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Solar Power Inks Deal with PV Cell Maker

Photonics.com
Jan 2009
Solar Power Inc. (SPI) of Roseville, Calif., has signed a one-year supply agreement with JA Solar Holding Co. Ltd. of Hebei, China. The contract provides SPI with an immediate shipment of cells to meet its anticipated production requirements for solar modules during 2009. The Chinese company has committed to supplying up to 60 MW of its 6-in. polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) cells, which SPI will use to meet the market demand for its products in Europe, Asia and the US.


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cell
1. A single unit in a device for changing radiant energy to electrical energy or for controlling current flow in a circuit. 2. A single unit in a device whose resistance varies with radiant energy. 3. A single unit of a battery, primary or secondary, for converting chemical energy into electrical energy. 4. A simple unit of storage in a computer. 5. A limited region of space. 6. Part of a lens barrel holding one or more lenses.
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