Sunpower supplies 14 MW to Casino Group

For this purpose, the retail chain has signed an agreement with the American company Sunpower Corp. for the supply of PV modules with a total capacity of 14 MW.

Solar electricity from exhibition halls in Parma

Conergy Italia is realizing the 1.7 MW solar installation for the Italian trade fair company Fiera di Parma S.p.A. The construction, which has already begun, is part of extensive expansion and modernization works on the exhibition centre. More than 23,000 thin film modules will be integrated into the 17,000 m2 roof.

Solar electricity reaches 1 % threshold in Germany

<b>PV installation with polycrystalline modules in the vicinity of Traunstein, South Germany. </b> <br><br><i>Photo: Rupert Haslinger</i><br>

At the end of 2008, the total capacity of the photovoltaic systems installed in Germany amounted to 5.4 GW. Their output of solar electricity was about 4.3 billion kWh/a. At the end of 2009, the installed capacity was about 8 GW. The generated electricity amounts to approximately 6.4 billion kWh/a, which covers about one percent of Germany's gross electricity consumption of 615 billion kWh/a.

Sharp, EGP and STM produce modules and power together

In the first one, the three companies agree to form a joint venture for the production of thin-film solar modules. In the second one, Sharp and EGP agree to form a joint venture to an independent power producer company.

India raises coal tax for renewable energies

With the tax India wants to fund research and innovative projects in renewable energy technologies. Indian Finance Minister Prnab Mukherjee estimates that the tax can generate an income of US$ 543 million per annum. India targets a total capacity of 20 GW solar power in 2022.

Commonwealth Games 2010 go Green

It is expected to generate annually around 1.4 million kWh of electricity resulting in emission reduction of more than 1,200 tons of CO2. It would cater to the power requirements of the stadium and the surplus would be fed into the grid. Besides, there are three 2.6 kW solar PV systems on the roofs of individual tennis courts in the R. K. Khanna Tennis Complex.

Kioto PV puts its own production into operation

As Kioto emphasizes, the modules are subject to three-stage end-to-end checks. At the Intersolar the Austrians will present two new innovations: firstly, Kioto offers the Conducting Edge Connector, a corner connector that can conduct current, made in the familiar style with rounded edges. Thus earthing is possible on both the upper and lower sides of the module.