Oerlikon has released a new production line which, it says, allows thin film silicon photovoltaic modules to be produced at around US$0.50 or €0.35 per Watt peak (/Wp) and reduces capital expenditure by 20 percent.
Shaanxi Tianhong Silicon Industrial Corporation (STSIC) is to begin producing polysilicon, after commissioning German equipment supplier, centrotherm SiTec GmbH. Two solar cell production lines are also being installed.
Würth Solar and Manz AG have signed the transfer agreement, which will see Manz taking over Würth’s CIGS operations at Germany’s Schwäbisch Hall.
A 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA)has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, meaning construction can begin on Sempra Generation’s 150 megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar 2 project.
The State of Berlin has confirmed that it is very interested in saving Germany-based Solon, which filed for insolvency on Tuesday.
Having secured all the necessary approvals, solarhybrid AG has announced that work on its 123 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Italy is underway.
Imec, Polyera and Solvay announce that they have achieved a world record efficiency of 8.3 percent on their organic solar cells, which use inverted architecture.
Soitec has acquired a new manufacturing facility in San Diego from Sony Electronics Inc. in order to manufacture its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules. The move marks an investment of over US$150 million and is expected to...
The Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) has reported that two different parties stepped up to save Solon before it filed for insolvency. However, the plans fell through at the last minute.
Solarhybrid AG is to install a 150 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic project in Germany's Neuhardenberg, located in Brandenburg.
Tata Power, a private power company based in India, has completed the financing agreements for its 25 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project, set to be located in India’s Mithapur, in the state of Gujarat.
Under a new initiative announced by Hawaii’s state Department of Education (DOE), 15 Kaua'i schools will be kitted out with photovoltaic systems in a bid to "significantly reduce" the cost of school operations.
Hww wienberg wilhelm, insolvency advisors to Solon have released further details relating to the Berlin company’s announcement yesterday.
IHS iSuppli has published its 2011 photovoltaic installation predictions. At the top of the charts is Italy. The research body also believes module prices will continue to fall into 2012.
In the presentation of its 2012 guidance today, First Solar has announced a strategy to focus on serving "non-subsidy" markets in the future. The key will be to reduce costs to ensure that its photovoltaic power plants can...
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