Features

Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


History repeating: Solar energy 'unstoppable'

John Perlin

John Perlin explores the history of solar energy in his latest book, "Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy." pv magazine caught up with the author for an interview in the August issue. Here's an excerpt.


IRENA conference highlights PV solutions for island tourism

IRENA conference attendees

Hot topics at the event included the pressing need for adequate energy storage on islands as well as the compelling case for photovoltaics.


Cyprus welcomes 'new era' of international cooperation on renewable energy between island countries

Nicos Anastasiades, president of Cyprus

Speaking at the recent IRENA conference, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said the accelerated deployment of renewable energy sources could play a pivotal role in overcoming the country's current economic troubles.


Understanding how electrons travel in crystal

Imec researcher David Cheyns holds a tube of fullerene

In their Nature paper, researchers from Imec and a number of U.S. universities discuss the importance of having crystals larger than 4 nm in the fullerene material of organic solar cells as a way to obtain cells with a maximal...


German equipment manufacturers expect sales increase of more than 25%

Stringer system, Teamtechnik

Germany's PV equipment and plant manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and expecting a 25 percent increase in revenue this year despite lacking a plan to ensure their competitiveness in the medium term.


First Solar radiates confidence as stock price rises 20%

First Solar module.

Monthly stock report shows impressive uptick for the Arizona company, while SunPower continues to create a buzz.


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