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Chinese solar developers join up to advance PV supply chain

Leading Chinese solar firms have announced they are working together to develop the supply chain for PV production.

Chinese university uses US PV for global solar competition

Students from China’s Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT) will use advanced thin-film solar photovoltaic modules from a leading US PV firm to develop projects for a global solar competition.

World’s largest solar power towers to be built in US

Two western technology companies are to build the world’s biggest solar power towers in the US.

German PV tech a success for 40MW solar power plant in India, says BRIC company

German PV technology has been deemed a success at one of the largest solar power plants in India. Azure Power’s 40MW PV power plant by Azure Power in Rajasthan, India has been equipped with 37 SMA Sunny Central 800-CP inverters from German firm SMA Solar Technology.

China’s Suntech to close US solar panel factory

Leading Chinese solar firm Suntech is to close its PV plant in the US, the company has announced.

BRIC PV developer delivers first rooftop solar system for UK power firm in China

Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced its first 100kWp distributed rooftop photovoltaic power generation system for UK power management firm Eaton Electric has been successfully connected to the grid in Shenzhen, China.

Swiss power tech firm expands solar inverter production to India

Swiss power and automation technology firm ABB has expanded production of its solar inverters to India. The company has opened the Indian production line in Bangalore to support the rapidly growing local PV market in the BRIC country.

US solar firm achieves 30.8% efficiency record with next generation PV cell

A US firm has achieved 30.8 per cent solar efficiency with its next generation PV cell technology.

China’s Trina Solar bullish on UK solar prospects

Chinese solar firm Trina Solar, global leader in photovoltaic module development, has shown a big interest in the UK solar market after stating its belief that the country’s PV industry is set to boom in 2013.

Austrian PV firm launches Brazil subsidiary

Austrian PV inverter supplier Fronius GmbH has launched a new solar electronics division at its existing office in Diadema, Sao Paulo, as part of plans to become a leader in Brazil's burgeoning solar power market.

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