Solarfun announces 2010 capacity expansion

Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd, a vertically integrated manufacturerof silicon ingots and photovoltaic cells and modules in China,announced a capacity expansion due to anticipated demand. Solarfunwill increase its PV module production capacity from 550MW to 700MW byApril 2010 and its PV cell production capacity from 360MW to 480MW byJuly 2010. Peter Xie, President of Solarfun, […] Read more

Neo Solar Plans 150% Factory Expansion

Next year has got to be better than 2009, right? That would seem tobe the case, judging from recent announcements by solar companies thatare planning some big factory expansion. Neo Solar Power, headed by a former executive of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., Quincy Lin, plans to expand its annual factory capacity to 600 megawatts in […] Read more

Stäubli completes expansion of US production facility

The Stäubli Group has completed the expansion of its Duncan plant inSouth Carolina / USA. The occasion has been celebrated on October 29thwith a ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of Stäubli Group CEORolf Strebel, Stäubli Corporation CEO Yves Stäubli and Multi-ContactCEO Franco Delvecchio. In response to the expanding solar powermarket, the new building addition […] Read more

Masdar PV: First Commercial Project and Factory Expansion

 After production began this past summer, Masdar PV is now seeing the first installation that uses its amorphous-silicon thin films. Munich-based Solar Werke is building the 1-megawatt project forBeton Fertigteilbau Erfurt (BEF), and it expects to complete theground-mounted array by the end of the year.  BEF was a concretesupplier for Masdar PV. The project is […] Read more

SolarWorld Plans Expansion

SolarWorldplans to expand its solar panel production in the United States whilealso boosting its solar cell manufacturing, the company said Monday. Germany-based SolarWorld said it would be adding a 350-megawattsolar panel assembly plant next to its fairly new solar cell factory inHillsboro, Ore. by 2011. The company currently has a 150-megawatt solarpanel factory in Camarillo, […] Read more

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Continues Korea Expansion With 10MW LG Deal

Yesterday, Canadian Solar (CSIQ) announced an expansion of theoriginal MOU signed with LG CNS of South Korea last April.  The add onMOU potentially adds another 10MW of solar projects in South Korea fornext year.  The country is putting the pieces in place to expand itsrenewable energy initiative with a Feed in Tariff and portfoliostandard program.  […] Read more

DuPont to invest $120m on solar products expansion

The investment will increase production capacity for the monomer and resin used in producing Teldar films by 50%. Tedlar films serve are used as the backsheet component for photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. DuPont says that site selections for the Tedlar capacity expansion are complete, and construction has begun for new monomer and resin facilities in […] Read more

SolFocus Opens New, Expanded Solar Glass Reflector Factory

SolFocus, a developer of concentrator photovoltaic systems, hasofficially completed its expanded solar glass reflector manufacturingfactory in Mesa, Ariz. The new facility provides an increase inmanufacturing floor space of over 175%, along with a new line ofmanufacturing equipment. The company says it will now have thecapacity to produce 2 million concentrating reflectors annually forover 30 MW […] Read more