Solar PV manufacturers are stepping up R&D efforts to achieve greater efficiencies, with industry standard modules set to reach 275 W within a year, research finds.
Trina Solar subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., has signed a supplemental long-term wafer and polysilicon product supply agreement with GCL (Changzhou) Solar Energy Technology Company Limited.
Ohio based Xunlight Corporation became part of the small group of flexible solar module manufacturers eligible to sell into the European market after attaining the required certifications.
LDK Solar provided an updated outlook for its fourth quarter 2010 and fiscal year 2011, estimating revenues well above analysts' estimates on wafer and module shipments outlook.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Germany's Centrosolar have signed a solar module manufacturing agreement as part of TSMC's efforts for diversification.
New research states that, for the first time, three of the ten largest global photovoltaics (PV) system integrators in 2010 were U.S.-based.
SunPower Corp. has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the delivery of 711 megawatts (MWs) AC of solar power.
French company Tenesol has achieved IS0 9001 certification for the operation and installation of photovoltaics (PV) power plants. This, says the company, is a first for France.
Due to high demand for its photovoltaics (PV) products, Conergy has announced two large capacity expansions. The company adds that it expects further growth this year, and beyond, especially in markets outside Germany.
CNPV Solar Power SA has announced the inauguration and hand-over of Shandong Province’s largest utility scale photovoltaics (PV) power project.
China Sunergy Co., Ltd., has entered into a supply contract with CEEG (Nanjing) Solar Energy Research Institute.
China-based Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced it shipped a "record-breaking" one gigawatt of photovoltaic (PV) panels to European customers in 2010.
First Solar has acquired tracking technology and photovoltaic balance-of-systems firm RayTracker, Inc., for an undisclosed financial sum.
German companies PV julist and juwi have announced the completion of what they say is the largest rooftop solar system in Germany, and the third biggest worldwide.
AQT Solar, has chosen Richland County, South Carolina as the site of its second CIGS thin film solar cell manufacturing facility. There are plans to create 1,000 jobs and expand annual production capacity to one gigawatt (GW).
Despite predictions that photovoltaics (PV) installation growth will slow from over 100 percent in 2010 to less than 20 percent this year, IMS Research says module capacity is expected to continue increasing.
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