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7 July 2011

Combined wind and solar park goes live in UK

One of the UK’s first ever large-scale solar farms is set to go live today and will become the first UK-facility to combine solar and wind technologies.

6 July 2011

Calisolar’s Ontario manufacturing plans in jeopardy

California, US-based photovoltaic developer Calisolar looks like it may scrap plans to build a major manufacturing in facility, due to the likelihood that it will miss a September construction deadline that would have enabled it to obtain a $275m loan guarantee.

6 July 2011

Heraeus completes Singapore solar facility

The Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit has completed construction of its new manufacturing facility in Singapore.

6 July 2011

Titan Tracker heliostats selected by SunBorne for 1MW plant in India

India-based solar developer SunBorne Energy has selected Titan Tracker to provide heliostats for a 1MW solar power plant in India.

6 July 2011

Test solar farm 19% more efficient than standard, claims Pyron Solar

US-based Pyron Solar said it has developed a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology with a per cell output 19 per cent more efficient than its nearest rivals.

6 July 2011

GT Solar secures $81.7m in Asia orders

GT Solar has secured orders from two new Asian customers for polysilicon production equipment totalling $81.7m.

6 July 2011

Albion Ventures to invest £37m into UK renewables

Independent venture capital trust investor Albion Ventures will look to pump £37m into the UK’s renewable energy sector as it commits 15 per cent of its funds into the space.

6 July 2011

Solar Millennium changes name to STA Development

Industrial solar solutions provider Solar Millennium and all of its subsidiaries have changed their name to operate under the Solar Trust of America or ‘STA’ brand family.

5 July 2011

BlueChip seeks partner to supply 20MW solar modules for Florida project

Solar farm developer BlueChip Energy confirmed to NewNet that it is looking for suppliers for 20MW of solar modules to use in the Sorrento Solar Farm project in Florida, US.

5 July 2011

Scheuten Solar realises 20MW of installations in first half of 2011

German solar manufacturer Scheuten Solar has installed 20MW of photovoltaic projects in the first half of this year.

5 July 2011

Spanish solar plant Gemasolar provides 24-hour electricity

The concentrated solar power plant Gemasolar in Seville, Spain, has delivered its first day of interrupted electricity.

5 July 2011

Chinese solar company Daqo reduces Q2 revenue guidance

Chinese polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy has revised its second quarter 2011 revenue guidance because of the negative impact of price decline throughout the photovoltaic supply chains in the quarter.

5 July 2011

Georgia Power seeks solar energy provider for ten-year contract

US-based energy utility Georgia Power Company is looking for a solar photovoltaic generation source to provide up to 1,325MW hours of electricity annually.

4 July 2011

Winch attracts investors to UK solar scheme

Project developer Winch Energy Group has secured £100m of private sector investment, and told NewNet it will look to secure more, as it brings solar energy to UK schools.

4 July 2011

Siemens to supply 50MW solar plant in Spain

Siemens Energy has received an order from Spanish EPC UTE Termosolar Olivenza to construct a 50MW solar power plant in Olivenza, south-west Spain.

4 July 2011

JA Solar to acquire Solar Silicon Valley

Global solar power product producer JA Solar is set to acquire 100 per cent of Silver Age Holdings, a company that owns Solar Silicon Valley.

1 July 2011

French state investor CDC takes 49 per cent share in new solar project

National French business development organisation Caisse des dépôts et consignations has taken a 49 per cent stake in a project to build a photovoltaic power plant in Distre, France, for an undisclosed amount.

1 July 2011

Ed Miliband to lead fight against feed in tariff cuts

UK Opposition leader Ed Miliband is to lead the tabling of a House of Commons motion against the government’s proposed 70 per cent cut to feed in tariffs for UK solar developments above 50KW.

1 July 2011

Elementus eyes Australian solar development opportunity

The state government of the Australian Capital Territory has proposed a reverse auction mechanism to allocate 40MW of solar energy, with a policy set up for 210MW in the future.

1 July 2011

Solar company GreenVolts raises £39m through private investment

US photovoltaics company GreenVolts has raised $39m through a private investment, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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