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US materials producer agrees R&D deal with China solar firm

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A US solar material producer has signed a R&D deal to help a Chinese PV firm develop its solar panel materials. Under the agreement, US firm DuPont will undertake field research on panel reliability with China's GD Solar.

India solar power provider strikes 10MW deal with Luxembourg counterpart

Solar farm in India

An Indian solar power provider has signed a 10MW PV technology deal for installation of a solar farm in cooperation with a Luxembourg PV producer. Luxembourg’s CNPV will provide 30+MW of PV power technology for the solar farm, which is being built in India.

China thin film leader buys US PV firm

solar panel

A leading PV firm in China has bought a US solar cell manufacturer to help speed up its module production. Chinese thin film company Hanergy has acquired Global Solar Energy (GSE), which manufactures copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells in Arizona.

Canadian solar firm completes “historic” 30MW rooftop PV project in China

A Canadian solar developer has completed installation of a 30MW rooftop PV project in Eastern China. The rooftop PV installation spans 129 buildings in Suzhou city. Developer Canadian Solar has said the PV project is "historic in its size, complexity and scale."

India power giant to develop 130-acre PV power plant

Leading India energy firm Tata Power has announced plans to build a 130-acre solar power plant in the BRIC country. The 28MW facility will be built in the Satara district, Maharashtra, which Tata has said will be one of its largest PV power plants to date.

China aerospace firm to invest $814m in building PV power projects

An aerospace firm in China is set to invest ¥5bn ($814m) to build solar power projects in the BRIC country. Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical (SAAE) is looking to make the investment to construct solar PV plants across China's Ningxia region.

China firm provides solar panels for largest Latin America PV Project

Chinese solar panels totalling 30MW are being used to build the largest PV project in Latin America. China firm Suntech will supply solar panels for the 100-hectarePV plant, Aura Solar, in Mexico.

100MW concentrated solar power project approved for India

Plans for a 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project have been approved in India. Private sector India firm Reliance Power has announced the CSP project, in Rajasthan has received approval for carbon credits, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

US firm’s PV project awarded India’s first ‘A’ credit rating for solar power plant

A 5MW photovoltaic plant, owned by a US renewable energy firm, has become the first solar power project in India to receive an A class credit rating.

China PV microinverters to boost solar output in low temps certified across West

China solar microinverters designed to increase energy output in low temperatures and severe weather conditions have been certified for sale in the US, UK and across the EU.

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