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Frost & Sullivan honors South African thin-film maker PTiP Innovations

PTiP Innovations, Stellenbosch, South Africa

"By offering an indigenous PV technology, PTiP Innovation contributes to the development of a new South African green economy, which will also create numerous job opportunities locally," says Frost & Sullivan.


Arizona could become alternative energy hotspot

Kris Mayes

More than 80 applications for solar and wind power plants have been submitted by developers in the state of Arizona, which are valued at tens of billions of dollars, reports The Arizona Republic.


Hawaii: CPV terrestrial power investigation underway

CPV array

A U.S. industry consortium is investigating the viability of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology for terrestrial power generation in Hawaii, the U.S.


New roof mount PV system for Mineta San Jose International Airport

San Jose International Airport

A roof mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system has been successfully installed on the Mineta San Jose International Airport (JSC) in Santa Clara County, California.


PV installation costs to fall

Michael Wilhelm

Façades with integrated photovoltaics (PV) systems could be cheaper than traditional construction materials, according to the first Bodensee Symposium on Architecture and Solar Technology, which took place in Konstanz, Germany.


Demand for solar energy still strong

Solar installation

Sales of solar installations in Germany will experience double-digit percentage growth rates this year, according to predictions from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar).


China: Largest thin film solar farm to be built in Inner Mongolia

The China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) has announced plans to build a five megawatt (MW) utility-scale PV power plant in Inner Mongolia using silicon-based thin film solar modules.


US: Largest concentrated solar array project complete

Victor Valley College concentrated solar array project

The largest concentrated solar array in the US has been completed.


SEPA predicts big changes for utilities

Solar installation

Utilities’ solar portfolios are on the “cusp of significant changes”, according to the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPAs) third annual Top Ten Utility Solar Rankings report.


Production costs a key challenge for German PV companies

Conference room where briefing took place.

Reducing production costs, maintaining and increasing margins, and gaining market share were highlighted as the three main challenges facing German photovoltaics (PV) companies this year.


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