Satcon Technology Corporation, A123 Systems, Renewable Energy Services, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) have been awarded US$2 million by the California Energy Commission to work on the development of storage...
According to NPD Solarbuzz’s latest quarterly report, producers of polysilicon and wafers for the photovoltaic industry can expect some respite in 2013, after a tough year of falling prices.
GTM Research forecasts that a massive 60 GW of photovoltaic product capacity will come offline by 2015, as supply continues to outstrip demand. The company furthermore believes that module manufacturing costs will reach US$0.45/W...
U.S.-based thin film manufacturer, Stion has achieved a CIGS photovoltaic module efficiency of 13.4 percent, and an aperture efficiency of 14.8 percent. The results have been verified by the U.S. Department of Energy's National...
In the category "Photovoltaic", MBJ Service, Solon and SolarEdge have been presented with the 2012 Intersolar Award.
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.
EthoSolar and its sister company, TecnoSun Solar Canada Inc. have announced they will establish a 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic tracking system manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada. The move is part of a strategic...
Japan’s Kaneka Corporation and Belgium-based imec have achieved an efficiency of 22.68 percent on a six inch semi-square heterojunction silicon solar cell using an electroplated copper contact grid. The results have been...
Panasonic Corporation will begin mass production of its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system, which has been developed for European residential homes kitted out with solar.
Caveat emptor! While photovoltaic modules may have reached the commercial stage of "commoditization", they are not all the same. According to SolarBuyer, manufacturers are sacrificing quality and reliability in their quest to...
MiaSole has reached a new copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film photovoltaic module efficiency. The results have been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Oil giant Total, and its affiliate, U.S.-based SunPower have commissioned a new photovoltaic module factory in eastern France.
An accurate and cost-effective technology for analyzing solar irradiance could help utilities increase photovoltaic generation into the grid. A new technology launched by Clean Power Research aims to address this issue.
Speakers at the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association’s (IPVEA) organised press conference, which took place during the first day of SNEC 2012, used the opportunity to pitch various approaches aimed at reducing...
Korea-based Shinsung Solar Energy has achieved a new crystalline solar cell efficiency of 20.03 percent. The results have been confirmed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
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