Alissa Holly

December 10, 2009
Manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic modules Abound Solar has named Thomas Tiller as CEO. Having served Polaris Industries as CEO for nine years, he will officially take up his position on January 18, 2010. Doug Schatz, current interim CEO for the company, will then become chairman of the board.
December 10, 2009
The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has received second place for a new innovation prize. The award was given by EARTO, the trade association of Europe’s specialised Research and Technology Organisations, for ECN's Solar Energy unit.
December 10, 2009
aleo solar has announced the delivery of modules to two solar farms located in the Czech Republic. Both power plants are installed on Greenfield sites and will have a maximum rated output close to 1MW each. The grids will likely be connected in December.
December 10, 2009
Neo Solar Power Corporation, a producer of solar cells in Taiwan, has announced plans to expand its 2010 capacity to 600MW from 240MW and thus raise production by 150%. The company estimates a shipment of approximately 400 to 500MW in 2010, a 100~150% increase from 2009's predicted 200MW.
December 9, 2009
First Solar has appointed TK Kallenbach executive vice president of marketing and product management. Kallenbach previously worked for Honeywell Aerospace (once Allied Signal) where he played roles in the company's strategic planning, marketing communications and product management. Kallenbach joined the company in 1979 and worked in a number of senior leadership positions prior to becoming vice president of marketing and product management.
December 9, 2009
Bank of America, Mendocino College and SunPower Corp. have announced the completion of a of a 929kW solar power system on Mendocino's Ukiah campus. Bank of America financed the solar power system, which is expected to save Mendocino College US$14 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years. The system was built in four months and uses SunPower solar panels equipped with the SunPower Tracker system.
December 9, 2009
Q-Cells SE's wholly owned subsidiary Q-Cells International has finished its 5.4 MWp solar power park in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. The array will be built on a 27-hectare site near Q-Cells' Saxony-Anhalt headquarters in Germany.
December 9, 2009
Didier Jeannelle has been named the new managing director of Sputnik Engineering's French subsidiary Sputnik Engineering France S.A.R.L. Jeannelle will consolidate Sputnik's presence in France, starting with a move into a larger space and an increase in staff.
December 9, 2009
Under Maryland's Generating Clean Horizons initiative, Constellation Energy has been chosen to develop an approximately 15.9MW DC (13.5MW AC) solar photovoltaic power installation. Representing the majority of a 17.1MW DC (14.5MW AC) US$60 million solar facility to be owned, maintained and operated by Constellation Energy, the installation will be placed on land leased from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
December 9, 2009
BTU International has received US$5.5 million from Asia/Pacific customers for its solar processing equipment. Most of the equipment will be used for contact formation in a new process for the manufacture of silicon solar cells. The ordered systems are mostly made up of current-generation metallization equipment, with revenue recognition for the orders expected through the first half of 2010.

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