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Russia's Sakha region set to benefit from summer's high solar irradiation

Kolyma Highway, Sakha, Russia

Despite frigid winter temperatures of around 60 degrees below zero, Sakha boasts impressive solar irradiation during the warm seasons -- approximately 810 kW per square meter a year.


04. September 2010 | | Comment now

Amtech subsidiary nets USD$37 million in new solar orders

Company signage for Tempress Systems, Inc.

Tempress Systems, Inc., solar subsidiary of Amtech Systems, Inc. based in the Netherlands, has announced it has received around USD$37 million in new solar orders for its diffusion processing systems, from several new and...


Conergy plans 20 large projects in Greece

Conergy plans solar parks

Conergy has concluded the largest framework agreement in Greek solar energy history with investment from a major Greek investor. The plans are set to take off from 2011 onwards.


Sanyo first to sign PV cycle participation contract

Sanyo recycling with PV CYCLE

Sanyo Component Europe has announced that it is the first manufacturer to sign a binding participation agreement with PV CYCLE, an organization aimed to establish a structure for recycling of PV modules.


Insolvency proceedings against Signet Solar open

Signet Solar

The Saxonian company is already in talks with potential investors. For the time being, production at the Signet Solar facility keeps running. Dismissals are not in the plans at the moment.


01. September 2010 | | Comment now

IBC Solar opens Czech subsidiary in Prague

Gerhard Travnicek

IBC Solar has opened an official Czech Republic subsidiary, IBC Solar s.r.o., in Prague today. The subsidiary will be managed by Gerhard Travnicek, and will take over the activities of the company’s Prague branch office.


01. September 2010 | | One comment

Conergy says it is “world’s first” solar company to offer output insurance

Conergy PV installation

Germany-based Conergy has announced it is the “world’s first” solar company to offer Europe-wide output insurance, which is designed to provide customers with, among other things, ten-year protection against output decreases...


Italy: 4 PV installations completed

A view of Sirmione, northern Italy

Canadian Solar and Blue-Tech Srl have announced the completion of four photovoltaics (PV) projects in Northern Italy.


01. September 2010 | | Comment now

LDK Solar files suit against Canadian Solar over contract dispute

LDK Solar's solar wafers

Chinese solar wafer maker LDK Solar Co Ltd has said it has filed a lawsuit against solar module maker Canadian Solar Inc, demanding compensation in connection with the termination of a supply contract.


Sharp expands PV business

Peter Thiele

Sharp is expanding its European photovoltaics (PV) production after announcing that PV is one of the company’s “core” business fields. It added that turnover in the solar segment has increased by 65.7 percent to €533 million in...


Phoenix Solar AG to build 2.2 MW solar park in Slovakia

Aerial view of Bratislava, Slovakia

Phoenix Solar AG is set to build a 2.2 megawatt (MW) Slovakian solar park following an agreement with green energy slovakia, s.r.o. This, says the company, will be its first project as general contractor in the country.


US: SunPower to install a minimum of 20 MW of solar for government

General Emmett Bean Federal Building in Indianapolis, the US

SunPower has announced that up to 1,000 local jobs are expected to be created after the company was selected to install a “minimum” of 20 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar projects at several U.S. government properties, including...


Greece lifts PV legal barriers

Greek flag

Greece’s Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change has signed two new Ministerial Decisions, which have helped to “satisfy some of the photovoltaics (PV) sector’s demands regarding the uplift of certain...


juwi Solar to add 500 new jobs as part of worldwide expansion

juwi's installation in Verona, Italy.

Germany-based juwi Solar has said it will create 500 new jobs until 2012. Almost half of them will be located in Germany, which is currently the company's "most important" market.


Phaesun begins rural electrification project in Mozambique

Solar shop in Mozambique by Phaesun.

Phaesun has started a €300,000, two-year rural electrification project in Mozambique, in order to provide electricity to the people of Pessene, located around 50 kilometers from the country’s capital, Maputo.


Discussion: PV policy, lawsuits and a checklist for project development

Solar park - general image

Photovoltaics (PV) project developers must create their own formulas for tackling a fragmented market - and they have to do it while dealing with the fast-paced changes in technologies and polices. That was the sentiment...


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