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Trina Solar confirms supply agreement with SCE

Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc. has signed a supply agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE).

Solar operated TV brought to rural SA

Thirty five solar-operated television viewing points have been installed in South Africa and Namibia for people living without access to electricity.The viewing points have been put in place in time for the World Cup, but it is said they will also be used for educational purposes in the future.

Eu’s largest PV energy conversion and storage project enters field trial phase  

?The development phase of creating an integrated energy conversion and storage kit capable of production on an industrial scale for decentralized on-grid, residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has been successfully completed.

Ilika partners with Diverso to develop PV business in China

UK-based cleantech materials company Ilika plc has appointed Diverso, a China-based clean technology investment company, to develop new business opportunities on its behalf in the People’s Republic of China. A part of their brief is to look at photovoltaics (PV).

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.

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.

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