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Panasonic announces 22.5% module-level efficiency solar panel

Panasonic HIT cell.

Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.

Powerway lays foundation for 3 MW Chilean farm

Powerway Atacama project

While eager to exploit Chile's excellent radiation conditions, Powerway is also looking to expand operations throughout Latin America in markets like Brazil, Costa Rica and Argentina.

Lark, Armstrong partner on 30 MW UK farm

Lark Energy project, Lincolnshire

Located in central and eastern England, the three projects include a 14 MW array, the first phase of which will connect to the grid in November. Lark and Armstrong are expected to announce new projects in the coming months.

Yingli rejects SiC Processing allegations

SiC Processing HQ in Germany

The troubled German company says Yingli owes it more than $30 million in liabilities, adding that the Chinese group's outstanding debt was a major factor behind its insolvency. Yingli denies the claims.

Asia Pacific training program launched at PVAP

NUS, Singapore

The PV Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore has unveiled a new international solar training program between universities in Singapore, Australia and the U.S. The confab also paid tribute to industry players.

DuPont, Heraeus settle patent dispute

Heraeus paste

DuPont and Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC have announced the settlement of pending lawsuits regarding the photovoltaic paste business.

Exclusive: Enel acquires more than 100 MW in Greece

Piraeus Port, Greece

In a move so far kept strictly under wraps, Italian utility company Enel has purchased licenses to build 102.5 MW of new solar PV parks in Greece.

Manz secures 20.8% CIGS cell technology

Dieter Manz, Kay Orgassa of Manz AG.

The Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has announced the production of a world record efficiency 20.8% CIGS cell. Equipment supplier Manz has secured exclusive rights to the technology in its...

Swaziland to construct 100 MW solar farm

The new $185 million PV installation will be the first of its kind in the southern African nation, generating clean power at $0.12 per kWh.

GP Renewables to buy $15 million of east coast solar systems

The Manhattan-based energy services company hopes their investment will reinvigorate the region's Solar Renewable Energy Credit program.

International partners join ASU on SunShot-funded cell efficiency endeavor

UNSW in Sydney, Australia

Australia's UNSW and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are working with Arizona State University, Caltech and MIT to produce high-efficiency, ultra-thin silicon solar cells.

JAG Energy to build 13 MW solar plant in Japan

Tokyo, Japan

The facility, which will be equipped with Toshiba panels, will supply Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Uruguay receives 11 bids for PV projects totaling 27 MW

Uruguay salto

The State-owned UTE is fielding offers from a request for proposal to install solar parks of up to 1 and 5 MW. The auction follows the country's recent program to add 200 MW of solar to its energy mix.

LDK Solar arranges second 30-day payment extension

The debt-saddled manufacturer has negotiated another 30-day period in which it will pay no interest on its loans as the company explores financing options.

Solar Frontier delivers 86 MW to Chiyoda for multiple Japan projects

The solar manufacturer has supplied its CIS solar panels for 18 separate installations across Japan, with Chiyoda Corporation performing EPC services.

US public land solar auction fails to attract bidders

Inaugural federal auction held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arranged in response to growing private sector interest in solar development, receives no bids.

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