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The Japanese company has established a mass production process for 156 by 156 mm solar cell products that have a conversion efficiency of 21%.
The Army's $7 billion Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) is aimed at power purchase agreements involving renewable or alternative energy projects greater than 10 MW.
The deal follows First Solar's move last year to invest $100 million in mega solar projects in the country. The XSOL agreement will also supply smaller-scale installations.
U.S. vertically integrated manufacturer SunPower has closed an agreement to finance $44.5 million of its solar leases. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (HASI) is providing the capital.
SolarWorld AG's preliminary business results for the first half of 2014 also reveal solid growth in module sales but below-par sales of complete systems.
Chinese polysilicon suppliers issue positive profit alert after analysis of preliminary management accounts for first six months of 2014.
The Chinese wafer producers will expand capacity at their Sarawak plant from 300 to 600 MW as the company finalizes two supply deals with U.S. companies.