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JA Solar PV cells surpass 20% conversion efficiency

JA Solar PV cells surpass 20 per cent conversion efficiency

World leading Chinese PV manufacturer JA Solar has announced its latest solar cells have surpassed 20 per cent conversion efficiency.

DEK Solar and Yingli team up to build China solar power research centre

PV tech firms in the UK and China are working together to develop a solar power research centre in the BRIC country to drive innovation. UK company DEK Solar and China’s Yingli Group have announced the joint research centre, which will be built in the city Baoding, in Northeast China.

China’s Trina Solar to supply 250MW of PV to world leading US solar project

Chinese PV module manufacturer Trina Solar is to supply 250MW of its photovoltaic modules to a world leading solar power project in the US. The company will provide over 1.1 million of its multicrystalline modules for the 250MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 Project in Nevada.

North India state signs 230MW solar deal with eight energy firms

 solar power plant in Jalaun, India

Indian State Uttar Pradesh has signed a deal with eight energy companies to produce solar power totalling 230MW. 

Distribution agreement opens Australian market for Chinese PV company

Yingli Green Energy's PV modules

A Chinese energy firm is signing an agreement with an Australian electricity wholesaler to distribute their products in Australia and New Zealand.

Brazilian government invites US company to set up solar panel manufacturing

Highrise block with integrated PV solar cells windows

US-based company, PacWest, has been invited by government officials in Brazil to bring its CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) line of solar manufacturing equipment to the BRIC country. Analysts have valued the cooperation in excess of USD 55m.

Indian Rail Company start work on solar train carriage project

Diesel operated train on Indian Railway

An Indian train firm has announced the start of a project with an Indian energy firm to design new solar powered coaches.

Chinese PV company to build 500MW plant in Pakistan

PV panels

ZTE Energy have signed an agreement with the government of Punjab province to build a solar power plant in the state’s Quiad-e-Azam Solar Park, which was inaugurated on 5 August 2013.

US solar company agrees partnership with Chinese government for solar power expansion

Solar power

A US company has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese government to collaborate on solar projects in the country.

The deals were signed with the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI).

Indian company to build solar plant with PV panels from Norwegian multinational

solar plant, India

REC, a leading global provider of electricity solutions, will supply 25,720 Peak Energy Series solar panels aggregating to 6.5MWp, to power a ground-mounted tracking system in Andhra Pradesh, India.

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