• Germany
    18 Oct 2012

    Saint-Gobain Provides Technological and Industrial Expertise to the Development of Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia

    Saint-Gobain, represented by Jean-Pierre Floris, Senior Vice-President and President of the Innovative Materials Sector has signed an M.O.U. with HRH Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to set up a high-tech company in the solar energy sector in Saudi Arabia. The signing ceremony was held in Torgau, Germany, where Saint-Gobain's Avancis affiliate operates one of the world's modern thin film Photovoltaic (PV) module plants.
  • China
    18 Oct 2012

    Grace Solar Reached Megawatt Solar PV Project with Japanese Customers

    In recent days, overseas visitors flocked to Xiamen Grace Solar. Today Japanese Customers come to visit Grace Solar as appointed and sign a contract with Grace Solar for a megawatt tin roof solar PV project.
  • Germany United States
    18 Oct 2012

    Sunways Supplies Solar Cells for Transparent PV Roof in the USA

    Sunways AG has received its largest individual order for building-integrated photovoltaics to date: the Konstanz-based photovoltaics specialist is supplying semitransparent design solar cells for the new US head office of pharmaceutical company Novartis. The new construction in East Hanover, New Jersey, will see the installation of the largest transparent photovoltaic roof in the USA. Rafael Viñoly from New York designed an open and transparent office building for the company's oncology division.
  • United States China
    17 Oct 2012

    BP Exits Solar Business in China

    China TBEA Co Ltd said on Friday that BP Plc has transferred all its equity in two solar business joint ventures to the company at zero cost.
  • Japan
    17 Oct 2012

    Solar Frontier Consolidates Capacity to Advanced Kunitomi Plant

    Solar Frontier will suspend production at its 60MW "MP2" solar module manufacturing plant as its 900MW flagship Kunitomi plant continues to demonstrate improved performance. The company is evaluating the role MP2 will play in opportunities to produce specialized solar products currently in development. The Kunitomi plant commenced commercial production in February 2011 and all lines at the plant were operational by July 2011. The advanced plant now produces CIS solar modules with efficiencies in the 13-14% range, delivering more kilowatt-hours per Watt than competing technologies like crystalline silicon modules. Solar Frontier panels are designed to offer more reliable and lower cost of electricity than competing technologies like crystalline silicon panels.
  • China
    17 Oct 2012

    Penn Energy Renewables, Canadian Solar Expand EPC Agreement

    Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has expanded its relationship with Penn Energy Renewables Ltd. ("Penn Energy") with an additional 10MW (AC) turnkey engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") contract and operations and maintenance ("OM") agreement for the construction and operation of a solar power project in Ontario by Canadian Solar for Penn Energy. This latest agreement brings the total EPC and OM agreement between the two companies to 28.7MW (AC). Construction of the newest solar power plant will begin in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the facility expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2013. Construction on the previously announced solar power projects, representing 18.7MW (AC), is underway and expected to be fully operational by the summer of 2013.
  • United States
    17 Oct 2012

    PJB Services & First Solar Sign Agreement on Development of PV Plants in Indonesia

    First Solar, Inc. and PT. Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Services (PJB Services) of Indonesia today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the delivery of 100 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar power plants in Indonesia in order to address the growing energy demand in the country.
  • China
    17 Oct 2012

    Yingli Establishes New Regional Headquarters in Switzerland

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced the formal establishment of its regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The objective of this strategic move is to incorporate the Company's core European business activities within the framework of the newly founded Yingli Green Energy International AG. For the purpose of centralising key decision-making functions Yingli Green Energy has chosen the Swiss city of Zurich.
  • China United States
    16 Oct 2012

    Canadian Solar Partners with PetersenDean on New Roofing Program

    Canadian Solar Inc. announced today it will partner with PetersenDean on a new roofing program the company is introducing. PetersenDean has launched a successful solar division and will actively promote the new roofing program, capitalizing on its decades of roofing experience to improve the installation quality and costs for installation of a residential solar system.
  • Germany
    16 Oct 2012

    Renerco Solar, SunEnergy Europe Complete 31.5MW Solar Plant in Germany

    Investor and EPC Renerco Solar and project developer SunEnergy Europe Complete 31.5MW solar plant. What they look back upon with great satisfaction is the completion of the second largest PV Power Park in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The installation was ready for operation even a few days before September 30th, the critical date to obtain the feed-in-tariff for large-scale solar power plants. Now the area of 40 hectares which used to be a military airfield during WW II has turned into a 31.5MW green energy power plant.