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juwi solar Inc. is gearing up to construct the U.S.’s first utility scale ground-mount CIS (copper, indium and selenium) solar plant. It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2011.
Industry analysts at Jefferies believe consolidation is about to hit the solar industry. They add that the second quarter of this year has "negative surprises" in store.
Following the announcement of its takeover bid back at the start of April, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has acquired 81.9 percent of the share capital of German photovoltaic company Roth & Rau AG.
New research suggests that photovoltaic market shares in Asia Pacific and the U.S. are set to significantly increase by 2015. Meanwhile, a "huge" 25 gigawatts (GW) of projects are in the pipeline in the U.S., China and India.
Anwell Technologies Limited's subsidiary, Henan Sungen Solar Fab Co., Ltd., is planning to ramp up its thin film production capacity in China after securing long-term funding.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed two solar contracts worth 257 megawatts (MW). The first, for 130 MWp, was signed with enXco, while the second, for 127 MWp, is with Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC.
Siemens has acquired around a 16 percent share in high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) module manufacturer Semprius, for an undisclosed amount. The move will help Semprius scale up its activities to production levels by 2012.