Solar electricity News for December 2010

Solar electricity News Archive

Conergy constructs 2.37 MW solar park in Thailand

Conergy is building a 2.37 MW solar park for Indorama Ventures in Lop Buri, 155 km north of Bangkok, Thailand.

Abengoa Solar and ITOCHU build 100 MW CSP in Spain

Abengoa Solar and ITOCHU Corporation will own two 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in partnership in Logrosán (Cáceres), Extremadura, Spain.

Conergy solar modules pass large hailstone test Conergy solar modules pass large hailstone test

Conergy’s PowerPlus solar module has passed a large hailstone test at the Institute of Cetecom ICT.

Conergy sells Swiss solar thermal business to Capital Stage AG

Conergy AG is selling its Swiss solar thermal products business to private equity company Capital Stage AG.

SunPower opens 1.4 GW solar cell Fab 3 in Malaysia

SunPower Corporation has inaugurated AUO SunPower Sdn Bhd, a joint venture solar cell fabrication facility (Fab 3) in Malaysia with AU Optronics Corp.

New European Solar Thermal Industry Federation president

The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) has elected Robin Welling (TiSUN) as its new President.

aleo solar supplies modules for 5.5 MW solar farm in Italy

aleo solar AG has supplied 24,000 solar modules for a 5.5 MW solar farm in Italy for one of the largest open-area solar projects it has been involved in.

COP-16: EPIA calls for support for solar PV

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has presented evidence in support of an accelerated deployment of photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity across the globe to bring clean energy to both the developed and developing world at COP-16 in Cancun.

Suntech sets up 1.2 GW solar PV JV

Suntech is setting up a 1.2 GW capacity solar photovoltaic (PV) joint venture (JV) at its Wuxi campus in China.

SunPower constructs 1 MW solar system at Masdar City

SunPower Corp has constructed a 1 MW solar power system on the roof of the Masdar Institute building, Masdar City, located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

SunPower and E.ON build 3.4 MW solar power in Italy

SunPower Corp will build a 3.4 MW ground-mounted solar power plant in the Lazio region of Italy for E.ON Climate and Renewables Italia Solar Srl.

German solar PV installations to fall in 2011 German solar PV installations to fall in 2011

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market is predicted to see double-digit growth in 2011, growing to 19 GW, but the German market is predicted to decline.

Trina Solar’s net income doubles in Q3 2010

Trina Solar has more than doubled its net income to US$82.9 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.