Some optimistic news for the past week in the solar energy space...
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WORLD SOLAR ENERGY NEWS
APRIL 9, 2007
TOP 3 NEWS STORIES
First Solar German Project <http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsEUPR327.htm>
SOLAR Rights Act in US <http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNAGO325.htm>
<http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNATE42.htm> juwi Project "Rote Jahne" <http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsEUPR340.htm>
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* Switzerland: PowerLight to Build 4.8 Megawatt Solar Electric Power Plant in Spain
* United States: B-K Lighting Now Powered by the Sun
* United States: Largest Petroleum Distributor in Stockton Goes Solar
* United States: Pine Point School Unveils 72.6-kilowatt Solar Electric System
* Canada: Carmanah Signs Supply Agreement for Solar Bus Shelter Lighting With TriMet, Oregon
* United States: Delaware Governor Cuts Ribbon on Solar Project for Poultry Industry
* Australia: Stalled $75 Million Federal Solar Scheme Raises Ire
* Germany: Sunfilm AG to Start Thin Film Manufacturing
* United States: Spire and KUKA to Provide Large-Scale Robotic Photovoltaic Manufacturing Lines
* Germany: Manz Automation and Synova Partner on Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
* United States: Evergreen Solar Extends Module Supply Contract with SunEdison
* China: JA Solar and Canadian Solar Sign Solar Cell Supply Agreement
Geneva, Switzerland: PowerLight to Build 4.8 Megawatt Solar Electric Power Plant in Spain
PowerLight's Swiss subsidiary, PowerLight Systems S.A., has entered into an agreement with Agrupacion Solar Llerena-Badajoz 1, A.I.E. and Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica, S.L., to design and build a solar electric power plant in Llerena, Spain.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUPR341.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUPR341.htm>
Madera, CA, USA: B-K Lighting Now Powered by the Sun
B-K Lighting has unveiled their new 116 kilowatt (kW) solar electric system designed and installed by REC Solar, an installer of residential and small commercial solar electric systems.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR770.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR770.htm>
Stockton, CA, USA: Largest Petroleum Distributor in Stockton Goes Solar
Pacific Power Management has completed the design and installation of a 132 kilowatt solar electric system for the Van De Pol Petroleum headquarters in Stockton.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR768.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR768.htm>
Rocky Hill, CT, USA: Pine Point School Unveils 72.6-kilowatt Solar Electric System
The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), a ratepayer fund administered by Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CI), this week participated in a dedication event at Pine Point School of Stonington, Connecticut, to celebrate the installation of a 72.6 kilowatt STC solar photovoltaic system.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR767.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR767.htm>
Victorica, BC, Canada: Carmanah Signs Supply Agreement for Solar Bus Shelter Lighting With TriMet, Oregon
Carmanah Technologies has entered a supply agreement with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) to provide more than 550 Carmanah i-SHELTER(tm) solar-powered LED bus shelter lighting systems.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR765.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR765.htm>
Laurel, DE, USA: Delaware Governor Cuts Ribbon on Solar Project for Poultry Industry
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held here yesterday, Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner joined a host of dignitaries to officially open a milestone solar electric study at a poultry growout house owned by Allen Family Foods, Inc. World Water & Power Corp., developer of proprietary high-power solar systems designed and engineered the $500,000 photovoltaic installation for Allen.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR771.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR771.htm>
Canberra, Australia: Stalled $75 Million Federal Solar Scheme Raises Ire
Multimilion dollar solar power projects across Australia - including in Melbourne and central Victoria - have been left in limbo for the past year by the Federal Government. In 2004 the Government announced it would spend $75 million on a trial Solar Cities program to help more households and businesses install solar energy systems and boost energy efficiency.
Web Site: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/stalled-75-million-federal-solar-scheme-raises-ire/2007/04/08/1175970943717.html <http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/stalled-75-million-federal-solar-scheme-raises-ire/2007/04/08/1175970943717.html>
Grossröhrsdorf, Germany: Sunfilm AG to Start Thin Film Manufacturing
Good Energies and Norsun have established Sunfilm AG to manufacture the world's first 5.7m2 tandem thin film photovoltaic modules on glass substrates on a production line supplied by Applied Materials, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA155.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA155.htm>
Bedford, MA, USA: Spire and KUKA to Provide Large-Scale Robotic Photovoltaic Manufacturing Lines
Manufacturing equipment provider, Spire Corporation has entered into a Teaming Agreement with KUKA Schweissanlagen GmbH, of Augsburg, Federal Republic of Germany, to combine its machine technology to address the growing demand for fully automated large-scale photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing lines.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA154.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA154.htm>
Reutlingen, Germany: Manz Automation and Synova Partner on Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
Manz Automation AG, a leading systems and components supplier, and Synova SA, the world pioneer of water jet-guided laser technology, today announced an exclusive technology licensing agreement.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA153.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsEUMA153.htm>
Marlboro, MA, USA: Evergreen Solar Extends Module Supply Contract with SunEdison
Evergreen Solar, a manufacturer of solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon(tm) wafer technology, today announced a major extension of its sales agreement with SunEdison.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNACO549.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNACO549.htm>
Jiangsu, China: JA Solar and Canadian Solar Sign Solar Cell Supply Agreement
JA Solar and Canadian Solar today announced a supply agreement valued at approximately US$50 million to US$60 million from April to December 2007.
Web Site: http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsASCO103.htm <http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsASCO103.htm>
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