LDK Signs Deal With Lu’an Group $LDK

Chinese solar manufacturer LDK Solar Ltd. has signed a multi-year solar wafer and polysilicon supply agreement with the Lu’an Group. The contract calls for LDK Solar to provide the Lu’an Group, aleading Chinese energy company, with 120 megawatts of solar wafersbetween 2011 and 2012 and 2,000 metric tons of polysilicon between 2011and 2013. Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman […] Read more

Portugal and Venezuela Ink Renewable Energy Deal

Venezuela is not a country known overall for her renewable energypolicy. The nation is an oil giant in the South American region andsupplies a fairly large quantity of crude oil to the United States, andother countries, on a yearly basis. Considering the fact that the oilindustry in Venezuela continues to promote the fossil fuel industry […] Read more

Sharp Inks 58MW Deal

Sharp Electronics Corp. has signed a deal to supply thin-film solar panels to the massive Avenal Solar Power Facility soon to be under construction in Avenal, California. "This project is one of the largest solar power installations in theworld, and one of the largest Sharp has supplied to date. It also marks a significant step […] Read more

Boeing Signs $89M Deal with DARPA for “SolarEagle”

Boeing recently signed an US$89 million contract with the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly a high-altitude unmanned aircraft (UAV) for theVulture II demonstration program. The solar-powered aircraft,SolarEagle, is a full-scale demonstrator designed to stay continuouslyaloft for five years at high altitudes. “Boeing has a highly reliable solar-electric design that […] Read more

Despite TEP’s Reduction, Arizona Solar Rebate is Still A Great Deal

Citing an overwhelming number of applications for its solarphotovoltaic (PV) rebate program in Arizona, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in July filed a request with state regulators to reduce the per-wattamount on offer. On August 25, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)approved the request, making the rebate reduction effectiveretroactively from August 11. The idea behind the reduction is […] Read more

Miasole Signs Deal to Ship 7.5 MW of CIGS to Germany

MiaSole, which makes copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solarmodules, has signed a contract to deliver 7.5 megawatts of panels tojuwi Solar in Germany. The panels will be placed on roofs and in theground at utility-scale solar parks in that country. MiaSole delivered 1 MW to juwi in the second quarter. The company is one of […] Read more

Solarfun Signs Japanese Distribution Deal $SOLF

Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer ofsilicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic cells and modules in China, hassigned a PV module distribution agreement with Fujimi FineTechnology Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers and a distributor ofsemiconductor products.  Fujimi Fine Technology will act as a non-exclusive distributor of Solarfun’s products in Japan for one […] Read more

How to Deal with Chinese Green Protectionism

Foreign governments’ and businesses’ frustration and disgruntlement over China’s restrictions on trade and foreign investment is reachingfever pitch. First it was Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of GeneralElectric in a speech in Rome earlier this month raising the question ofwhether China “want[s] any of us to win, or any of us to be successful.” Then […] Read more

Sulfurcell Grabs Deal for 16MW in China, India

Sulfurcell has reported that it has signed deals tosell 16 megawatts of panels to projects in Asia: 10 megawatts worth ofpanels will go to China and 6 megawatts will end up on commercial roofsin New Delhi. The German company specializes in copper indium sulfur (CIS) solar panels, which are close cousins to the copper indium […] Read more

Innovalight Inks Deal with Yingli $YGE

Innovalight has signed a research and productiondeal with Yingli Green Energy that, ideally, will lead to a marriage oflow-cost Chinese manufacturing and U.S. technological expertise. Innovalight has developed a solar ink that, when added to crystalline silicon solar cells, can boost their efficiency. Right now, adding Innovalight’s secret sauce increases efficiency by about apercentage point: […] Read more

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) Signs 6MW Italian Deal

It was announced this morning that the Italian subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy(YGE) signed a 6MW solar module sales agreement with Tecno Spot for this year and Tecno has committed to another 10 – 20MW for 2011. ====> Click Here For Your FREE Yingli Technical Analysis CEO of YGE Liansheng Miao and Italia Sales Manager […] Read more

GoSolarUSA inks deal for revolutionary PREE technology

GoSolarUSA Inc. announced that the company management and the Principles of PREE have signed the Definitive Agreements that define theparticipation between the two companies in the development, delivery and marketing of the new PREE product line. PREE owns abreakthrough technology that uses wireless internet signals and solarenergy to keep Smartphones constantly charged without having to […] Read more

JA Solar Inks Deal With MEMC

JA Solar (JASO) announced this morning that it has won a solar supply agreement with MEMCElectronic Materials (WFR) that has JASO supplying them with highperformance solar modules beginning in the third quarter of this yearand running through 2012.  No word yet on how much will be supplied orthe financials of the deal. ===> Click Here […] Read more

Sunpower Inks Deal With French Casino Group $SPWRA

Sunpower (SPWRA) landed another solar supply deal with the French retailer Casino Grouptoday.  Last year, Sunpower signed a 14MW deal with the company and today it signed a 20MW deal which allows Casino group to install additional solar panels on theroof tops of its properties in France.  They will use Sunpower’s E19series solar panels which […] Read more