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SMA posts loss increase as sales drop in first quarter

SMA Sunny Boy Inverter production

The German inverter manufacturer maintained its share of international sales at 68% while first-quarter figures were in line with forecasts.


Funding boost for 4 MW US solar facility

Map of US with Virginia highlighted in red

A planned four-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Halifax County, the U.S. has received a boost, after the Virginia Tobacco Commission awarded the project a USD$5 million grant.


Oerlikon aims for 20 percent share of Indian solar market

Oerlikon HQ building

Swiss-based Oerlikon Solar is looking to garner a significant share in the nascent Indian solar market, according to the country’s Economic Times.



US: Construction begins on 150 MW CPV manufacturing facility

Brian Robertson, Amonix CEO

Amonix, Inc., has broken ground on a 214,000 square foot solar equipment manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S.


29. October 2010 | | Comment now

Meyer Burger increases 2010 net sales forecast

Meyer Burger HQ building in Switzerland

Swiss company, Meyer Burger has increased its net sales from CHF730 million (around USD$741 million/€532 million) to approximately CHF800 million (around USD$812 million/€583 million) for the fiscal year 2010.


SunPower and Iberdrola to build 30 MW PV power plant

Howard Wenger

SunPower Corp. has signed an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to design and build a 30-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Colorado, the U.S.


29. October 2010 | | Comment now

CNPV to supply AE Photonics with 300 MWp of PV modules

CNPV Leadership Team, AE Photonics Leadership Team, CDB, Sinosure, Dongying Government Officials

CNPV Solar Power SA has announced it is to supply Germany-based AE Photonics with 300 megawatts peak (MWp) of photovoltaics (PV) modules from 2011 to 2013.



China: 1 million solar electric cars to be developed

Solar electric car, white

China Trends Holdings Limited has said it is looking to develop one million solar electric cars, along with China Innovation Investment Limited and China Oriental Numerical Control Company Limited.


juwi establishes Indian subsidiary; plans to develop 100 MWs of PV

Image of Bangalore street

The juwi-Group has opened a new subsidiary - juwi India Renewable Energies Pvt. Ltd - in Bangalore, India.


American Capital Energy starts 3 MW North American rooftop installation

Image of solar panel on GSK’s Northeast Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in York, Pennsylvania, the U.S.

American Capital Energy has begun installation of a three-megawatt (MW) rooftop solar array for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare.


Solarion and Walsin Lihwa sign €60 million thin film investment agreement

Yu-Lon Chaio, chairman of Walsin Lihwa, and Dieter Waffel, chairman of Solarion AG

Germany-based Solarion AG and Taiwanese company Walsin Lihwa have signed a €60 million investment cooperation agreement to produce Copper-Indium-Gallium-Diselenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells.


alwitra GmbH completes 1.02 MWp German PV installation

Solyndra's biggest PV installation in Germany, located on a Parts Europe GmbH warehouse in Konz

alwitra GmbH, a has completed a 1.02 megawatt peak (MWp) rooftop solar system in Konz, Germany.


UK: GHL completes one of country’s largest solar rooftop systems

Greenfield Holdings rooftop solar installation on Sanisbury's

Greenfield Holdings (GHL) has completed what it says is one of the largest commercial rooftop solar installations in the UK.


28. October 2010 | | Comment now

Satcon closes public offering of common stock

Satcon Solstice PV inverter

Photovoltaics inverter company, Satcon Technology Corporation, has announced the completion of its public offering of 10,350,000 shares of its common stock.


28. October 2010 | | Comment now

CNPV signs 150 MWp supply agreement with Stand-by Europe

CNPV leadership Team, Stand-by Europe Leadership Team, CDB, Sinosure, Dongying Government Officials

CNPV Solar Power SA and Czech-based Stand-by Europe have entered into an extended long-term strategic partnership agreement.


Solar Frontier to supply 10 MW of PV modules for Saudi installation

Artist's impression of how the completed project should look

Solar Frontier K.K., is to supply Saudi Aramco with 10 megawatts (MW) of thin film CIS (copper, indium, and selenium) solar modules for a car park installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


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