100 MW Solar park on the Crimea Peninsula

<b>Aktiv Solar, based in Vienna, has put the last phase of the Perovo Solar Park (100 MW) on the Crimea Peninsula into operation.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Aktiv Solar</i>

In December, the Austrian company Aktiv Solar put a 100 MW solar farm at Perovo on the Ukrainian Crimea Peninsula into operation. This solar park was the third large-scale project in 2011, the Vienna-based company announced.

EU PVSEC and IPVEA present the PV Production Forum 2012 at 27th EU PVSEC in Frankfurt

Munich / Hanau - The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) and the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) present the PV Production Forum 2012 during the 27th EU PVSEC in Frankfurt, Germany.

Trina Solar Receives -Made in EU- Certificate from ICIM

Zurich - Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that its multicrystalline modules manufactured with European-sourced silicon wafers have been certified by the independent Italian institute ICIM and fulfill GSE requirements for a 10% feed-in tariff pr

QC Solar Announces Latest Intelligent PV Junction Box Smart box-C

Recently,QC Solar, the world famous PV junction boxes' manufacturer, announced that they have successfully developed an Intelligent PV junction box "Smart box-C" which is special used for Solar PV panels.

Sungevity expanding to Australia

Sungevity Inc. from Oakland, California and Australian Nickel Energy formed a joint venture called Sungevity Australia that will provide homeowners there with a “pay-as-you-go” solar option. Up until now, the Australian market has been limited to an upfront, cash purchase model, Sungevity explains. The average cost of a 5 kW system it says is currently US$ 12,400.

Abound Solar temporarily shuts down production

Abound Solar factory in Longmont, Colorado.

In February, Abound Solar, a Colorado based CdTe thin-film PV manufacturer, announced that it had reached a new level of efficiency, expecting to reach 12.5 or perhaps 13.0 percent conversion efficiency by the end of 2012. The new modules would produce roughly 85 W of electricity, up from the 77.5 W modules the company was producing in January 2011.