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US photovoltaic market to approach 20 GW in 2014

Strata Solar, Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

An influx of new capital for centralized and distributed generation is boosting strong growth. PV systems are increasingly attracting investments from installers and utility companies as well as institutional investors, private...


IBC Solar encourages Malaysia to support PV

IBC Solar's 20 kWp capacity Malaysian solar system

IBC Solar founder and CEO, Udo Möhrstedt, has said the Malaysian government should lend its support to more photovoltaics (PV) projects.


Report: Global PV demand expected to double this year

Solarbuzz power point slide

The global photovoltaics (PV) market is making positive progress, with new research released by solar energy market research company Solarbuzz showing that PV demand "soared" by 54 percent in the second quarter of this year...


21. September 2010 | | Comment now

US: NY must embrace solar on a larger scale

New York skyline

New York State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has said the U.S. state needs to “embrace solar power on a larger scale than it currently does” during the unveiling of his solar energy platform yesterday, in order to allow it to...


India: Indosolar raises INR 3.5 billion to establish new solar cell production line

IndoSolar company image

India-based IndoSolar Limited has announced it is to add a new 100-megawatt (MW) production line to its 300,000 square foot solar cell facility - located around 55km from Delhi airport, in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state -...


France: 30-kWp BIPV system installed on Mozart Tower

A picture of the Mozart Tower with its BIPV installation

The Mozart Tower or “Tour Mozart”, located in the south of Paris, France, has been installed with 805 Scheuten Solar custom made building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) modules.


Turkey’s largest thin film PV power system connected to the grid

Centrolsolar thin film rooftop Turkey project

Turkey’s largest thin film photovoltaics (PV) system has been completed and connected to the grid, according to Centrosolar.


Change of focus for Applied Materials

Nexpower thin film roof installation

According to a newspaper report, due to greatly reduced demand for thin film silicon modules, U.S. photovoltaics (PV) company Applied Materials is going to concentrate on silicon solar cells in the future.


20. September 2010 | | Comment now

Henan Sungen secures over USD$300 million solar module supply deal

Entrance to  Anwell Technologies Limited, in China

Henan Sungen Solar Fab Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China-based Anwell Technologies Limited, has secured an agreement with an unnamed “leading” solar panel distributor and developer, to deliver a minimum of 180 megawatts of solar...


USIBC solar task force formed

Bryan Ashley, chief marketing officer of Suniva

In an effort to promote trade and investment in the solar industry between the U.S. and India, the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has formed a solar task force.


LDK Solar to repay Q-Cells loan 4 years early; signs MOU with NREL

Silicon wafer, Q-Cells

Q-Cells SE has announced that Chinese company LDK Solar will repay a USD224.9 million (ca. €170 million) loan, which was granted by Q-Cells in 2008, in its entirety by the end of next year. It was originally expected that the...


20. September 2010 | | Comment now

China: centrotherm wins multi-crystalline ingot furnaces tender

Dr. Albrecht Mozer

centrotherm SiTec GmbH, a subsidiary of Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG, is to supply several multi-crystalline ingot furnaces to an unnamed, “prominent” Chinese company.


First Solar hits back at Wuppertal Institute’s call for industry to “refrain” from using CdTe in PV

First Solar HQ building

First Solar has issued a statement relating to the use of cadmium telluride (CdTe) in photovoltaics (PV) modules following the Wuppertal Institute’s call for PV to be placed under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)...


17. September 2010 | | Comment now

Phoenix Solar establishes Malaysian subsidiary

Image of Kuala Lumpur skyline in Malaysia

Singapore company Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG based in Germany, has established a Malaysian subsidiary, Phoenix Solar Sdn Bhd.


Adani Power to commission 40 MW PV project in Gujarat State, India

Map of India

Adani Power (AP), part of the Adani Group, is to commission a 40-megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat state, located in western India. When completed, the project is expected to be...


Roth & Rau expands Italian market position with €2.5 million EVA production line

Aerial view of Monza, Italy

Roth & Rau Italy S.r.l. has invested €2.5 million in a new production line for ethyl-vinyl-acetate (EVA) foils - used to laminate solar cells when assembling modules so as to protect the cells from environmental influences - in...


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