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2011-02-17 18:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of flexible thin film solar cells and modules, announced today that it has received a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office for a $197 million loan guarantee. The funds will support construction of a facility that, when completed and at full capacity, is expected to produce approximately 400MW of thin film Photovoltaic (PV) modules annually....

2010-09-06 23:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a watershed breakthrough for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, SoloPower, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin-film solar PV cells and modules, today announced UL certification for its flexible, CIGS modules, a first-ever achievement for the PV solar industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/SF33099 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100712/SF33099 ) "As governor, I have made it a point...

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2009-11-23 12:10:00

NASA's Kennedy Space Center turned a shade greener Nov. 19 with the addition of five acres of electricity-producing solar panels to the spaceport's power grid. The Kennedy Solar Energy Center is the first of two new power facilities being built at Kennedy that use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity. The process creates no carbon emissions and requires no fuel, such as oil or natural gas, to generate power. It is the first large-scale power plant of its kind at a NASA center,...

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2009-10-25 06:50:00

The largest power plant utilizing solar panels to generate renewable energy in the nation is set to begin production in southwest Florida, according to the Associated Press. The Desoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center will begin powering thousands of homes and businesses by month's end. It is one of three Florida Power & Light solar energy projects currently under construction and will produce 25 megawatts of power. Despite its nickname as the Sunshine State, Florida has trailed other...

2009-10-13 15:07:00

ONTARIO, Canada, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company," "Canadian Solar" or "we") (Nasdaq: CSIQ) today announced that based on selected unaudited financial results, it expects shipments for the third quarter of 2009 will exceed the high-end of its prior guidance. The Company also announced it is raising its guidance for the full year of 2009. Based on its selected unaudited financial results, Canadian Solar believes that its net revenues for the...

2008-10-28 03:00:33

HelioVolt has opened its first factory for manufacturing high-performance thin film solar energy products. The 122,400sqft sustainable facility in Austin, Texas is expected to create approximately 160 new jobs. The company has announced that its new facility achieved LEED certification by both Austin Energy's Green Building Program and the US Green Building Council. BJ Stanbery, CEO and founder of HelioVolt, said: "Clean and renewable energy technologies likely represent the single...

2008-10-17 15:00:20

HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarWorld, a world leader in high quality solar power technology, today opens North America's largest solar cell manufacturing facility. The new plant is located in Hillsboro, Oregon and is expected to reach a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) by 2011. Solar power is increasingly considered the most promising energy alternative because of advances in technology and high-volume manufacturing. Facilities like the one SolarWorld is pioneering will reduce...

2008-10-14 15:00:23

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) , the leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for the building integrated and commercial rooftop markets, today announced Battle Creek, Mich., as the location for its new 120MW solar cell manufacturing facility. The company expects to begin construction on the 265,000 square-foot facility this fall and to be in production by the end of 2009. Energy Conversion...

2008-10-08 09:00:42

First Solar, which manufactures solar modules with an advanced thin film semiconductor technology, has announced that it will expand its manufacturing and development facilities in Ohio. Upon completion, the expansion will increase the annual capacity at the Perrysburg facility to approximately 192MW, based on run rates for the second quarter of 2008. The new investment will add at least 134 new jobs to the company's current workforce of 700 at its Perrysburg facility. The expansion will...

2008-10-07 12:00:46

Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic(R), a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company has opened the largest roll-to-roll flexible thin film solar manufacturing facility in the world, preparing for the commercialization and mass production of its patent-protected thin film solar material, Power Plastic. Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the 250,000 square foot building was previously the location for...


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