First Solar CEO Rob Gillette goes

According to a press release of 25th October, Rob Gillette is no longer the CEO of First Solar. Mike Ahearne, company founder and Chairman of the board of directors, will act as the interim CEO. The board of directors has set up a committee to search for a successor.

ECOTEMIS and SOLTECH announce partnership agreement

Paris - SOLTECH, a subsidiary of GDF Suez Group, the oldest producer of building integrated photovoltaic solutions in Belgium, now specialised in R&D and PV glass, and Ecotemis, a leading French editor of Haute Couture solar solutions for architectural integration, urban furniture and outdoor design, have just signed a partnership agreement.

Schott develops its Quasimono method

<b>A monocrystalline wafer from the crucible. Its characteristic features include its truly square shape, without any rounded corners. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Schott Solar</i><br>

The process makes it possible to produce almost purely monocrystalline wafers, but it is based on the cheaper production procedure for multicrystalline wafers. Monocrystalline solar cells usually reach higher levels of efficiency, but their production is more expensive.

Video chronicles hospital projects in Haiti, debuting Solar2World donation program to aid Latin America

Hillsboro - A new documentary video fleshes out the impact of SolarWorlds donation of 100 kilowatts of its high-performance solar panels to power several rural community hospitals in Haiti in systems installed this year. The video, as well as stunning photography, are key features of pages that the company has added to its website.

CPS Energy attracts global manufacturers with solar project

San Antonio, TX - In a unique, first-of-its kind generation-to-manufacturing proposal, CPS Energy is entering into negotiations for a power purchase agreement from one of the nation's largest solar projects. The project will mean new corporate headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations for global companies in San Antonio.

Customers Flight to Quality Strengthening Suntechs Market Position and results in One Gigawatt Shipment of Solar to Europe in 2011

Schaffhausen, Switzerland - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, sees a clear movement of solar customers towards quality products and reliable brands. Suntech profits from this momentum and today announced that the company has shipped more than one gigawatt of photovoltaic panels to European customers in 2011.

MPrime expands its international presence by opening a subsidiary in Germany

Oliveira de Frades - MPrime, Martifer Solar's photovoltaic distribution branch is pleased to announce the opening of its German subsidiary.

MPrime new offices, located in Munich, will be the best base for the consolidation of the company as one of the leading photovoltaic suppliers in Strategic World markets in the PV sector.