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Rehm Thermal Systems presents an advanced new series of drying systems and firing systems for solar cell metallization at EU PVSEC in Valencia, September 6-9, 2010. These Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.

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SOLON SE has reached an agreement with the British project developer 35 Degrees Ltd, to build a 1.3 MWp solar power plant near Bissoe in Cornwall. Pending the necessary planning permits for the groundbreaking energy park, the power plant could be the first ground-mounted solar power plant ever built in the UK. The proposed agreement includes the planning, engineering, procurement and construction, for a turnkey delivery of the power plant to 35 Degrees Ltd. It is the intention of both parties to enter into a long-term collaboration in this growth market in the UK. 35 Degrees was founded as a project development company in February 2010 and is currently planning to install 100 MWp of solar energy over the next five years with in the UK, concentrating in the South West of England.SOLON's monocrystalline Black 280/11 modules will be used in this PV power plant, which is being built on the 3-hectare grounds of a former tin-ore processing plant. SOLON will undertake the PV build in conjunction with an experienced and locally-based installation company. Once construction is complete, the solar power plant in Bissoe will generate about 1.25 million kWh of emission-free solar power annually, which is enough to supply

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Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment, has once again passed its Lloyd's Quality Audit with flying colours. Tentec currently holds together with the environmental standard and the occupational health and safety management system OHSAS 18001."We were delighted to receive this latest endorsement of the hard work we carry out on quality matters." explains Jon Gibbs, Quality Manager at Tentec. " No issues were raised during the assessment, which is a credit to the team here."Tentec supplies its bolt tensioning equipment to a wide range of industries including wind energy, oil and gas and power generation.Further Details: Jon Gibbs. Tentec Ltd. Plymouth House. Guns Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9HS. Tel: + 44 (0) 121 524 1990 Fax: + 44 (0)121 524 1999E-mail: sales@tentec.net Web: www.tentec.net UK Press Contact: Eileen Holmes-Ievers. In Press Public Relations Ltd. St John's Chapel, High Street, Lambourn, Berkshire. RG17 8XL. Tel. +44 (0)1488 674200 E-mail:eileen@inpress.co.uk www.inpress.co.uk 

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WindPower Innovations, Inc., today announces Permanent Magnet Direct Drive wind turbine solutions as a key component in its overall mission to provide unique and efficient ways for the wind industry to economically transition into its eminent future."Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbines are the future of wind energy generation," says Ian Griffiths, Chief Technical Officer of WindPower Innovations. "We're applying advanced systems that are new to wind energy, and in ways that eclipse our competition.""It's a smart technology that can sense variable load demands and automatically adjust power output. By eliminating gearbox maintenance and most importantly, failure, all of our nearly 100 permanent magnet solutions provide increased up-time with 75% less upkeep and repair. The Permanent Magnet Generator and corresponding grid-tie inverter is able to produce a constant 60HZ AC power over a wider band of operation (from 20% to 125% of rated power) than traditional generators, which only have one or two power synchronization peaks (+/- 5%) that can produce the 60HZ AC required by the grid."Additionally, all of our Permanent Magnet Generators are certified for low noise, addressing one of the biggest environmental objections facing the wind industry today."Not only does this technology gain potential significant savings by avoided maintenance,

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Cogentrix Energy, an electric power generation project development company, announced that it has entered into a contract with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an Xcel Energy company, for a solar generating project to be located near Alamosa, in southern Colorado.In a release, Cogentrix Energy said the 30,000 kilowatt solar generating project will be the largest facility of its type in the world and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2012."Our focus has always been on developing quality power generation facilities that deliver reliable power to our customers," said Tom Bonner, President of Cogentrix Energy. "We're pleased that our Alamosa Solar Generating project continues in that tradition. We have enjoyed a long relationship with Xcel Energy with other electric generating projects on their system and are excited at the opportunity to now be in position to assist them in meeting their renewable portfolio requirements."The solar power generating facility will use concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems supplied by Amonix, Inc., a company focused on the design and manufacture of CPV systems. Amonix CPV technology uses optics and a dual-axis tracking system to focus large amounts of sunlight onto very high efficiency photovoltaic cells. As a result, CPV solar

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Oldcastle Precast, a leader in the precast concrete industry, and DEGERenergie, the leader in the manufacture of sensor-controlled solar tracking systems, teamed up to provide a unique system that utilized an octagonal precast foundation with a dual axis solar tracking system for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and Chandler, AZ.Oldcastle Precast approached DEGERenergie to offer a more efficient solution for their solar tower foundation system. Larry Miller, Structural Engineer for Oldcastle Precast NSME presented Oldcastle Precast's innovative, octagonal ballasted solar foundation for dual axis tracking systems. "The precast ballasted foundations are lighter by 10,000 lbs, use 50% less reinforcing and the entire system can be installed in two (2) days including the racking and panels, whereas cast in place has an additional 14-28 day cure time." stated Mr. Miller.DEGERenergie was very impressed with Oldcastle's foundation system and suggested that Oldcastle supply the foundations for a solar panel project they were doing for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and Chandler, AZ. Oldcastle Precast redesigned and engineered the octagonal ballasted solar foundation for the project and teamed up with BASF, the world's leading chemical company, to came up with a very unique way to

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The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it is working with the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) to present the "PV Production Forum 2010" for photovoltaic manufacturing technologies at the 25th EU PVSEC and 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-5) on September 7, 2010 in Valencia, Spain.The program for the PV Production Forum 2010, an educational workshop in PV production technology, will feature presentations on several topics including silicon and thin-film production, which will be led by IPVEA members and other industry experts. The PV Production Forum 2010 will provide an essential opportunity for networking across all segments of the PV production industry along with informing its participants about the changing dynamics, technologies and developments in the PV manufacturing supply chain. 

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Phoenix Solar AG closes second quarter 2010 with a record result.Upfront buying effects owing to cuts in feed-in tariffs result in highest quarterly sales and revenues since the founding of the company . Revenues rise by 145 percent to EUR 283.6 million; EBIT climbs to EUR 22.3 million .Share of international business in revenues more than ten times higher than in the previous year's quarterPhoenix Solar AG, a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is today releasing its Interim Report as per 30 June 2010.Strongest quarter in terms of sales and revenues since the founding of the company In the second quarter of the financial year, the volume of modules sold stood at just under 140 megawatt peak (MWp). This is an increase of 27 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009 which, up until now, was the quarter with the highest volume in the history of the company. In a year-on-year comparison, this growth came to just under 270 percent (Q2/2009: 38 MWp). As a result, the revenues of the Phoenix Solar Group totalled EUR 283.6 million, the equivalent of a 145.1 percent rise as against the previous year's quarter (Q2/2009: EUR 115.7 million). Total revenues

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DEK Solar is preparing to launch its highly anticipated Eclipse platform at this year's EU PVSEC exhibition, being held in Valencia from 6th - 10th September. On stand B14 in Hall L2/H4, the DEK Solar team will introduce visitors to the advanced metallization line's unprecedented flexibility. Senior Process Development Specialist, Tom Falcon, will also be presenting the company's latest breakthroughs in Print-on-Print (PoP) technology during the show.

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SOLON's Turnkey Velocity MWTM System and 5,808 Locally-Manufactured, High-Efficiency Solar Modules to be featured at SolarZone@UATechParkTucson based SOLON Corporation, one of the largest crystalline silicon solar module manufacturers in the U.S. and provider of turnkey solar power plants, today announced an agreement with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) that will bring a 1.6 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar power plant to Tucson. Powered by SOLON systems and modules, the plant will provide a faster, more cost effective way for TEP to integrate solar power into its renewable energy portfolio for Tucson residents.The University of Arizona will host the 1.6 MW single-axis tracking system at UATechPark's SolarZone, a 200 acre project that brings industry, research and solar demonstration components into a solar integration center. TEP will own and operate the solar production facility. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2010.SOLON will provide engineering, procurement and construction services. The project features SOLON's Velocity MW Solar System, which provides preconfigured, one-megawatt modular solar fields specifically designed to help utilities quickly scale to capacity. In total, SOLON will provide 11 of SOLON's Single Axis trackers, utilizing 5,808 275-watt high-efficiency solar modules manufactured in the U.S. at its Tucson facility."Tucson Electric Power is committed

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