LJ Ireton

April 12, 2011
At the Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center (PV-TEC) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, researchers have reached efficiencies of up to 20.2% for back-contact silicon solar cells.
April 12, 2011
PLG Power Limited, the flagship energy and power division of PLG Group, launched India’s biggest solar power generation plant of 40MW at Patan in Gujarat. This is one of the largest solar power projects in the country, reports The Hindu.
April 7, 2011
BlueChip Energy (BCE), a fully-integrated solar energy provider for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Progress Energy Florida with renewable solar photovoltaic power from the Sorrento Eagle Dunes Solar Farm, a 40 megawatt utility-scale solar PV facility the company is developing in Central Florida.
April 7, 2011
aleo solar AG is participating at this year's Ecotec trade fair in Athens, Greece, on now until Sunday 10th April. The company's current product portfolio will be presented by experts from the aleo's Greek branch office. Ecotec is one of the most important trade fair for renewable energies in Greece.
April 7, 2011
Kyocera Corporation have announced that 960-kilowatts (kW) of its solar modules (roughly 4,300 units) have been installed on the roof of the recently opened AEON Itami-Koya shopping center (operated by AEON Retail Co., Ltd.) in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
March 10, 2011
SolFocus has promoted chief operating officer Bob Legendre to president and COO, reporting to CEO Mark Crowley. In his new, expanded position, Legendre will oversee a broad range of activities including manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and deployment. As the COO, Legendre led SolFocus’s engineering organization and finalized SolFocus’s product realization and product certification for deployment in EMEA, Australia and North America.
March 3, 2011
AstroWatt, a developer of thin crystalline solar cell technology that enables the production of lower cost solar cells, has announced the expansion of the company's board and leadership team, with Jeannine Sargent as executive chairman.
March 3, 2011
After creating 350 jobs in 2010, The juwi group (Germany), a specialist for renewable energy, wants to add another 500 employees to its workforce of 1,100 in 2011. The turnover is expected to increase from approx. 800 million in 2010 to more than 1.1 billion Euros in 2011.
March 3, 2011
Global Solar Energy, a manufacturer of high-efficiency copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar material and an emerging leader in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), has announced Dr. Urs Schoop as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Dr. Schoop will leverage his extensive expertise in the research and development of CIGS solar cell production.
March 3, 2011
PVT Solar has officially changed its name to EchoFirst. EchoFirst, who created Echo, a new solar energy system that delivers twice the energy of a basic solar electric PV system sates the name change more accurately reflects the company's core business: the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution and deployment of its patented Echo solar system.

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