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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

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.


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.

Daqo and JNE to build Canadian PV module factory

Daqo New Energy Holdings (Canada) Ltd and JNE Solar Inc. have announced they are to build and operate a photovoltaic module production facility in Hamilton, Ontario.

India: Suntech and Sunborne enter into 100 MW supply agreement

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd is to supply Indian company SunBorne Energy with 100 megawatts (MW) of solar modules over the next two years. They will be used for projects in India.

Silfab and Agris sign solar module agreement

Silfab Ontario Inc. and Agris Solar Co-operative Inc. have signed an agreement, under which Silfab will supply Agris with 9.3 megawatts of solar modules over the next year.

Centrosolar establishes PV AR coating line in China

Centrosolar Group AG has commissioned its first Asian anti-reflective (AR) coating line in Huzhou, China.

Enecsys secures £25 million funding

Enecsys Limited has secured £25 million ($41 million) in equity financing. The company says it will use the money to further develop its photovoltaic micro inverter business and expand its global presence.

Samsung and SMA create Ontario inverter partnership

Samsung C&T Corp. and SMA Solar Technology AG have joined forces to build industrial-size solar inverters at Celestica’s facilities in Toronto, Canada.

PV inverter market strong, but new challenges are emerging

The photovoltaic inverter market grew by 140 percent in 2010: Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and France were cited as key markets. Meanwhile, for the first time, the top ten inverter suppliers were European. However, this foothold is not expected to last, as the market focus shifts.

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