Imec and Kaneka have developed a silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell, with a conversion efficiency of over 21 percent. Imec speaks to pv magazine about the achievement and states that the use of copper in commercial...
AUO Optronics and utility company Eksom have completed a 1.2 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in South Africa. It is said to be the first system of its kind in the country.
2011 may well have been characterized by a number of controversial issues, including declining module prices, insolvencies, production cutbacks, consolidation, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the U.S.-China trade dispute....
Solarpack has finished work on two photovoltaic parks worth 12 megawatts (MW) in the Caceres region of Spain.
Showing support for the "long term viability" of distributed solar, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SolarCity have agreed to the terms of financing for SolarCity’s over USD$1 billion residential solar program.
While the elements, clouds, storms or snow, can often be an impediment to generating electricity through photovoltaics or other solar technologies, nature also has other ways of getting in the way. In Australia, where the...
German module manufacturer and integrator Q-Cells has claimed to have achieved a world-record CIGS module aperture efficiency of 17.4 percent, for a test module 16 square-centimeters in size.
According to new research, the 2011 North American photovoltaic market is projected to grow 101 percent on 2010, with demand likely to reach 2.2 gigawatts (GW) by year end. However, due to factors such as declining incentives and...
REC has announced the temporary closure of part of its 650 megawatt (MW) multicrystalline wafer facility in Herøya, Norway, effective from December 1. Around 200 employees are expected to be affected.
Work is underway on an 8.5 megawatt (MW) solar plant in Germany’s Lindenhof, located near Neubrandenburg.
Gestamp Solar is a Spanish-based developer and operator of utility-scale photovoltaic plants across 25 countries. To date, it has installed around 300 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics. However, as senior engineer, Rusty Sage tells...
First Solar has begun construction on its 550 megawatt (MW) Topaz Solar Farm, in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Evergreen Solar Inc. has completed the sale of its core wafer business and intellectual property to Hong Kong-based Max Era Properties Limited. The management team has also been shaken out.
The one millionth photovoltaic system has been connected to Germany’s grid, according to the country’s solar industry association, BSW-Solar.
The U.S.-China trade investigation launched by SolarWorld is fast turning into a mudslinging match between the two countries. Now, it has been reported that China will be investigating U.S. renewable energy policy support and...
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