Schott Solar to double its capacity

Germany and China are the countries where Schott wants to invest. As the first step, the company has announced that the wafer capacity in Jena, Germany, will be doubled to 500 MW per year. Solar cells are processed at Alzenau in Bavaria, and this is also the place where the research and development specialists of the company work.

BISOL presents its latest products at Salon des Energies Renouvelables in Lyon

Prebold - BISOL, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of premium quality photovoltaic modules, presents at Salon des Energies Renouvelables in Lyon products specially designed and adjusted for French photovoltaic market.

A complementary arrangement bidding 200 MW of renewable energy projects for Detroit Edison RFP

Detroit - New Generation Power Michigan, LLC announced today that it is bidding 100 MW of solar renewable energy and 100 MW of wind renewable energy projects for a total of 200 MW of renewable energy projects for Detroit Edison Company's RFP. The projects are estimated to cost between $650 and $700 million dollars and will bring green investment and quality jobs to Michigan.

Australian Capital Territory revises PV feed-in tariff

Up to now only systems of up to 30 kW have been able to receive support. According to the current tariff each kWh gets AUD 0.457. The installation of systems under 20 kW and those between 30 and 200 kW is limited to an annual installation volume of 15 MW each.

Volunteers Bring Solar Energy to Hard-Hit Community in Rural Nicaragua

Berkeley - Solar enthusiasts continue to make a vital difference in rural and under-developed communities by installing simple and sustainable solar photovoltaic systems where they are needed most.

IBC SOLAR officially opens subsidiary in Beijing

Bad Staffelstein / Beijing - A festive ceremony marked the official opening of the new IBC SOLAR subsidiary office in Beijing. The photovoltaic specialist welcomed high-level Chinese and international business leaders such as vice-minister of construction Yao Bing and other representatives from the CHINA BIPV COMMITTEE. IBC SOLAR has been appointed as advisor to the committee since March 2010.

PPG to install solar array at glass research facility

Pittsburgh - PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that it is installing a 4,800 watt solar array on the roof of the PPG Flat Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, Pa., about 15 miles from the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh. The site is expected to be functional early this summer.