Photovoltaics (PV) News for July 2012

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

Qatar Solar Technologies signs MoU to build polysilicon production plant

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to support utility Kahramaa with the future distribution of solar energy .

New company established to build Japan's largest solar power plant New company established to build Japan's largest solar power plant

Plans for Japan’s largest solar power plant have taken a step forward.

France gives go ahead to 541MW of solar power projects

French energy minister, Delphine Batho, has given the go ahead to 214 solar power projects totaling 541MW.

OCI secures 400MW solar energy agreement in Texas

A landmark deal signed municipal utility CPS Energy and OCI Solar Power will result in the construction of 400MW of solar energy, bring several manufacturing facilities that produce solar panel components, and create 805 jobs in San Antonio.

Quabbin Solar commissions 2MW solar farm in Massachusetts

Quabbin Solar has commissioned its 2MW Vernon Avenue solar farm in Barre, one of the largest ground mounted solar farms in Massachusetts.

Solar Thermal: Spain shows the way forward for CSP

Solar thermal power, or concentrated solar power (CSP), can make a sizeable impact on the world’s renewable energy industry, if governments across the globe can maintain supporting policies, says a new report by alternative energy analysts GBI Research.

WAAREE wins order for 5.75MW solar PV plant in Indian state of Maharashtra

India’s WAAREE Energies Pvt Ltd has won a turnkey project order for a 5.75MW thin film solar PV power plant.

NREL certification boost for TetraSun's passivation solar PV cell technology

TetraSun has announced the successful completion of its SunShot Initiative PV Incubator grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Renewables industry warns of "devastating impact" as UK government delays ROC review subsidy decision again

The UK government is facing a wave of criticism after again delaying its planned announcement on future financial support for renewables.

Chinese solar imports to US down 45% year-on-year as import duties start to hit

Imports of Chinese solar cells and panels into the United States decreased for the second straight month in May year-over-year, according to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).

Korean solar power supplier Hanwha teams up with US energy storage firm

Korean solar photovoltaic (PV) supplier Hanwha SolarOne is forming a strategic partnership with US energy storage systems company Silent Power.

JinkoSolar PV modules pass TUV Rheinland salt mist corrosion test

The entire range of JinkoSolar solar modules has passed the salt mist corrosion test in accordance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)61701 standards, the Chinese company announced today.

Valos and Gehrlicher joint venture to offer large-scale solar PV projects for utilities in California

Valos Solar Ventures and Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, a subsidiary of Germany’s Gehrlicher Solar AG, have joined forces to provide solar energy to investor and municipal-owned utilities in California.

German cable firm Leoni joins Desertec clean power project German cable firm Leoni joins Desertec clean power project

Leoni has joined the Desertec consortium as an associated partner, the German cables and cable systems supplier announced today.

SPI Solar eyes European markets with Solar Green Technologies acquisition

US solar developer SPI Solar has acquired Italy’s Solar Green Technologies for €5 million from LDK Solar, SPI has announced.

Australia's 250MW Solar Dawn CSP project suffers A$75 million funding setback Australia's 250MW Solar Dawn CSP project suffers A$75 million funding setback

One of Australia’s largest solar power projects – Solar Dawn - has taken a heavy blow, after the Queensland state government formally withdrew its support from the project.