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Greenpower Capital expands landowner solar program in Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

The company can analyze sites and find ways to build solar parks on land where landowners may not realize it's possible, says Greenpower Capital Senior Vice President Jeff Talbert.

14. January 2011 | | Comment now

BP Solar transfers off-grid activities to Phaesun

BP Solar signage

French BP Solar subsidiary, Apex-BP Solar, is to transfer to Phaesun GmbH under a new agreement reached between BP Solar and the German company.

Germany: IBC Solar connects solar park to grid

IBC Solar's 13 MW solar park in Bavaria, Germany

IBC Solar has connected a 13.8 megawatt peak (MWp) solar park to the grid in Germany.

SoloPower to build 300 MW thin film facility

SoloPower HQ in US

SoloPower, Inc. is to establish a 300 (MW) thin film solar panel manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, the U.S. Around 500 new jobs are expected to be created.

Martifer Solar to install up to 13 MWs of PV in Italy

Martifer Solar Italian PV installation

Martifer Solar is to install up to 13 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy’s Piedmont region.

Singulus secures €30 million supply contract

Singulus Technologies HQ building in Germany

Germany-based Singulus Technologies AG has secured an over €30 million contract for five selenization systems for CIS thin film solar cells.

13. January 2011 | | Comment now

REC sells Swedish assets to Perfekta Solar

REC module production plant in Glava, Sweden

Having discontinued production at its module plant in Glava, Sweden, REC has sold the facility’s assets to Perfekta Solar AB.

DEK Solar opens Chinese manufacturing plant

DEK Solar's PV1200 platform, a full metallization solution for solar cell production

DEK Solar has opened a new solar cell manufacturing facility in China.

S.A.G. Solarstrom installs 67 MWp in 2010

S.A.G Solarstrom PV project in Dehne, Germany

S.A.G Solarstrom AG installed around 67 megawatts peak (MWp) of photovolatics in Germany and abroad in 2010. The company anticipates sales of €260 to €280 million this year.

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.

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