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Thirteen Solar Stories that you can’t miss

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Bankrupt Organic solar cell producer Konarka acquired by German solar developer/installer Belectric

Dow Corning announces it solar materials division

South Africa to build out 421 MW of solar projects under Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP)

Lux Research advocates better equipment for solar cells makers trying to survive

Chinese billions at work – Trina Solar could set up a $200 million solar farm in Jordan

Indian government wastes money on putting up an expensive grid to an island instead of leveraging existing solar installion

India’s biggest capital equipment maker BHEL wants to invest $500mm in solar manufacturing ( Talk about dumb strategy)

Chinese vertically integrated solar panel producer Lightway expands solar projects in USA aka LDK ( why does a Chinese company have a name Lightway?)

US has a residential cost of $5.45/watt while Germany is at $2.24/watt  ( Guess why? )

Small solar product producers in India seeing 70-80% growth rates as blackouts increase and solar prices decrease

China to give free grid connections to solar power plants

After OCI, Wacker delays plan for polysilicon expansion ( sanity returning slowly to oversupplied solar market)

German solar developer Phoenix revises down 2012 revenues ,expects loss in 2011


Sneha Shah

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