First Solar to build second 1.2GW manufacturing plant in Ohio

First Solar announced  yesterday plans to build a new solar module manufacturing facility near its existing Perrysburg, Ohio flagship plant. The 1.2 gigawatt factory is expected to create 500 new jobs in northwestern Ohio, and will produce the company’s advanced technology Series 6 thin film photovoltaic (PV) module.

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Swiss manufacturer TVP Solar awarded Solar Keymark certification for best performing solar thermal collector

TVP Solar, a Swiss company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative high-vacuum mirrorless solar thermal collectors, announced on April 10 the one-year study of its solar thermal panels at a live client site in Kuwait’s first solar thermal-driven commercial air conditioning system. The results prove TVP’s best-in-class performance operating up to 200°C as recently certified by Din Certco Solar Keymark. The solar field in Kuwait produces a massive amount of thermal energy – 750 kWh/m²/year – with a peak efficiency of 57%, validating certification values.

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Solar Africa Shop B2B e-commerce platform launches new App

Solar Transit Africa, Ltd., a Franco-Mauritian importer and distributor of solar equipment announced that its business-to-business e-commerce sales platform for the Southern and East Africa region, Solar Africa Shop, has launched a new phone App for Android.

 

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Solecco Solar to showcase innovative solar roof tiles at UK’s Homebuilding & Renovating Show

British roof-integrated PV tiles supplier, Solecco Solar, announced it will be showcasing this week its innovative solar roof tile solution at the biggest homebuilding and renovating event in the UK.

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Enphase Energy announces introduction of seventh-generation IQ microinverters

Leading US microinverter manufacturer announced the introduction of its seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters, which are reported to produce 4% more power, and to be 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 family of microinverters.

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