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Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

AEG Bangalore facility.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country's 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar...

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.

08. November 2010 | | Comment now

Manz reports record revenues, but still experiencing losses

Manz automated solar cell process

Manz Automation has announced record revenues of €121.3 million for the first nine months of the year, up from €46.7 million in 2009. However, it is still experiencing losses, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of...

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Roth & Rau acquires 100 percent stake in SLS; increases automation focus

Roth & Rau HQ in Germany

Roth & Rau AG has bought out SLS Solar Line Saxony GmbH (SLS) for an undisclosed sum of money. The company added that it will increase its focus on automation.

Cogenra unveils Californian solar cogeneration installation

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (center) at Cogenra Solar commissioning celebration on tour of Sonoma Wine Company with owner Derek Benham (to the left), Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures and Cogenra CEO Gilad Almogy (to the right)

Cogenra Solar has inaugurated its solar cogeneration project at the Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, California, the U.S.

Czech update: Solar investors protest against imposition of new solar tax

A Nobility Solar Projects PV park

Over one hundred distressed Czech solar investors and businessmen gathered in front of the Czech Parliament in Prague today in order to protest against the imposition of new solar tax to be charged on income generated by solar...

05. November 2010 | | Comment now

ReneSola achieves record third quarter results; plans 2011 capacity expansion

ReneSola PV module

Chinese company ReneSola Ltd has achieved “record” revenues of USD$358.7 million for the third quarter of this year, with both solar wafer and module shipments having increased.

Solon inaugurates its first French PV power plants

One of Solon's PV power plants in France

Germany-based Solon has announced the inauguration of its first French ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) power plants worth €15 million.

Australia: Suntech and Infigen submit 195 MW worth of solar proposals

PV panels

China-based Suntech and Australian company Infigen have submitted AUD$792 million worth of proposals to build solar projects across Australia amounting to 195 megawatts (MWs).

US: 250 MW Genesis solar project receives approval

The Genesis Solar Project

The 250 megawatt (MW) Genesis Solar Project has received approval from the Secretary of the Interior, making it the seventh large-scale solar thermal project to be approved on U.S. public lands in the last few months.

05. November 2010 | | Comment now

Sharp to tackle project development following Recurrent Energy acquisition

Sharp company building in Wrexham

The Sharp Corporation has announced it is expanding into photovoltaics (PV) project development following the acquisition of Recurrent Energy.

04. November 2010 | | Comment now

TechPrecision creates China-based subsidiary due to solar demand

TechPrecision Corporation's Massachusetts HQ

Following growing demand for local manufacture and machining of components for a “large”, unnamed customer in the solar industry, TechPrecision Corporation has announced it is opening a subsidiary in China.

UK: Proposal for 5 MW solar farm

Trelawney Dampney

Eco Sustainable Solutions, based in Dorset, the UK, has said it plans to build the country’s first solar farm.

Italy: 3.4 MWs PV to be installed in Umbria

A view over Gualdo Tadino, Italy

Scheuten Solar has announced that a total of 3.4 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV) is to be installed across four projects in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, Italy.

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Centrosolar positive as it announces increased revenues and strong international growth

Many working with Centrosolar PV modules in factory

Germany-based Centrosolar says its revenue for the first nine months of this year has already exceeded last year’s entire total after hitting €311 million (€309 million was reached in 2009).

REC opens officially in Singapore

Woman holding REC PV modules at its Singapore facility

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has officially opened what it says is one of the world's largest integrated wafer, cell and module manufacturing facilities in Tuas, Singapore.

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