• China
    22 Nov 2012

    Canadian Solar Delivers Solar Modules for Church Rooftop in Poland

    On Nov. 21, 2012, Canadian Solar Inc. delivered solar modules for an exceptional solar project in Poland. On the roof of a catholic church in Skoczow-Pogorze in Upper Silesia, the Polish project developer, RenSan Energy, implemented a PV-system in less than three weeks with a total performance of 37 kW. This makes the church a solar pioneer in the region and of the still young Polish solar market, using the self-produced energy of the sun, amongst other sources, to cover its electricity needs.
  • United States
    22 Nov 2012

    DOE Awards Stion $2M to Scale-Up Ultra High-Efficiency Thin Film Modules

    Stion today announced a $2M award from the US Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to continue pilot production and scale-up of its ultra high-efficiency thin film modules based on proprietary tandem junction technology.
  • United States
    22 Nov 2012

    Maricopa County Approves SolarReserve's 215MW Arizona Solar Energy Project

    On Nov. 20, 2012, SolarReserve announced that it has received its Special Use Permit (SUP) by unanimous decision from the Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, Arizona for its Crossroads Solar Energy Project. The approval includes 150 megawatts (MW) of electrical generating capacity using SolarReserve's concentrating solar power (CSP) technology and 65MW of additional solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. This final approval follows two previous unanimously approved Certificates of Environmental Compatibility (CECs) from the Arizona Corporation Commission in February 2011 and a successful Major Comprehensive Plan Amendment by Maricopa County in December 2010. The CSP portion of the project utilizes SolarReserve's solar energy storage technology; the same technology under construction in SolarReserve's flagship project, the 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada. During construction, the Crossroads project in Arizona is projected to create more than 450 direct jobs during peak construction within the two-year construction period and up to 5,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs, which include offsite supplier and supporting activities. When complete, the plant will employ at least 45 full-time, permanent operations staff during the project operating life of more than 30 years. With an annual operating budget of up to $10 million per year for salaries and maintenance, the project is forecasted to generate significant tax revenues throughout the operating period – contributing to workers' paychecks, as well as local businesses, school systems and police and fire departments.
  • China
    22 Nov 2012

    JinkoSolar Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

    On No. 20, 2012, JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
  • Brazil United States
    21 Nov 2012

    Tecnometal, NGP to Sign Power Contract for Brazil Solar Project

    Tecnometal Equipamentos Ltda. and New Generation Power expect to complete a contract this week to sell energy from solar project to the municipality of Itajobi.
  • China
    21 Nov 2012

    Trina Solar Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

    On Nov. 20, 2012, Trina Solar Limited (TSL) announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2012.
  • Germany
    21 Nov 2012

    IBC Solar Constructed 5MW PV Power Plant in Italy

    IBC Solar AG has set up a photovoltaic (PV) power plant and connected it to the public electricity grid in just 49 days. The system was built on the outskirts of Maniago, Northern Italy, on an area covering 140,000 square meters. The solar park provides nominal power of about 5,000 kilowatt peak (kWp).
  • China United States
    21 Nov 2012

    ET Solar Supplies PV Modules to a 2.3MW Utility Project in Colorado

    On Nov. 20, 2012, ET Solar Group Corp. announces a supply agreement of more than 7,600 300W PV modules to a 2.3MW project in Colorado, USA.
  • United States
    20 Nov 2012

    Advanced Energy Acquires Solvix SA

    Nov. 15, 2012, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired Solvix SA. Solvix brings a plasma-based sputtering and cathodic arc deposition applications to AE's existing product portfolio. With its arc detection and suppression technology, Solvix's product line will enhance AE's offerings in low power and pulsed DC products, allowing it to expand into new applications and serve a broader worldwide customer base. With the addition of Solvix's engineering site in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, AE will also establish a European engineering and development center for its thin-film industrial products business, in keeping with its strategy to move closer to its customers.
  • Taiwan
    20 Nov 2012

    Neo Solar Power, Delta Group to Create a Solar Cell Company in Taiwan

    Delta Electronics, Inc. and Neo Solar Power Corp. today jointly held a press conference to announce the strategic cooperation plan. NSP will launch a tender offer on 13% to 15% stake in DelSolar Co. (“DelSolar”, 3599 TT) from November 20thto December 14th. Each DelSolar share tendered will receive 0.703 newly issued NSP share and NT$0.5 cash as consideration, implying around 5% premium to DelSolar’s closing price as of November 16th. Delta Group is a global leader in power supply and thermal management solutions. Over the past years, Delta has been actively involved in energy saving and new energy solutions with long-term commitment. Delta currently owns around 54% in DelSolar.