• Germany
    15 Oct 2012

    Conergy Hands over a 540kW PV Installation in Italy

    Conergy has handed over a 544 kilowatt in-roof system to the investor, Alubel, in Italy. The roof-integrated solar power plant has been installed at the premises of Alubel in Bagnalo in Piano, Reggio Emilia. The solar specialists have installed around 2,300 Conergy PowerPlus modules on more than 9,000 square metres of the factory's metal roof. The modules generate around 572,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. This is enough to supply more than 160 households with clean energy and more than the total electricity consumed by Alubel at its company premises. 33 Conergy IPG T converters feed the electricity into the Italian grid. The system is monitored using the Conergy VisionBox.
  • France
    15 Oct 2012

    Soitec Completes Delivery of 5MW in Solar Energy Systems to Italy

    Soitec (Euronext) has completed delivery on a total of 5 megawatts (MW) of its Concentrix™  concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems to seven solar power plants throughout Italy. This latest sales news follows Soitec's announcement in June that it had completed construction of a solar facility in the Catania province in Sicily. These system deliveries to multiple customers expand Soitec's solar system installations to more than 10MW worldwide.
  • France
    15 Oct 2012

    SPIE Acquires Three Companies in Belgium

    SPIE has announced, via its SPIE Belgium subsidiary, the acquisition of three firms specialising in electrical and solar panel installation work in the Walloon region encompassing Mouscron, Tournai and Kortrijk. This acquisition will provide a major boost for SPIE Belgium's business in these fields.
  • China
    15 Oct 2012

    Hunan Yueer Solar to Build 30-MW Solar Project in Nepal

    Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese solar energy firm Hunan Yueer Solar Energy Technology Co. Ltd. for installing a 30-Megawatt solar station in the country. It would be the largest ever solar energy project in Nepal.
  • China
    12 Oct 2012

    Suntech's Interim CFO Steps Down

    Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd said its interim chief financial officer Anlin Ting-Mason had stepped down due to personal reasons.
  • Germany Spain
    12 Oct 2012

    S.A.G. Solarstrom to Develop a Joint Venture 440MWp Solar Project in Spain

    Through a subsidiary, S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has agreed with Valsolar 2006, S.L. and Cavalum SGPS, S.A. to develop and construct altogether four photovoltaic power plants with a total output of around 440MWp in Badajoz, in the Spanish region of Extremadura, as part of a joint venture. The project has a total investment volume in the three-digit million range.
  • 12 Oct 2012

    Isra Solar Vision Presents a New Generation EL Inspection for Solar Modules

    Isra Solar Vision presents a new generation EL inspection for solar modules. The technology provides fast electroluminescence inspection with accurate defect classification resulting in the low false detection and false downgrading rates. Solar manufacturers benefit from the application of the new solarscan-Yieldmaster  EL inspection through a reduced production of defective or underperforming cells and modules. This leads to a three percent increase in maximum-quality yield and remarkable cost savings through less material loss. This way, the innovative inspection technologies support the PV industry in fully exploiting all cost-saving and efficiency-raising potentials.
  • Germany
    11 Oct 2012

    Greece: Four Further Conergy Plants Provide Hellenic Solar Power

    Together with the local Company Spercheios S.A., Conergy realized four solar power plants for private Greek investors. The four plants with a total capacity of one megawatt were all being constructed using Conergy PowerPlus modules from the factory in Frankfurt (Oder). The power plants will produce a total of 2,800,000 kilowatt hours per year – sufficient to supply 722 households. At the same time, the plants will avoid 2,000 tonnes of CO2 being emitted, thus benefitting the environment on the Hellenic peninsula.
  • United States
    11 Oct 2012

    First Solar to Build 10MW Solar Project in Western Australia

    Solar power received a jolt of energy this morning as Australia's first large-scale photovoltaic solar project was officially switched on. Verve Energy, GE unit GE Energy Financial Services and First Solar, Inc. today opened the 10-megawatt Greenough River Solar Farm near Geraldton, Western Australia. Joined by WA Energy Minister Peter Collier, landholders, community members and contractors, the successful kick-off follows more than one year of planning, design, construction and testing.
  • China United States
    11 Oct 2012

    JinkoSolar Modules Power 600 North Carolina Homes

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. today announced that a 6.4-megawatt solar farm utilizing JinkoSolar photovoltaic (PV) modules, was completed in Robeson County, North Carolina. Built by Strata Solar, the Watts solar farm is the most recent addition to Strata Solar's "southern cluster" of solar power farms in North Carolina.