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Suntech signs agreement over noteholder lawsuit

Suntech's former Wuxi headquarters.

U.S. noteholders have secured a pledge to have their obligations treated on an equal footing with non-U.S. creditors. Suntech can now continue with Cayman Islands liquidation proceedings.

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.

CEP negotiating acquisition of 3 MW solar project in Bulgaria

Edwin Vahising

Clean Energy and Power, Inc. (CEP) has announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a controlling stake in a three megawatt (MW) solar project in Bulgaria.

Fidelis signs new $210 million contract to supply 93 MW capacity solar modules

Fidelis photovoltaic panels.

Fidelis Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Lagofrio Energy Solutions (LES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tinsol Energy (pty) Ltd. (TSEL), which will see the company supplying 93 megawatts (MW) of photovolatic...

International pressure on Spanish government paying off

Yingli solar PV panels in Portugal

The international pressure being placed on Spain’s government seems to be working. Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has vetoed the legislative proposal of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Miguel...

DARPA awards Ascent Solar multi-million dollar contract for PoP program

Thin film PV

Thin film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to work on its Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP) program.

Spain reduces solar energy promotion by 40 per cent

PV panels

Following a meeting with solar industry representatives, it has been revealed that Spain will be reducing feed-in tariffs by 40 percent for all photovoltaic installations, including existing ones.

Petra Solar gears up for global expansion

Petra Solar's Sunwave solar module

Clean tech company Petra Solar has said it is looking to expand into "new global markets", following an agreement with electronics manufacturer Flextronics.

Australia announces enhanced safety rules for solar panels

Senator Penny Wong

Companies seeking to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under the Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) will be subject to tougher safety and compliance requirements, the Australian Government has announced.

China: Evergreen Solar to grow PV operations

View of Wuhan, China

Evergreen Solar Energy China Co., Ltd. has said it is looking to expand its Chinese operations following the signing of a multi-year agreement with Praxair China.

NRG Solar increases project portfolio with new US Solar agreement

NRG Solar

NRG Energy, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, NRG Solar, has entered into a definitive agreement with US Solar Ventures Holdings to acquire a portfolio of solar development projects on nine sites in California and Arizona...

OCI adds 5,000 MT of polysilicon capacity in bid to become market leader


Following the construction of its P3 polysilicon plant, which has a production capacity of 10,000 metric tons (MT) and is due to be completed at the end of this year, OCI has said it is looking to further expand production by...

LG to invest USD$820 million in solar business

Kwan-shik Cho

LG Electronics (LG) has announced plans to significantly expand its solar business by investing USD$820 million (KRW one trillion) over the next five years toward its solar cell manufacturing facility in Gumi, southeast of Seoul.

Satcon and Horizon Technology Finance enter into USD$12 million debt facility agreement

The Satcom prism photovoltaics equipment

Satcon Technology Corporation has entered into a USD$12 million subordinated debt facility with Horizon Technology Finance. The company has said it will utilize the proceeds of this transaction to further strengthen its working...

New PV association formation underway

Flag of California

The formation of a new professional association to advance the photovoltaic engineering and related manufacturing professions is underway, following a meeting held at Flextronics Inc.’s campus in California, the U.S.

Etrion to acquire over 30 MW of solar power projects in Italy

Etrion PV panels

The Etrion Corporation is to acquire more than 30 megawatts (MW) of solar power projects in Italy, worth around €45 million.

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