Other Korean firms including Samsung Fine Chemicals, and Samsung SDI have cut their solar businesses as they do not guarantee short-term returns. Facing steep competition from Chinese firms with low-cost solar products, LG has been ramping up its efforts to roll out products featuring high performance and efficiency. (Source: LG Electronics, Korean Herald, 1 Feb., 2015) Contact: LG Electronics, www.lg.com
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The new Hyundai-branded TG-Series solar modules are expected to use 60-cell monocrystalline or polycrystalline technology (255w-280w) with a black Andalay frame, and will be manufactured in South Korea with an initial annualized capacity of over 50MW. The module is currently undergoing UL certification and is expected to begin shipping late in the first quarter of 2015.
Andalay' s patented
Instant Connect® integrated solar technology eliminates conventional racking and provides safer wire management and faster installation.
(Source: Andalay Solar, PR, 23 Jan., 2015), Contact: Andalay Solar, Steven Chan, CEO, www.andalaysolar.com
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Enrich Energy will deploy China Sunergy's multi-crystalline modules in a ground-mounted project in Telangana State. The solar modules will be supplied from the Company's Shanghai plant, and the shipment is expected to be completed by the end of January 2015. (Source: China Sunergy Co., 5 Jan., 2015) Contact: China Sunergy, 011 86 25 5276 6666, IR@chinasunergy.com, http://www.chinasunergy.com, http://www.csun-solar.com
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In Q3, 2014, JA Solar's total shipments increased 57 pct, year over year to 785.4 MW. Module shipments jumped 127.4 pct. from last year. The company anticipates expanding its cell and module capacity by 20 pct. in 2015. (Source: JA Solar, Zacks, 8 Dec., 2014) Contact: JA Solar, www.jasolar.com
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China Sunergy Co., Ltd. designs, manufactures and delivers high efficiency solar cells and modules worldwide from its production centers in China and Turkey. China Sunergy also invests in high potential solar projects. (Source: China Sunergy, PR, 14 Nov., 2014) Contact: China Sunergy, http://www.csun-solar.com;
Deniz Finansal Kiralama, www.denizleasing.com.tr
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GreyStone, which services portions of southern Cobb County, is one of 27 Georgia electric cooperatives that will purchase the output of the planned project for a 25-year period through Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations.
The ground-mounted solar array will be constructed near Hazlehurst in Jeff Davis County and will incorporate over 87,000 solar modules. Once completed, the solar array will generate more than 43,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity annually.
(Source: GreyStone Power, The Marietta Daily Journal, 12 July, 2014) (Source: GreyStone Power, www.greystonepower.com: Silicon Ranch, Matt Kisber, CEO, (615) 321-2022, www.siliconranchcorp.com;
Green Power EMC, http://www.greenpoweremc.com
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Solliance's research in the field of CIGS (copper-indium/gallium-diselenide/sulfide) ranges from fundamentals of materials composition to details of production technologies. In the lab, research has reached a yield of about 20 percent efficiency, but in mass production, this figure is still elusive. As a substrate, all types of materials, both flexible (like metals and plastics) and non-flexible (like glass) are being investigated.
DSM will contribute its expertise in the field of Textured Surfaces (Light Trapping technology) through its Emerging Business Area DSM Advanced Surfaces. By applying DSM's proprietary Light Trapping foils, it is expected that the efficiency of CIGS modules can be increased while simplifying the construction of the CIGS modules and reducing the thickness of the active layer. This will increase the output and reduce the cost of the modules and therefore the cost of the energy produced. (Source: DSM, PR, 5 June, 2014) Contact: Solliance, Ando Kuypers, +31 (0) 6 2299 5837 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.solliance.eu; DSM, Leo Smit, +31 (0) 46 47 63559, email@example.com, www.dsm.com
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Both projects will utilize First Solar's Series 3 Black Plus PV thin-film solar modules, and will provide enhanced grid reliability and stability using the company's advanced PV plant controls. Construction on the projects is expected to begin in Q2, 2014 for completion by Q1, 2015. (Source: First Solar, 6 May, 2014)
Contact: First Solar, Christopher Houghton, Senior Manager of US Business Development, www.firstsolar.com
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JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 2.0 GW each for silicon ingots, wafers and solar cells and approximately 2.1 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2014. JinkoSolar sells electricity in China and distributes its solar products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Eastern Europe, China, India, Japan, South Africa, and other countries and regions. (Source: Jinko Solar, PR, 30 April, 2014) Contact: Jinko Solar, +86 21-6061-1792,
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Gintech Energy has not indicated why there was a spike in revenue and has yet to report first quarter 2014 financial results. Taking monthly revenue figures, the company generated first quarter revenue of around US$142.1 million. (Source: Gintech, PV Tech, 14 April, 2014) Contact: Gintech, +866 32 586 198, www.gintechenergy.com
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By optimizing cell and the module manufacture technology, Trina's anti-PID modules can reduce loss in power output from solar panels due to induced degradation, as well as that caused by severe conditions including high voltage, severe salt mist and high humidity. (Source: Trina Solar, Mar., 2014)
Contact: Trina Solar, Yvonne Young, IR, +86 519 8517 6878, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trinasolar.com
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In order to secure a viable methodology for different product groups, the standard specifies different Product Category Rules (PCR). The solar modules from Hanwha SolarOne, HSL 60 Poly and HSL 72 Poly, were assessed according to the Product Category Rules for crystalline solar cells. (Source: Hanwha SolarOne Co., 21 Feb., 2014) Contact: Hanwha SolarOne, +49 (0) 89 21301 753, www.hanwha-solarone.com;TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com/us/ptl
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The solar canopy can be added to existing solar systems or used as an alternative to rooftop or ground-mounted solar system. (Source: Baker Electric Solar, 17 Jan., 2014) Contact: Baker Electric Solar, (877) 543-8765, www.bakerelectricsolar.com
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Strata Solar is a national leader of utility scale solar energy systems and installations. Strata offers complete turnkey services for the design, construction and installation of utility and commercial photovoltaic systems. The company also offers development, engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance services.
(Source: ReneSola Ltd., PR, 9 Jan., 2014) Contact: ReneSola America , Kevin Chen, Pres., Brian Armentrout , (603) 748-6933, www.renesola.com; StrataSolar, Markus Wilhelm, CEO, www.StrataSolar.com
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Testing for the California Energy Commission also provides guidance towards real world production values with PVUSA Test Conditions (PTC) ratings. Zebra Energy equipment has an average PTC rating of over 90 percent and are within the top tier of all CEC certified solar modules. (Source: Zebra Energy, Digital Journal, Others, 6 Jan., 2014) Contact: Zebra Energy, (855) ZEBRA85, email@example.com, www.zebra-energy.com; California Energy Commission, Karen Douglas, Vice Chair, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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GE initially acquired a minority ownership stake in the 143-MW project in late 2012, prior to the first 60 MWp going online. Following construction completion and the achievement of commercial operations in August, the group purchased the remaining stake and converted the entire structure to a single investor lease. EDF is providing long-term operations and maintenance for the project.
Catalina Solar includes over 1.1 million thin-film PV solar modules from First Solar and Solar Frontier. The project's clean energy, which is being purchased by San Diego Gas & Electric Company, is sufficient to power 35,000 homes annually and offset 250,000 MTPY of greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: GE Financial Services, Dec., 2013) Contact: GE Financial Services,
Kevin Walsh, Manager Director and Head of Power and Renewable Energy, Jaclyn Cole, (203) 961-2934,www.geenergyfinancialservices.com, www.ge.com; EDF Renewable Energy,
Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com
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China Three Gorges New Energy Co. Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, which is one of the first state owned enterprises to enter the field of wind power. Three Gorges New Energy actively explores opportunities in renewable energy including wind, solar, and hydropower as well as other clean energy technologies. Three Gorges New Energy specializes in large-scaled renewable energy development and operations.
Canadian Solar Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar power plants with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., SolarPV Investor, 3 Nov., 2013) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., www.canadiansolar.com; China Three Gorges New Energy Co. Ltd., www.ctgpc.com
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Kyocera's 1000-volt PV modules are currently undergoing UL testing and will be available in 2014 in both 60-cell and 80-cell configurations. (Source: Kyocera, SolarNovus, 24 Oct., 2013) Contact: Kyocera Solar, Tetsuo Kuba, President, www.global.kyocera.com
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JinkoSolar will deliver the solar modules during the fourth quarter of 2013 to the project site in
Zhangbei County, Hebei Province. With a total investment of approximately around 12 billion RMB, the project aims to further implement China's national renewable energy development strategy. The wind and solar energy project will also serve as a R&D platform and act as a model for future grid-friendly renewable energy projects. The project includes 500 MW of wind power, 100 MW of solar power, and 110 MW of power storage system. (Source: Jinko, PR, Various Sources, 30 Sept., 2013) Contact: Jinko Solar Holding Co. Ltd.,, Sebastian Liu , +86 21 6061 1792, firstname.lastname@example.org
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aleo solar AG, which is majority Bosch Group owned, produces and distributes solar modules and systems for the international PV market. The company has approximately 850 employees, is represented in the key PV markets in Europe, and has an annual production capacity of 280 MW at its plant in Prenzlau, Germany. The company generated a turnover of €279.9 million in 2012. (Source: aleo Solar, PR, Various Sources, 13 Sept., 2013) Contact: Aleo Solar, York zu Putlitz , CEO; Robert Bosch GmbH, Wolf-Henning Scheider, +49 (0) 711 811-0, www.bosch-group.com
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Celestica's Solar Lab is capable of carrying out tests for a variety of PV standards, including UL-1703 / ULC--1703 and IEC--61215 /IEC--61730. It operates independently within the Total Quality Management System at Celestica, ensuring the integrity of test procedures and results.
The solar lab's testing capabilities and quality system, aligned with TUV Rheinland PTL's existing comprehensive regulatory compliance, testing and certification infrastructure, will decrease time-to-market for local solar customers.
(Source: Celstica Inc., PE, WSJ, 5 Sept., 2013) Contact: Celestica, John Nastasi, General Manager, Solar, (416) 448-5800, email@example.com, www.celestica.com; TUV Rhineland, www.tuv.com/us/ptl
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Ormat Technologies, Inc. is the only vertically integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services.
(Source: ET Solar Group Corp. , PR, July 9, 2013) Contact: ET Solar, (925) 460-9898, www.etsolar.com; Ormat Technologies, Dita Bronicki, CEO, (775) 356-9029, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ormat.com
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The project is intended to reinvigorate the agriculture sector and local farming towns and to the use of renewable energy.
Mitsubishi and Kyocera have jointly established the JAMC Solar Energy Company to operate the project. The project's power will be sold to regional utility power companies under Japan's feed-in tariff (FIT) program.
Kyocera will provide approximately 124,000 solar modules to the project to be split between 80 locations. (Source: Kyocera, VB Green, June 17, 2013) Contact: National Federation of Agriculture Cooperative Associations, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen-Noh; KYOSERA Solar, www.kyosera.com
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As of December 31, 2012, SunEdison had interconnected over 989 MW of solar energy and had a pipeline of 2.6 GW. This relationship with Fox Energy will assist SunEdison in its global expansion.
(Source: SunEdison, PR, 23 April 23, 2013) Contact: SunEdison, www.sunedison.com; Foxconn, Ping-Yin.Hou@Foxconn.com, www.foxconn.com
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This project will focus on the development of self-powered wireless CO2 sensors to monitor indoor air quality, optimize ventilation and to reduce building energy consumption.
Solar Press is partnering with UK-based Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd and Seamless Sensing for the project, which is supported by a grant from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). The consortium includes end user assessment by Schneider Electric Industries, Sontay and Ecotechnics.
(Source: Solar Press, Altenergymag, 24 April, 2013) Contact: Solar Press, Dr Chris Harris, CEO, www.solar-press.com; Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd, +44 1236 781900, www.gassensing.co.uk
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The 725 kW PV system is divided into two installations specially designed by Conergy for agricultural applications. The two installations feature 3,024 Conergy PM 240P Watt solar modules secured with 3.9 miles of Conergy Mounting System rail. The installations, producing 1,1 million kWh annually, will prevent the release of more than 892 tpy of CO2, reduce energy consumption, and save millions in electricity costs for T&P.
(Source: Conergy, 16 April, 2013) Contact: Conergy, (888) 489-3701, email@example.com, www.conergy.us.
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ReneSola began delivering solar modules to the Roswell, New Mexico project site on April 8, 2013. S&C is responsible for the solar project's engineering, procurement and construction. (Source: ReneSolar, 15 April, 2013) Contact: ReneSolar, Xianshou Li, CEO, www.ReneSola.com; S&C, www.sandc.com
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The planned Solar Gen 2 projectis expected to produce sufficient electricity for more than 60,000 average homes.
The acquisition includes 40 MW of solar modules that the project purchased from another solar-module supplier.
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has signed a 25-year PPA for the prjects power. (Source: First Solar, PR, April 1, 2013) Contact: First Solar, (602) 414-9300, www.firstsolar.com
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Over its expected 30 year life span, of this system will produce approximately 6,402,000 kilowatt hours which will offset 4,650 tons of carbon dioxide. This equates to turning off 59,000 incandescent light bulbs and planting 138,000 trees.
(Source: Conergy, 11 Mar., 2013) Contact: Conergy, www.conergy-group.com; SacJet, (916) 428-8292,
CitiGreen Solar, Inc., (530) 292-8011, www.citigreensolar.com
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The company says it is also making progress toward its target of making all 100 VW production facilities throughout the world 25 percent more environmentally sustainable by 2018. It says is has cut energy and water consumption, waste production, and CO2 and solvent emissions, on average, 10 percent per vehicle over the past two years.
In January, Volkswagen opened a solar park on 33 acres adjacent to its LEED Platinum manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The 9.5 MW solar park contains 33,600 solar modules from JA Solar, designed to produce 13.1 GWh of electricity per year. (Source: VW, Env. Leader, 6 Mar., 2013)
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Since it began commercial production in 2002, First Solar has produced more than 90 million of its advanced thin-film solar modules with a capacity of over 7 gigawatts (GW), enough to provide clean electricity for approximately 3.5 million homes and displace 4.7 million metric tpy of CO2, based on world averages. The company utilizes a continuous manufacturing process which transforms a sheet of glass into a complete solar module in less than 2.5 hours, contributing to the industry-leading energy payback time and low carbon footprint of systems using First Solar PV modules.
For more information visithttp://www.firstsolar.com/Innovation/Advanced-Thin-Film-Modules
www.firstsolar.com. (Source: First Solar, altenergymag.com, 28 Feb., 2013) Contact: First Solar, Jim Brown, President , (602) 414-9300, www.firstsolar.com
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Taiwanese solar cell producer Sunrise Global Solar Energy reported that results with its latest CELCO high-efficiency solar cell design were independently verified by certified global standards group, Fraunhofer ISE in Germany. High performance solar panels with electrical output power greater than 280 Watts were produced and certified by independent certification group, TUV Rheinland.
DuPont™ Solamet® PV36X series pastes can achieve greater cell efficiency gains compared with traditional aluminum pastes due to better electrical contacts and stronger adhesion. The new materials also exhibit strong resistance to a phenomenon known as potential induced degradation (PID) which has been observed in competing solar cell designs, where performance can slightly decrease. DuPont has also reduced total paste usage on each cell and continues to focus on further improving the reliability and durability of solar modules.
(Source: Dupont, PR, 25 Feb., 2013) Contact: DuPont, Ellen Pressley, (919) 248-5598, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://mcm.dupont.com or http://photovoltaics.dupont.com; Sunrise Global Solar Energy, William Chen, William.email@example.com, www.sunriseglobalsolar.com
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The PDG5 is resistant to potential induced degradation (PID) and micro-cracking, and does not require grounding.
The PDG5 features front and back layers of special heat-strengthened glass, and is among the first such crystalline silicon (c-Si) modules. By replacing the traditional backsheet materials of conventional solar modules with heat-strengthened glass, the PDG5 provides a heavy-duty solution for environments of high temperature and humidity, conditions that can accelerate performance degradation. The resulting module has increased resistance to micro-cracking, potential induced degradation (PID), module warping, and degradation from UV rays, sand, alkali, acids and salt mist.
(Source: Trina Solar, 4 Feb., 2013) Contact: Trina Solar, Jifan Gao, CEO, (800) 696-7114, www.trinasolar.com
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Nashville-headquartered Silicon Ranch Corp, a developer and operator of solar energy solutions tailored to meet its customers' needs, will own the solar park and sell the electricity to VW under the terms of a 20-year PPA. (Source: VW, 24 Jan., 2013) Contact: VW, www.vw.com ; Silicon Ranch, (615) 321-2022,
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To date, Tata
has concentrated on exporting solar modules and cells, primarily to the US, Australia, Europe and Asian markets, which have accounted for nearly 80 percent of the company's sales.
The company also provides solar power solutions and EPC services. Tata Solar has a manufacturing capacity of 125 mw of modules and 84 mw of solar cells, most of which the company says is "under-utilized due to fierce competition from Chinese players." (Source: Tata Solar, Times of India, Jan. 20, 2013) Contact: Tata Power Solar Systems, Ajay Goel, CEO, www.tatapowersolar.com; Tata Power, +91 (2) 26 665-8733, www.tpc.co.in
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The prices for solar modules have fallen steadily over the last four years to just 70 cents per watt, according to the study. The problem is that the cost of goods sold for panel production has not fallen as quickly, which has resulted in many solar panel manufacturers selling their products at a loss, said Lux Research assistant Ed Cahill, who authored the report Module Cost Structure Update: The Path to Profitability.
There are two primary ways manufacturers will be able to reduce their costs per watt and only one that most companies will be able to execute. The first option is for companies to close up manufacturing facilities in regions of the world that are more expensive and move to cheaper labor markets like China. Most won't be able to afford to do that," Cahill said.
Since solar companies are already operating on tight margins, capital expenditures for new facilities and major corporate moves and restructuring are out of the question for most. Cahill said that most companies will focus improving solar module efficiency to reduce costs. "CIGS aren't the cheapest," Cahill said. "But they have the greatest potential to cut costs." The cost of goods sold for CIGS could drop more than 14 cents per watt between 2012 and 2017, landing it at 64 cents per watt.
Cadmium telluride, typically used in thin-film modules, could drop to as low as 48 cents per watt. It's already the low-cost leader at 67 center per watt.
But Cahill said that doesn’t mean the technology will push out others. "It depends on applications; he thin-film will likely be good for utility-scale installations," Cahill said.
But because it takes up more space to produce the same amount of energy as crystalline solar, crystalline is expected to continue to dominate the rooftop solar industry. "Making modules more efficient will be the key driver in reducing costs," Cahill said. (Source: LUX Research, Clean Energy Authority, 16 Dec., 2012)
Contact: Lux Research, Inc., Carole Jacques, (617) 502-5314, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.luxresearch.com
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Ten solar canopies, designed and installed by Vista-based Independent Energy Solutions (IES), produce 90 kW of peak generating capacity -- enough to power 59 homes -- as well as five EV charging stations. Using new lithium-polymer battery technology, its 100-kW energy storage system is charged by the solar canopies to offset demand on the electrical grid and recharge EVs after sunset. (Source: Kyocera Solar, Dec. 11, 2012) Contact: KYOSERA Solar, Tetsuo Kuba, President, http://global.kyocera.com
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Mansfield Energy is a national leader in the North American energy supply, logistics and services industry and is
focused on partnering with clients to provide innovative, alternative fuel solutions to support their energy supply chain. (Source: Mansfield Energy, Nov. 5, 2012) Contact: Mansfield Energy Corp, www.mansfieldoil.com; USGBC, S. Richard Fedrizzi, President/CEO, (202) 742-3792, www.usgbc.org
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As part of the partnership, BYD provided Enerpoint with two sets of distributed energy storage systems (DESS) for testing and commissioning. The BYD storage system is especially suitable for energy storage transformation of installed PV generation systems. The company can also provide storage systems with loading functions or discharging to the grid through photovoltaic energy storage and via energy storage batteries. Enerpoint has installed 320 MW in solar modules.
In other BYD news, the company has recently completed and commissioned put first Brazilian rooftop solar project at the Brazilian Concessionaria Ecorodovias highway toll station. The capacity was 21 KW. (Source: BYD, Renewable Energy, Nov. 7, 2012) Contact: BYD, +86 (7) 558 988-8888, www.byd.com
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Three Gorges New Energy actively explores opportunities in renewable energy including wind, solar, and hydropower as well as other clean energy technologies. Three Gorges New Energy specializes in large-scaled renewable energy development and operations.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is a leading solar power product manufacturer with production facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and worldwide sales and marketing offices.
JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 1.2 GW each for silicon wafers, solar cells and solar modules as of June 30, 2012. (Source: Jinko Solar, Sacramento Bee, 22 Oct., 2012) Contact: Longgen Zhang, JinkoSolar, (415) 402-0502, www.jinkosolar.com
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The study also found that ITS modules achieve higher energy yields per kWp of installed capacity than standard modules, meaning that they generate more environmentally-friendly power and thus avoid additional CO2 emissions.
The Innotech Solar manufacturing process utilizes especially low quantities of energy, as the modules consist of optimized solar cells -- ITS research teams have developed an innovative method of improving the performance of new, unused cells from other manufacturers. This involves using thermal imaging to identify cell areas that are impairing performance and then isolating them using special automated lasers.
Strict in-house cell testing ensures the outstanding quality of ITS modules. Innotech Solar modules is also validated by tests from independent reviewers such as the Fraunhofer Institute and the Max Planck Institute.
The production sites in Halle and Narvik are powered by green electricity from solar and hydropower plants. Short transportation routes from the factories in Scandinavia and Germany to the main sales markets in Europe additionally improve the company's carbon footprint. (Source: Innotech Solar, Specification OnLine, Oct. 26, 2012) Contact: Georg Eversheim, Innotech Solar Group, (760) 727-7566, email@example.com, www.innotechsolar.com
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The Conergy system will be divided into two installations on both the south face of the Hull Storage Barn and atop the Elevated Solar Structure used to both generate energy and store T&P Farm equipment. Both installations will feature 3,024 Conergy PM 240P Watt solar modules and 3.9 miles of Conergy Mounting System rail. Producing 1,138,280 kWh annually, the installations will prevent the release of more than 892 tons of harmful CO2 greenhouse gas per year, reduce energy consumption, and save millions in electricity costs for T&P. (Source: Conergy, 9 Oct., 2012) Contact: Conergy Solar, David Vincent, Project Development Manager, (888) 396-6611, www.conergy.us
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The projects are part of the second phase of utility-scale solar projects under India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
(Source: First Solar, Nasdaq, Oct, 2012) Contact: First Solar, Jim Brown, President , (602) 414-9300, www.firstsolar.com; Mahindra Solar, Roma Balwani, VP, Corporate Communications, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., +91 (22) 249-75176, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mahindra.com
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ET Solar has sales and marketing subsidiaries and offices in Asia, Europe, and North America,and provides solar modules, turnkey solutions services and PV balance of system components to customers in over 50 countries.
(Source: ET Solar Group Corp., Oct. 2, 2012) Contact: ET Solar, www.etsolar.com; Flexpower,
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