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Top 10 Rebounding Solar Stocks: EMKR, JKS, LDK, SOLR, BTUI, SOL

Below are the top 10 rebounding Solar stocks, UPDATED TODAY before 4:30 AM ET. These companies are interesting turnaround stories. Five Chinese companies JKS, LDK, SOL, TSL, JASO are on the list.

Partial sale of Roseville's Solar Power complete

Chinese firm LDK Solar Co. Ltd. has finalized its acquisition of a 70 percent interest in Rosevilles Solar Power Inc. for about $33 million, the companies announced Thursday. The purchase strengthens SPIs balance sheet and brings the company much-needed financing. With the purchase, SPI OTCBB: SOPW exited the manufacturing business and is now strictly a project developer. For buyer LDK Solar NYSE: LDK , the deal expands its efforts to sell solar modules in North America and build manufacturing p...

Solar Project Could Displace 140 Endangered Tortoises

According to a new estimate made public on Tuesday, as many as 140 endangered tortoises could be displaced in northeastern San Bernardino County to make way for a BrightSource Energy's $2 billion solar energy development. Initially, developers estimated the relocation of only 17 animals, reports the Press-Enterprise. "At least 43 tortoises have been moved from the project site to protect them from grading and construction work that began in October. The animals include 15 adults and 11 juvenile...

New solar device can be made of low-cost materials

Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT has resulted in the development of an artificial leaf that mimics photosynthesis, which converts sunlight and water into usable energy. The device represents a new type of solar cell, which uses inexpensive materials like nickel and cobalt as catalysts. The research, led by MIT Professor Daniel Nocera, Ph.D., was presented at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on March 27. The device is about 10 times more efficie...

WA bill would allow solar projects at food banks

Last updated March 31, 2011 12:06 p.m. PT WA bill would allow solar projects at food banks By ROBIN HINDERYTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington lawmakers are considering allowing community-funded solar energy systems to be installed at food banks in an effort to promote renewable energy and reduce operating costs. A bill moving through the state Senate would expand Washington's renewable energy cost incentive program to allow the nonprofits and a Seattle-area community college to ho...

Philadelphia Navy Yard to get solar storage

Philadelphia's revitalization project of its Navy Yard and surrounding waterfront property will also include solar storage, according to International Battery. The Allentown, Penn.-based battery manufacturer says its large format lithium ion energy storage system ESS will be used on a 2,700 square-foot building as part of the Philadelphia Energy Innovation Hub. "The Energy Innovation Hub will include a live demonstration of a microgrid with a 2,700 square foot net-zero energy home. Internationa...

Day4 Energy falls to loss in fourth-quarter, despite 57 per cent

BURNABY, B.C. - Solar panel maker Day4 Energy Inc. TSX: DFE says it fell to a loss in the fourth quarter of 2010 as an increase in operating expenses offset a 57 per cent gain in revenues. The company, based in Burnaby, B.C., reports its fourth-quarter loss was $1.3 million, or four cents per share, falling from a profit of $600,000, or two cents per share in the same period of 2009. Revenues increased 57 per cent to $57.7 million from $21.1 million for the year-earlier period. But a growth i...

More Clean Energy Jobs In Vaughan

Ontario's clean energy economy continues to grow, creating 50 new jobs in Vaughan. Sungrow Canada Inc. has established its North American headquarters in Vaughan - part of the company's $10 million investment in Ontario. The new facility will manufacture solar inverters, as well as do research and development, and provide technical support. Solar inverters convert the energy generated by solar panels into power that is usable by the electricity grid. Sungrow Canada is one of more than 30 compa...

Australian solar power technology which floats on water wins India

AUSTRALIAN solar power company Sunengy has partnered with Indian power utility Tata Power for a pilot plant of its floating-on-water solar technology. Sunengy specialises in Liquid Solar Array technology, which has at its core a standard photovoltaic concentrator utilising lightweight plastic concentrator lens which floats on water, mounted on anchored rafts. These concentrators track the sun daily and seasonally. The photovoltaic cells are housed in a container which sits in the water. The wate...

Solar company will lease space at GM campus in Spring Hill

A Knoxville-area company plans to lease space in a building on General Motors' Spring Hill campus for an operation that would assemble arrays of solar panels for installation at businesses and homes.Soltility of Friendsville, Tenn., said it plans to use a $500,000 grant from federal stimulus funds administered by the state to help get the operation up and running.By early next year, the company said, it expects the Spring Hill site to be in full operation with up to 10 employees, and plans to be...