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China paving way for electric vehicles

Tesla solar electric car

In the past week, the government has set a 30% share for state-purchased cars and exempted new energy cars from sales tax.

Etrion and SunPower to install 10 MWs in Puglia, Italy

Brindisi harbour, Italy

Etrion Corporation and SunPower Corp. have announced an agreement to build two solar power plants, totaling 10 megawatts (MWs), in the Puglia region of Italy.

18. November 2010 | | Comment now

Applied Materials’ financial results “exceed expectations”

Mike Splinter

Having issued its fourth quarter financial results for the period ending October 31, Applied Materials’ performance has exceeded expectations, with increases being seen across the board.

Fasadglas invests SEK18 million in NLAB Solar

Michael Grätzel

NLAB Solar has secured an additional SEK 18 million (around USD$2.6 million; €1.9 million) in financing from industrial partner Fasadglas Bäcklin AB, a Scandinavian glass facade company.

Suntech to acquire 375MW of wafer manufacturing capacity

Suntech PV module

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced it is in the process of acquiring 375 megawatts (MW) of ingot and wafer slicing capacity in China. The company has also reported positive third quarter financial results.

17. November 2010 | | Comment now

SunPower chairman to quit

T.J. Rodgers

SunPower chairman T.J. Rodgers has told the company board that he intends to resign after his term expires next year, according to Reuters.

17. November 2010 | | Comment now

Centrosolar establishes Canadian subsidiary

Centrosolar German factory for PV modules

Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG has opened a Canadian subsidiary. In addition to providing photovoltaics (PV) systems, Centrosolar Canada will also be offering training through its Centroschool.

Italy: Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft to build 7 MW PV plant

Raymond Carlsen

Scatec Solar and Norsk Solkraft have signed an agreement to build a seven megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) plant in Puglia, Italy.

US: 500 MW Amargosa solar thermal project given go ahead

Solar thermal equipment

Solar Millennium, LLC, has secured a Record of Decision (ROD) from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approving the right of way grant for the up to 500 megawatt (MW) Amargosa Farm Road Solar...

CGNPC to invest S$65 million in Singaporean solar-biomass project

Singapore skyline

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd. (CGNPC) has said it will invest S$65 million into an integrated solar-biomass power generation project in Singapore.

16. November 2010 | | Comment now

SolarWorld to acquire Solarparc

SolarWorld Saxony quality production buildings

SolarWorld AG is to submit a voluntary public takeover offer to Solarparc AG’s shareholders.

16. November 2010 | | Comment now

centrotherm subsidiary receives major order for CIGS thin film systems

Solarion equipment

FHR Anlagenbau GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of centrotherm photovoltaics AG, has won a major order to supply several roll-to-roll coating systems to Leipzig-based Solarion AG.

16. November 2010 | | Comment now

China Sunergy reports strong growth

Image of China Sunergy lobby

China Sunergy has said it expects its solar cell capacity to reach 400 megawatts (MW) by the end of the year, with module capacity hitting 680 MW by the first quarter of next year, following a positive set of third quarter...

16. November 2010 | | Comment now

Suniva secures funds to expand export business

Panels against the sky

U.S.-based Suniva has received a USD$15 million working capital loan guarantee, in order for it to expand its worldwide export business and secure additional working capital “as needed”.

Sinosol to build 20 MW project in Ukraine

Raphael Krause

German-Chinese company Sinosol AG has announced it is planning and supplying a 20 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Ukraine for an unnamed, “renowned” local investor.

Konark to undertake 5 MW Indian PV project

Map showing Gujarat state

Konark Gujarat PV Private Limited has submitted a Request for Qualification (RFQ) response for the design, engineering, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of a five megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in India.

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