Kaco New Energy has responded to the latest photovoltaic inverter rankings published in the November edition of pv magazine. The German company says it significantly increased its production capacity in 2011 and can now produce...
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.
Solar3D, Inc., developer of a three-dimensional solar cell technology, has announced that simulated tests on its new cell design, have indicated that conversion efficiencies of over 25 percent are achievable.
Just over a week after Imec and Kaneka announced they had developed a silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell, Germany-based Scott Solar says it has produced a cell using copper contacts, instead of the precious metal. The...
As part of a brand consolidation move, Sanyo’s HIT photovoltaic modules will become known as Panasonic HIT modules, as of April 1, 2012.
In an interview with pv magazine, ArrayPower’s CEO, Wendy Arienzo discusses the company’s three-phase sequenced inverter, and explains why she believes the technology has reached a deeper level of integration than its peers. She...
Tapan Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. has begun manufacturing crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules in India’s Neemrana, Rajasthan, under the brand name Elecssol.
Berlin-based CIGSe thin film manufacturing and system solutions provider, Soltecture, has produced what it says are the first 100 Watt photovoltaic panels with an efficiency of 13.4 percent.
The third quarter (Q3) of 2011 was not kind to the photovoltaic inverter market. According to new research, revenues fell by 20 percent year on year. Germany has been identified as the main culprit behind the declining figures....
Roth & Rau AG says it has reached a new milestone, having achieved 21 percent efficiency on a 156 mm wafer. The company expects the heterojunction technology to be ready for mass production "in the near future".
Under a new agreement announced today, OSM Solarform Corp. will manufacture around 20 megawatts worth of LDK Solar’s photovoltaic modules at its Welland-based production line in Ontario.
Imec and Kaneka have developed a silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell, with a conversion efficiency of over 21 percent. Imec speaks to pv magazine about the achievement and states that the use of copper in commercial...
Global electronics giant, Panasonic Corporation has unveiled plans to open a 300 megawatt (MW) vertically-integrated solar manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
Photovoltaic backsheet producer, Coveme Group, opened its Chinese production facility yesterday in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, China. It is the first time a European photovoltaic components supplier has openend a...
Proving its thin film prowess, First Solar has announced its cumulative photovoltaic module production has reached five gigawatts (GW). It is the second solar company in the world to do so.
Azerbaijan, a former Soviet state and the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, is setting up a solar battery manufacturing facility. According to sources, it should be ready to enter production by December.
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