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First Solar CEO drops out, shakes up sector

Oct 25, 2011

The surprise resignation of First Solar's top exec badly shook the market's confidence in the thin-film leader -- and might be a harbinger of more bad news to come, some say.

California solar energy policy discussion with The Solar Alliance

Oct 24, 2011

ara Birmingham, The Solar Alliance, covers California -- and US -- solar energy policy at Solar Power International 2011.

SolarWorld files complaint against Chinese panelmakers, cell manufacturers

Oct 20, 2011 A coalition of seven US-based solar panel manufacturers filed a complaint Wednesday alleging unfair trade practices, setting off an investigation that could thrust the solar industry in the middle ...

SPI's evolution: From T-shirts to corporate suits

Oct 20, 2011 eIQ Energy's Oliver Janssen scans the show floor on Day Two of Solar Power International (SPI), seeing noticeably more corporate firepower as a sign of the show's growth and maturation. He also add...

Solectria Renewables adds PV inverter manufacturing in China, India

Oct 19, 2011 US-based PV inverter maker Solectria Renewables LLC will open a 300MW manufacturing plant in China and a 200MW factory in India, supporting sales to the local markets. Solectria will continue to ex...

SPI: Keynotes touch on jobs, values

Oct 18, 2011 Keynote speakers opening this week's Solar Power International (SPI) show in Dallas pointed to the industry's importance in US job creation, and offered an inspirational lesson in the value of work...

CA's solar leadership today and tomorrow

Oct 18, 2011 California has long been the US leader for solar power. But will things stay that way? At Solar Power International, Cecilia Aguillon, Kyocera Solar, tells senior technical editor Debra Vogler, &qu...;

Paula Mints on Solyndra, PV grid parity

Oct 18, 2011

Paula Mints, Navigant Consulting, speaks with senior technical editor Debra Vogler about the "S" word: Solyndra. She also explains why grid parity is "almost meaningless."

Arise Germany falls without sufficient financing

Oct 13, 2011 Citing an inability to expand the facility and upgrade its process technology to produce higher-efficiency solar cells, ARISE Technologies filed for insolvency for its wholly owned German subsidiar...

TSMC Solar readies CIGS PV fab for 1GW future

Oct 13, 2011 TSMC Solar Ltd. has completed equipment move-in at its new copper/indium/gallium/selenide (CIGS) photovoltaics fab in Taichung, Taiwan, marking a milestone on the road to commercial production that...

Analysts' take: How SunEdison's $300M credit line boosts its solar pipeline

Oct 13, 2011

Two Wall Street analysts break down SunEdison's new $300M credit facility and its impact on the company's North American solar PV pipeline.

SEMI honors industry leaders at SEMICON Europa

Oct 13, 2011 SEMI honored Dr. Tibor Pavelka (Semilab) with the European SEMI Award; Heinz Kundert (SEMI Europe) with the IC Industry Award for Excellence; and Christian Prischmann (UIbrich) with the SEMI Europe...

Solar VC rising, M&A; blazing in 3Q11

Oct 11, 2011 VC funding in solar PV companies and projects rose modestly in 3Q11 while M&A activity is really heating up, and one sector is getting even more of investors' attention, according to a pair of ...

JinkoSolar resumes Haining City operations following environmental review

Oct 11, 2011 First, there were protests by villagers. Then an apology. Now, vertically integrated Chinese solar company JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) has resumed production at its facility in Haining C...

Wacker ramps polysilicon production at Nunchritz

Oct 11, 2011 Wacker Chemie AG has begun producing hyperpure polycrystalline silicon at its N√ľnchritz, Germany, site. The location will reach its capacity production, 15,000 metric tons annually, sometime next y...