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Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11, 2011-Targray Technology International announces further expansion of its Solar Silicon Division following another year of significant growth in the Company's global silicon sales activities. The expansion includes a push into new markets, including Japan, as well as the addition of several key positions to Targray's Solar Silicon team. Based in Fukuoka, Japan, Soichiro Yonetsu has joined Targray as Regional Manager to facilitate expansion plans and provide local support and representation in that region. Other appointments include Steve Ghaleb as Global Sales Manager, and Jessica Lifshitz as Junior Product Manager. Both these positions are based at Targray's corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. Targray is a leading supplier of raw materials and cutting-edge products-including polysilicon chunk, chip or powder, ingot, wafers, solar cells; and scrap silicon for remelt-to wafer, cell and module manufacturers in the PV industry. "Extending our market presence and building up our internal Silicon team is vital to ensuring our continued support of an expanding global customer base and increasing demand for Silicon materials," said Howard Alter, Director Silicon Division at Targray. "We're therefore delighted by the addition of Yonetsu-san in Japan, a market where it's imperative

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Meyer Burger acquires 11.3% of shares in Roth & Rau from previous key shareholders and announces a voluntary public takeover offer in cash for all remaining shares held by public shareholders - Purchase of 11.3% participation from key shareholders through share purchase and share exchange contracts- Announcement of a voluntary public takeover offer at a price of EUR 22 per share in cash, corresponding to a premium of 41.5% compared with the volume weighted average trading price of the last three months- Expansion of the technology portfolio along the value chain in photovoltaics - closing the gap between wafering and solar modules- Roth & Rau becomes core centre of the new technology and competence in „Cells"- Dr Dietmar Roth proposed for election to the Board of Directors of Meyer BurgerMeyer Burger Technology Ltd [Ticker: MBTN] (and through subsidiaries, respectively) has acquired a total participation of 7.4% of the share capital of Roth & Rau AG [Ticker: R8R] through share purchase and share exchange contracts immediately and 3.9% under the condition precedent of clearance by antitrust authorities from the founders and key shareholders Dr Dietmar Roth (Chief Executive Officer), Prof Dr Silvia Roth and from Dr Bernd Rau on 10 April

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Shanghai Electric had signed an agreement with KSK Energy of India to export 125 units of 2MW wind turbines to India, an executive of the Shanghai-based company, who declined to be named, said Sunday.This indicates that Shanghai Electric is marching into the world wind power market on a large scale, the executive said.So far, Shanghai Electric, one of China's largest equipment manufacturers, had exported five MW-level wind turbines, with three to Britain and two to Thailand.Shanghai Electric's priority is to produce thermal and nuclear power generating units, such as 1,000MW-level ultra super-critical thermal power units and 1,000MW-level nuclear power units, the executive said.To tap the emerging new energy business, Shanghai Electric set up a wind power equipment manufacturing branch in 2006. It is able to produce 1.25MW wind turbines with Germany's Dewind technology, 2MW wind turbines with Germany's Aerodyn technology, and independently designed 3.6MW offshore wind turbines.India is expected to become a major destination of the company's export strategy, absorbing one half of its exports, including thermal power units and wind turbines.(Source: Quotemedia) 

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Evance Wind Turbines, a world-leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, today launched its North American programme as it strengthens its international network. Initial partnerships with Aeris Alternative Energy, CB Wind Systems, Talco Electronics and WeKnow Technologies, mean Evance Wind's turbines will be readily available to the world's second biggest small wind market.In December 2010 the U.S. House approved a one-year extension of the 1603 investment tax credit, in order to further develop renewable energy sources. This will be a significant incentive for those wanting to invest in small wind turbines. Furthermore, many states provide additional funding and grant opportunities.According to a recent AWEA report (American Wind Energy Association), an estimated 100,000 systems have been installed since 1980. With the re-newed government incentive and an estimated 13 million homes suitable for small wind, the number of installations is expected to rise in 2011.As the second biggest market for small wind, North America represents a huge opportunity for us" says Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines. "Due to our North American programme we have been able to secure relationships with leading resellers across the country including Texas, the state which produces the most wind power and Iowa, where already 20% of

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Exhibition and Conference to take place from December 7-9 in Beijing's China National Convention Center (CNCC)Following its international events in Europe, North America and India, 2011 will see the Intersolar's worldwide exhibition network completed with the inauguration of Intersolar China. The organizers of Intersolar have partnered with MMI (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. to organize Intersolar China, taking place in 2011 from December 7-9 at its annual venue at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing.Intersolar China is the new flagship event for solar professionals looking to do business in the lucrative Chinese solar markets. It has been designed from the ground up to offer new business contacts and networking opportunities for the international solar industry. During its three days, the event expects more than 250 exhibitors and 7,500 visitors with an exhibition space spanning nearly 16,500 square meters. More than 500 attendees are expected to take part in the accompanying conference program.Intersolar China brings together all solar energy technologies and the entire supply chain, including equipment and material suppliers, cell and module manufacturers, balance of systems (BOS) suppliers, distributors, project developers, academia/research, as well as government. Intersolar China will feature both domestic and international companies committed to contribute to the

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Wind power provides a cost-competitive, clean and scalable solution in response to growing concerns about the world's energy supplyWind power must play a key role in fuelling India's growing economy, by delivering substantial amounts of clean and indigenous electricity. According to the ‘Indian Wind Energy Outlook 2011' published today by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC, 65.2 GW of wind power could be installed in Indian by 2020, up from 13.1 GW at the end of 2010. By 2030, the installed capacity could reach as much as 160.7 GW.The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, political upheaval threatening oil and gas supplies from the Middle East and most recently the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, have intensified the debate about the world's energy supply, and are precipitating a paradigm shift in the thinking of many national governments and international organisations."A return to old-fashioned power generation cannot be the answer, not only for environmental, but also for economic reasons. Betting on the obsolete polluting technologies of the past is not a viable solution, and only renewable energy can fill the gap that will be left by nuclear power in a sustainable fashion," said Steve Sawyer, GWEC's Secretary General.Scaling up wind power would not only

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aleo solar AG will be attending the 2011 Ecotec trade fair in Athens, Greece, from Thursday 7th April to Sunday 10rd April. The company's current product portfolio will be presented by experts from the aleo's Greek branch office. Ecotec is one of the most important trade fair for renewable energies in Greece.The German premium module manufacturer has recently delivered more than 9,000 of its aleo S_18 modules for a two-megawatt open-field solar power plant in Theben, northwest of Athens. The plant is expected to produce 2,800,000 kilowatt hours annually - equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 830 Greek three-person households. This will prevent 2,500 tonnes of harmful CO2 from being emitted each year. The solar farm was constructed by one of Greece's leading solar energy companies: RSEnergy Hellas Solartechnik Ltd., based in Volos, installed photovoltaic plants with a total output of five megawatts in 2010.The collaboration of aleo solar AG and RSEnergy Hellas Solartechnik Ltd. will continue in 2011; a master agreement for the delivery of five megawatts has already been signed. The premium modules will be used for solar roofs on private homes and commercial buildings as well as for open-field installations. "We are excited to have signed

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Bentek Solar, a leader in the design and manufacture of optimized Configure-To-Order (CTO) commercial and utility scale solar products, introduces several new solar products.Based on the aggressive growth and overall market acceptance for its solar products, Bentek Solar has introduced several new solar products for shipment this quarter. The new extended family of solar products accommodates both 600VDC and the growing 1000VDC marketplace.Bentek Solar's new solar products include:• Bi-polar combiners and re-combiners for bi-polar inverters• Circuit breaker commercial and utility scale re-combiners• Multiple Disconnect Safety Systems (MDSS and CBSS) Bentek Solar's new solar products and cut sheets can be viewed on the recently extended Web site at www.BentekSolar.com. 

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aleo solar AG today announced it will present the new, all-black aleo S_79 solar module at this year's Intersolar in Munich - the industry's leading trade fair. The premium module combines a particularly striking appearance with elegant design and high output: by utilising black monocrystalline cells, black frames and black backing sheets, aleo solar has developed a module that integrates harmoniously into any roof surface."aleo solar is using monocrystalline black high-performance cells for the new S_79 and S_79 Solrif module types, which means that the modules will have a rated output of up to 245 watts and an efficiency rating of up to 15.0 percent. Mechanical stability for the solar modules is provided by a 50 mm-wide black anodised frame, constructed from a corrosion-resistant aluminium alloy. As with all aleo solar modules, the frames are precision snap-fitted and not screwed. This makes the module more stable and ensures visual matching down to the last detail," explains Dr. Jens Sabotke, Chief Technical and Development Officer of aleo solar AG.The new module types will be available not only in Europe but also in Asia and Australia, and the S_79 modules will also be distributed in North America. The modules are certified to

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China added 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity, thereby reaching a total installed capacity of 44.7 GW. This figure, which was published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), is substantially higher than the initial estimate released earlier this year.These new numbers for China also result in revised figures for global wind power growth in 2010, with the new capacity added over the year amounting to 38.3 GW (close to the 2009 market), taking the total to 197 GW, which represents a 24% growth."China has become the single largest driver for global wind power development. In 2010, every second wind turbine that was added anywhere in the world was installed in China." said Steve Sawyer, GWEC's Secretary General."The installed capacity of 44.7 GW includes turbines which have been grid connected and are delivering electricity, even if they have not yet completed the commissioning and acceptance procedure, which can take several months. This explains the much reported ‘gap' between installation and grid connection which is often reported from China. In other markets, it is common practice to include all turbines as soon as they are

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