• United States
    6 Dec 2012

    Blue Oak Energy Completes Construction of Arizona's Rooftop PV System

    On December 4th, 2012, Blue Oak Energy announced that it has installed Arizona's largest rooftop solar system. The 4.1 megawatt solar rooftop system is located at First Solar's facility in Mesa and is expected to begin operation by year end.
  • Switzerland
    6 Dec 2012

    ABB Wins Solar Power Orders Worth $225M to Boost South Africa's Renewable Program

    ABB has won orders worth around $225 million to supply two turnkey photovoltaic (PV) power plants that will be built in the northern province of Limpopo in South Africa. The orders were awarded by two special purpose entities, Core Energy and Erika Energy, whose primary stakeholders include Sun Edison.
  • United States Germany
    5 Dec 2012

    OCI Solar Power Announces Partnership with KACO new energy

    KACO new energy and OCI Solar Power finalized a partnership to construct the largest photovoltaic solar power project in the Lone Star State. This mega-project will account for sales to KACO new energy of about $500 million throughout the next ten years.
  • United States
    5 Dec 2012

    SunPower to Supply Toshiba with 20.1% Efficiency Solar Panel in Japan

    On Dec. 4, 2012, SunPower Corporation announced that it will supply Toshiba with its new solar panel beginning in December. SunPower's new E20/250NE solar panel features a 20.1 percent efficiency rating delivering 250 watts per 72-cell module, and will be marketed exclusively by Toshiba in the Japanese homes segment. The module features the all-back contact Maxeon™ solar cell designed and manufactured by SunPower Corporation. 
  • United States
    5 Dec 2012

    Chevron Energy Solutions Completes 1MW Solar System in City of Hanford

    City of Hanford and Chevron Energy Solutions today announced completion of a transformative solar program expected to reduce energy costs at the city's wastewater treatment plant and save more than $7 million over the program's life. The installation uses a one-megawatt ground-mounted single-axis solar tracking system, which automatically positions solar panels towards the sun.
  • Japan
    5 Dec 2012

    Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

    Solar Frontier has received orders from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and its partners for 92,000 CIS thin-film modules for use in utility-scale solar projects throughout Japan.Totalling 14.1MW, these CIS modules will be installed in four projects, starting with Yamanashi Mega-Solar (provisional name) in Kai City and Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture (total: 10.3MW).
  • Germany
    5 Dec 2012

    SMA Sales and Service Companies in Chile and South Africa Start Operations

    SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has expanded its global presence with new sales and service companies in South Africa and Chile. In these markets of the future, SMA is initially concentrating on installations in the power plant category, while at the same time also offering PV inverters and system technology for all other plant sizes. In addition, the new offices provide professional consulting for photovoltaic project planning, customer training and an extensive range of services.   
  • United States
    4 Dec 2012

    SunPower Announces Supply Agreement with Kubokura for T5 Solar Roof Tile

    SunPower Corporation today announced that Kubokura Densetsu Co. Ltd. has signed a supply agreement for its T5 Solar Roof Tile.  Kubokura will install the T5 Solar Roof Tile on four leased rooftops in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Utilizing the country's new feed-in-tariff, Kubokura will sell the electricity generated by the 540-kilowatt solar systems back to the grid through the local utility. The clean energy generated will be enough to serve more than 180 homes.
  • China
    4 Dec 2012

    Canadian Solar Receives C$139 Million Non-Recourse Construction Financing Agreement

    Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it has signed a financing agreement pursuant to which Deutsche Bank has agreed to provide C$139 million (US$139 million) in non-recourse, short-term construction financing to Canadian Solar for the construction of solar power projects in Ontario, Canada. The loans are expected to be repaid with the proceeds of the sale of the respective financed projects.
  • United States China
    4 Dec 2012

    First Solar Partners with Zhenfa on Thin-film PV Demonstration Project in China

    First Solar, Inc. has completed an agreement with Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. to supply 2 megawatts (MW) of First Solar's thin-film solar modules to one of Zhenfa's approved solar projects in Xinjiang province in the first quarter of 2013. The collaboration will create First Solar's first commercial demonstration project in China.