begins module production using RWE cells
Steel reported to supply Japanese homebuilder Misawa with 500 PV
systems. Kobe Steel will build a module factory in Japan.
Philippine deal gives WorldWater stock a needed boost
From a near all-time stock price low, WorldWater Corp. has
bounced back, following the conclusion of a deal to supply the
Philippines with solar pumps as part of a $52 million nationwide
irrigation development project.
Electric acquires house-builder Kubota
Japanese cell and module manufacturer Sanyo Electric acquires Kubota
and will offer their houses equipped with PV systems.
wins Philippine bid for large-scale PV/hydro plant
A contract on the Philippine island of Mindanao to build a 1 MW solar
component for the world’s first large-scale hybrid PV/hydro plant has
been awarded to Sumitomo Corp.
Spain awarded large Spanish-funded project in Philippines
BP Solar Spain has won a bid in the Philippines
to oversee what one spokesman is describing as the largest off-grid
project ever awarded.
highest PV budget ever
There are several reasons why the Japanese PV market
is the world's largest. One is the government's commitment to this
technology, just highlighted in December when it approved a record
budget for PV systems R&D and market introduction measures for PV
and other renewable energies for FY 2001.
NREL to call for bids on 10 kW
thin film project in India
The National Research Energy
Laboratory (NREL) will be calling for bids from PV manufacturers
interested in taking part in a 10 kW thin film system project at the
Solar Energy Centre of the Indian Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy
Sources (MNES) in New Delhi.
Sanyo plans to increase module
production to 120 MW
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.,
looking to increase its PV production eight-fold by 2005, will be
investing 5 to 15 billion yen ($48 to $96 million USD) a year through
Missing comma keeps four
percent sales tax on PV in Indian state
A missing comma seems to be the
culprit in an increase of PV prices in the southern Indian state of
Solar Finance Consortium to
train loan officers in Financing PV
The US-based Solar
Finance Consortium (SFC) has been awarded $1 million USD by the US
Agency for International Development (USAID).
Canadian firm gets deal for
The Canadian firm Automated Tooling
Systems (ATS) has agreed to provide two 5-kW solar systems for China, a
grid-connected system in Beijing and a stand-alone system in Qingham
Province in the western China, and should be finished by the August.
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