• India
    6 Jan 2013

    Sun Edison, Welspun and Lanco Bid for India's Large Solar Power Program in Tamil Nadu

    Jan. 5, 2013 - Indian businesses, which rushed eagerly to subscribe to bids under the Centre's flagship solar power scheme last year, have been lukewarm to Tamil Nadu's tender for 1,000 megawatts of power, also India's single-biggest solar tender.
  • Norway
    6 Jan 2013

    Elkem Solar to Improve Energy-Efficiency by Another 30%

    The company just launched a project that can radically improve its patented, energy-effective production process of high-purity silicon for the solar industry.
  • United States
    6 Jan 2013

    Arista Power Launches Community Solar Purchasing Program

    Jan. 2, 2013 – Arista Power, Inc. announced today that the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) has partnered with Arista Power to launch a new community solar purchasing initiative, called "Solarize Genesee."
  • China
    6 Jan 2013

    LDK Solar Announces Purchase Agreement for LDK Anhui

    January 2, 2013 - LDK Solar Co., Ltd. today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Shanghai Qianjiang Group in which Qianjiang Group has agreed to purchase all shares of LDK Anhui, located in Hefei City, for approximately RMB 25 million. According to the terms of the agreement, Qianjiang Group will release the guarantee LDK Solar provided to LDK Anhui and its subsidiaries within 12 months, as well as compensate LDK Solar for any loss associated with such guarantee, prior to its release.
  • United States
    5 Jan 2013

    Advanced Energy Moves into Taiwan

    Jan. 3, 2013—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. today announced sales and service distribution partnerships with Scientech Corporation (Scientech) and with Collaborated Service Solution, Inc., both in Taiwan, to provide product and service sales and support for Advanced Energy (AE) products in the Taiwan market. Scientech will represent all thin film and solar energy products in Taiwan, providing flexible, locally managed sales and marketing expertise. While AE's Solar Energy business unit (AESE) will maintain responsibility for solar inverter support, all other product repair and service operations in Taiwan will be managed through the partnership with CSS. Both new partners are recognized for their excellence in sales and service management, as well as a broad and deep network well-suited to AE's customer base that will expand AE's geographic coverage and is expected to improve overall customer satisfaction. These new partnerships are part of AE's long-term strategy to align sales, marketing and support capabilities with its evolving global customer footprint through enhanced local capabilities and response, while leveraging a world-class global operations infrastructure.
  • China
    5 Jan 2013

    Yingli Green Energy Announces Significant Progress in Ingot Casting

    Jan. 4, 2013 - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Tianjin Yingli New Energy Resources Company Limited ("Tianjin Yingli") has achieved significant progress in multicrystalline ingot casting.
  • United States
    5 Jan 2013

    SolarCity Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Update and Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance

    Jan. 3, 2013—SolarCity Corporation today announced an update on the Company's megawatts (MW) deployed for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2012 and Q4 2012, and provided guidance on this metric for 2013.
  • United States China
    4 Jan 2013

    Solexel Achieves Record 20.62% Thin-Silicon Cell Efficiency

    January 3, 2013 - Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. announced that Solexel presented its world record achievement of 20.62% efficiency from 156 mm x 156 mm full-square solar cell using its low cost ultra thin epitaxial silicon film and porous silicon lift-off technology at PV Asia Pacific (APVIA/PVAP) Expo 2012. This record thin-silicon efficiency was achieved by Solexel's epitaxial cell architecture and proprietary manufacturing process flow, utilizing Applied Nanotech's proprietary aluminum metallization material.
  • 4 Jan 2013

    EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project

    January 02, 2013 - EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced today that it completed financing on the 143MWp Catalina Solar project in California's Mojave Desert. Majority interest in the project was acquired by a group of investors comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., Union Bank, N.A., and Citi.
  • United States
    3 Jan 2013

    Bentek Solar to Support the 170MW Utility-Scale Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project

    Bentek Solar will supply 170MW of 1000VDC Ungrounded String Combiners and Cable Harnesses for the Centinela Solar Energy Facility project located in Calexico, CA. Shipments are scheduled to begin in early 2013 and will extend throughout the year.