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Xcel Energy announces the largest photovoltaic central solar power plant in the United States

Xcel Energy announced today its selection of an affiliate of SunEdison, LLC, North America's leading solar energy service provider, to build, own and operate an 8 megawatt central solar power plant in south central Colorado.


Sharp and Currys to Bring Solar Technology to the High Street for the First Time

Sharp Electronics, the world's leading manufacturer of solar panels, has joined forces with Currys, the UK's leading electrical retailer, to offer a range of solar energy solutions for the home for the first time on the high street.


New Silicon Growth Process Yields Higher Efficiency in Commercial Solar Cells and Modules

A pioneer in silicon casting for solar photovoltaic cell applications, BP Solar has developed a new silicon growth process that significantly increases cell efficiency over traditional multi-crystalline-based solar cells.


Loan Approved for First European Solar Thermal Power Plant in Spain

The European Investment Bank is providing a first EUR 60 million tranche for the first large-scale commercial solar thermal power plant in Europe.


Nanosolar to Build World's Largest Solar-Cell Factory

Nanosolar Inc, a global leader in solar power innovation, today announced that it has started executing on its plan to build a volume cell production factory with a total annual cell output of 430MW once fully built out, or approximately 200 million cells per year, and an advanced panel assembly factory designed to produce more than one million solar panels per year.


ESF Task Force Makes Recommendations for Clean Solar Energy

The European Union and its member states are being urged by leading scientists to make a major multimillion Euro commitment to solar driven production of environmentally clean electricity, hydrogen and other fuels, as the only sustainable long-term solution for global energy needs.


Production Begins on One of the World's Largest Solar Manufacturing Lines

GT Solar Technologies, a division of GT Equipment Technologies, has completed the first phase of a turnkey solar manufacturing line for LDK Solar in China, which has just started production of solar wafers in what will eventually be a one gigawatt manufacturing line.


Completion of First US Solar Trough Power Plant in Arizona

Ormat Technologies, Inc is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ormat Nevada, Inc, completed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 1 MW rated Ormat® Energy Converter (OEC) for the APS Saguaro Solar Facility.



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