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World Solar Photovoltaic Market Grew to 27.4 Gigawatts in 2011, Up 40% Y/Y

03.19.2012
Santa Clara, California, United States
Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2011, up 40% Y/Y, according to the annual PV market report, 2012 Marketbuzz® issued today by NPD Solarbuzz.

SolarCity and Rabobank Announce $42.5 Million Fund

03.15.2012
New York, New York, United States
Rabobank and SolarCity today announced $42.5 million in structured financing to fund over 30 commercial solar projects in California.

First Solar to Construct 20-Megawatt Solar Project

03.14.2012
Tempe, Arizona, United States
First Solar today announced its 100 percent stake in Maryland Solar, a 20-megawatt (AC) photovoltaic solar power project in Hagerstown, Maryland.

SoloPower Sets Record for Flexible CIGS Solar Panel Efficiency

03.14.2012
San Jose, California, United States
SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of flexible thin film solar cells and modules, announced today that its next generation panel has achieved an aperture area efficiency of 13.4%

U.S. Bancorp and SolarCity Establish Tax Equity Fund Military Housing Solar Program

03.14.2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
U.S. Bancorp and SolarCity have created a renewable energy tax equity fund that will help to initiate the first phase of project SolarStrong

Cenergy Completes PV System for Onion Processor

03.13.2012
Bakersfield, California, United States
Varsity Produce, one of California’s premier grower-shipper-processors of yellow, red, white and sweet onions will not shed a tear about its decision to go solar with Cenergy Power on its processing/cold storage and packing facilities.   The 428.40 kilowatt (kW) solar system will pay for itself in less than 4 years, offset approximately 97% of Varsity’s...

Advanced Energy Inverters Selected for More Than 8 MW of PV Systems

03.13.2012
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Advanced Energy Industries inverters have been selected by REgeneration Finance (REgeneration) to power more than eight megawatts of US distributed generation photovoltaic projects.