The U.S. PV maker's new cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell narrowly beats Solar Frontier's 20.9% record for copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar PV.
With mixed feelings and under darkened skies, Intersolar Europe started today in Munich. For the first time the number of exhibitors fell by 16 percent, compared to the previous year. In terms of visitor numbers, Solar...
Three photovoltaic industry executives have been chosen to lead a new U.S. CIGS PV Roadmap. The aim is to create a national plan for the CIGS industry in order to boost its competitiveness.
According to SEIA and GTM Research 506 MW of photovoltaics were installed in Q1 2012. This, they say, represents "more than any other first quarter on record." Overall, it is predicted that 3.2 GW will be installed throughout the...
Trina Solar ranked first in the U.S.-based Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s (SVTC’s) latest solar scorecard. The Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturer ironically knocked SolarWorld off the top spot.
According to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), Chinese solar imports to the U.S. fell "sharply" in April, following the issuance of preliminary dumping tariffs from the Department of Commerce (DOC).
Bosch Solar Energy AG has announced it will open a new sales office in Turkey. The company said it will focus on planning and installing turnkey photovoltaic parks in the country.
Calyxo GmbH will ramp up capacity of its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film photovoltaic modules in Germany’s in Saxony-Anhalt.
China’s Trina Solar Limited and Germany-based E3/DC have said they will collaborate on next generation energy storage solutions.
Markets in which photovoltaics can be a true competitor with traditional energy sources was one of the themes emerging from the first day of the Intersolar Europe Convention, which began in Munich yesterday. German market...
First Solar Inc. has announced it will keep its manufacturing facilities in Germany’s Frankfurt (Oder) up and running until the end of the year, due to the short-term increase in demand. After this, the facilities will be...
The insolvent Soltecture, a Berlin-based CIGSe photovoltaic module manufacturer, has announced that the search is on to find an investor. It is believed a buyer will be found soon. In related news, the company has achieved a new...
Germany-based Sovello GmbH has launched an international M&A process in a bid to find suitable investors.
The insolvent Netherlands-based Scheuten Solar has been saved from closure by Chinese solar cell manufacturer, Aikosolar. No financial details were disclosed.
The U.S. may have been ranked as the second biggest cleantech country in 2011 by WWF. However, for it to stay competitive, it must develop a cohesive national policy.
Flexible CIGS manufacturer, Global Solar Energy has announced it is looking for new investors to come on board, in order for business to progress to the next phase.
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