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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.

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.

Nevada: High energy prices spark interest in renewables

Rising energy prices have sparked a renewed interest in renewable energy sources for electricity production, home heating and home cooling, says the U.S.-based Nevada Commission on Economic Development.

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