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LDK Solar Lands Another Project

LDK Solar says it is building PV projects in the Chinese city that will total up to 300-megawatts of power by 2015.
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) -- Another day, another solar project.

Today, Chinese wafer manufacturer

LDK Solar


said it reached a deal to develop a slew of photovoltaic projects for Suqian City in China.

All told, the power projects will total some 300-megawatts of power by 2015, according to a very sparse press release announcing the deal.

No real terms were provided in the release, though the company said it is awaiting a feasibility study and regulatory approvals required for items like financing, design details and project locations.

On an already overcast day for Chinese stocks and the energy sector in general, LDK Solar shares were trading down 34 cents to $8.90 in the early afternoon.

Elsewhere around the energy sector today,

China Sunergy


said it would provide

10-megawatts worth of monocrystalline solar modules to Australia-based

NU Energy

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The parade of renewable energy-related announcements continued, with

Duke Energy

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adding its own plans to the news cycle for a

200-megawatt wind farm project in Wyoming.

China Sunergy's American depositary shares were down 28 cents, or 6.2%, to $4.30. Meanwhile, Duke Energy shares were losing 18 cents at $15.43.

Other solar majors were struggling in the afternoon too.

Suntech Power


, was slipping 95 cents, or 6.3%, at $14.10.

Yingli Energy



First Solar

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Canadian Solar

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were losing ground by 4.4%, 2.7% and 2.8% each.

-- Written by Sung Moss in New York

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