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US challenges India's domestic content requirement

PV manufacturing in India

The White House argues that India's domestic content requirements not only hinder international cooperation on clean energy but also make solar energy more expensive for the country.


10. August 2010 | | Comment now

New orders help to boost Manz Automation as it announces record revenues for the first half of the year

Dieter Manz

Germany-based Manz Automation AG has announced record revenues of €67.5 million for the first half of this year, which it says is largely due to new orders and an order backlog of around €100 million.


Conergy completes two more Italian solar power parks

The one MW Parabita park (pictured) contains 4,600 solar panels

Conergy Italy has announced the completion of two more solar parks in Apulia, Italy, worth a total of 1.5 megawatts (MW). Combined, the company says its six solar parks, which are located in the region, produce over 6,600...


UK power company to install free solar panels on 100,000 homes, as reports reveal country’s PV market is taking off

Man fixing solar panels to a roof in the UK

UK power company HomeSun has announced its plans to install £1 billion worth of free solar panels on 100,000 British homes over the next three years. The news comes as recent reports reveal that the U.K is the fastest growing...


Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA opens 100 MW PV module factory in China

Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA, Inc. PV installation

U.S.-based China manufacturing company, Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA, Inc. has opened a 129,000-square-foot, 100 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) solar module production facility and research and development center in...


SMA to deliver 100 inverters to medical clinics in Ethiopia

Doctor looking into a microscope at one of Ethiopia's medical clinics

Under the development project ‘Access to Modern Energy Services Ethiopia’, realized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, SMA Solar Technology AG has said it will deliver 100 battery power...


Astronergy to increase this year’s production capacity from 30 to 75 MW; goal to hit 400 MW

Astronergy HQ

Astronergy is to increase its production capacity from 30 megawatts (MW) to 75 MW this year. The announcement comes as the company signs a follow-up purchase agreement for Oerlikon Solar’s thin film equipment. The company says...


SunPower signs €48 million agreement for Italian power plants

SunPower Montalto di Castro solar photovoltaic power park in Italy

SunPower Corp. has announced that Etrion Corporation, an independent solar power producer, has signed a €48 million definitive sale and purchase agreement to acquire the equity in the first two phases of the Montalto di Castro...


Solarfun to double PV shipments to US; announces team expansion

Solarfun HQ

In response to the growing U.S. photovoltaics (PV) market, China-based silicon ingots, wafers, and cells and modules manufacturer Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has said it plans to double shipment volumes to the U.S. next...


Suntech stops manufacture of amorphous silicon thin film solar panels; releases second quarter financial results

Shanghai, China at night

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has stopped manufacturing amorphous silicon thin film solar panels, in order to focus on crystalline silicon solar cells at its Shanghai, China facility. The “rapid cost reduction and improving...


Italy: More time available for energy bill

General PV panel image

The date by which Italian photovoltaics (PV) installations should enter into operation to continue to enjoy the incentive rates contained in the second energy bill - the one currently in force and which is due to expire at the...


China: Jabil's Guangzhou factory comes under fire for its employment practices

A cityscape of Guangzhou, China

Jabil Circuit Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of electronic manufacturing services, and whose customers include companies from every industry, including consumer products, automotive, telecommunications and solar, has...


SilexSolar to increase PV panel production capacity due to “strong demand”; cell production will also be ramped up


Dr. Michael Goldsworthy, Silex CEO

SilexSolar Pty Ltd has announced it is to expand its photovoltaics (PV) panel capacity at its Sydney Olympic Park (SOP) manufacturing facility in Australia, from 13 megawatts (MW) to 35 MW by the middle of next year. The company...


Q-Cells inaugurates German 5.3 MW solar park

Ralf Christoffers, Brandenburg's minister for the economy and European affairs

An inauguration ceremony is being held today to mark the completion of Q-Cells SE’s 5.3-megawatt (MW) solar power station, located close to Spremberg in the federal state of Brandenburg, Germany. The project, which covers a...


Sri Lanka sees its first net metered PV installation

Nikini Automation Systems solar PV installaiton

Nikini Automation Systems has told pv magazine it has made Sri Lankan history by becoming the country’s first company to enter into a net metering agreement for its photovoltaics (PV) system. The company also called on Sri...


Solon to stop manufacturing dual-axis tracking systems; 50 redundancies expected

Solon's dual-axis photovoltaics tracking systems

Solon SE has told pv magazine it is to stop manufacturing dual-axis tracking systems due to the “drastic” decrease in silicon prices. The company also announced that 50 people from its Austrian subsidiary Solon Hilber Technologie...


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