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PV module shipments to grow 30% in 2014

NPD Solarbuzz graph: shipment growth 2014

End-market demand could approach 50 GW this year if the leading suppliers achieve forecasted growth rates. Yingli is expected to top annual PV supplier shipment rankings for the third year in a row.

PSE&G begins construction on first of more than 20 solar projects

Smart solar unit on utility pole

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has begun the first phase of construction on its 4.4-megawatt (MW) Yardville Solar Farm in New Jersey, the U.S.

Neo Solar Power signs supply agreements; looks to increase capacity

Neo Solar Power's stand at PV Taiwan

Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer, Neo Solar Power, has concluded agreements with Korean photovoltaics companies for the supply of silicon and wafers.

Sharp sees impressive solar turnover increase

Sharp solar modules

Sharp has announced that its solar business developed strongly in the first half of its financial year (April to September).

22. November 2010 | | Comment now

REC to supply Energy Matters with 20 MWs of solar panels

Max Sylvester

Australia-based Energy Matters has entered into an agreement to purchase 20 megawatts (MWs) of REC Peak Energy solar panels.

SCE signs PPAs for 20 PV projects

Image of Los Angeles form the air

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed 20 contracts for photovoltaics (PV) projects worth around nearly 240 megawatts (MWs) under its Renewable Standard Contract program.

Spain announces new FITs

Spain PV rooftop installation

After months of discussion and negotiation with the industry, the Spanish government has finally approved the new photovoltaics feed-in tariffs (FITs).

19. November 2010 | | Comment now

Solar-Fabrik expands French presence

Lyon, France

Germany-based Solar-Fabrik AG has opened an office in France, in an attempt to increase its presence in the country.

Yingli to deliver 1,000 MWs of PV modules next year

Yingli's polysilicon plant, Fine Silicon

Yingli Green Energy has entered into sales contracts under which a total of 721 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) modules are expected to be delivered in 2011.

Rumors fly as reports state First Solar is looking to take over SolarWorld

Frank Asbeck

Rumors in the photovoltaics industry abound after Reuters reported that First Solar is looking to take over SolarWorld. While the German company strongly denies this, U.S.-based First Solar does not.

S.A.G. plans 2.13 MWp installation; to issue up to €200 million in debenture bonds

6 men with spades at the groundbreaking ceremony

S.A.G Solarstrom is to build a 2.13 MWp photovoltaics installation on the site of a former excavated soil landfill in Spaichingen, Germany. The company also announced that, following approval, it is planning to issue debenture...

Italians positive about PV as new GIFI president is elected

Italian PV installation, ground mount

The Italian photovoltaics association, ANIE/GIFI has elected a new president. The news comes as the industry announces it is optimistic about the coming year.

Juwi enters UK market; plans 60 MWs worth of solar power plants

View of Birmingham

juwi has announced its entry into the UK market by establishing the subsidiary juwi Renewable Energies Ltd, and stating that it will realize 60 megawatts worth of solar power plants in the country in 2011 and 2012.

18. November 2010 | | Comment now

Canadian Solar to increase capacity; sees significant sales increases

Canadian Solar New Jersey PV installation

Canadian Solar Inc. has said it expects to increase its ingot, wafer and cell capacities by mid next year.

Etrion and SunPower to install 10 MWs in Puglia, Italy

Brindisi harbour, Italy

Etrion Corporation and SunPower Corp. have announced an agreement to build two solar power plants, totaling 10 megawatts (MWs), in the Puglia region of Italy.

18. November 2010 | | Comment now

Applied Materials’ financial results “exceed expectations”

Mike Splinter

Having issued its fourth quarter financial results for the period ending October 31, Applied Materials’ performance has exceeded expectations, with increases being seen across the board.

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