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Suntech signs deal with Italian EPC provider

Suntech solar modules.

Despite the troublesome involvement of Suntech's Italian investment arm Global Solar Fund with the public prosecutor's office in Brindisi, the Chinese manufacturer has signed an agreement to supply 25 MW of panels to Italian EPC...

Ontario opens window for PV rooftop permit applications

The Thunder Bay photovoltaic plant, Ontario.

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) today ended a long period of uncertainty over its FIT plans when it opened the application window for small photovoltaic projects, with capacities of 10 to 500 kW.

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Sunways to reduce headcount by 40%

Photovoltaics components manufactured by Sunways Production GmbH

Up to 106 staff at German solar company Sunways AG may fall victim to the continuing downturn in the European photovoltaic industry.

Mixed news from Chinese panel manufacturers

The Chinese flag

In separate developments in China, Apollo Solar announced an improvement in manufacturing processes that will further reduce module prices, whilst shares issue by SolarGiga were less than 50% subscribed.

Canadian Solar moves away from direct panel sales

Canadian Solar photovoltaic park in Germany.

The chief financial officer of Canadian Solar says the panel manufacturer expects to make half of its revenues next year from developing solar farms rather than selling panels.

Canadian Solar "shall pay" $40 million in compensation to LDK

LDK Solar branding

Canadian Solar may have to pay back compensation to LDK Solar Co. Ltd for the "illegal termination" of two photovoltaic wafer supply agreements made in 2007 and 2008. A Canadian Solar spokesperson said the company is reviewing...

Intersolar China: Ambitious targets and emerging markets

Intersolar China 2011

Despite being down-sized to a conference without an exhibition, the second edition of Intersolar China in Beijing turned out to be very well-timed. In addition to news of a doubling of the country’s 2015 photovoltaic target, many...

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