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Tata Group invests in Swiss start-up producing PV solar modules

INDIA: The Tata Group has invested in Flisom (Flexible and lightweightsolar modules), a Switzerland-based company, to mark its interest inthe solar photovoltaic industry and focus on developing the nextgeneration of clean energy as a future growth area. Further, aprivate Swiss investor with business interest in start-up companies whoprovided initial support and investment to scale-up the […] Read more


PV Group announces new SEMI Standards Committees in Japan and Taiwan

The PV Group announced an important milestone in the scope and coverageof PV global standards efforts through the formation of PhotovoltaicStandards Committees in Japan and Taiwan. The initial focus ofwork in the Japan Committee will be to standardize the dimensions ofthin-film substrates, while Taiwan recently started developingstandards for crystalline-silicon cell appearance as well as avibration […] Read more


France’s Casino Group To Use Sunpower (SPWRA) Solar Panels In 14MW Deal

French retailer Casino group will use Sunpower (SPWRA) solar panelsto kick start a renewable energy push across its supermarket stores inFrance and the islands of Mayotte and La Reunion.  The retailer willinstall a total of 14MW of solar panels on rooftops and parkingstructures beginning later this year using Sunpower’s high efficiency315 watt and 305 watt […] Read more


juwi Group Opens New Office At HQ

The juwi Group, a renewable energy project development company, has opened a new office at its headquarters in Worrstadt, Germany. Constructionon the new complex was completed in five months. The company says thenew office provides space to create an additional 100 jobs. "In 2009alone, we will increase our staff by about 250 people worldwide," saysFred […] Read more


ET Solar Group Providing Modules For 1 MW Ground-Mounted Plant In India

ET Solar Group Corp., a Nanjing, China-based system integrator and manufacturer of photovoltaic products, has signed a 1 MW module supply transaction with a large system integrator for an Indian project. Moduleshipment was completed in July, and more sizeable volumes are beingplanned for. According to Indian government’s 11th five-year plan, thenation is targeting 20% electricity […] Read more


REC Solar Teams With 1BOG

REC Solar, a provider of residential and commercial solar electricsystems, and One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), a residential solarcommunity purchasing group, plan to offer a group-buying program that allows consumers to pool purchases and receive lower rates for solar installations in Denver. TheDenver-area program includes Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Lafayette,Longmont, Louisville and Littleton, as well […] Read more


FPL Group (FPL) Reports Mixed Results; Strength In Clean Energy Division

FPL Group (FPL) which is the largest producer of solar and windpower in the US reported solid earnings this morning, driven bystrength in its NextEra Energy Resources business (profits up 30%). “Our earnings for the quarter were solid overall, with loweryear-over-year earnings at Florida Power & Light Company more thanoffset by the performance of NextEra […] Read more


Financial Advisory Firm Mercanti Group Beefs Up Cleantech Group

Boutique financial advisory firm Mercanti Group has hired ToddBomberg to lead the firm’s cleantech practice group in Mercanti’s LosAngeles office. Bomberg joins Mercanti from Moelis & Co. where he was a senior vice president in mergers and acquisitions. “Todd brings with him significant corporate finance and M&Aexperience and has wide-ranging expertise in the growing CleanTechindustry […] Read more


German group to take lead on Sahara solar power farming

A consortium of 20 German companies, including major energy and financial groups, is planning to invest €400bn in developing projects to supply solar powered electricity from North Africa to Europe.The companies including renewable giant RWE and energy major Siemens plus Deutsche bank and world’s biggest reinsurance group Munich Re will unveil the consortium in mid-July, […] Read more