Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Canada: Schmid sells 60 MW PV module line to Magnum Pv

Marking its entry into the North American market, Schmid has sold a 60 megawatt photovoltaic module line to Ontario-based Magnum Pv.

Tianwei New Energy signs supply contract; announces factory expansion

Tianwei New Energy (Yangzhou) is to supply Germany-based Pairan with 280 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic modules over the next two years. The company also announced its factory expansion plans.

Suntech expands Arizona PV facility

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has introduced a third production shift at its photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The expansion has created an additional 30 jobs.

Solar plane completes first international flight

Having successfully completed its first night flight last July, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA airplane has now completed its first international flight.

Canadian Solar sign 81 MW sales agreement with Saferay

Canadian Solar Inc. is to supply 81 megawatts worth of its photovoltaic modules to Germany-based Saferay GmbH.

Flextronics and MEMC expand PV panel agreement

Under an expanded agreement, Flextronics will produce photovoltaic panels for MEMC’s SunEdison subsidiary at its Malaysian manufacturing site.

Q1 PV module shipments decline

According to research, photovoltaic module shipments have declined for the first time since the start of 2009. Prices are also “rapidly” decreasing. While this situation is expected to continue into the second quarter, predictions are 24 gigawatts (GW) will be shipped throughout 2011.

Applied Materials secures wire saw order from GCL-Poly

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. has ordered wire saws representing over 2.5 gigawatts of wafering capacity from Applied Materials. The order value was not disclosed.

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Algatec to manufacture PV modules in Ontario

Algatec Solar AG’s Canadian subsidiary will establish a 50,000 square foot photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Ontario.

Conergy launches modules on Canadian market

Continuing on its globalization path, Conergy has announced it will this month be launching its solar modules in Canada after its Canadian subsidiary signed a two-year framework agreement.

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