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California ARB Chair Mary Nichols

California ARB endorses cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas regulation


On December 17, 2010 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) voted to approve a "cap-and-trade" program for regulation of greenhouse gases in the U.S. state of California. The ARB says that the program, which will work in conjunction with clean energy policies, will set a state-wide limit on the sources responsible for 80% of California's greenhouse gas emissions and set a price signal to encourage long-term investment in the clean energy economy. Read more...

Advanced Energy produces solar inverters and monitoring solutions

Advanced Energy to create thin-films, renewable business units


On December 22, 2010 Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AE, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.) announced the creation of focused business units for thin-films and renewables within the company. Advanced Energy states that the creation of the units is necessary to enable improved execution and strategic focus on distinct markets, and will be effective January 1, 2011. Read more...

Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade Miguel Sebastian.

Announcement of further, retroactive cuts to Spain's feed-in tariff sparks solar industry response


On December 23, 2010, the Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade (MITyC) announced retroactive cuts to the nation's feed-in tariff, which the Spanish PV industry says will ruin thousands of investors. Read more...

GCL-Poly produces solar grade polysilicon for the PV industry

GCL-Poly signs long-term contract with Solarfun to supply 2,500 MW of wafer and polysilicon products over the next five years


Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (Shanghai), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, on December 23, 2010 announced that it has signed a long-term supplementary wafer and polysilicon product supply contract with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited. Read more...

U.K. DECC Secretary Chris Huhne (left) with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron

U.K. DECC proposes phasing out Renewables Obligation in favor of feed-in tariffs


On December 16, 2010, U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the U.K. Treasury proposed a series of reforms to the U.K.'s electricity market, including phasing out the mechanism in the nation's Renewables Obligation (RO) and replacing it with an incentive program described as a "contract for difference" feed-in tariff. Read more...

AES Solar PV plant in Sault, France, 1.2 MWp

AES Solar closes on €103 million project financing for a 24 MW photovoltaic portfolio in Italy


AES Solar (Arlington, Va.), a joint venture between The AES Corporation and Riverstone Holdings LLC, announced that one of its subsidiaries closed on long-term non-recourse financing facilities of €103 million for a 24 MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, named "Il Terzo". The Il Terzo portfolio is located throughout the Lazio, Puglia and Sicilia regions of Italy. Read more...

Transparent thin-film PV material. Brookhaven National Laboratory.

LANL lists discovery of transparent thin-film PV material in top ten accomplishments of 2010


In naming its top ten science and technology achievements of 2010, on December 20, 2010 the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.) included the fabrication of a new transparent thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) device. The new PV material developed by LANL and the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratories (BNL, Brookhaven, New York, U.S.) was first described in the journal "Chemistry of Materials". Read more...

AMG acquires Mono2 solar casting technologies from BP Solar


On December 21, 2010 Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) announced that it has acquired the intellectual property and manufacturing assets related to a proprietary solar silicon casting technology from BP Solar International Inc. (San Francisco, California, U.S.). AMG expects to produce initial test ingots using the Mono2 process in early 2011, with Mono2 integrated furnace deliveries expected in the second half of 2011. Read more...

National Grid's Revere PV plant

National Grid commissions three PV plants in Massachusetts


On December 21, 2010 National Grid plc (London, U.K.) announced the commissioning of three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, with a ribbon-cutting at the newly commissioned .75MW Revere PV plant attended by Massachusetts state officials. National Grid states that when combined with another PV plant in Whitinsville/Sutton, Massachusetts, it is now the largest owner of PV plants in New England at 3.4 MW. Read more...

Final staff assessment released for proposed Palmdale hybrid power project


The California Energy Commission on December 22, 2010 released the final staff assessment (FSA) for the proposed Palmdale Hybrid Power Project in Los Angeles County. In the FSA, Energy Commission staff concludes that as proposed the 570-megawatt hybrid facility does not conform to all laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS) and has unmitigated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) impacts in the area of air quality. But conformance can be achieved if the Commission adopts the staff's proposed conditions in air quality. Read more...

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