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SNEC opens to bustling crowds

Heraeus stand, SNEC

More Chinese equipment and inverter manufacturers presented their products than previous years amidst growing optimism that China's young distributed PV power market will soon take off.

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ReneSola achieves record third quarter results; plans 2011 capacity expansion

ReneSola PV module

Chinese company ReneSola Ltd has achieved “record” revenues of USD$358.7 million for the third quarter of this year, with both solar wafer and module shipments having increased.

Solon inaugurates its first French PV power plants

One of Solon's PV power plants in France

Germany-based Solon has announced the inauguration of its first French ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) power plants worth €15 million.

Australia: Suntech and Infigen submit 195 MW worth of solar proposals

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China-based Suntech and Australian company Infigen have submitted AUD$792 million worth of proposals to build solar projects across Australia amounting to 195 megawatts (MWs).

US: 250 MW Genesis solar project receives approval

The Genesis Solar Project

The 250 megawatt (MW) Genesis Solar Project has received approval from the Secretary of the Interior, making it the seventh large-scale solar thermal project to be approved on U.S. public lands in the last few months.

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Sharp to tackle project development following Recurrent Energy acquisition

Sharp company building in Wrexham

The Sharp Corporation has announced it is expanding into photovoltaics (PV) project development following the acquisition of Recurrent Energy.

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TechPrecision creates China-based subsidiary due to solar demand

TechPrecision Corporation's Massachusetts HQ

Following growing demand for local manufacture and machining of components for a “large”, unnamed customer in the solar industry, TechPrecision Corporation has announced it is opening a subsidiary in China.

UK: Proposal for 5 MW solar farm

Trelawney Dampney

Eco Sustainable Solutions, based in Dorset, the UK, has said it plans to build the country’s first solar farm.

Italy: 3.4 MWs PV to be installed in Umbria

A view over Gualdo Tadino, Italy

Scheuten Solar has announced that a total of 3.4 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV) is to be installed across four projects in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, Italy.

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Centrosolar positive as it announces increased revenues and strong international growth

Many working with Centrosolar PV modules in factory

Germany-based Centrosolar says its revenue for the first nine months of this year has already exceeded last year’s entire total after hitting €311 million (€309 million was reached in 2009).

REC opens officially in Singapore

Woman holding REC PV modules at its Singapore facility

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has officially opened what it says is one of the world's largest integrated wafer, cell and module manufacturing facilities in Tuas, Singapore.

Bell Labs to get 1.2 MW solar system

Bell Labs HQ in New Jersey

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that a 1.2-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar power system is to be installed at the Bell Labs headquarters campus in New Jersey, the U.S.

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China Sunergy acquires 2 module manufacturers

China Sunergy HQ building in Nanjing, China

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interest of CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd and CEEG (Nan Jing) New Energy Co., Ltd. The deal is said to worth around USD$46...

Study: appropriate pricing of PV in Germany would reduce electricity charges

Solar panels in a field in Germany

A new study, "The True Value of Photovoltaics in Germany", says the stock market price on the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange is "unsuitable" as a benchmark for pricing photovoltaic (PV) electricity.

Dow Electronic Materials to build second manufacturing facility in China

China flag

Dow Electronic Materials is to build a new manufacturing facility in Eastern China, in order to meet growing material demand and better serve the photovoltaics (PV), printed circuit board (PCB), and electronic and industrial...

First Solar: Germany will not be center of its universe

Man holding First Solar panel at its hio manufacturing facility

For years, First Solar has been a role model as a manufacturer who excels at shaving production costs while boosting its module efficiencies quarter after quarter. It’s a favorite solar stock and a bellwether for the industry.

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