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Evergreen Solar (ESLR) Announces ES-A Series Solar Panels Now Certified For Coastal Conditions

Evergreen Solar just announced that its ES-A series String Ribbon solar panels have been certified for coastal installations.  To receive certification, the panels passed IEC 61701 salt mist corrosion testing for PV panels, meaning that they were exposed to a super-strong salt solution for 4 days without exhibiting signs of damage or corrosion. Evergreen will feature the products at the Genera Solar Show in Madrid, Spain from May 19th to the 21st.

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First Solar (FSLR) Becomes 1st Solar Company To Hit 1GW Production Benchmark In A Year

First Solar just announced that it has become the first solar PV company to increase its production over to 1 GW of PV modules in a single year. That means that this year, First Solar produced and shipped enough solar modules to provide power to 145,000 homes.

In a company press release announcing the achievement, First Solar’s president Bruce Sohn explained why hitting 1 GW production is important:

“This proof that the solar industry can … Read the rest

Solarfun (SOLF) In Supply Agreement With Nobility Solar Projects

Solarfun just announced a supply agreement with Nobility Solar Projects. Under the agreement, Solarfun will supply Nobility with 14.2MW of PV modules, with the transaction to take place in the latter part of this year.

In a press release, executives from both companies commented on the deal:

Peter Xie, President of Solarfun, commented, “Eastern Europe, and specifically the Czech Republic, is a good new developing market for solar products. Our agreement with Nobility demonstrates Read the rest

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies (QTWW) Opens New German PV Manufacturing Plant With Asola

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies just announced that its affiliate, Asola, has opened a new PV manufacturing facility in Erfurt, Germany. The new, state of the art plant will employ 130 workers and produce 32 MW of PV modules per year first. Later, it will expand to produce 45 MW annually.

In a press release, leaders from both companies commented on the new plant:

"With this new plant we underline our own exceptional growth path, … Read the rest

China Sunergy (CSUN) Gets 20 – 25MW Contract From US Firm

China Sunergy (CSUN) has announced a new contract with an unnamed US PV firm to produce multi-silicon solar cells.  CSUN will buy silicon wafers from the US firm and in turn sell back solar cells.  The bilateral agreement is expected to begin in April.

Said CEO Wang, “The securing of this year-long agreement with our U.S. partner, especially during a period of instability within the solar sector, demonstrates that China Sunergy is able to execute … Read the rest

Evergreen Solar (ESLR) Gets $1.2B Contract with IBC Solar

Evergreen Solar (ESLR) announced the largest contract in it’s history an hour ago.  It’s a long term contract of $1.2B with German based IBC Solar and extends through 2013 which brings the total contractual backlog to $3 billion with 5 different customers.

“We are very pleased to begin this significant long term relationship with IBC SOLAR, the largest PV distributor in the world”, said Richard M. Feldt, Evergreen Solar’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. … Read the rest

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) Signs New Contracts in Korea

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) today announced the signing of 5 new contracts to supply an aggregate of more than 7MW of PV modules all to companies in Korea. 

"We are pleased with the success that we have had so far in building our business in Korea and these new contracts clearly demonstrate continued progress in extending our global presence," commented Mr. Seok Jin Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "In a relatively short … Read the rest