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A successful and positive Intersolar closes its doors for the 20th time

Intersolar europe 20th edition opening day crowds

It was a successful trade show. That was expressed by all the exhibitors whom pv magazine spoke with, regardless of whether they were inverter manufacturers, junction box makers, cables and connectors producers or mounting system...

Samsung announces increased solar focus

Samsung solar photovoltaic modules with "Samsung takes on the solar challenge" slogan

Samsung has said that it plans to invest USD$5.5 billion in the development of solar technology and production by 2020.

BSW: Germany to invest over €5 billion in its solar industry

Solar power park in Germany in a field next to a road

According to the German solar association, BSW-Solar, the country’s industry is planning to invest around €5.5 billion in both production, and research and development over the next two years.

Intersolar Award: Applause for the deserving

Autarcon's drinking water treatment system, which is powered by photovoltaics in action

The Oscars of the solar industry honored the most innovative today at the fourth Intersolar Awards ceremony. The nominees were all deserving having made breakthroughs, cut costs, increased efficiencies and impressed the jury.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar 2010 crowd shot at registration desks in Munich

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its...

Automatic bussing system

2BG s.r.l. extends and strengthens its product line with the complete automation of strings bussing soldering process in order to satisfy the most exacting requirements for quality production and throughput.

Market location adaptable

Spire Corporation introduces at the Intersolar Europe its FAST Back-end Lines that convert PV cell laminates into finished modules with complete module testing capabilities.

The new ThinFab

Oerlikon Solar introduces its new ThinFab, the production line for thin film modules.

New glass-glass approach

The enormous resistance and flexibility of tempered thin glass (whether it is float glass, rolled glass or coated glass) now serve as a basis for a new concept of extremely light-weight PV-glass-glass-modules.

Measuring strings

The KUKA String Test is recommended by the company for automated production to enhance the quality of the modules that are produced.

A pilot system

Jenoptik introduces a research and development pilot system, the JENOPTIK-VOTAN Solas Multi.

Reliable microcracks detection

A new ANTARES system for reliable microcrack detection is offered by Intego. The ANTARES µCrack Detector works contact free and generates images of wafers and cells for automatic defect detection.

An expert system developed

GP Solar will be showcasing its GP TEX-Q .Scan at the Intersolar Europe. The GP TEX-Q .Scan is an optical inspection system for controlling texture quality of mono- and multi crystalline silicon wafers.

Expansion of the vacuum pump family

Edwards expands its iXA family of magnetically-levitated turbomolecular pumps with additions STP-iXA2206 and STP-iXA3306 pumps.

Module plagiarism? No thanks!

Dunmore Europe believes that protecting branded products against copying and imitation is an important feature in the industry.


Centrosolar has developed a complete system that incorporates the advantages of a tailor-made photovoltaic system with the opportunities provided by a standard solution.

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