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Statkraft, Siemens Plan 40 MW Of PV In Italy

Siemens Energy and Norway-based utility Statkraft have signed an agreement to build solar plants in Italy with a total capacity of 40 MW. Underthe framework agreement, Siemens will perform the engineering, projectmanagement and turnkey construction of the photovoltaic plants. Theexclusive agreement includes Statkraft’s project pipeline forphotovoltaic plants in Italy. Construction of the first solar plant

Sen. Sanders, Solar Execs Present 10×30 U.S. Solar Plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and solar business executives have teamed with Environment America to present a plan for solar energy to meet 10% of the U.S.’ energy needs by 2030. Thereport, called "Building a Solar Future: Repowering America’s Homes,Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy," examines a wide variety ofsolar technologies and tools, including photovoltaics, concentratingsolar

Arizona’s Great Power Play: Plan B

As I wrote here recently,the hasty demise of anti-solar House Bill 2701 raised more questionsthan it answered. One of those questions is: Why did Arizona’s Speakerof the House, Representative Kirk Adams (R), say that HB2060 wasevidence that he and his colleagues support solar power and are“send[ing] a clear message to global industries: we want you


Austin Council Urged to Adopt Renewable Energy Plan

TheAustin Generation Resource Plan, a proposed master plan for Austin,Texas’ energy production and usage through 2020, calls for developing170 megawatts (MW) of new solar power over the next decade — inaddition to the current Austin goal of 100 MW. The plan for Austin Energy, the city’s municipally-owned electriccompany, has won approval from a citizen task

BrightSource Files Alternate Plan For Ivanpah Solar Project

BrightSource Energy Inc.,a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power plants, has submittedan alternative design for the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating Systemproject. This mitigation proposal, which was filed with theCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC) and the Department of the Interior’sBureau of Land Management (BLM), would significantly minimize theproject’s potential environmental impacts, according to the company.The plan would

New Mexico Governor Richardson Announces New Plan for Green Economy

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today signed an executive orderoutlining the state’s plan for building a green economy. “Acomprehensive green economy is critical to the future of New Mexico andwill lead our state into a new era of economic vitality and stability,”Governor Richardson said at the signing, which was held at SCHOTTSolar’s Albuquerque manufacturing facility.

Borrego Solar Systems, Reading Electric Plan 5 MW In Pa.

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a designer and installer of grid-tied commercial and public-sector solar electric power systems, has formeda partnership with Reading Electric of Reading, Pa., to install morethan 5 MW of solar energy at 32 different local businesses acrosssoutheastern Pennsylvania. The selected sites include AdelphiKitchens & Cabinetry Inc. in Robesonia, Pa.; Heyco Metals Inc.

SEIA Presents 15% By 2020 Plan, Solar Bill Of Rights At #cop15

Leaders representing the U.S. solar energy industry reportedthe potential of solar energy to meet 15% of U.S. energy needs by 2020.The presentation was made at a United Nations Framework Convention onClimate Change press briefing in the Bella Center, where the UnitedNations Climate Conference (COP15) is under way. The "ExpandingSolar Energy in the United States" briefing

New Plan to Spread Clean Energy in Developing Countries

Speaking yesterday at the Copenhagen climate conference, Department of Energy head Stephen Chu announceda $350 million plan to promote and deploy clean energy technologies indeveloping countries. Dubbed the Renewables and Efficiency DeploymentInitiative (REDI), the plan is the product of the Major Economies Forum(MEF), a grouping of industrialized countries that represent more than85 percent of global

JA Solar (JASO) Raises Guidance, Announces Share Repurchase Plan

JA Solar (JASO) staged a very bullish breakout move today with heavyvolume, up 16% on the day.  It’s up another 6% in after hours tradingafter the company raised its 4th quarter and full year 2009 guidanceand announced a share repurchase plan. Due to strong demand, the company expects 4th quarter shipmentsto exceed 210MW which is

Massachusetts Readies New Solar Plan For January 2010

With ambitious initiatives such as its Solar Stimulus Programand a target of installing 250 megawatts’ worth of solar-generatingcapacity in the state by 2017, Massachusetts has shown itself to be avanguard in the U.S. push for solar, and the latest news to emerge fromthe Commonwealth further bolsters this reputation: having tapped outits $68 million state solar

India to Announce National Solar Energy Plan

With climate change negotiationsset to begin in Copenhagen on December 7th, some nations are beginningto articulate commitments to renewable energy deployment in lieu ofadopting binding carbon emission reductions. Rapidly developingeconomies, in particular, are opposed to emission reductions as theyfear such caps will slow and limit economic prosperity. And so it goeswith India, which is expected

E.U. Plan to Curb Emissions Favors Solar, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The European Commission released on Wednesday its plan to reduce carbon dioxide levels by directing €50 billion to clean energy research and development over the next ten years, with €16 billion ($23.5 billion) of that money reserved for solar photovoltaic power. The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Planmay be the latest step in the European Union’s

EU’s New Solar Plan Falls Short Says EPIA

TheEuropean Commission’s new proposal to boost solar technologydevelopment focuses too much on research and not enough on deployingcommercial technologies, said the European Photovoltaic IndustryAssociation (EPIA) Wednesday. The EPIA also voiced concerns that the proposal would not receivesufficient funding and is lobbying for more public money to be setaside to support the solar industry’s growth. The