Patricia Johnson

February 3, 2009
Digitimes reports that the Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell producer E-Ton Solar Tech has received an order for 50MWp of solar cells from a previous client, with shipments to occur this year.
February 2, 2009
pvXchange has announced that Electrical Engingeer Martin Mesmer will be overseeing operations and sales as Sales Director for the North American PV-Market. Mr. Mesmer will be based in Oregon and California where he will be charged to develop the US business as one of the company’s core markets over the next few years.
February 2, 2009
Japanese utility Shikoku Electric Power Co. announced its plans to increase capacity at its only solar power plant by 4MW in stages by April 2010, according to Reuters.
February 2, 2009
Korea Advanced Materials (KMA), a joint venture between Hyundai Heavy and South Korean paint maker KCC Corp., has closed a US$600 million deal to supply polysilicon to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. from 2010 to 2015.
January 28, 2009
ReneSola Ltd. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sichuan ReneSola Material Co. Ltd., has signed a RMB800 million (about US$117 million) 5-year project loan agreement with China Construction Bank, Sichuan Branch. This loan will contribute to the funding of construction of a polysilicon manufacturing facility in Meishan, Sichuan province and will provide ReneSola with a steady, inexpensive supply of polysilicon.
January 27, 2009
Tigo Energy has announced that Professor Takashi Tomita, Mr. Yair Cohen and Dr. Nathan Zommer will join the company’s board of advisors.
January 26, 2009
Entech Solar has appointed Kent J. Van Houten as Chief Financial Officer, where he will manage the company’s financial strategy, corporate planning, treasury functions, internal controls, and SEC reporting.
January 26, 2009
Tore Torvund has been appointed as Executive Vice President of the REC Group to lead REC Silicon’s operations. He will also serve as a member of the REC Group Management Team.
January 26, 2009
ersol Solar Energy AG announced that former Chief Financial Officer Ekhard von Dewitz has suddenly died in a car accident.
January 26, 2009
First Solar, Inc. has announced its support of the new International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an organization created to globally promote renewable energy solutions for both industrialized and developing nations.

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