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J.v.G. Thoma establishes 30 MW PV module fab in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia

The Bavarian company has teamed up with a local partner to set up a PV module fab in the North African country.


Hanwha SolarOne cuts first-quarter net loss, increases revenue

Hanwha SolarOne PV module production

The Chinese manufacturer says synergies with Germany-based affiliate Hanwha Q CELLS remains strong as the companies exchange technology, share manufacturing expertise and integrate supply chains.


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...


ASD unveils new hybrid battery

ASD hybrid storage system

Combining the strengths of existing technologies, the storage system offers the advantages of stand-alone and grid-tie use.


Russia's Sakha region set to benefit from summer's high solar irradiation

Kolyma Highway, Sakha, Russia

Despite frigid winter temperatures of around 60 degrees below zero, Sakha boasts impressive solar irradiation during the warm seasons -- approximately 810 kW per square meter a year.


UK proposes incentive cuts to large-scale solar

Community-owned Westmill Solar Park, England.

Consultation published on Tuesday by the government suggests removing the renewables obligation certificate (ROC) for plants over 5 MW by April 1, 2015.


Midsummer reaches new efficiency record for CIGS solar cells

Midsummer flexible lightweight solar panel

The Swedish solar equipment manufacturer says the shift towards more rooftop installations make lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells ideal.


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