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Yingli pushes UK solar growth with 66 MW supply deal

The Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

The Chinese solar manufacturer has partnered with local clean energy developer Push Energy on the development of four large-scale PV plants.

Conergy completes first North American PV installation

Conergy 320 kW photovoltaic system in Hawaii

Conergy has completed its first North American photovoltaics installation. The 320 kilowatt system, developed in partnership with 21st Century, is located at Fujifilm’s branch office in Hawaii.

Gehrlicher reports record 2010 sales; sets ambitious 2011 goals

Gehrlicher Solar AG

In posting its 2010 financial results, Gehrlicher Solar AG has announced it achieved record sales figures, having driven profits from €325 million in 2009 to €343 million in 2010. The company is now looking to increase this to...

Q1 PV module shipments decline

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According to research, photovoltaic module shipments have declined for the first time since the start of 2009. Prices are also "rapidly" decreasing. While this situation is expected to continue into the second quarter,...

Centrotherm bucks the trend to post Q1 profit

Centrotherm Photovoltaics HQ building

With the majority of solar companies recording negative first quarter results, Germany-based Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG proved to be a rare ray of sunshine in the industry, having posted growth of 64.2 percent.

Trina revises Q1 guidance

Trina Solar screenshot

Trina Solar has revised its first quarter guidance ahead of its first quarter results. Photovoltaic module shipments have been adjusted downwards, while both its in-house and overall gross margins have been increased.

Centrosolar expands export business; predicts strong second quarter growth

Centrosolar HQ building

Having increased its export business from last year, Centrosolar says 72 percent of its €71.1 million first quarter revenue was generated outside of Germany. But, as with many solar companies, the company’s year on year revenues...

First Solar and CPINE form US-China PV partnership

First Solar HQ building

First Solar, Inc. and China Power International New Energy Holding Limited have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, under which they will work on photovoltaic projects in China and the U.S.

BrightRoof submits 12 MW worth of Ontario FIT applications

Satellite image of Ontario

Solar LP has submitted over 40 applications to the Ontario Power Authority for solar feed-in tariff (FIT) contracts worth 12 megawatts.

Meyer Burger receives antitrust clearance

Meyer Burger Swiss HQ

Taking it a step closer to its goal, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has received antitrust clearance for its takeover of Roth & Rau AG and the associated merging of the two companies.

UK: CCC's "blinkered" PV view criticized

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The UK Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) new renewable energy report has met with dissatisfaction by photovoltaic industry stakeholders. A key criticism is related to pricing discrepancies. However, there is big potential in...

Solar Trust of America and SolarHybrid form PV JV

Parabolic solar themral troughs

The Solar Trust of America has entered the photovoltaics market, having formed a joint venture (JV) with SolarHybrid AG. The new company, SolarHybrid of America, LLC, will develop utility-scale solar projects in North America.

1.56 MW PV system completed at Cincinnati Zoo

Melink Corp 1.56 photovoltaics canopy system Cincinnati Zoo with SolarWorld solar panels

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is enjoying a newly installed 1.56 megawatt photovoltaics system. It is said to be the largest publicly accessible solar array in an urban setting.

Applied Materials secures wire saw order from GCL-Poly

Applied Materials' HCT B5 wire saws

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. has ordered wire saws representing over 2.5 gigawatts of wafering capacity from Applied Materials. The order value was not disclosed.

Meyer Burger not looking to completely takeover Roth & Rau

Meyer Burger CEO, Peter Pauli

According to news sources, Meyer Burger is not looking to completely take over Roth & Rau. CEO, Peter Pauli states that just 50 percent of its shares would be satisfactory.

Germany: Röttgen aims to reform EEG

Norbert Röttgen

The German Federal Minister for the Environment aims to introduce an optional market bonus for renewable energies. Now he has submitted a corresponding benchmark paper that also contains sweeping changes for solar energy...

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