Meyer Burger - Excellent first half year 2011

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today published that it has achieved strong results for the first half of 2011. The company recorded net sales of CHF 575 million in the six-month period ended 30 June 2011. It is therefore on track to meet the ambitious full year sales target of CHF 1,200 million.

Siemens to supply photovoltaic plants to Italy and France

Erlangen - Siemens Energy has received new orders for the turnkey construction of 15 photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 megawatts peak (MWp). In Italy, six solar power plants will be erected in the Marche, Lazio, Umbria and Puglia regions for multiple customers.

NREL Partners Take Technology to Market

Data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) show that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) leads all DOE national labs when it comes to working with businesses on research and development efforts to commercialize cutting-edge technologies.

Activ Solar completes phase-3 of the Ohotnikovo Solar Power Station - Ukraine

Vienna-based Activ Solar announces the completion of phase-3 of the Ohotnikovo Solar Power Station, Ukraine. Phase-3 has a total capacity of 20 megawatts (MW) and is expected to produce more than 25,000 MW/h of clean electricity per year. The installation consists of about 90,000 crystalline solar modules, ground-based on an area of 40 hectares.

Optimized wafer sorting using belt conveyors

Derendingen - The belt conveyors by the Swiss manufacturer Montech help optimize wafer and cell sorting operations.

PROINSO goes beyond 1 GW in the supply of modules and inverters around the world

PROINSO, a company specialising in the supply of modules, inverters, trackers and fixed structures of roof and ground mounted photovoltaic installations, has hit the record high of 1,000 MW supplying modules and inverters for PV solar installations around the world. This was accomplished after supplying 1.41 MW in Trina modules and inverters for a Wintersun roof installation in Madrid, Spain.

BYD Opens North American Headquarters in City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles - BYD, China's premier global, high-tech green company focused on developing electric vehicle technologies and efficient alternative energy sources, launched its North American operations today with the opening of new headquarters in Los Angeles.