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Exxon chief strategist sticks boot in on solar

Gas tower, France.

The oil and gas employee says that solar and wind are not ready for prime time, but adds that he expects solar to grow faster than any other energy technology.


Etrion's Italian PV portfolio hits 60 MW

Etrion 10 MW photovoltaic park in Puglia, Italy

Etrion Corporation has completed its 10 megawatt (MW) Helios ITA-3 solar project in Puglia, Italy, thus bringing the company's photovoltaic portfolio in the country to 60 MW.


Global Solar Energy opens thin film plant in Germany

Global Solar Energy 35MW thin film photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Berlin-Adlershof

U.S.-based Global Solar Energy has opened a 35 megawatt flexible thin film photovoltaic module manufacturing plant in Germany’s Berlin-Adlershof.


8minutenergy and Gestamp release project details for 355 MW pipeline

Chocolate Mountains 50 MW solar farm

Last week, 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar announced their intention to install 355 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics in California. They have now provided pv magazine with the project specifics.


SunPower and Akuo Solar enter into 24 MW supply agreement

French flag

SunPower is to supply Akuo Solar with 75,000 photovoltaic modules for two French solar power plants worth 24 megawatts (MW).


Conergy sues 4 former board members

Conergy HQ building at night

The dust apparently refuses to settle at the Hamburg-based photovoltaic company. Conergy has now decided to sue four of its former members of the board for violations as established under the German Stock Corporation Law.


GT Advanced Technologies acquires Confluence Solar

GT Advanced Technologies screenshot

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., formely known as GT Solar, has acquired Confluence Solar Inc. for USD$80 million.


SpectraWatt files for bankruptcy just months after laying off workers

Intel headquarters

According to various media reports, solar cell manufacturer SpectraWatt Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. The news comes just months after the company laid off over 100 employees.


Brazilian soccer stadium to use PV; aim to install solar on all 2014 world cup venues

Pituaçu Stadium, located in Brazil’s third largest city, Salvador da Bahia

Just two months after Brazil grid-connected its first commercial-scale photovoltaic plant, the country is now to play host to Latin America’s first soccer stadium kitted out with solar panels.


Suntech to supply 28.7 MW worth of PV modules to US project

Suntech solar photovoltaic modules being manufactured in Wuxi, China

SunPeak Solar, LLC has chosen Suntech to supply 28.7 megawatts (MW) DC of photovoltaic modules to its 23 MW AC solar power plant in California.


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JinkoSolar establishes Swiss subsidiary

Zug, Switzerland

Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturer, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd has established its third European subsidiary.


Roth & Rau sells off CTF subsidiary

Roth & Rau building with photovoltaics

Roth & Rau has sold its Roth & Rau CTF Solar GmbH (CTF) subsidiary off to an unidentified Chinese manufacturer. The financial sum was not disclosed.


China: Schiller wins contract to equip new thin film factory

Schiller photovoltaic thin film automation cassette station

Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG will supply automation equipment to an unnamed Chinese customer for a new 120 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic thin film factory.


REC extends PV production shutdown

REC's Herøya photovoltaic wafer production plant

REC has extended its photovoltaic production shutdown in Norway until the end of the year.


Italy: Banks loan €110 million for 5 PV projects

Deutsche Bank Towers

A consortium of banks have provided €110 million in financing for five photovoltaic projects worth 30.4 megawatts (MW) in Italy.


US: 8minutenergy and Gestamp given go-ahead to develop 335 MW of PV

Chocolate Mountain 50MW solar PV park, California

8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a Generation Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID), under which they will develop 335 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic...


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