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Sunways: prospects positive, says insolvency administrator

Sunways headquarters, Konstanz

Business is set to continue at the German solar group's main facilities following the acquisition of its core assets by Shunfeng Group and the newly established Bluecell GmbH.


Canadian-Chinese JV to create up to 300 jobs

Sophia Aggelonitis

Ontario-based JNE Consulting and Chinese company Daqo Group Co. Ltd. have formed a joint venture to build a $5 million solar panel assembly plant in Hamilton, Canada.


US: 130 MW PV installation for Imperial County

Imperial Valley fields in California

A ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) installation of up to 130 megawatts (MWs) is expected to be built in Imperial County, California, the U.S.


Roth & Rau, Day4 Energy combine technologies; aim for 2.5 GW manufacturing capacity

Day4 Energy PV modules installed at the Portland Habilitation Center Northwest, US

A new integrated manufacturing line for the production of "next generation" photovoltaics (PV) cells and modules is in the pipeline, following a tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Roth & Rau AG, Day4 Energy Inc....


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REA seeking policy clarity after UK warned over large PV arrays

Greg Barker

The UK's Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said it will be seeking clarity on the Department of Energy and Climate Change's policy for ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) systems, following warnings that larger installations...


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Sunways reports strong inverter sales and international growth

A Sunways solar inverter

Sunways AG has reported strong third quarter financial growth, following "significant" international expansion, and positive solar cell, module and, in particular, inverter sales, leading the company to raise its fourth quarter...


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Double KO for Czech solar industry

Ground-mounted PV system in Czech Republic

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a new amendment, which, if supported by the upper house and the President, will see a tax introduced on electricity generated by solar plants.


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Germany: 2020 PV roadmap presented

General PV panles picture against sky

The German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), together with the consultancy firms Roland Berger and Prognos, have completed Germany's “Guide to the Solar Industry - Photovoltaics Roadmap 2020."


"Major" collaboration opportunity for Germany and China

Chinese solar farm

Speaking at the opening of the 11th Forum Solarpraxis, Zhang Jiaqiang from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China told delegates that a "major" opportunity exists for German and Chinese companies to collaborate with one...


Competition and cost reduction highlighted at Forum Solarpraxis

The 11th Forum Solarpraxis opened today in Berlin.

The 11th Forum Solarpraixs, currently being held in Berlin, Germany at the Hilton Hotel, has got off to a positive start, with over 700 delegates registering. "Competitiveness", "cost reduction" and "growth" were the watchwords...


Conergy boosts profit margin

Conergy has reported sales growth despite consultation and interest payments impacting results.

Conergy has reported that its nine-month figures for 2010 shows a sales increase by nearly 90 percent and a gross profit margin by seven percentage points.


S.A.G. Solarstrom reports strong growth for 2010

S.A.G. Solarstrom has reported strong growth for the last nine months.

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom has announced significant sales and earnings growth for the first nine months of this year. EBIT is reported to have tripled in comparison with the same time period the previous year.


Tijuana recognised for solar forwardness

The city sharing borders with San Diego seeks to expand it clean energy prowess.

Tijuana, Baja California, has been in the spotlight for being an important leader in the green energy sector. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore also commended Tijuana on its efforts and forwardness in promoting clean energy.


China: Construction begins on 200 MW thin film line

Astronergy sigenage on side of a building

Astronergy, in collaboration with parent company, the Chint Group, has begun construction on a 200 megawatt, (MW) RMB 2.9 billion (around USD$437 million; €319 million) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in China.


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CTDC and Goldpoly enter into supply agreement

Goldpoly polycrystalline PV cells

Goldpoly International Limited is to supply China Technology Development Group Corporation with a minimum of 100 megawatts (MW) of polycrystalline photovoltaics (PV) cells per year, beginning from the start of 2011.


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Roth & Rau reduces 2010 EBIT

Roth & Rau company HQ in Germany

Germany-based Roth & Rau has decreased its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margin due to project uncertainty.


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