• Canada
    28 Dec 2012

    Qsolar Reaches Milestone Event to Make Its Solar Panels Project Bankable

    December 27, 2012 - QSolar Limited is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, QSolar Ltd., has received a confirmed offer for Willis Electronic Plus Photovoltaic Power Plant insurance ("Willis insurance") for its range of solar panels from German insurer Gaede & Glauerdt, Assecuradeur GMBH & Co KG, Hamburg, Germany through insurance broker, Willis GMBH & Co KG, Frankfurt, Germany. The significance of QSolar Ltd. executing this performance warranty insurance is that this will allow for QSolar photovoltaic ("PV") solar panels to be project bankable by third party purchasers and installers of QSolar products. Upon execution of definitive contracts by QSolar, the Willis insurance offering will expand the Corporation's potential selling market and allowing QSolar to compete for larger projects and sales orders. The insurance on QSolar's range of solar panel products may be offered to the project end user, and if accepted by the end user's financial institution, will provide in many cases, sufficient collateral for end user PV power plant financing. It ultimately gives operators of solar projects additional economic security in the event of an unforeseen loss in performance of the PV modules and installation. This event marks another major developmental milestone for the Corporation.
  • Taiwan
    28 Dec 2012

    Gintech to Introduce P-type Mono-crystalline Solar Cell in 2013

    Gintech plans to introduce P-type mono-crystalline solar cells with an efficiency of 20% in first-half 2013, according to Wen-Whe Pan, company president and COO. Pan added that initial mass production capacity has been set at 80MW. Market observers said demand in the high-efficiency solar cell market has been healthy and Gintech is likely to profit from developing mono-crystalline solar products.
  • China
    28 Dec 2012

    Hanwha SolarOne Enters into RMB 3.0 Billion Credit Agreement with Bank of Beijing

    Dec. 26, 2012 - Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. today announced it has reached an agreement with the Bank of Beijing for access to up to RMB 3.0 Billion (approximately US$475 million) of credit over the next twelve-month period. Drawdown of specific amount is subject to approval procedures of the Bank of Beijing, including review of specific project information, as applicable. 
  • China
    27 Dec 2012

    Yingli Green Energy's PANDA Module Ranks No. 2 in TUV Rheinland Energy Yield Test

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company") today announced that its PANDA module achieved great performance in the "TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test", ranking the second best among all fourteen modules from eleven PV manufacturers in Europe, North America and Asia. All modules were tested under high temperature and low irradiation from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. By comparing the average energy output per watt of all the modules, Yingli Green Energy's PANDA module emerged as the second best, which proved its stable performance under severe conditions. According to the test result, the electricity output of PANDA module was 0.6% lower than the top performer, 2.9% higher than the average level and 5.0% higher than the lowest ranking module. For example, a 30 kWp PV system in Germany using the "Yingli Solar PANDA" modules is expected to generate approximately 1200 kWh more per annum than using modules from the lowest ranking performer. The Company's multicrystalline PV module also excelled in the "2010 Energy Yield Test" by TUV Rheinland, ranking the second best amongst thirteen PV modules from eleven participating PV manufacturers from Europe, North America and Asia. "We're inspired to have continued our success in the TUV Energy Yield Test." said Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "I believe that the exceptional performance of our products is attributable to our stringent quality control efforts and firm commitment of technology innovations."  
  • China
    26 Dec 2012

    Clenergy's Industrial PV Roof Mounting System Accredited by TüV InterCert

    Clenergy announced its PV-ezRack Trapezoidal mounting system had recently accredited by TüV InterCert (Germany).
  • India
    26 Dec 2012

    U-Solar Installs Solar System for Vidya Mandir School in India

    On Dec. 21, Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School went solar.
  • United States
    25 Dec 2012

    Coherent Extends Expansion with $52M Lumera Laser Buy-out

    Coherent has further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Germany-based Lumera Laser.
  • China
    25 Dec 2012

    BYD Agrees to Build 500MW Solar Farm in Shaanxi Province

    BYD Co. agreed with the government of Yulin to develop a 500-megawatt solar power plant in the city in China's northwestern province of Shaanxi.
  • Korea United States
    25 Dec 2012

    Hamakua Mac Nut Co. Installs $1.5 Million Photovoltaic System

    Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company has announced the completion of a 30,000 square-foot, $1.5 million photovoltaic (PV) system which will generate 75 percent of its electricity needs, according to president and co-owner Richard Schnitzler.
  • China
    24 Dec 2012

    Hareon Solar Wins 31.4MW Solar Projects

    Dec 20, 2012 - Hareon Solar Technology Co., Ltd. announced on December 19 Hareon Solar and its subsidiary got listed in Gold Sun pilot project and got 31.41MW solar projects.