafayette, New Jersey

    9.9MW, , Announced | 31 December 2014, 16:37

    PV developer SPI Solar is set to obtain and develop a 9.9MW solar farm in Lafayette, New Jersey.

  • Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

    350MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 04 December 2014, 02:28

    The African Development Bank Group and the Clean Technology Fund have announced grants totaling US$216 million for Phase II of the Ouarzazate solar project in Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.

  • Canton, Michigan

    240kW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 03 December 2014, 21:34

    Furnishing retailer IKEA has announced plans to expand a rooftop PV installation on top of its store in Canton, Michigan.

  • 8minutenergy Renewable solar farm

    Imperial County, California

    30MW, , Announced | 26 November 2014, 12:05

    PV developers 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for the electricity generated from their planned 30MW Midway III solar farm in California.

  • Yungli Solar factory

    Cestas, France

    300MW, , Announced | 24 November 2014, 16:07

    China’s Yingli Solar is to be a key module supplier for the 300MW solar project being built in France that is on course to become Europe’s largest PV power plant.

  • Conergy in the Philippines

    Negros, Philippines

    41MW, , Announced | 24 November 2014, 15:54

    PV developer and engineering, procurement and construction firm, Conergy, has won a contract to build 41MW of solar in the Philippines as the country continues to progress with its PV roll-out.

  • Smart Energy and Yingli Green

    Kawagoe, Japan

    7.5MW, , Announced | 20 November 2014, 16:04

    Yingli Green will supply panels to the world’s largest floating PV plant, a 7.5MW power station in Japan, according to the Japanese company behind the project.

  • Namibia solar project

    Namibia, Africa

    4.5MW, , Under Construction | 20 November 2014, 09:22

    Namibia in southern Africa is expected to see its first large-scale PV plant come online early next year following a ground-breaking ceremony last week.

  • Jordan PV

    Aqaba, Jordan

    10MW, , Announced | 20 November 2014, 09:16

    Global module manufacturer, Trina Solar has made an agreement with Jordan-based solar energy supplier, Shamsuna to construct a 10MW solar power plant.


  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.



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