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Eu’s largest PV energy conversion and storage project enters field trial phase  

?The development phase of creating an integrated energy conversion and storage kit capable of production on an industrial scale for decentralized on-grid, residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has been successfully completed.

Ilika partners with Diverso to develop PV business in China

UK-based cleantech materials company Ilika plc has appointed Diverso, a China-based clean technology investment company, to develop new business opportunities on its behalf in the People’s Republic of China. A part of their brief is to look at photovoltaics (PV).

Jordan's Shams Ma’an project receives grant boost

A grant agreement between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Jordan-based Kawar Energy for USD$617,204 has been signed. The agreement will allow the feasibility of the Shams Ma’an project – expected to be one of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) power plants – to be examined.

R&D department part of First Solar's expansion plans

As part of its plans to expand the Frankfurt (Oder) plant in Germany, First Solar has told pv magazine it will be developing a research and development (R&D) department, which will focus on downstream system installations.

Idaho, US to receive first large-scale solar generation facility

U.S.-based Sunergy World has confirmed it is to build Idaho’s first large-scale solar generation facility, worth USD$45 million, in partnership with the City of Boise.

First Solar still ahead of the PV module pack

Thin film manufacturer, First Solar remained the largest supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules with a global share of 8.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest analysis of the PV module market from IMS Research.

Solarworld to create 350 jobs

Solarworld has said it expects to create 350 jobs for two of its factory buildings within the next few months as part of its employment, equipment and manufacturing ramp in Hillsboro, Oregon, the U.S.

US: New research agreement “central” to future of solar power

A research collaboration agreement has been announced between the Sanyo Electric Group and the University of California, San Diego, the U.S. which will see a number of solar energy research projects undertaken.

Solexant's nanocrystal solar technology receives USD$41.5 million

Third generation thin film developer Solexant Corp. has secured USD$41.5 million during the first close of a Series C financing round, following the “successful completion” of a two megawatt (MW) pilot line operating at the company’s headquarters.

Meyer Burger wins order for over CHF 25 million

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has announced a contract for wire saws and wafer inspection systems worth over CHF 25 million (around USD$21 million or €18 million) with Chinese manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

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