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Moser Baer and SunEnergy team up for 1-MW solar farm project in Maharashtra

Mahagenco, a power generation company owned by the Government of Maharashtra in India, recently granted Moser Baer India Limited, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a 1-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. Germany-based


Solar Energy Initiatives submits plan for US $ 17 million in municipal projects

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SEI) has submitted letters of intent to several municipalities in the United States to install and operate approximately 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems on government buildings in various locations. The Florida-based company will provide


Ascent Solar supplies CIGS array to high-altitude vehicle developer

Thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module developer Ascent Solar Technologies recently supplied a flexible copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) PV array to SkySentry, a leading high-altitude vehicle developer in the US. The array is planned to be used for an upcoming aerostat test to be


America’s projections in turning sunlight to energy

Even though the United States is behind Germany, Spain and Japan in turning sunlight to energy, clean technology research group Pike Research reported that the US could outshine Spain this year, top Germany in 2013, and lead the solar industry by 2014. Government policies


Chinese thin-film pioneer secures bid for 2-MW PV project in Zhejiang

Astronergy recently won a bid to set up a 2-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) project on the rooftop of the Hangzhou Energy and Environment Industrial Park in Zhejiang province, China. The industrial park is situated in the northeast corner of Hangzhou City, covering an area of 23.8 square


Chinese solar industry’s second quarter paints losses—and gains

The forecast for the Chinese solar power industry is a bit cloudy. And as the winds grow more unruly for solar companies like Suntech, Yingli and LDK solar, the Chinese government is trying to give the industry the support it needs, through subsidies and incentives, to turn problems


Solar tower receiver by eSolar in California developed by B&W

Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has designed, developed and manufactured a tower-mounted steam generation receiver. The first of these has been delivered and installed at a 5-MW solar thermal power plant of eSolar in the Antelope Valley region, Southern California.


Solar leasing available to Los Angeles utility customers

Customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the US’s largest municipal utility, may now avail of SolarCity’s solar leasing option called SolarLease™. The lease combines with LADWP’s solar rebates, which are the highest of any U.S. utility. Starting at $55 per month for a 4-kilowatt solar system, the lease also requires no money down, on approved credit. SolarCity announced the offer last Monday (July 27).


127-MW solar farm in Arizona gets $121 million from Prudential

Prudential Capital Group, the investment arm of Prudential Financial, Inc., in partnership with Banco Santander S.A. is funding a 127-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in Arizona with a total of $466 million. The Arlington Valley Solar Energy II in Maricopa County, Arizona will be developed and operated by LS Power.


Q-Cells SE partners with MEMC to construct 50-MWp solar park

German solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells SE has signed a joint-venture deal with MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers, for the construction of large solar parks. Each partner will own 50% of the joint venture.


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