National Semiconductor and Suntech Collaborate to Develop "Smart Panel" Technology

Fuerstenfeldbruck - National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, announced today that it is collaborating with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

Kabelwerke Villingen GmbH: A new factory for Kabelwerke Villingen exclusively for the production of photovoltaic cables

In order to fulfil the particular needs related to the market of solar energy, Kabelwerke Villingen has opened a new factory of 11 450 ft², allowing to increase by the triple its production of photovoltaic cables.

Innovative measuring system for the development of solar cells (LOANA) shortens innovation cycles

Konstanz - Sunways AG (FWB: SWW; ISIN DE0007332207) is the first industrial user of an innovative measuring system that is used in the development of high-efficiency silicon solar cells.

First Solar Loses Share in Q3 but will Recover in Slowing 2011 Market says IMS Research

Wellinborough - US thin film producer First Solar continued to lose ground in Q3'10 according to the latest analysis from IMS Research. Having been the largest producer of PV cells for 6 consecutive quarters, an increase of just 2% means that it will move to be the third largest in the third quarter.

EDF ENR Solare: A new player in Italy

According to the company, EDF ENR Solare aims at entering the Italian market and becoming a leader in PV systems from 1 kW up to 5 MW, with a particular focus on the residential, industrial and agricultural sector. Until 2013 the business plan provides to get a turnover of € 100 million and to employ more than 120 people.

aleo solar AG starts distribution in the UK following MCS certification

Oldenburg, Prenzlau, 25 November 2010. aleo solar today announced that it has received MCS certification for its poly- and monocrystalline solar modules. This ensures that operators of solar power plants with aleo modules will be able to benefit from UK feed-in subsidies.

Gehrlicher Solar AG and Ikhwezi Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd form a joint venture in South Africa

Based in East London, the newly launched company named Gehrlicher Ikhwezi (Pty) Ltd will focus on the establishment of photovoltaic systems in all of southern Africa.