Solar electricity News for April 2011

Solar electricity News Archive

Q-Cells announces foray into Japan

Q-Cells is to enter the Japanese residential market with integrated photovoltaic solutions.

Tata Power commissions 3 MW solar power plant in Maharashtra

Spread over 12 acres of land and situated near Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, Tata claims that this is the first and largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Maharashtra, and one of the largest in India.

Solar to chemical energy findings Solar to chemical energy findings

A team of researchers headed by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) has made fundamental discoveries about the processes in photoelectrochemical cells that could have an impact on solar to chemical energy conversion.

Solar water purification systems donated to Japan

WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc and Gamesa are donating two solar driven water purification systems, Mobile MaxPure®(MMP), to Japan.

LDK Solar invests in silane gas

LDK Solar Co Ltd has invested US$35 million in a manufacturing line to produce silane gas in its Mahong Plant in Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, China, to meet semiconductor, solar and flat panel display demand.

IBC SOLAR opens Beijing subsidiary

IBC SOLAR has opened its solar photovoltaic (PV) subsidiary office in Beijing, China.

LDK Solar invests US$40m in sapphire solar wafer capabilities

LDK Solar Co Ltd has invested approximately US$40 million in a new sapphire solar wafer manufacturing plant in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province.

Updated: FCC and MITSUI get €226m loan for solar thermal power plant

FCC and Mitsui have closed the funding for their 50 MW Gúzman solar thermal power plant in Spain with a €226 million loan with Japanese bank Mizuho and Spain's BBVA having granted project finance.

E.ON to invest €2.6bn in renewable energy by 2013

E.ON plans to invest €2.6 billion in renewable energy in the period 2011-2013, following investments of €1bn in 2010.

Silfab Ontario and First Nation build 5 MW solar farm

Silfab Ontario Inc will build a 5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system consisting of 20,410 solar modules for Alderville First Nation in Southeastern Ontario, Canada.

Alstom invests US$75m in BrightSource Energy’s CSP offering

Alstom is investing a further US$75 million in BrightSource Energy Inc under a partnership agreement from August 2010 to provide “fully integrated solar thermal power plants.”