Christophe Keckeis, Head of security for PlanetSolar

Yverdon-les-Bains - Currently docked at Adnec Marina in Abu Dhabi to take part as a guest of honour at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar ship is actively preparing for the dangerous crossing of the Gulf of Aden under the responsibility of Christophe Keckeis, former chief of the Swiss armed forces.

DuPont and Suntech Sign Strategic Agreement

Schaffhausen - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, and DuPont (NYSE: DD), have signed a strategic agreement to help increase the supply of photovoltaic materials and technologies for the growing global market for solar energy.

SMA Expands Sunny Portal Accessibility with New Android Application

Rocklin / Toronto - Smartphone users with the Android operating system can now access critical performance data from any photovoltaic (PV) system on the SMA Sunny Portal, the world's largest Web-based PV monitoring solution.

centrotherm photovoltaics publishes preliminary results and announces extensive efficiency program and refocusing

Blaubeuren - centrotherm photovoltaics AG, Blaubeuren, continued to report growth in the 2011 financial year, which was a difficult year for the solar sector: revenue generated by the globally leading provider of technology and equipment to the photovoltaic sector grew by 11.9 % to EUR 698.5 million according to preliminary figures (previous year: EUR 624.2 million).

PV Cycle collects a thousand tons of old modules

Last year, 900 tons were collected on behalf of PV Cycle by collection services. A further 100 tons found their way to the Europe-wide network of PV Cycle collection points.

Italy sets deadline for agricultural-land PV

The Italian government wants to put two new caps on incentives for renewables in order to reduce total expenditures for renewable energy systems by € 3 billion annually from the current level of funding according to the previous scheme of subsidies. The Italian government plans to make asymmetric cuts to the subsidies.

Alex Solar awarded 1GW solar project by the city of Jinchang

On May 3rd, the Jinchang Municipal Government and Shanghai Alex Solar Energy Science and Technology Co., Ltd ("Alex Solar"), a vertically integrated solar product manufacturer and PV system solution provider, signed an agreement to develop 1GW of photovoltaic solar capacity in the Jinchang city development center over a 5-year plan extending to 2016.