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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.

First Solar to expand German manufacturing plant; 100s of jobs to be created

First Solar, Inc. is to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), thus doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs.

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.

Intersolar award winners announced

Innovations from Gehrlicher Solar, SMA Technology and ABB have been recognised for their contrbution to the photovoltaics (PV) industry during this year’s Intersolar awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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