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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,...


UK: Early FIT reviews, rapid growth and brownfield development

UK Pv rooftop installation

pv magazine has learned the UK Government is likely to announce a feed-in tariff (FIT) review this April, with a view to implementing any changes in 2012. Up to 500 megawatts (MW) of new photovoltaic (PV) projects are also...


REC and ABB building 24 MW Italian solar plant

REC solar modules

REC Systems and ABB have started construction on a 24.2 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the Lazio region of Italy.


Suntech and Zachry selected for first phase of 700 MW solar project

Map of Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar energy complex

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. and Zachry Holdings, Inc., have been selected by Sempra Generation to design and construct the 150 megawatt (MW) Mesquite Solar 1 project in Arizona, the U.S.


Lithuania to open first solar panel production site

Meyer Burger knowledge pic with 2 men talking

Lithuania is to see its first solar panel production site opened this spring. Initial capacity will be 38 megawatts (MW), however, there will room to ramp up to 65 MW.


PV on "brink of economic breakthrough"

Solar cells up close

A new study has found that global investments in photovoltaic (PV) technology could double from €35 billion to €40 billion today, to over €70 billion in 2015.


German Federal Government lacks PV plan

General PV panel picture

Following a query from Germany’s green politician Hans-Josef Fell, it has become clear the Federal Government is not following an industrial policy strategy for the strengthening of the photovoltaics (PV) industry.


US: SolarCity receives USD$40 million for residential solar project

A SolarCity residential rooftop solar system

SolarCity and financial services company Citi have announced a new USD$40 million fund to finance residential solar projects in the U.S. this year.


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JA Solar enters 400 MW supply contract

Screenshot from JA Solar's website

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed a supply agreement with an unnamed European customer for the delivery of 400 megawatts (MW) of solar modules. The financial terms were not disclosed.


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AEG PS and GCL-Poly sign €36 million order deal

AES PGs Thyrobox M

Following the signing of a €36 million contract at the end of 2010, AEG Power Solutions is to provide GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited with its Thyrobox M power supply systems.


Seat installs 4 MW rooftop PV project

Seat's 4 MW rooftop PV installation

Seat has completed the first phase of its 'Seat in the Sun' project, worth €17 million. When completed the project will comprise a total of six photovoltaic (PV) plants.


First Solar buys 15 MW solar project; sells 20 MWs

Amherstburg, Ontario

First Solar Inc. has completed the acquisition of Helios Energy's Amherstburg II Solar Project. First Solar will now sell it, along with a second project to Enbridge Inc., for around CAD$90 million.


Gehrlicher sells 1.9 MWp solar rooftop system

Gehrlicher Solar's 1.9 MW PV system on Audi's rooftop in Germany

Gehrlicher Solar AG has sold a 1.9 megawatt peak (MWp) solar system to PT Erneuerbare Energien GmbH for €4.65 million.


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Centrotec expands into African PV market

Gert-Jan Huisman, CEO of Centrotec Sustainable AG

Centrotec Sustainable AG subsidiary, Ubbink B.V., has acquired a 60 percent stake in Germany-based Solar23 through a capital increase of €0.9 million.


Power-One opens 1 GW North American facility

Arizona

Power-One, Inc. has opened its North American manufacturing facility in Phoenix. Up to 350 people are expected to be employed.


Recurrent Energy steps up its Ontario game

Celestica HQ, Toronto

Celestica is to manufacture 180 megawatts worth of photovoltaic (PV) modules for Recurrent Energy, which is looking to install 19 solar power plants in Ontario.


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