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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...

California: Manufacturing plant dedicated; RPS signed into law

View of Milpitas, California

The new Flextronics/SunPower solar panel manufacturing plant will be dedicated in California today. During the event, the state’s expanded Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) will be signed into law.

3M plans ninth solar manufacturing site in China

3M has said it will manufacture its Scotchshield solar backside barrier film (pictured) at the new plant

3M has said it will build a manufacturing facility for photovoltaic materials and renewable energy products in China’s Hefei High-tech Park.

SolarWorld tops SVTC solar scorecard rankings

SolarWorld photovoltaic module finished

The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has published its 2011 Solar Company Scorecard. SolarWorld has come out on top, with Trina Solar following close behind. A number of other leading companies, however, failed to...

3Sun granted €49.06 million in state aid

The photovoltaic module plant is located in Catania, Italy (pictured)

The European Commission has granted 3Sun Srl €49.06 million of regional investment aid. The funds will be used towards the establishment of a 240 megawatt, €358.68 million photovoltaic module production plant.

LDK expands cell capacity

Hefei skyline, China

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. has expanded its annual photovoltaic cell capacity to 570 megawatts, having added a new manufacturing site in Hefei City, China.

New Energy and NREL enter into R&D agreement

Screen shot of New Energy Technologies SolarWindow website page

New Energy Technologies, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).

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