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Capital Stage acquires 16 MW solar projects in France

Aquitaine, France

The German company's latest additions bring its solar portfolio in France to a total of 90 MW.


China: Construction begins on 200 MW thin film line

Astronergy sigenage on side of a building

Astronergy, in collaboration with parent company, the Chint Group, has begun construction on a 200 megawatt, (MW) RMB 2.9 billion (around USD$437 million; €319 million) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in China.


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CTDC and Goldpoly enter into supply agreement

Goldpoly polycrystalline PV cells

Goldpoly International Limited is to supply China Technology Development Group Corporation with a minimum of 100 megawatts (MW) of polycrystalline photovoltaics (PV) cells per year, beginning from the start of 2011.


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Roth & Rau reduces 2010 EBIT

Roth & Rau company HQ in Germany

Germany-based Roth & Rau has decreased its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margin due to project uncertainty.


10. November 2010 | | Comment now

centrotherm production capacities tripled

Robert M. Hartung

centrotherm photovoltaics AG’s production capacities have tripled, following an “ongoing order boom” in the solar sector. The news comes as the company releases its financial figures for the first nine months of this year.


Platina acquires 10 MW of Italian PV projects

Platina Partners 1 MW PV power plant in Italy

Platina Partners LLP has acquired 10 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) projects from Italian construction firm, the Degennaro Group.


09. November 2010 | | Comment now

Solarfun plans capacity ramp up

Cell sorting at Solarfun's production facility

Solarfun is to ramp up its production capacities next year, following a set of positive third quarter financial results.


XsunX reports 15.1 percent CIGS conversion efficiency

Tom Djokovich

Thin film photovoltaics (PV) cell manufacturer, XsunX, Inc. has announced it has reached 15.1 percent conversion efficiency with its CIGSolar technology.


Wells Fargo to invest over $100 million in US PV projects

Hunter Jiang

Wells Fargo has said it will invest over USD$100 million by the end of next year, in order to fund the development of photovoltaics (PV) power projects throughout the U.S.


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Meyer Burger wins over CHF 70 million Asian order

Meyer Burger HQ in Switzerland

Swiss-based Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has announced the successful conclusion of a contract worth over CHF 70 million (around USD$72.8 million; €52.4 million).


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Motech hits 1 GW solar cell capacity

P.H. Chang

Taiwan company Motech Industries, Inc.’s consolidated solar cell shipment reached 102 megawatts (MW) at the end of October after achieving 1.15 gigawatt (GW) capacity in the third quarter of the year.


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Solargiga set to acquire Sino Light Investments

HTP building

China-based Solargiga has entered into a second sales and purchase (S&P) agreement with Sino Light Investments worth HK$835.2 million (around USD$107.7 million; €77.3 million).


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JA Solar signs additional 600 MW solar supply agreements

JA Solar solar cell

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed several additional supply agreements with multiple customers to provide more than 600 megawatts (MW) of solar power products for delivery next year.


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LDK Solar reports positive financial results

LDK Solar's solar wafer production line

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. has released its third quarter results, which show positive increases across the board. Quarterly revenue was up, with the company achieving USD$675.6 million; an increase of 19.5 percent sequentially and...


08. November 2010 | | Comment now

China: CTDC to acquire PV module manufacturer; announces expansion

Chinese flag

Clean energy group, China Technology Development Group Corporation, has entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire crystalline module manufacturer Linsun Renewable Energy Corporation Limited and its subsidiary, Linsun...


Thailand: Suntech to supply solar panels to 44 MW solar project

Andrew Beebe

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced it will supply 9.43 megawatts (MW) of solar panels and technical support for the second phase of a 44 MW solar power plant (38MW AC output) in Thailand.


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