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Secures Contract For More Efficient Solar Modules

Posted by SI Staff on December 11, 2006

Silicon Valley Solar, a Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered manufacturer of solar modules, has secured a 10 MW purchase order for the company's Sol-X2 modules to Pacific Power Management, an Auburn Calif.-based solar system integrator. The contract calls for linear shipments of [Read More]

Xcel Energy Seeks More Solar Projects

Posted by SI Staff on December 07, 2006

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of electricity and natural gas, has announced that it is seeking 7,000 MWh per year in new solar projects as required by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. ‘This RFP [request for proposals] demonstrates Xcel Energy's [Read More]

Honda Establishes Solar Cell Subsidiary

Posted by SI Staff on December 01, 2006

Tokyo, Japan-headquartered Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has entered the solar industry with its plans to establish a wholly owned subsidiary, Honda Soltec Co. Ltd., which will produce thin film solar cells. By using thin film made from a compound of [Read More]

WorldWater And Power Corp., EMCORE Form Partnership

Posted by SI Staff on November 30, 2006

WorldWater & Power Corp., a Pennington, N.J.-headquartered developer and marketer of solar systems, and EMCORE Corp., a Somerset, N.J.-based provider of semiconductor solutions, have signed an alliance and supply agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, EMCORE will purchase 26.5% [Read More]

SolarWorld Group Expands Module Recycling To U.S. Market

Posted by SI Staff on November 28, 2006

The SolarWorld Group, a Germany-based provider of solar products, has expanded its solar module recycling program to the U.S. market through its SolarWorld Industries America subsidiary. SolarWorld Industries America, located in Camarillo, Calif., will recycle any crystalline solar module, regardless [Read More]

SolarWorld AG Sponsors Solar Motor Sports

Posted by SI Staff on November 20, 2006

SolarWorld AG, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based provider of solar power products, has announced it is sponsoring FH Bochum, the Germany-based University of Applied Sciences, in its solar car race at the World Solar Challenge in Australia. The World Solar Challenge [Read More]

SunPower Signs Agreement to Acquire PowerLight Corporation

Posted by SI Staff on November 15, 2006

SunPower Corp., a San Jose Calif.-based manufacturer of solar cells and panels, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PowerLight Corp., a privately owned provider of large-scale and residential solar power systems headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. ‘Together we plan to [Read More]

Companies Agree To Develop New Solar Electric Power System

Posted by SI Staff on November 13, 2006

Solana Beach, Calif.-headquartered Open Energy Corp., a designer and manufacturer of solar energy products, has signed a joint development agreement with Infinia Corp., a Kennewick, Wash.-based developer of solar electric technology, to create the Suncone/Stirling solar electric power system. The [Read More]

New Web Site Supports California’s Goal Of New Solar Energy By 2017

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

The California Energy Commission, a provider of funds for solar electricity systems on new homes, and the California Public Utilities Commission, which helps fund solar systems on both existing homes and businesses, have created a solar Web site. The new [Read More]

Extends Solar Cell Production Capacity To 600 MW Per Year

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

Osaka, Japan-headquartered Sharp Corp., a worldwide producer of solar and electronic products, has increased its annual production capacity for solar cells at its Katsuragi Plant in Nara Prefecture, Japan, by 100 MW. Because of this increase, the plant's solar cell [Read More]