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Colexon Energy AG has gained another strategic partner for the Wiesenhof roof-top portfolio in form of DCM Energy AG. The two companies have concluded a framework agreement for the construction and delivery of turnkey solar parks with a total power output of at least 12 megawatts (MW) through to the end of 2010.

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Acciona and Mitsubishi Corporation have signed an agreement giving Mitsubishi a 34% stake in Amper Central Solar, the developer of Portugal´s Amareleja (Moura) PV solar plant, 100% owned by Acciona.

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EnergoSolar Hungary Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. and Parity Solar have signed a contract for a new production line of solar modules in Jiangsu province, China. The scope of the agreement concerns a 24 megawatt (MW) EnergoSolar turn-key end-to-end module manufacturing factory for the production of a-Si thin-film photovoltaic modules.

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CSP Tower Using Air

In December 2008, a 1.5 MWe solar thermal central receiver system was declared operational by plant construction company Kraftanlagen München. Although solar tower technology had been built as early as the 1970s and a second commercial tower is now close to completion the so-called Test and Demonstration Power Plant Jülich, in Germany, is the world’s first solar thermal power plant erected which uses air as the medium for heat transport.

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Germany has been breaking records with its thin-film developments, and with three developments totalling almost 50 MW of new capacity, this rapidly emerging technology continues to set the bar higher.

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Amonix Introduces CPV System

Amonix has released its newest concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) product, the Amonix 7700. WIth a capacity of 53 kilowatts (kW) per unit, the Amonix 7700 is designed for utility-scale deployment and is the first CPV system capable of converting one-fourth of the sun’s energy into usable electricity, the company said.

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SolFocus announced an agreement that dramatically expands its installation of solar concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology in Greece. Originally announced in November 2008 as a 1.6-megawatt (MW) deployment between SolFocus and Samaras Group, this new agreement increases the size of the project to 10 MW in recognition of the distinct financial and energy generation advantages for CPV in the geographic region.

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