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1 July 2011

Advanced Solar Photonics begins solar module installation at Eagle Springs’ site

Solar panel manufacturers Advanced Solar Photonics has begun installation of its BlackStar 400 modules at the 1.1MW Eagle Springs Solar Farm in Colorado, US.

30 June 2011

US DOE makes $4.5bn loan guarantee for three First Solar projects

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has offered loan guarantees worth $4.5bn to support three alternating current Cadmium Telluride photovoltaic solar plants in California.

30 June 2011

SUSI Partners acquires 3MW solar plant In Belgium

Switzerland-based investor SUSI Partners has acquired a 3MW photovoltaic power plant in Belgium through its SUSI Sustainable Euro Fund I.

30 June 2011

Tata Steel joins forces with Australian solar manufacturer Dyesol in $18m deal

Solar specialists Dyesol have partnered with India-based construction materials company Tata Steel for a three-year, $18m joint pilot.

30 June 2011

SolarWorld bucks trend by selling South Korea plant to focus on Germany, US

After selling its joint venture production facility in South Korea at a profit yesterday, SolarWorld will focus on further growth for its sites in Germany and the US.

30 June 2011

Swedish VC Industrifonden to invest $2.9m in nanotechnology specialists Sol Voltaics

Swedish state-backed venture capital firm Industrifonden is to invest SEK18.5m ($2.9m) to become joint owners of nanotechnology developer Sol Voltaics.

30 June 2011

Private investors buy Germany’s largest solar park for €140m

Germany’s largest planned network of solar parks has been acquired by an unnamed private equity investor for €140m.

30 June 2011

Q-Cells penetrates US market with Q.Smart modules

German photovoltaic company Q-Cells has introduced what it is billing as its high-yield, high-efficiency Q.Smart solar modules to the US market.

30 June 2011

Solar company Semprius secures $20m in funding

Solar module manufacturer Semprius has secured $20m in funding from its first tranche of Series C fundraising.

29 June 2011

Canadian company QSolar wins US solar module order

Canadian solar module manufacturer QSolar has received a $3.25m order for 2.5MW of its Spraytek 79 photovoltaic modules for the Rendata project in Oregon, US.

29 June 2011

GP Joule open to partners for solar portfolio

German renewable energy project developer GP Joule told NewNet it is open to forming industry partnerships or acquiring new projects as it looks to progress is portfolio of products.

29 June 2011

Solar energy company Solarig sees jump in profits

Spanish solar energy company the Solarig Group increased its operating profit by 171 per cent last year, witnessing a rise to €13.12m in 2010 from €4.84m in 2009.

29 June 2011

Silicon company Soitec looks to raise €150m

French silicon company Soitec has launched a €150m rights issue at a 43 per cent discount to finance its expansion, according to reports.

29 June 2011

Californian city looks to buy renewable power

The city of Roseville in Placer County, California, has launched its quest to procure renewable energy resources from generation facilities in the local area.

29 June 2011

Kyocera purchases Danish cutting tool manufacturer Unimerico

Japanese electronics and solar company Kyocera announced that its subsidiary, German-based Kyocera Fineceramics (KFG), has completed a share purchase agreement with Danish industrial cutting tool manufacturer Unimerco Group, for an undisclosed fee.

29 June 2011

Credit Agricole signs €52m credit line with Fonroche Energy

French renewable energy producer Fonroche Energy has signed an agreement for a €52m credit line with a banking syndicate led by Credit Agricole.

28 June 2011

Solar systems company Conergy begins debt restructuring process

Solar systems manufacturer Conergy has received a court ruling allowing it to go ahead with a substantial debt reduction plan.

28 June 2011

Meyer Burger takes control of Roth and Rau

Switzerland-based solar equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger has purchased an 82 per cent stake in plasma specialists Roth and Rau.

28 June 2011

SolarReserve, Preneal solar thermal project selected by Spanish government

California-based SolarReserve will work in 50/50 joint venture with Spanish company Preneal to execute a 50MW solar thermal project in Alcazar de San Juan, Spain.

28 June 2011

Astrum Solar secures capital raise from Constellation Energy

Home photovoltaics installer Astrum Solar has secured an equity investment from Constellation Energy to support its future growth.

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