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Hanwha SolarOne to merge with Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS will see its entire stock bought out by Hanwha SolarOne in a deal worth more than $1.2bn.

Hanwha SolarOne will pay $1.2bn to acquire Germany's Hanwha Q CELLS stock as ongoing disputes between China and the U.S. and EU force a strategic rethink.

REC considering permanent PV plant closures

REC's Narvik solar photovolatic production plant

Due to the continuing weak solar market conditions and "significant" negative cash flow, REC is considering the permanent closure of three wafer facilities and one cell plant in Norway. Around 700 employees are expected to be...

Solarwatt completes 6 Italian PV plants

Italy solar photovoltaic park by Solarwatt

Solarwatt has completed work on six photovoltaic plants in Italy worth eight megawatts (MW).

First Solar to work on 130 MW Imperial Solar Energy Center South

California's Imperial Valley

First Solar will provide both its thin film photovoltaic modules, and engineering, procurement and construction services to the proposed 130 megawatt (MW) Imperial Solar Energy Center South project.

Bosch to enter PV inverter business

Bosch corporate signage

It has been reported that Bosch, looking to enter the photovoltaic inverter business, has created a new subsidiary.

27. September 2011 | | Comment now

"Media witchhunt" causes Solar Millennium’s Kuhn to resign

Solar Millennium parabolic troughs

Hannes Kuhn informed Solar Millennium’s executive board last night that, effective immediately, he will be resigning from the company’s supervisory board due to the "media witchhunt" against him.

Big interest in Malaysia's PV FIT

Malaysia's Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Loo Took Gee

At the Renewable Energy World Asia conference, which opened today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it has been revealed that there have been a large number of enquiries ahead of Malaysia’s new feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme's...

Oversupply maintained into next year

Solarbuzz graphic

The latest Solarbuzz Quarterly report issued today states that continued solar module overproduction will lead to sustained price pressure across global photovoltaic markets already reeling from factory gate prices that are now...

26. September 2011 | | Comment now

Solyndra executives plead the Fifth Amendment

Bankrupt solar company Solyndra's executives have refused to testify at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Commitee, despite being bombarded with questions from the commitee Republicans.

26. September 2011 | | Comment now

Eurener sponsors the first solar race in South America

Eurener will be sponsoring the first solar race, which will cross the Atacama Chilean desert. The event known as the Atacama Solar Challenge will be held in Chile from September 30 to October 2.

26. September 2011 | | Comment now

Global Solar Energy signs agreements with Italian roof specialists

Global Solar Energy has signed supply agreements with three Italian roof specialists. In the future, a significant part of the modules produced by the company's Berlin-Adlershof site will be sold to the company’s new contract...

Suntech refutes accusations of Chinese dumping prices

Recent comments made by SolarWorld’s Frank Asbeck claiming that the Chinese solar companies are selling their wares at dumping prices, driving others out of the market has created some ripples, with Suntech refuting the comment....

26. September 2011 | | Comment now

Germany: Centrosolar expands module production

Centrosolar is building a new 500 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic module production plant. The news comes as the company celebrates its 10th year of operation.

22. September 2011 | | Comment now

JinkoSolar provides Haining update

Shanghai cityscape

JinkoSolar has provided an update on its Haining manufacturing facility in China. In a conference call, it also released background details of the events leading up to its closure.

Solyndra bankruptcy a potential headache for First Solar; loan selection process called into question

Solyndra factory building

The Solyndra meltdown appears to be affecting more than just its employees. According to industry analysts, a number of First Solar’s photovoltaic projects awaiting loan guarantees could also be negatively affected. Meanwhile, a...

UK: Isolux completes 15 MW PV project

UK 5MW solar photovoltaic park, England

Isolux Corsán has installed three photovoltaic systems in the U.K. worth 15 megawatts (MW). Around €40 million was invested into the project.

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