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Signet Solar announces insolvancy; management optimistic

Signet Solar’s German division has announced it is insolvent. Dr. Christoph Junker, trustee in bankruptcy has told pv magazine the reason involves customers not paying up on time and a lack of new contracts. He is “convinced” however, that the company will find a new investor “within a matter of weeks”.

New solar event for China confirmed

The SEMI PV Group and Intersolar have announced their partnership for a new event, set to be held in Shanghai, China, next March.

Intersolar opens; exceeds growth expectations

This year’s Intersolar Europe, held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany is well underway, having opened its doors this morning. Speaking at a press conference, the organisers said that their expectations over attendance had been exceeded.

Asian solar market set to expand; Singapore ready to step up to the challenge

The Asian solar market is going to experience tremendous growth and when that happens, Singapore will be well positioned to serve this market, a key industry figure has told pv magazine.

Suntech to add 1 GW to Shanghai production facility

Suntech has announced it will add one gigawatt (GW) production capacity to its Shanghai, China facility, to meet surging global demand.

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.

Suntech solar panels receive ammonia resistance certification

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd’s core products have been certified by TÜV Rheinland Japan, according to the DIN 5096:1985 T2 standard to maintain high performance when exposed to ammonia.

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.

IBC Solar breaks 1 GW barrier

IBC Solar has broken the one gigawatt (GW) mark in module sales.

International PV market to significantly grow

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

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