U.S.-based Solar Bankers LLC and Germany’s Apollon GmbH & Co. KG have unveiled a new concentrated solar module using holographic foil, which they claim can be produced at costs lower than other manufacturers. They aim to...
Many photovoltaic module suppliers are putting a halt to their in-house wafer production in light of drastically decreasing prices. According to IMS Research, wafer prices fell by over 70 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012.
Solar thermal plant equipment will be exempt from import duty in India. India’s finance minister made the announcement today. The belief is that project costs could be lowered as a result. Photovoltaics was not mentioned,...
Bosch Solar Energy has begun production on its new 150 megawatt (MW) crystalline photovoltaic module manufacturing line in Vénissieux, France.
According to the industry experts present at the first "Energy Storage" conference, held this week in Düsseldorf, Germany, either technology could win the race to enable Germany’s renewable energy future.
During the second day of Solarpraxis’ "Energy Storage" event in Germany’s Düsseldorf, it was claimed that the storage bottleneck needs to be broken, in order to develop large-scale storage solutions, which are critical to the...
In a statement released today, the newly-formed Solon Energy GmbH has said that while "nearly all" warranties will be continued, those plants with special module types will be excluded.
The first day has drawn to a close at Solarpraxis’ Energy Storage conference in Germany’s Düsseldorf. Following calls from Germany's Environment Minister to rapidly develop storage technology in the country, there is a belief...
Natcore Technology Inc. and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have entered into a one year $150,000 cooperative research and development agreement. They have identified two goals.
Germany’s Heliatek GmbH has opened its first flexible organic solar panel production facility in Dresden. The company says it invested €14 million in establishing the production line – reportedly the first of its kind worldwide....
Using its proprietary Pluto technology, Suntech says it has achieved 20.3 percent efficiency on a photovoltaic cell. More advancements are expected in the next few months.
Suncore Photovoltaics commenced production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules in China’s Huainan at the end of February. A spokesperson provides further details on capacity ramp ups and funding.
Photovoltaic module manufacturer, First Solar has caused a stir in the thin film industry, after its CFO stated that its warranty rates for hot climates were higher. While concerns have been raised, the company has played the...
Panasonic Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has begun construction on its 300 megawatt (MW) Malaysian photovoltaic production facility.
Suncore Photovoltaics has commenced production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) modules in China following the completion of Phase-I construction at its facility in Huainan.
Natcore Technology Inc. has opened its new solar research and development center today in Kodak’s Eastman business park in Rochester, the U.S. Flexible solar cells will be a key focus.
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