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United Solar Ovonic Receives $15 Million Order From BIOHAUS

Posted by SI Staff on December 22, 2006

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based United Solar Ovonic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc., recently received a $15 million order from BIOHAUS PV Handels GmbH, a Paderborn, Germany-headquartered photovoltaic (PV) distributor, for the delivery of PV products in 2007. [Read More]

Great River Energy Uses Renewable Energy For New Headquarters

Posted by SI Staff on December 22, 2006

Great River Energy, a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative, has announced it is pursuing LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) platinum level certification for its new headquarters in Maple Grove, Minn. The company will use energy from an [Read More]

Web Site Provides Local Solar Energy Contractors

Posted by SI Staff on December 21, 2006, an online provider of local services for a variety of industries, has added listings of U.S.-based solar energy contractors to its interactive mapping service. According to the company, there are currently over 700 solar energy contractors' contact information on [Read More]

Fat Spaniel Technologies Marks 500th Installation With Remote Wind And Solar Energy System

Posted by SI Staff on December 21, 2006

Fat Spaniel Technologies (FST), a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of power generation solutions, has completed its 500th installation of the company's energy monitoring solutions. FST's 500th installation was completed on the island of Kadavu, located 100 kilometers south of Fiji. [Read More]

SANYO Will Expand Its Production Capacity In Two Japan Facilities

Posted by SI Staff on December 20, 2006

Osaka, Japan-headquartered SANYO Electric Co. Ltd., a global provider of electronic and energy-efficient products with offices throughout the U.S., has plans to expand its HIT solar photovoltaic cell production capacity at the Nishikinohama Plant in Osaka and Shimane SANYO facility [Read More]

ICP Solar Forms Supply Agreement With Residential System Developer

Posted by SI Staff on December 19, 2006

Montreal-headquartered ICP Solar Technologies Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar products, has signed an agreement with Tejas Solares, a Spain-based residential solar system developer, to supply solar energy solutions worth up to 15 million euros per year. Under [Read More]

Nanosolar Selects Manufacturing Sites

Posted by SI Staff on December 14, 2006

Nanosolar Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-headquartered developer of solar cell technology, has selected two new manufacturing sites – one in San Jose, Calif., and the other in Germany. With these two buildings, Nanosolar now has the capability to utilize up [Read More]

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]