All news, innovation, research, policy and trends concerning the use of solar power in the renewable energy mix. Topics will include solar panels or photovoltaic PV array, solar cells, solar storage, as well as solar hybrid solutions. This section will cover solar tenders and auctions across the world, as well as commercial solar PPA or power purchase agreements.

Subsidies boost growth in German solar energy industry

A study on behalf of Germany's solar energy industry says that the sector has received private sector investment totalling $1bn in 1998-2004, raising sales in the industry five times from 2001 levels.

Shell Solar PV system brings another megawatt of PV to Trade...

One of the world's largest photovoltaic roofs is getting bigger. In about a month, an additional megawatt of Shell Solar PV panels will be connected to the grid atop the Munich Trade Fair Center.

Scientists study prospects for electricity generation on the moon

New technologies designed to harness the power of the sun may hold the key to successful moon colonies, cheaper and lighter-weight satellites, and cleaner-burning, more efficient car engines.

BP to equip TXU’s UK solar building

Eighty-seven thousand state-of-the-art photovoltaic cells supplied by BP Solar are to be used in the construction of the new TXU-Europe building in Ipswich.

£20m UK solar roofs programme underway

Work on the first home to be fitted with solar roof-slates under a government initiative to encourage the use of solar power in the UK has been completed.

BP wins China solar energy power production contract

BP and the Beijing Kenuowei Science and Technology Co. Ltd. have jointly won a bid for supplying a solar energy power production system to a new residential quarter in Shenzhen.

Bekaert ECD Solar Systems Europe installs the world’s largest photovoltaic system...

Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD) announced the installation of the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) system integrated in a metal roof.

SatCon and PowerLight collaborate in New York solar power system

Power products specialists SatCon Technology Corporation announced Tuesday that it has delivered its StarSine™ Power Conditioning Systems (PCS) to PowerLight Corporation and ZBB Energy Corporation as part of a collaborative effort to generate on-site clean, solar electricity. StarSine PCS is to be used with photovoltaic panels and advanced batteries in an innovative integrated distributed power generation system.

Global Solar completes 1.4 MW solar power station

Global Solar Energy Inc. recently joined in commissioning one of the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) power stations.

70kW PV system delivered to Yachiyo Shoin High School in Japan

Solar power products business Evergreen Solar Inc. announced today that its Japanese marketing partner, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., has delivered a 70kW PV system to Yachiyo Shoin High School in Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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