Archive for August, 2009

China Sunergy Signs 10MW of Sales Contracts With Australian Photovoltaic Firm

NANJING, China, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN), a specialized solar cell manufacturer based in Nanjing, China, today announced that it has signed a series of sales contracts with NUE PTY Ltd (“NU Energy”), a photovoltaic firm based in Victoria, Australia.

China Sunergy expects to ship up to a total of 10MW of monocrystalline solar modules, which are manufactured under sub-contracted OEM arrangement, to NU Energy, with partial shipments having begun in June 2009 and the full delivery under these contracts scheduled to be completed by early 2010 with ongoing contracts anticipated.

“Australia represents another new market for China Sunergy, and our successful signing of multiple sales agreements with this new customer is a positive indication of our ability to deliver high-quality solar power products globally,” commented Dr. Ruennsheng Allen Wang, Director and CEO of China Sunergy. “Our dedicated sales efforts continue to generate results, both domestically and internationally, as we look to further diversify our sales channels.”

NU Energy Chief Executive Officer Simon Schauble said, “NU Energy is one of Australia’s largest solar companies, and these orders, totalling 10MW, show the strong confidence we have in our ongoing partnership with China Sunergy.”



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Solomon Technologies Energizes First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Solomon Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SOLM) announced today that its Technipower subsidiary has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. The pre-assembled, pre-wired system, which is a self contained unit comprising two solar arrays and all the equipment necessary to tie to the power grid, was easily and quickly erected and electrically connected. The Company has a patent pending on the system.

Dan Connors, President of Technipower said, “Our installation demonstrated how easily the system can be placed in service at a customer’s site. Instant Solar provides an appealing alternative to solar installers, electrical contractors, building services providers, architects, and energy consultants who are expanding their business into the solar market and want flexibility without complexity. Since our recent announcement and local press coverage, we’ve had a very positive response from a number of industry channels.”

Connors continued, “In being our own customer, this installation has provided us valuable insights in streamlining the sales and installation process to improve the overall value proposition to the end user. We expect to install additional solar units at our Danbury headquarters and at our Reynosa, Mexico facility and to ship the first commercial units during the fourth quarter of this year.”



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Solomon Technologies Energizes First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Solomon Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SOLM) announced today that its Technipower subsidiary has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. The pre-assembled, pre-wired system, which is a self contained unit comprising two solar arrays and all the equipment necessary to tie to the power grid, was easily and quickly erected and electrically connected. The Company has a patent pending on the system.

Dan Connors, President of Technipower said, “Our installation demonstrated how easily the system can be placed in service at a customer’s site. Instant Solar provides an appealing alternative to solar installers, electrical contractors, building services providers, architects, and energy consultants who are expanding their business into the solar market and want flexibility without complexity. Since our recent announcement and local press coverage, we’ve had a very positive response from a number of industry channels.”

Connors continued, “In being our own customer, this installation has provided us valuable insights in streamlining the sales and installation process to improve the overall value proposition to the end user. We expect to install additional solar units at our Danbury headquarters and at our Reynosa, Mexico facility and to ship the first commercial units during the fourth quarter of this year.”



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Solomon Technologies Energizes First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Solomon Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SOLM) announced today that its Technipower subsidiary has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. The pre-assembled, pre-wired system, which is a self contained unit comprising two solar arrays and all the equipment necessary to tie to the power grid, was easily and quickly erected and electrically connected. The Company has a patent pending on the system.

Dan Connors, President of Technipower said, “Our installation demonstrated how easily the system can be placed in service at a customer’s site. Instant Solar provides an appealing alternative to solar installers, electrical contractors, building services providers, architects, and energy consultants who are expanding their business into the solar market and want flexibility without complexity. Since our recent announcement and local press coverage, we’ve had a very positive response from a number of industry channels.”

Connors continued, “In being our own customer, this installation has provided us valuable insights in streamlining the sales and installation process to improve the overall value proposition to the end user. We expect to install additional solar units at our Danbury headquarters and at our Reynosa, Mexico facility and to ship the first commercial units during the fourth quarter of this year.”



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LDK Solar Partners with Suqian City on PV Projects

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Suqian City of Jiangsu Province for the development of PV power projects. According to the agreement, LDK Solar will develop PV power projects in buildings, plants and integration systems, totaling up to 300 MW by 2015. The terms, including financing, design and specific location of each of the projects, will require a feasibility study as well as final approval from relevant governmental departments prior to initiation.

“Suqian City has unique advantages in developing PV projects, with average annual sunshine of up to 3,000 hours as well as strong support from the government for growing the solar energy industry,” stated Xu Huiming, Vice Mayor of Suqian City. “Suqian City has become a leading area for the development of the solar PV industry and we hope that our partnership with LDK Solar will further increase our solar resources and promote the expansion of the local solar industry.”

“We are very excited to partner with Suqian City and to support the development of its local economy and Chinese solar industry,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We are encouraged by the continued support from our government for PV projects and pleased with the enthusiasm for this partnership demonstrated by Suqian City.”

The PV application market has been rapidly developing in China this year and the Chinese government is supporting the establishment of the domestic PV market through the use of governmental financial subsidies.



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LDK Solar Partners with Suqian City on PV Projects

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Suqian City of Jiangsu Province for the development of PV power projects. According to the agreement, LDK Solar will develop PV power projects in buildings, plants and integration systems, totaling up to 300 MW by 2015. The terms, including financing, design and specific location of each of the projects, will require a feasibility study as well as final approval from relevant governmental departments prior to initiation.

“Suqian City has unique advantages in developing PV projects, with average annual sunshine of up to 3,000 hours as well as strong support from the government for growing the solar energy industry,” stated Xu Huiming, Vice Mayor of Suqian City. “Suqian City has become a leading area for the development of the solar PV industry and we hope that our partnership with LDK Solar will further increase our solar resources and promote the expansion of the local solar industry.”

“We are very excited to partner with Suqian City and to support the development of its local economy and Chinese solar industry,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We are encouraged by the continued support from our government for PV projects and pleased with the enthusiasm for this partnership demonstrated by Suqian City.”

The PV application market has been rapidly developing in China this year and the Chinese government is supporting the establishment of the domestic PV market through the use of governmental financial subsidies.



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LDK Solar Partners with Suqian City on PV Projects

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Suqian City of Jiangsu Province for the development of PV power projects. According to the agreement, LDK Solar will develop PV power projects in buildings, plants and integration systems, totaling up to 300 MW by 2015. The terms, including financing, design and specific location of each of the projects, will require a feasibility study as well as final approval from relevant governmental departments prior to initiation.

“Suqian City has unique advantages in developing PV projects, with average annual sunshine of up to 3,000 hours as well as strong support from the government for growing the solar energy industry,” stated Xu Huiming, Vice Mayor of Suqian City. “Suqian City has become a leading area for the development of the solar PV industry and we hope that our partnership with LDK Solar will further increase our solar resources and promote the expansion of the local solar industry.”

“We are very excited to partner with Suqian City and to support the development of its local economy and Chinese solar industry,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We are encouraged by the continued support from our government for PV projects and pleased with the enthusiasm for this partnership demonstrated by Suqian City.”

The PV application market has been rapidly developing in China this year and the Chinese government is supporting the establishment of the domestic PV market through the use of governmental financial subsidies.



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LDK Solar Partners with Suqian City on PV Projects

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Suqian City of Jiangsu Province for the development of PV power projects. According to the agreement, LDK Solar will develop PV power projects in buildings, plants and integration systems, totaling up to 300 MW by 2015. The terms, including financing, design and specific location of each of the projects, will require a feasibility study as well as final approval from relevant governmental departments prior to initiation.

“Suqian City has unique advantages in developing PV projects, with average annual sunshine of up to 3,000 hours as well as strong support from the government for growing the solar energy industry,” stated Xu Huiming, Vice Mayor of Suqian City. “Suqian City has become a leading area for the development of the solar PV industry and we hope that our partnership with LDK Solar will further increase our solar resources and promote the expansion of the local solar industry.”

“We are very excited to partner with Suqian City and to support the development of its local economy and Chinese solar industry,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We are encouraged by the continued support from our government for PV projects and pleased with the enthusiasm for this partnership demonstrated by Suqian City.”

The PV application market has been rapidly developing in China this year and the Chinese government is supporting the establishment of the domestic PV market through the use of governmental financial subsidies.



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Evergreen Solar and Jiawei Solar Hold Ceremonial Groundbreaking at Wuhan, China Manufacturing Plant

MARLBORO, Mass. and WUHAN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a ceremony today in Wuhan, China, Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NasdaqGM: ESLR), a manufacturer of String Ribbon™ solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost silicon wafer technology, and its contract manufacturing partner, Jiawei Solarchina Co., celebrated the groundbreaking for their new 100 megawatt manufacturing plants.

Evergreen Solar Chairman, President and CEO Richard M. Feldt was joined by Mr. Qing-Quan Lo, Hubei Province party leader; Mr. Hong-Zhong Li, Governor of Hubei Province; Mr. Song Yang, Wuhan City party leader; Mr. Chen-Fa Ruan, Wuhan City Mayor and other high ranking government officials as well as Professor Ding Kongxian, chairman of Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd., and senior management from Jiawei and the Hubei Science & Technology Investment Co for the ceremony celebrating the start of the plant’s construction, which actually began in July of 2009. Construction is on schedule to be completed by spring 2010.

These manufacturing plants are part of an agreement between Evergreen Solar and Jiawei through which Evergreen Solar will manufacture String Ribbon wafers using its state-of-the-art Quad furnaces at this leased facility being built on Jiawei’s campus. Jiawei will convert the String Ribbon wafers into Evergreen Solar-branded panels on a contract manufacturing basis.

“Today represents an important step in the growth of Evergreen Solar,” said Feldt. “When you combine Evergreen Solar’s unique wafer technology and Jiawei’s high quality, cost efficient cell and panel conversion processes, we believe we have a winning formula that will produce the best performing and lowest cost multi-crystalline solar panels in the world. We’re extremely pleased that construction proceeds according to schedule and look forward to beginning production of our String Ribbon solar panels in the spring of 2010.”



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Ascent Solar to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that Dr. Mohan Misra, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer will present to the investment community at the following investor conferences during the month of September 2009.

  • September 9, 2009 Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY.
  • September 10, 2009 Cowen and Company’s 3rd Annual Clean Energy Conference, at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, New York, NY.
  • September 11, 2009 Seventh Annual Ardour Capital/Baker & McKenzie Energy Technology Conference, New York, NY.

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.AscentSolar.com.



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Ascent Solar to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that Dr. Mohan Misra, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer will present to the investment community at the following investor conferences during the month of September 2009.

  • September 9, 2009 Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY.
  • September 10, 2009 Cowen and Company’s 3rd Annual Clean Energy Conference, at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, New York, NY.
  • September 11, 2009 Seventh Annual Ardour Capital/Baker & McKenzie Energy Technology Conference, New York, NY.

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.AscentSolar.com.



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Ascent Solar to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that Dr. Mohan Misra, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer will present to the investment community at the following investor conferences during the month of September 2009.

  • September 9, 2009 Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY.
  • September 10, 2009 Cowen and Company’s 3rd Annual Clean Energy Conference, at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, New York, NY.
  • September 11, 2009 Seventh Annual Ardour Capital/Baker & McKenzie Energy Technology Conference, New York, NY.

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.AscentSolar.com.



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Ascent Solar to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that Dr. Mohan Misra, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer will present to the investment community at the following investor conferences during the month of September 2009.

  • September 9, 2009 Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY.
  • September 10, 2009 Cowen and Company’s 3rd Annual Clean Energy Conference, at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, New York, NY.
  • September 11, 2009 Seventh Annual Ardour Capital/Baker & McKenzie Energy Technology Conference, New York, NY.

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.AscentSolar.com.



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ICP Solar to Introduce iSun® Mobile Products

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ICPR.OB, FRANKFURT: K1U.F), a developer and marketer of innovative, proprietary solar panels and products, today announced that the Company plans to introduce its long-anticipated line of iSun®-branded portable solar chargers before the end of September. The chargers, targeted to road warriors and urban explorers who are always “on the go,” will easily interface with most cell phones and PDAs and are designed to be scalable, modular, pocketable, and attractive. They will be sold through distributors worldwide and over the Company’s website.

“We are excited to finally bring to market these fresh, cutting-edge solar chargers designed specifically for today’s huge portable communication market,” said Sass Peress, Chairman and CEO. “Our iSun® products – offered in sleek, user-friendly applications that are as attractive as they are practical – represent the next generation of innovation at ICP Solar and are designed for the billions of cell phones and PDAs already operating worldwide. For power-hungry smart phones, mobile music players, and GPS devices, the iSun® will offer a practical, easy-to-use answer for getting energy quickly and efficiently. ICP Solar, in broadening its portfolio beyond its existing sunsei®, Coleman®, and Energizer® brands, expects to see accelerating revenue growth and improved bottom line results as it provides dependable solar solutions for all kinds of lifestyles.”



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