Habdank also impresses in the USA with its photovoltaic ground mounted system

Spurred on by the rapid growth on the German and Spanish PV markets, the worldwide demand for photovoltaic systems
grew by an average of 51 percent per year between 2000 and 2008.
As a result of varying legislative conditions in different European countries, the global market is in a state of permanent

Difficult Times Ahead for Solar Inverter Suppliers warns IMS Research As Supply Exceeds Demand

Wellinborough - According to a new report from IMS Research, inverter capacity will be ramped past 30 GW this year and inverter production may exceed actual demand by more than 2 GW in Q4'10 leading to large inventory build. This effect reverses the earlier inverter shortage seen in the first half of 2010 and is set to impact the industry as it heads for a major slowdown in demand in Q1.

UNI-SOLAR Brand Photovoltaics to be Utilized in a 9.7 Megawatt

Rochester Hills - United Solar, a leading global manufacturer of light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices (NASDAQ: ENER), announced today it will supply six megawatts of UNI-SOLAR brand photovoltaics for a 9.7 megawatt portfolio of solar projects developed by Winch Energy, in the region of Puglia, Italy.

Leading Photovoltaic Companies Welcome EU’s Review on the Exemption of PV from the RoHS Directive within three years

Sandvika - Leading Photovoltaic companies continue to support the inclusion of PV in the RoHS Directive in an effort to support the safe and sustainable growth of the industry.

The undersigned support the announcement by the European Commission to review the exemption for the PV industry from the Directive.

SunPower Expands North American Operations to Austin

San Jose - SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that the company has received a $2.5 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and a $900,000 grant from the City of Austin to expand operations with a major new corporate operations center in Austin, Tex.

REC receives EUR 39 million for terminating a long-term wafer contract

Sandvika - REC has agreed to terminate a long-term wafer sales contract and receives approximately EUR 39 million cash compensation. REC and the customer intend to enter into a new wafer sales contract for 2011.

11.5 MW solar park in Helbra completed

Berlin / Helbra - On 30th December 2010 the solar park in Saxony-Anhalt with a total power of 11.5 Megawatt has been connected to the net as scheduled. Therefore the park can profit from the higher German feed-in tariff of 28.43 cent per kWh. On an area of 28 hectares modules will supply electricity to over 3,300 households and save over 8,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.