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Singulus Technologies picks up €15 million CIGS order from Hanergy

The Singulus Tenuis tool.

German equipment supplier Singulus announced today that it has picked up a €15 million order (US$20.4) from Hanergy Solar Group for CIGS production tooling. The purchase signals that Hanergy may be beginning to move towards...

France: Work to begin on Boralex's first solar park

A view of Avignonet-Lauragais, France

Canadian electricity producer, Boralex Inc. has announced construction will start on a 4.5 megawatt solar park in southern France this week.

PV inverter service plans and extended warranties to grow five-fold

IMS Research's PV Inverter Service Plan & Extended Warranty - Jan-11 graph

The market for photovoltaics (PV) inverter service plans and extended warranties is forecast to grow by over 480 percent between over the next three years, thus creating "huge" growth opportunities for inverter suppliers.

Petra Solar opens R&D office in Jordan

Amman, Jordan at night

Petra Solar has opened a research and development office in Amman, Jordan.

Spain’s solar producers to take government to court

PV installation in Spain by SunEdison

A Spanish association of solar power producers has announced its intention to go to court over the government’s plans to cap solar subsidies.

Evergreen Solar to close US solar panel manufacturing facility

Shanghai at night

Evergreen Solar, Inc. has announced it will close its Devens manufacturing facility in Massachusetts, the U.S. Around 800 employees are expected to be affected.

12. January 2011 | | Comment now

Trina and GCL-Poly sign long-term supply agreement

GCL-Poly polysilicon manufacturing facility

Trina Solar subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., has signed a supplemental long-term wafer and polysilicon product supply agreement with GCL (Changzhou) Solar Energy Technology Company Limited.

11. January 2011 | | Comment now

Xunlight modules eligible in European market

Xunlight can now sell its flexible modules in Europe. Image: Xunlight

Ohio based Xunlight Corporation became part of the small group of flexible solar module manufacturers eligible to sell into the European market after attaining the required certifications.

11. January 2011 | | Comment now

LDK Solar raises outlook

LDK Solar's outlook prediction exceeds analysts' expectated numbers. Image: Katrina Tuliao

LDK Solar provided an updated outlook for its fourth quarter 2010 and fiscal year 2011, estimating revenues well above analysts' estimates on wafer and module shipments outlook.

TSMC and Centrosolar sign deal

TSMC has chosen Centrosolar as its exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules. Image: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Germany's Centrosolar have signed a solar module manufacturing agreement as part of TSMC's efforts for diversification.

US PV system integrators gain global foothold

First Solar 2.2 MW Marche, Spain PV Plant

New research states that, for the first time, three of the ten largest global photovoltaics (PV) system integrators in 2010 were U.S.-based.

SunPower signs 711 MWs worth of PPA contracts

Picture of SunPower's Oasis power plants

SunPower Corp. has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the delivery of 711 megawatts (MWs) AC of solar power.

10. January 2011 | | Comment now

Tenesol achieves certification for PV system operation

Tenesol PV plant

French company Tenesol has achieved IS0 9001 certification for the operation and installation of photovoltaics (PV) power plants. This, says the company, is a first for France.

Conergy expands PV production capacities

CVonergy PV module manufacturing process

Due to high demand for its photovoltaics (PV) products, Conergy has announced two large capacity expansions. The company adds that it expects further growth this year, and beyond, especially in markets outside Germany.

China: CNPV inaugurates 7 MW PV project

The inauguration ceremony

CNPV Solar Power SA has announced the inauguration and hand-over of Shandong Province’s largest utility scale photovoltaics (PV) power project.

10. January 2011 | | Comment now

China Sunergy to supply modules to Nanjing South Railway solar project

Nanjing skyline, China

China Sunergy Co., Ltd., has entered into a supply contract with CEEG (Nanjing) Solar Energy Research Institute.

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