First Solar, Inc. is to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), thus doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs.
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 Maan project – expected to be one of the worlds largest photovoltaic (PV) power plants – to be examined.
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.
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.
U.S.-based Sunergy World has confirmed it is to build Idahos first large-scale solar generation facility, worth USD$45 million, in partnership with the City of Boise.
Suntech has announced it will add one gigawatt (GW) production capacity to its Shanghai, China facility, to meet surging global demand.
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