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Phoenix Solar AG builds photovoltaic power plant for Enovos utility company

Sulzemoos, 19 May 2009
Source: Phoenix Solar press release

Phoenix Solar AG, a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is currently building a photovoltaic power plant with a 5.8 megawatt peak output on behalf of the Enovos Group in Kenn in the district of Trier-Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate. Construction work has already begun and the commissioning of the power plant has been scheduled for the end of July 2009. An expected annual yield of more than 5,800,000 kilowatt hours in environmentally compatible energy is to supply around 1,650 households. (more…)

Phoenix Solar AG to build >10 Megawattphotovoltaic power plants in Germany

Sulzemoos, 26 May 2009
Source: Phoenix Solar press release

In the past few weeks, Phoenix Solar AG, a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, started construction work on three photovoltaic power plants in Türkenfeld, Hohenzell and Malching, all located in the District of Fürstenfeldbruck. The financing of the first two power plants has been secured through Sparkasse Fürstenfeldbruck, and the solar plant in Malching will be financed by a major German bank.  Upon its completion in June 2009, the Türkenfeld power plant, with a peak output of more than three megawatts (MWp), will supply around 900 households with environmentally compatible electricity. The Malching power plant with 4.7 MWp will supply more than 1,300 households and the ground-mounted power plant in Hohenzell with 2.7 MWp around 750 households. With these three solar parks the District of Fürstenfeldbruck will have come a good bit closer to achieving its goal of generating 100 percent of its energy supply from renewable energy sources by 2030. (more…)

Suntech to Manufacture Solar Products in the U.S.

San Francisco, CA and Wuxi China, May 11, 2009
Source: Suntech Power Holdings press release/PRNewswire

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced plans to establish solar energy products manufacturing in the U.S. The Company is currently exploring opportunities in several states that could be optimal, cost-effective locations for a production and distribution center as part of its strategy to create a long-term presence within the U.S.

Suntech Brings Solar to Switzerland with Sunergic 1MW PV Solar System Largest in Switzerland

Schaffhausen, Switzerland and Wuxi, China, May 18, 2009
Source: Suntech Power Holdings press release/PRNewswire

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced today that it will supply Sunergic SA, one of Switzerland’s leading solar system integrators, with the solar panels for a 1MW solar system for Services Industriels de Geneve (SIG), a Swiss utility. The SIG 1MW solar project is one of the largest in Switzerland to date. (more…)

Suntech Starts First 1MW+ Rooftop Solar Project in Jiangsu Province

San Francisco, CA and Wuxi, China, May 19, 2009
Source: Suntech Power Holdings press release/PRNewswire

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced today that it will build a 1.5MW solar system in HuaiAn City, Jiangsu Province, China in collaboration with Jiangsu Guoxin Asset Management Group Ltd. (Jiangsu Guoxin Group). The solar system, which is expected to be completed by October 2009, will be the first one megawatt plus, grid connected solar system installed in Jiangsu Province.  Suntech Energy Engineering, Suntech’s China-based systems integration team, will design and install the 1.5MW solar system on 19,000 square meters of the rooftop of buildings housing a subsidiary of Jiangsu Guoxin Group in HuaiAn City. The project is expected to be eligible to receive the recently announced subsidy for roof-mounted solar systems. (more…)

Kyocera Solar Modules Installed on European Court of Justice

High quality solar modules to generate 360,000 kWh per year
Source: Kyocera Corp. press release/ May 13, 2009

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced that the European Court of Justice, officially known as the Court of Justice of the European Communities, has installed Kyocera solar modules on its new building. As one of the leading manufacturers of photovoltaic systems for more than three decades, Kyocera produces its solar modules without procuring any semi-finished components in its fully integrated production process, thus ensuring quality at every stage of manufacturing. (more…)

Kyocera Supplies Solar Modules for New Toyota Prius

Providing new function for solar modules on the world’s best-known eco-car
Source: Kyocera Corp. press release/May 19, 2009

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba; hereafter “Kyocera”) announced today that it is supplying solar modules for the new Toyota Prius solar ventilation system, an optional feature for the hybrid car model introduced in Japan by Toyota Motor Corporation (hereafter “Toyota”) on May 18. The system ventilates the air inside of the car by using the electricity generated by the solar module on the rooftop to drive the fans while the car is parked during the daytime. This feature automatically moderates temperature rise inside of the vehicle even during hot seasons. (more…)

Solyndra, Inc. Signs Sales Contract for Approximately $115 Million

Fremont, Ca., May 21, 2009
Source: Solyndra Inc., press release

Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative proprietary photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, announced it has signed a new long-term sales contract with solar integrator EBITSCHenergietechnik, based in Zapfendorf, Germany. The Euro-based contract, worth up to $115 million, extends through 2013 and brings Solyndra’s contractual backlog to approximately $1.8 billion. The solar panels for these contracts will be manufactured at Solyndra’s facilities in Fremont and Milpitas, California. (more…)

SANYO HIT Power® N Series to be a “Hit” Item and Topic at Solar 2009 in Buffalo

Hands-on training, booth exhibits all show the industry is ready to grow
Buffalo, NY, May 11, 2009
Source: Sanyo press release

SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), a leading company for energy and environment, announces its display of its latest HIT Power® N Series and HIT® Double bifacial panels in booth number 1910 at the ASES SOLAR 2009 conference, scheduled from May 11 to May 16 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center. Along with the trade show, there will be a special business training event called “SOLAR SUCCESS!” where SANYO will be offering a complete 2-hour hands-on training workshop on the latest products and technology, focusing on the N Series and HIT® Double on May 14. (more…)

SANYO Develops HIT Solar Cells with World’s Highest Energy Conversion Efficiency of 23.0%

Tokyo, May 22, 2009
Source: Sanyo press release

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announced today that it has broken its own record for the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency*2 in practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, achieving a efficiency of 23.0%*3 (until now 22.3%) at a research level for its proprietary HIT*1 solar photovoltaic cells. (more…)

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