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International PV market to significantly grow

The outlook for the international photovoltaics (PV) market continues to be positive, with “significant” growth predicted.

Grid-independent PV takes center stage at Intersolar Europe

Alongside grid-connected photovoltaics (PV), grid-independent PV (off-grid) will be among the main focal points at this year’s Intersolar Europe, taking place in Munich, Germany from Jun 9-11.

Cadmium ban will not affect PV industry

The cadmium ban will not apply to the photovoltaics (PV) industry, the environmental committee of the European parliament has said.

Inertek doubles PV testing capacity

Intertek, a testing, inspection and certification company, has doubled its photovoltaics (PV) testing capacity at its Lake Forest, CA laboratory in the U.S.

US: Largest concentrated solar array project complete

The largest concentrated solar array in the US has been completed.

Global solar PV cell production booming

Global photovoltaic (PV) cell production grew last year by 51% from 7.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2008 to 10.7 GW in 2009, according to a research note published by GTM Research.

Canada: 50 skilled solar jobs created

The news that 50 new solar jobs are to be created comes after Siemens Canada’s announcement that it is entering the Canadian the solar market as a local manufacturer of inverters for photovoltaic (PV) power generation.

Asian Pacific PV industry council established

The photovoltaics (PV) market is expected to rapidly expand in the Asian Pacific region within the next few years, prompting the formation of a new Asian Pacific PV Industry Council (APPIC).

Germany: Number of solar jobs to double by 2020

The number of solar jobs in Germany is expected to double from 80,000 employees in 2009 to 180,000 in 2020, according to the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar).

New solar cell facility for Melbourne, Australia

The Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech have announced the opening of a new solar cell facility in Melbourne Australia.

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