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Trina's Honey sets new P-type mono module record

Trina's Honey module.

Trina Solar's Honey module has set a new P-type mono record, achieving a peak power of 335.2 W with a 60 cell module. It beats its earlier record achieved earlier this year.


Silfab and Agris sign solar module agreement

Silfab's solar headquarters in Ontario

Silfab Ontario Inc. and Agris Solar Co-operative Inc. have signed an agreement, under which Silfab will supply Agris with 9.3 megawatts of solar modules over the next year.


PSE&G and Matrix complete 2.8 MW solar project

PSE&G pole attached smart solar units

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Matrix Development Group have completed two New Jersey rooftop solar installations worth 2.8 megawatts (MW).


India: Suntech and Sunborne enter into 100 MW supply agreement

Suntech solar HQ, Wuxi, China

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd is to supply Indian company SunBorne Energy with 100 megawatts (MW) of solar modules over the next two years. They will be used for projects in India.


JinkoSolar releases positive Q1 results; announces new US president

JinkoSolar screenshot

JinkoSolar has weathered the slow start to the 2011 photovoltaics industry well, having posted positive first quarter results. Of particular note were its solar module shipments. It has also announced Ron Kenedi as the new...


Samsung and SMA create Ontario inverter partnership

Canadian flag

Samsung C&T Corp. and SMA Solar Technology AG have joined forces to build industrial-size solar inverters at Celestica's facilities in Toronto, Canada.


Italy: Signing of new Conto Energia delayed by bickering

ae photonics Italian photovoltaic installation

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia should be done and dusted. However, testing the photovoltaic industry’s already ragged nerves, it has emerged that bickering between Ministers has delayed the signing of the new decree. The final...


S.A.G. Solarstrom acquires 5.1 MWp Czech PV plant

Czech Republic flag

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has retroactively acquired a 5.1 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic plant in Kamenicna, the Czech Republic, thus extending its portfolio to 25.1 MWp. The system was grid connected last December.


EPIA: Bright future for PV, but global rebalancing of growth expected

Photovoltaics panel

A new report has forecast a bright future for photovoltaics, as long as government policy remains advantageous for the industry. Meanwhile, 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity could be reached by 2013, but Europe’s current...


S.A.G. Solarstrom completes first phase of 48 MW Italian PV project

S.A.G. Solarstrom HQ building

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has completed the first phase of its 48 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project, located in the region of Venice, in Northern Italy.


Dates for new Italian FIT pushed back

Italy, Q-Cells photovoltaic solar  installation in Basilicata

According to reports, the Italian Government will not introduce its new photovoltaic feed-in tariffs until September 1. The definition of uncapped "small systems" has also reportedly been revised to one megawatt (MW).


JinkoSolar and Bull PowerTech sign 50 MW module deal

Image of Bull PowerTech's HQ building

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has entered into a 50 megawatt solar module supply agreement with Bull PowerTech GmbH, the new solar business segment of Bull Holding AG.


Australia: Solar bonus scheme suspended in NSW

Satellite image of Australia

The newly instated Australian government of New South Wales (NSW) has suspended the state’s Solar Bonus Scheme due to cost blowouts.


Total looks to acquire majority stake in SunPower

Total is looking to acquire a 60 percent stake in SunPower. Image: www.aesrenew.com

French oil and gas group Total has announced it will launch a friendly tender offer for a majority share in California-based solar company, SunPower. The two parties have also entered into a research and collaboration agreement.


PV inverter market strong, but new challenges are emerging

Power-One, photovoltaic inverter supplier, screenshot

The photovoltaic inverter market grew by 140 percent in 2010: Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and France were cited as key markets. Meanwhile, for the first time, the top ten inverter suppliers were European. However, this...


Italy: Will the government go easy on cuts?

The Italian government may reconsider a reduction in planned cuts. Image: Conergy

The Italian regional governments will attempt to enforce less severe cuts than planned to the solar power incentives according to the head of the regional governments' congress Vasco Errani. Meanwhile, it remains uncertain if the...


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