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SolarWorld weighs legal action following alleged Chinese spy attack

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck

Although condemning the alleged hacking as a "criminal act," SolarWorld's chief exec also describes it as "a big honor and a nod to our excellent technology."


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LDK signs two year sales agreement

LDK Solar will supply polysilicon to BYD starting January 2011.

LDK Solar announced today that it has signed a two-year polysilicon sales agreement valued at approximately US$300 million with China-based BYD.


First energy-neutral building in Africa

New UNEP building in Nairobi gets PV roof.

Energiebau Solarstromsysteme has received a commission to construct a high-performance photovoltaic system on the roof of the new UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) office building in Nairobi, Kenya.


Sustainable Energy to power 244 Ontario projects

OPA is commited to eliminate any backlog for inverters.

Sustainable Energy Technologies will be supplying inverters and components for 224 ground-based Ontario micro-FiT projects that are in the development phase.


Enfinity develops rail tunnel solar project

Solar on railway tunnel.

Enfinity has partnered with Belgian railway infrastructure manager Infrabel to complete a solar power project on top of a rail tunnel along the highway E91 in Belgium.


Mojave Desert project gains approval

Mojave project gains approval.

The 663.5 megawatt (MW) Calico Solar project planned for California's Mojave desert has attained its approval from interior secretary Ken Salazar.


UK will not slash feed-in tariffs

UK will not cut feed-in tariffs

Chancellor George Osborne detailed the United Kingdom coalition government's Comprehensive Spending Review today. The feed-in tariffs will not be cut.


JinkoSolar to supply Germany's Saint-Gobain

Udo Brandt is satisfied with JinkoSolar's modules.

China based JinkoSolar will supply a total of 54 megawatts of solar modules to Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD).


Solarfun and Innovalight sign agreement

Innovalight will supply Solarfun.

Nanotechnology firm Innovalight has signed a three year commercial agreement to supply Solarfun Power Holdings.


UK group buys Italy's Rete Rinnovabile

CEO of Terna believes in the sale.

The UK equity group Terra Firma has purchased Rete Rinnovabile (RTR), a subsidiary of Italy's Terna Firma for a sum between 620 and 670 million euros.


Collaboration not competition

Canadian Solar's chief executive officer speaks to pv magazine about collaborations, his take on the markets and CSR.


Sika strengthens business in North America

Sika AG has announced that its U.S. subsidiary Sika Corporation has acquired silicone and polyurethane manufacturer May National Associates.


Oerlikon Solar receives 40MW order from China

Oerlikon has received an order from Gongchuang.

Oerlikon Solar announced today its latest customer order from Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science and Technology company.


LDK Solar signs deal with H Power

LDK Solar seeks European market expansion.

China based LDK Solar has signed a module supply contract with H Power, developer of photovoltaic projects based in the Czech Republic.


Solar Frontier and IBM to develop CZTS cell

IBM will develop CZTS cells with Solar Frontier.

Solar Frontier announced today that it has signed a deal with IBM to jointly develop thin film technology based on copper, zinc, tin, sulfur and selenium (CZTS).


Fluor to study Northern Cape's solar potential

Northern Cape, one of the most sparsely populated regions, holds solar potential.

Texas-based Fluor Corporation has announced that it has been selected by the South African Department of Energy to perform a study for a potential solar park development in Northern Cape.


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