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Construction of a solar thermal roof on Building 601 at the Army's Adelphi Laboratory Center

Solar thermal roof debuts at Adelphi Laboratory Center


Construction in December 2010 atop Building 601 at the Army's Adelphi Laboratory Center in Maryland features a solar thermal roof, a renewable energy project that will save money and conserve natural resources. The roofing system is expected to annually save more than 170 million British Thermal Units, which is equivalent to approximately 30 barrels of crude oil - a cost savings of $3,500 at current oil prices. Read more...

SES Suncatcher systems.

K Road purchases 850MW Calico CSP project, converts 750MW to PV


On December 29, 2010 K Road Power Holdings, LLC (San Diego, California, U.S.) announced that its subsidiary K Road Sun LLC has acquired the 850MW Calico Solar Project from Tessera Solar North America, Inc. (Houston, Texas, U.S.). K Road has further announced that it will convert the first 750MW of the project from concentrating solar power (CSP) to solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Read more...

Alleged Native American sacred site on the site of the proposed Blythe CSP project.

Native American group challenges approval process for six large solar plants in California


On December 27, 2010, the La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle filed suit in U.S. District Court to challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) permitting process for large solar projects. In the suit, the Native American organization also requests a temporary restraining order against the construction of five large concentrating solar power (CSP) projects and a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant recently approved by the BLM in Southern California. Read more...

First shipment of modules containing AQT cells

CIGS manufacturer AQT Solar announces first customer shipments


AQT Solar (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a developer of low-cost CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-diselenide) thin-film solar cells, on December 29, 2010 announced the first shipment of modules containing AQT CIGS solar cells. The company also announced that it has shipped cells to several customers and currently has an order backlog of 160MW, approximately 50MW of which is due in 2011. Read more...

Etrion announces completion of 1MW Matino PV plant in Puglia, Italy


On December 28, 2010, Etrion SA (Geneva, Switzerland) announced the completion of its third 1MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the last two weeks in the Puglia Region of Italy. The Matino Solar Park will qualify to participate in Italy's feed-in tariff at 2010 rates of EUR0.346/kWh (USD$0.457/kWh) plus a market rate of EUR0.08/kWh (USD$0.11/kWh). Read more...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Government approves a plan to simplify approval process for PV plants


On December 26, 2010 the Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced that the Israeli Cabinet has approved a plan to simplify the authorization process for solar photovoltaic (PV) plants and create planning guidelines for licensing plants. The plan will be valid for five years from the date of approval. Read more...

The Rovigo PV plant

First Reserve makes final payment to SunEdison for Rovigo PV plant


SunEdison LLC (Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.) has announced that on December 23, 2010, it received the final milestone payment of USD$305 million (EUR230 million) from First Reserve for the 70MW Rovigo solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Rovigo, Italy. First Reserve purchased the Rovigo PV plant for EUR276 million (USD$366 million), and in October 2010 made an initial payment of EUR46 million (USD$61 million). Read more...

Solar Energy Initiatives links upstream supply with downstream PV demand

Solar Energy Initiatives announces letter of intent for $1.2 million Delaware school solar project


Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, on December 28, 2010 announced that the Company has secured a letter of intent to complete a solar photovoltaic (PV) power purchase agreement (PPA) project with a Delaware Charter School. The project is expected to generate approximately $1.2 million in revenue. Read more...

6MW solar power plant (1 of 34 planned) using Kyocera modules in Korat, Thailand.

KYOCERA to supply 204MW of solar PV modules for one of S.E. Asia's largest solar power projects


Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) on December 28, 2010 announced that it has agreed to supply roughly one million solar photovoltaic (PV) modules equivalent to 204-megawatts (MW) for Thailand's largest solar power project, which is being implemented by Solar Power Co., Ltd. Under the project, 6MW "Solar Farms" are to be constructed at 34 sites concentrated in northeastern Thailand. Read more...

LDK Solar reaches 3.0GW solar wafer production capacity


LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (Xinyu City, China), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers and photovoltaic (PV) products, on December 28, 2010 announced that the Company reached the milestone of 3.0 gigawatts (GW) annualized capacity at its wafer plants. Read more...

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