Solar electricity News for September 2010

Solar electricity News Archive

Siemens builds three solar PV plants in Italy

Siemens Energy will supply three 1 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plants for Viridis Energia, a joint venture between Echidna S.p.A. and La.G.I. S.r.l., in Central Italy.

Centrosolar reaches 200 MWp solar module capacity

Centrosolar Sonnenstromfabrik, a subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, has increased its manufacturing capacity from 155 MWp to almost 200 MWp.

LDK Solar gets RMB60bn from China Development Bank

LDK Solar Co Ltd has entered into a strategic financing agreement with China Development Bank Corporation (CDB) for up to RMB 60 billion (~US$8.9bn) of credit facilities over a five-year period.

Car solar roof recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has presented ASOLA Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH with the ‘2009 World Advanced Mobile Solar Technology Growth Leadership Award’ for its year-by-year growth.

Conergy increases solar cell efficiency

Conergy may increase solar cell efficiency up to 0.5 percentage points with its new OneStep Selective Emitter technology.

SOLARWATT doubles solar capacity to 400 MWp

SOLARWATT AG has opened a new solar module production line and a new logistics centre doubling its manufacturing capacity from 200 MWp to 400 MWp.

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Sharp goes downstream: acquires US Recurrent Energy

Recurrent Energy, LLC is a U.S. developer of distributed solar projects, with a 2 GW project pipeline of solar power generation plants located in the U.S. and Canada.

Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

The organisers of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy is seeking entries from "inspirational and innovative" local sustainable energy programmes from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

GDF SUEZ and Solar Power Group to develop 5MW CSP project in Chile

The plant will supply superheated steam to the Mejillones 150 MW coal-fired plant in the North of Chile.

JV develops 64 MW solar PV in Ontario

A joint venture consisting of Q-Cells SE, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc, and ATS’ Photowatt Ontario, will develop 64 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Ontario, Canada.

Italian solar PV manufacturer sets up in Canada

Italian solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Silfab SpA is setting up Silfab Ontario Inc in Canada – a 180 MW solar module plant is already in the pipeline.

SunEdison develops 400 MW of solar power in South Korea

SunEdison has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop 400 MW of solar power plants in south-eastern Korea.

Renewable energy growth in Portugal anticipated

An SBI Energy market study shows that Portugal is quickly emerging as a 'green' trendsetter through increased development of renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydropower resources at substantial financial costs.

Abengoa Solar and JGC develop 100 MW CSP in Spain Abengoa Solar and JGC develop 100 MW CSP in Spain

Abengoa Solar and JGC Corporation are partnering on two 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in El Carpio (Córdoba), Spain.

juwi Solar sees Eastern European solar potential

juwi Solar sees great potential for solar power in Eastern Europe and the company is already involved in a number of projects in the region.

Italy reduces solar subsidy

Italy is reducing funding for solar electricity in three phases starting from 2011.

Mitsubishi solar PV system at Japanese water treatment facility

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has completed the installation of a 191 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Nabeya-ueno Waterworks in Nagoya, Japan.

Abener and Teyma build 100 MW CSP plant in UAE

Abener and Teyma will build a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant – Shams 1 – in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Centrosolar establishes UK solar PV subsidiary

Centrosolar, a German manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules announces London branch.

Conergy builds 32 MW solar PV in Greece Conergy builds 32 MW solar PV in Greece

The Conergy Group will build 20 solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totalling 32 MW in Greece under a framework agreement with an undisclosed “major local investor.”

SCHOTT Solar and Solland cooperate on solar modules SCHOTT Solar and Solland cooperate on solar modules

SCHOTT Solar and Solland Solar are cooperating on back-contacted solar modules under an agreement on technology licensing, joint R&D and joint production.

Phoenix Solar builds 2.2 MW solar PV park in Slovakia

Phoenix Solar AG will build a 2.2 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Slovakia under an agreement with Green Energy Slovakia SRO.

Masdar PV thin-film panels in solar building façade Masdar PV thin-film panels in solar building façade

Masdar PV has supplied 80 thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on the office building of Jako Bau- und Verputz GmbH, Germany.