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CSUN announces resignation of CFO Yongfei Chen

CSUN headquarters in Nanjing, China

China Sunergy chief financial officer resigns for personal reasons. Company appoints Shilian Guo as acting CFO.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar 2010 crowd shot at registration desks in Munich

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its...

Conergy boss struck by lightening

Lightening against a purple background

Conergy’s CFO, Sebastian Biedenkopf has had a lucky escape after being struck by lightening.

Australia: Government backtrack pleases solar groups

Solar protests in Sydney.

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state government has decided against cutting the solar rebate after weeks of campaigning by members of the country’s solar industry.

Phoenix to build 3 MW PV plant for EON

Phoenix Solar photovoltaic park for EON 1.5MW France

Phoenix Solar AG has announced that it will build a three megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant for E.ON Climate & Renewables.

1.5 MW Greek PV park under construction

Conergy solar photovoltaic park in Drama, Greece

Conergy is currently constructing a 1.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in Arta, 400 kilometers north west of Athens, Greece.

Italy: 9Ren grid connects 16 PV plants

9Ren solar photovoltaic plant in Italy

Spanish company 9Ren has connected 16 photovoltaic plants worth a total of 25 megawatts (MW) to Italy’s grid over the past two weeks.

GCL-Poly and Goldpoly to build 300 MW wafer plant

Quanzhou City, China

GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy Limited and Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited will build a 300 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic wafer plant in Quanzhou, China.

Spain: Isofoton and HKSilicon take on €600 million polysilicon project

Satellite image of Spain

Following negotiations, Spain-based Isofoton and Hong Kong company HKSilicon are to build what they say is one of the world’s biggest polysilicon factories.

APVA reports on Australian solar industry's record-breaking year

Solar panels in Australia

The Australian Photovoltaic Association’s (APVA) report on the state of the market in 2010 has been released, with the country’s record year in numbers matched by progress in research and development.

T-Solar forms partnership to move into Indian PV market

Solar panels installed in India.

Spanish solar power producer and installer T-Solar has announced a partnership with India’s Astonfield Renewables to build five MW solar plant.

2.4 MW solar installation at Pearl Harbor Naval Base

Picture of US Navy Aircraft carrier entering Pearl Harbor.

DRI Energy and Niking Corp. install SolarWorld photovoltaic panels on five key buildings at the historic US Naval Base.

China: Canadian Solar announces second manufacturing facility in Jiangsu Province

Jiangsu province skyline with agricultural fields in foreground.

Canadian Solar announced today that it will build a 600 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic cell production factory in China, only one day after announcing its intention to build a 600 MW wafer manufacturing plant in the country.

Martifer Solar moves into India with 25 MW solar plant

A Martifer Solar ground solar installation in Europe.

Portuguese photovoltaic company Martifer Solar has announced it will work in India for the first time, with local firm Louroux Bio Energies Ltd., to install a solar plant worth 25 megawatts (MW).

Germany’s new EEG draft contains extra solar subsidy cuts

German flag

Next Monday, June 6, the Cabinet of the German federal government is to decide upon an additional cut in photovoltaic feed-in tariffs of six percent, to be introduced as of March 1, 2012.

Saudi Arabia: 500 kW solar plant to come online soon

Beach on Farasan island with lapping waves and small boat.

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Showa Shell Sekiyu have signed an agreement on the operation of a solar power plant on Farasan Island in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia. The project sets the stage for future development of...

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