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12 November 2012

Austin to step up solar development

An organisation in Austin, Texas, has approved plans to step up the development of solar power in the city.

12 November 2012

LDK Solar develops 12MW of PV on Italian rooftops

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has completed the majority of 12MW of microgeneration projects it is building throughout Italy.

12 November 2012

Mainstream to develop €500m wind and solar projects in South Africa

Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power has signed key financing, power purchase and implementation agreements with the South African government for the development of wind and solar projects.

9 November 2012

Solar thermal – time to restore its good name?p

There’s no doubt that the over-aggressive selling of grossly overpriced systems gave solar thermal technology a bad name in the 1990s and early 2000s. Yet there’s clear evidence that correctly sized solar thermal systems for domestic hot water heating can outperform solar PV and other alternatives in terms of efficiency, installation cost and cost of energy generation in new build developments. Alex Savidis, renewable energy specialist and associate director at Wardell Armstrong, makes the case for restoring the good name of solar thermal as a valuable option in our armoury of sustainable energy technologies.

9 November 2012

Canadian Solar supplies modules for Turkish microgeneration project

CandianS_170SQ Canadian Solar has supplied photovoltaic panels for a 540kW project at Izmir airport, Turkey, one of the largest microgeneration facilities in the country.

9 November 2012

TechPrecision wins $2.3m polysilicon production order

US renewable energy technology producer TechPrecision has won a $2.3m order for chambers used in the process of making polysilicon.

9 November 2012

Kentz wins $45m EPC solar contract in South Africa

UK engineering group Kentz has won a $45m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) to build a 75MW photovoltaic plant in South Africa.

8 November 2012

Solar market still suffering extreme oversupply, but future is brightp

Solar experts are anticipating further turbulence in the sector that will see more bankruptcies and consolidations over the next year, although the long-term view is positive.

8 November 2012

Calmac installs storage system at California lottery HQ

US energy storage specialist Calmac has installed a thermal storage system at the new headquarters of the California State Lottery in Sacramento.

8 November 2012

Etrion remains hopeful for Italian solar despite net loss of $2.8m

Swiss renewable energy company Etrion, which has several solar plants operating in Italy, has seen losses of $2.8m for the third quarter of 2012, compared an income of $400,000 in the same period last year.

8 November 2012

US ITC upholds tariffs on Chinese solar imports

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has given its verdict on Chinese photovoltaic panels and cells, determining that US industry is damaged by ant-competitive practices.

7 November 2012

MEMC sees income up in Q3

US solar component and module manufacturer MEMC, owner of SunEdison, made a net income of $70.5m in the third quarter, up $52m on the preceding period and turning around a $50m loss recorded in the same three months of 2011.

7 November 2012

GT Advanced Technologies sees Q3 revenue decline

US cleantech company GT Advanced Technologies made a third quarter net income of $2.3m, down significantly on the $14.8m achieved in the preceding three months.

7 November 2012

LDK, Sumitomo terminate wafer supply deal

GT_Wafer_1701 Japan’s Sumitomo has reached an agreement to terminate a long-term wafer supply contract with Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar.

6 November 2012

Sunergy buys two UK solar projects

England_240512_170 Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Sunergy has purchased two solar projects in the UK with a combined capacity of 10MW.

6 November 2012

Carmanah wins solar lighting deal for Mexico City superhighway

Canadian cleantech company Carmanah Technologies has won a $400,000 contract to provide solar lighting for a superhighway project in Mexico City.

6 November 2012

LRE signs PPAs for two PV projects

LRE-WHInst_170_170 US wind and solar developer Lincoln Renewable Energy has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison for two photovoltaic projects.

6 November 2012

Soitec signs PPA for 44MW CPV project in South Africa

French semiconductor specialist Soitec has signed a power purchase agreement for a 44MW concentrated photovoltaic plant the company is developing in South Africa.

5 November 2012

Ascent Solar wins government backing to advance PV design

ascent_panel_170sq US-based Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected for an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research project.

5 November 2012

Welspun Energy to invest $183m into Indian PV plant

India-based Welspun Energy is set to invest Rs1,000 crore ($183m) into a 100MW photovoltaic project in Chattisgarh.

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