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Ekinler Eurosol Energy launches in Turkey

Andreas Fürst, Tuncay Ekin of Ekinler Eurosol Energy

The German-Turkish joint venture will operate in the areas of power supply to industrial customers, large-scale solar power plants and self-powered solutions.

Veeco awarded USD$800K; jobs to be created

Veeco CIGS manufacturing machine

Veeco Instruments Inc. has been awarded USD$800,000 in matching funds to help bring its CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenium) deposition equipment technology to market. The company has said this development will help to create...

Conergy to build 5 solar installations in Italy

Image of Conergy's HQ

Germany-based Conergy is stepping up production in Italy with the announcement that its set to build five solar installations for the Italian hotel group, Bluserena.

Solar Energy Initiatives to undertake USD$16 million PV project

SNRY PV panels

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SNRY) has signed a letter of intent to install USD$16 million worth of photovoltaics (PV) systems on government buildings in Pennsylvania, the U.S.

Call to grow US solar energy industry

Stephanie A. Burns

A call to encourage the growth of America’s domestic solar energy industry has been made by a number of companies and industry representatives.

CNPV looking to grow Greek solar projects

CNPV PV installation in France

CNPV Solar Power SA has announced its intention to develop new solar projects in Greece. The news comes as the company enters into a long-term sales agreement with Photon Hellas.

Yingli to help build 20 solar powered training centers in Africa

Liansheng Miao

As part of the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - '20 Centres for 2010' - Yingli Green Energy has announced its plans to provide solar power to 20 training centers across Africa.

US: PBEC and Patriot Solar create commercial solar farm partnership

Patriot Solar ground mount pv system for large-scale projects

Renewable energy project developer Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC), has announced it will be partnering with Patriot Solar Inc. for the development of commercial solar farms in Southwestern U.S.

Milenio Solar sets its sights on El Salvador solar market

Solar Millennium parabolic throughs

Signalling its interest in the El Salvadorian solar market, Milenio Solar has signed a contract for a parabolic through power plant feasibility study with Inversiones Energéticas S.A. de C.V.

Universal Solar Technology signs USD$32.6 million contract with Czech electricity producer

Czech Republic flag

Universal Solar Technology Inc. has signed a sales contract for USD$32.6 million with the CEZ Group, part of the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic.

Q-Cells hands solar park over to MCG Management Capital Group

Q Cells pv panel

Q-Cells has said it is handing over two solar energy systems with a total capacity of 11 megawatt peak (MWp) to the Berlin-based MCG Management Capital Group.

Plans to develop 15 MW solar farm in Arizona underway

View of Flagstaff, Arizona

Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) has announced its intentions to partner with Siliken Renewable Energy to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm in Arizona, the U.S.

Hyundai Heavy Industries aims to hit 1 GW by 2012

Hyundai Heavy Industries solar power factory in Eumseong

Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries has said it is looking to hit a production capacity of one gigawatt (GW) and sales of one trillion by 2012, in a bid to become a world leader in solar power production.

Roth & Rau AG receives €92 million wafer production line order

Silicon wafer

Roth & Rau AG has received a major order worth €92 million to supply a well-known, undisclosed Indian solar company with a wafer production line, bringing their total new orders for this year to a total of €250 million.

Canada: 100 jobs to be created under new 20 MW solar PV project

Sunpower pv panel

Up to 100 jobs are to be created under a new 20 megawatt (MW) CAD$130 million solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant project, which is currently underway in Ontario, Canada. When completed, it is expected to be one of the country’s...

New world record for solar cell efficiency announced

Richard Swanson

A new world record, confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), for large area silicon wafers has been set.

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