Centrosolar withdraws from joint venture in Portugal

Subsequently, Itarion Solar Lda declared itself insolvent. Originally, Centrosolar and Qimonda AG had founded the joint venture. After the insolvency of Qimonda AG on 23rd January 2009, a consortium of Portuguese industrial companies, banks and funds was initially established to take over Qimonda's share.

Danfoss expands inverter production

The expansion of inverter production will take place Graasten and will be finished by the end of the first quarter of 2010. Graasten is located close to the German border and 15 km from the current site in Sønderborg (South Denmark region). The development, sales and marketing divisions, as well as the administration, will also move to Graasten.

Trina Solar signs sales agreement for 73 MW

"We are excited to announce this new sales agreement with Kerself Group to further strengthen Trina Solar's presence in Italy and throughout Europe," states Arturo Herrero, Vice President of Special Key Accounts of Trina Solar.

Concentrix solar to be acquired by Soitec

<b>Flatcon Module </b> <FONT SIZE=1>Photo: Concentrix </font><br>

Concentrix Solar is one of the leading providers of concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) systems. Soitec sees a growing demand for CPV systems in the near future and believes that its experience in microelectronic substrate engineering will help further development of the Concentrix technology.

20 MW power plant in China completed

According to GCL, this is currently the largest PV power station in China. The power plant was built in nearly three months for a total investment volume of RMB 420 million (€ 42.5 million). It is located in Xuzhou City in the Jiangsu Province.

First polysilicon production plant in Qatar planned

Qatar Solar Technologies will invest a total amount of more than US$ 500 million in the construction of the polysilicon factory. In the first expansion phase, an annual capacity of 3,600 t will be reached. The start of production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012.

Up to 50 % grants for solar installations in India

In some states, such as Gujarat and West Bengal, a 20 % grant for roof installations is already paid. Thus a total subsidy of up to 50 % could soon be possible.