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SolarNexus gears up for launch of web-based software platform to help eliminate solar installers' paperwork

Berkeley, California-based startup SolarNexus has told pv magazine at the Intersolar North America trade show that it is getting ready to launch a web-based software platform aimed at eliminating much of the paperwork that bogs down solar installers today.

Intersolar North America closes on a high

As Intersolar North America drew to a close, analysts left the industry with upbeat forecasts for the solar market. “Things couldn’t be better in 2010,” Jefferies analyst Jesse Pichel told pv magazine.

Premier Power to build 0.5 MW solar power plant in Sicily; opens new Southern California office

Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. has signed a contract to build a 0.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant for Italian timber company Mirrione Francesco Legnami SRL, in Sicily. The company has also announced the opening of a new Southern California office in the U.S. to serve new and existing customers.

Eco Supplies Europe acquires Gällivare Eco Supplies Europe; reports increased capital of €1.8 million

Eco Supplies Europe AB has successfully closed the acquisition of Gällivare Eco Supplies Europe AB, a Swedish producer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The company has also completed a fully subscribed capital increase of €1.8 million.

US must be looked at as a long-term growth market

The U.S. should be looked at as a long-term growth market said Shayle Kann, a senior analyst at GTM Research, during a talk at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, the U.S. on Thursday. “It’s not a place where you can come and develop projects and make a killing quickly,” he stated.

Scheuten Solar implements three PV projects for WDP in Belgium

Scheuten Solar has implemented three turnkey photovoltaics (PV) systems consisting of a total of 4,380 PV modules for Warehouses de Pauw (WDP). The systems have been installed at three different WDP warehouses in Vilvoorde, Aalst and Zele, Belgium.

Tianwei upgrades thin film silicon solar capacity to 75 MW

China-based Baoding Tianwei Solar Films, Ltd. (Tianwei) has placed an upgrade order to increase its production capacity of thin film silicon solar modules from 46 megawatts (MW) amorphous technology to 75 MW Micromorph technology with Oerlikon Solar.

Sunlink expands beyond mounting system market with Blue Oak acquisition

American mounting system manufacturer Sunlink has told pv magazine at this year’s Intersolar North America trade show that it has bought California-based Blue Oak PV Products. The company declined to disclose the amount. The acquisition means it can expand its equipment range for building solar energy arrays.

SRC establishes USD$5 million industry-university partnership; PV research center to be established

The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) has established a USD$5 million industry-university Energy research Initiative (ERI). It will initially address two areas: photovoltaics (PV) and systems and technologies to enable and optimize smart grids.

25th EU PVSEC extends exhibition area following high demand

WIP, organizer of the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition/5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC/WCPEC-5), has announced that the exhibition area has been extended to 80,000 sqm, from 65,000 sqm last year, in order to accommodate more than 950 global exhibitors.

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