• Japan
    11 Jul 2012

    KYOCERA Modules Confirmed as PID Resistant by Fraunhofer CSP Test

    Kyocera Corporation announced that its solar modules have again passed independent quality testing with flying colors after the non-profit Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP (Halle, Germany) disclosed the results of its potential induced degradation (PID) test which demonstrated that Kyocera's modules did not show any degradation after being subjected to high voltage stress testing. The results of this third-party test illustrate the high quality and high reliability of Kyocera's modules - which are born of the company's more than 35 years of experience in the industry and its quality-focused manufacturing process.
  • China
    11 Jul 2012

    Trina Solar Expands into Canada

    Trina Solar Limited today announced a new Ontario sales and business development office as the Company also announces a partnership with Silfab Ontario, enabling Trina Solar to offer modules that are locally-manufactured for the Canadian market.
  • China
    10 Jul 2012

    Powerway Obtains Order for 18MW Ground-Mounted PV Plant in Janpan

    The Japanese government has implemented a new "Renewable Energy Law," commencing in July 2012. The new regulations guarantee renewable energy producers fixed-prices for the energy they generate. This system not only provides support for PV projects in Japan, but also guarantees that the Japanese PV industry as a whole will flourish.
  • 10 Jul 2012

    SunEdison Closes 98MW of Solar Projects in Europe

    SunEdison today provided additional details on the solar project closings announced last week. The company closed three transactions involving approximately 98 megawatts (MWp) of photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Europe during the second quarter. The transactions include the sale of a 60MWp power plant in Bulgaria to a consortium of investors consisting of an affiliate of First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund, Crescent Capital and ACWA Power; a 13MWp portfolio of projects in Italy to Eoxis; and a 25MWp power plant in Italy to an institutional investor.
  • United States
    10 Jul 2012

    ISET Achieves Record Panel Efficiency for CIGS Technology

    International Solar Electric Technology, Inc. (ISET) has announced that it has achieved a champion module efficiency of 12% using a second generation sprayable solution-based (SSB) CIGS thin-film deposition technology. The 12.0% efficiency, on a prototype of ISET's portable (9 cm x 29.8 cm) CIGS module, was recently verified by The National Renewable Energy Laboratory. According to ISET, this result represents a world record for a monolithically integrated thin-film module made by a sprayable solution method.
  • China
    10 Jul 2012

    Trina Solar Launches Trinasmart Solution in North America

    Trina Solar Limited announced the availability of its newest line of solutions – Trinasmart. Trinasmart combines the Company's modules with new maximizer and monitoring technology to deliver a comprehensive solution to maximize roof space and overall power output, resulting in better project economics for customers and installers alike.
  • United States
    9 Jul 2012

    First Solar Celebrates Groundbreaking on 20MW PV Project

    Joined by local elected officials and representatives from First Solar and FirstEnergy, Governor Martin O'Malley today broke ground on a new, 160 acre solar farm project located on the grounds of the Maryland Correctional Institution (MCI) in Hagerstown. Once built, the Maryland Solar project will produce 20 megawatts of power - enough clean energy to power approximately 2,700 Maryland homes, displacing approximately 23,000 metric tons of CO2 annually - the equivalent of taking 4,400 cars off the road each year. The project will create 125 construction jobs and at least three full time jobs will be created for the lifetime of the panels on the site.
  • Korea
    9 Jul 2012

    LG Consortium Wins Big Order for Solar Project

    LG Electronics said that it has won a large order to supply its solar modules in a solar plant project in Yeonggwang, South Jeolla Province.
  • China
    9 Jul 2012

    Grace Solar Usher in a 360KW Honolulu Roof PV Power Plant Project

    Recently, Grace Solar stand out from many foreign and domestic brands, and the roof PV mounting systems win customers favor. Grace Solar ushered in Honolulu roof PV power plant project capacity of 360KW.
  • China
    9 Jul 2012

    Yingli Establishes Regional Headquarters in Australia

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Sydney, Australia.