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JGC Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant from Karumai Higashi Solar, LLC. This follows its receipt of the contract for the Karumai Nishi facility in April of this year.
ExxonMobil and Princeton University today announced the selection of five research projects associated with their partnership focused on energy technologies. The projects will center on solar and battery technologies, plasma physics, Arctic sea-ice modeling, and the impact of carbon dioxide absorption on the world’s oceans.
JGC Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant from Karumai Nishi Solar, LLC.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the launch of its modular AC Power Block™ solar power plant solution and its next generation First Solar Series 4™ thin film photovoltaic (PV) module. The company will showcase these and other solutions at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany from 4 to 6 June 2014.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), and JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement for the distribution of First Solar's high efficiency solar photovoltaic modules in Japan through April 2015.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance are counting on a highly promising form of power generation: organic photovoltaics (OPV). OPVs are flexible solar cells made of light-active plastics and can be manufactured by cost-effective processes suitable for large-scale production.
Air Liquide today inaugurated an R&D laboratory for the solar industry. The Group is the first player in this market segment to roll out a pilot manufacturing line for solar cells using crystalline silicon technology. Today, this technology accounts for 88% of total production worldwide.

US Wind-Power Firm Retools After Setback In China

Dow Jones Newswires - 10 February 2012
American Superconductor Corp. is maintaining a laser focus on expanding in China, despite its disastrous relationship with Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd., China's largest wind-turbine maker.
A senior DuPont Inc. executive said Wednesday that its fast-growing solar panel unit would hit a key revenue target a year ahead of schedule.