GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) and Powertec Energy Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding under which Powertec will purchase polysilicon technology and equipment. The Taiwan-based company aims to reach a capacity...
SunPower will provide Tucson Electric Power (TEP) with 11 megawatts (MW) of solar power systems under a new contract. They will be used for the utility's TEP Bright Roofs program.
According to its in-house measurements, Solar Frontier says it has achieved 17.2 percent aperture area efficiency on a 30 x 30 cm thin film CIS-based PV submodule. This, states the company, is a world record.
Solar stocks around the world have risen after Winfried Kretschmann became the first regional Green Party president in German history. In an interview with pv magazine Wolfgang Seeliger speaks about the country’s political...
PLG Power is in the process of establishing a 40 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in India’s Gujarat state. It is expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year.
United Solar, manufacturer of light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules, announced today that its team has received the patent for "Method for depositing high-quality microcrystalline semiconductor materials."
Wagner Solar UK Ltd, has announced the decision to donate three percent from the sales of Sanyo modules during the entire month of April, to World Vision for Japan related causes.
Local business, Energy Parks Australia (EPA), has lodged a Development Application with the council which, if approved, would see the Sunshine Coast boast one of Australia’s largest solar parks.
Wirsol Solar UK Ltd and Corby Borough Council have joined forces to install PV systems on "as many council owned properties as practicalities permit" in Corby, England.
Skyline Solar has been selected for what it says is Latin America’s largest utility-scale concentrated PV (CPV) power plant. The company has also unveiled its new Skyline Solar X14 array.
The PV industry is on the cusp of a new generation, where many believe intelligent design will become standard. According to one industry expert, to avoid being left behind, now is the time to introduce this technology to the...
Solar Millennium AG has announced it will sue former CEO Utz Claassen for the full repayment of his €9 million signing fee, after settlement negotiations reportedly failed.
On the back of a successful 2010, SolarWorld AG has announced it is looking to expand its PV module production capacity to 1.4 gigawatts. The company is also looking to develop new storage technologies.
Under a new, USD$7 million agreement, Solutia Inc. is to acquire selected assets of Aimcore Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based conductive film manufacturing firm.
aleo solar AG has reported positive 2010 financial results. Looking forward to this year, production capacity increases and international expansion are key priorities.
Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, Bank Sarasin believes the potential now exists to install an additional 100 gigawatts (GW) of PV by 2015.
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