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Interview: inside the Komax Solar management buyout

Cell stringing process.

After announcing last August that it attended to sell it’s solar business, equipment supplier Komax Group announced this week that Komax Solar has been sold in a management buyout of the company. Komax Solar, a stringer supplier,...


US Bancorp offers fifth tax equity commitment to SunRun

SunRun solar installation on Arizonian home

SunRun and U.S. Bancorp have formed a partnership to purchase $200 million worth of solar residential systems in the U.S.


Conergy launches modules on Canadian market

Conergy ON photovoltaic module

Continuing on its globalization path, Conergy has announced it will this month be launching its solar modules in Canada after its Canadian subsidiary signed a two-year framework agreement.


Q-Cells COO steps down

Gerhard Rauter

Gerhard Rauter has resigned from his position of chief operating officer and member of the executive board, effective immediately. No reason has been given for his sudden departure.


Meyer Burger publishes Roth & Rau offer document following FFSA approval

Artist's impression of new photovoltaics production facility in Switzerland

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has received approval from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (FFSA) to publish the offer document regarding its voluntary public tender offer for all non-par-value bearer shares of...


MEMC YOY sales boosted by solar activities

SunEdison photovoltaics rooftop project, US

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has reported an impressive boost in its year-on-year sales, primarily due to its solar materials division and subsidiary, SunEdison. Its sequential results, however, did decrease, partly due to...


REC also experiences weak Q1

REC Malaysian photovoltaics module factory

In what seems to be the overriding trend for photovoltaics companies in the first quarter of 2011, the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has reported decreased revenues due to weakened demand.


Q-Cells lays off contract workers

Q-Cells photovoltaic company HQ

Germany-based Q-Cells SE has reportedly let the majority of its contract workers go, due to declining photovoltaic demand. The company’s permanent staff won’t be affected, according to sources.


Weak demand and sales decline characterize Sunways’ first quarter

Sunways solar photovoltaics factory

Looking at its preliminary figures, Sunways AG experienced a significant sales decline of €22.1 million in the first quarter of 2011, in comparison to the first quarter of 2010. The reason cited was weaker than expected demand,...


Italy FIT farce could spill into next week

Italian flag

Speaking to industry representatives at Italy’s Solar Expo in Verona, confidence seems to be battered. While analysts had reported that the fourth Conto Energia would be signed today, media reports state that it will only be...


First Solar sees flat first quarter

First Solar US Ohio Manufacturing photovoltaics solar module plant

First Solar executives didn’t have much good news to discuss on Tuesday when the company announced flat first-quarter sales and lowered earnings. Cuts in government subsidies in key European countries have squeezed solar panel...


Germany: Gehrlicher completes 4 rooftop PV systems

Gehrlicher photovoltaics Rooftop System, Administrative Site Seydaland-Group, 1,03 MWp

Gehrlicher Solar AG has completed a 3.1 megawatt photovoltaic rooftop project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.


Enecsys secures £25 million funding

Enecsys micro inverter

Enecsys Limited has secured £25 million ($41 million) in equity financing. The company says it will use the money to further develop its photovoltaic micro inverter business and expand its global presence.


Constellation Energy acquires 30 MW Sacramento solar project

City of Sacramento, river front, California, US

Constellation Energy has acquired a 30 megawatt (MW) DC (25 MW AC) solar project from Belectric, Inc. Currently under construction, it is scheduled to be commercially operational by the end of the year.


Silfab and Agris sign solar module agreement

Silfab's solar headquarters in Ontario

Silfab Ontario Inc. and Agris Solar Co-operative Inc. have signed an agreement, under which Silfab will supply Agris with 9.3 megawatts of solar modules over the next year.


PSE&G and Matrix complete 2.8 MW solar project

PSE&G pole attached smart solar units

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Matrix Development Group have completed two New Jersey rooftop solar installations worth 2.8 megawatts (MW).


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