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Canadian Solar and Fire Energy Group sign supply agreement

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Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a 100 megawatt (MW) solar module supply agreement with Fire Energy Group.

Silfab opens solar module manufacturing facility; receives loan approval

Silfab openend its new solar module manufacturing facility yesterday in Canada. People at ribbon cutting ceremony

Silfab Ontario has officially opened its new solar module manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Canada. During a ribbon cutting ceremony, it was announced that the company has received approval for a €2.2 million loan.

Korea: Construction on 100 MW thin film plant underway

Bird's eye view of CIGS thin film solar module plant in Korea

Construction on the Hyundai-Avancis 100 megawatt Korean thin film solar module plant has begun. Expected to be operational by 2012, KRW 220 billion (around US $200 million) has been invested in the project.

Centrotec expanding into integrated PV roof market

Centrotec HQ building

Centrotec Sustainable AG subsidiary, the Ubbink Group, will obtain a number of assets from Systaic AG. Through the acquisition, Centrotec is looking to expand into the integrated photovoltaic and solar thermal energy roofs market.

Solar Junction hits 43.5 percent CPV cell efficiency

Solar Junction concentrated photovoltaic 40 percent efficient cell

Solar Junction has reached 43.5 percent efficiency on a commercial-ready concentrated photovoltaic production cell. The news comes just two months after it achieved an efficiency of 41.4 percent.

First Solar now serving 10 to 30 kW PV market

First Solar HQ

First Solar, Inc. has announced its thin film photovoltaic modules are now available for commercial solar systems between 10 and 30 kilowatts (kW) in size. Until now, they had only been available for systems above 30 kW.

Suntech named as top PV module supplier; JA Solar as number one cell producer

Suntech photovoltaic module manufacturing HQ, Wuxi, China

China-based Suntech has been named in IMS Research’s rankings as the largest photovoltaic module supplier in 2010. Thin film manufacturer First Solar was consequently knocked back to second place. Meanwhile, JA Solar hit the top...

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