China Sunergy has said that it has established its European sales andmarketing headquarters in Munich, Germany in response to a growingcustomer base, especially in Germany that includes aleo solar AG andasola.
Global Warming Solutions, Inc. has said that it has made furtherefficiency improvements with its Light Electric Thermal Generator(LETG) technology with the development of dual-sided laminated solarpanels.
centrotherm photovoltaics AG has established a branch in Taiwan as part of its strategy to expand its presence in regions with high growth expectations in PV adoption and manufacturing. The company cited Taiwan’s planned statutory subsidy program for renewable energies as a key reason for establishing a permanent presence in the country.
Day4 Energy, Inc. has said that it is two months ahead of schedule toexpand its proprietary PV module production with the delivery of itsfirst batch of tools from equipment supplier ACI-ecoTec. TheVancouver-based company now expects to have 40MW capacity by the end ofQ2 2008.
Akeena’s partnership with Suntech back in October 2007 has led to thecompany’s most recent announcement that its Andalay solar paneltechnology will be distributed by Suntech in Europe, Japan andAustralia. The Licensing Agreement authorizes the PV module and cellmanufacturer to distribute Akeena’s technology from January 2008.
XsunX, Inc has outlined its plans for 2008 in relation to its amorphoussilicon tandum junction thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar modulemanufacturing. XsunX secured $21 million in November 2007 for its first25 MW facility and expects to place orders with select vendors for thecore and sub-system components in 2008.
A report out from New Energy Finance highlights some interesting thingsabout clean energy investments in 2007. Though solar is gainingsignificant attention in the media and the industry growing 30 percentper annum, it trails way behind other clean energy industries when itcomes to attracting capital.
According to a new research report from BCC Research Analysis, the global photovoltaics market is projected to be worth $32.3 billion by 2012, resulting in a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9%.
As part of its plans to begin production of its thin film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar modules later in 2008, HelioVolt has selected Eyelit's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software suite for its 20MW facility.
Jeff Winzeler has been named as successor to the role of CFO for thecompany, a position previously held by Glenn Carnahan. Winzeler departsthe company’s franchise operation Yes! Solar, Inc., where he held therole of President.