Ash Sharma, director of solar research at IHS Solar forecasts double digit growth in photovoltaic power optimizers over the next two years, despite the fact they are not said to be economical in well-designed installations. In...
According to IHS iSuppli, average selling prices (ASPs) for polysilicon dropped by 11 percent in April, to a new 2012 low of US$27.20. This follows a new purchasing trend, from contract deals to "bargain-basement" spot market...
Israel-based BSolar has told pv magazine it is planning to ramp up production of its recently launched bifacial photovoltaic crystalline silicon cells to between 200 and 300 megawatts (MW).
U.S.-based Advanced Solar Photonics, LLC (ASP) has announced it is increasing production of its 400 Watt monocrystalline photovoltaic panels on the back of growing demand.
The European Commission has approved €12.9 million worth of state aid for Masdar PV GmbH to install a second photovoltaic module production line in Germany.
Ontario: Canadian Solar obtains Bank of China loan facility; Sanmina-SCI to manufacture Satcon’s inverters
Canadian Solar Inc. and the Bank of China, New York Branch have signed a construction financing agreement worth CAD$120 million for the establishment of solar power plants in Ontario, Canada. In related news, Sanmina-SCI will...
Key technical breakthroughs in the past year have pushed the dye sensitized cell (DSC) photovoltaic market out of the research and development stage, making it a technology with solid growth potential in the near future.
Heliatek GmbH has achieved what it says is a world record efficiency of 10.7 percent on a 1.1 cm squared organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell. The results have been measured by Germany-based testing facility, SGS. Heliatek will begin...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has said US$5 million will be made available for the development of plug-and-play photovoltaic systems in 2012, under the SunShot initiative. Over the next four years, it hopes to invest an...
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has achieved a conversion efficiency of 19.7 percent on its copper-contact selective-emitter solar cell. This, it says, is a new world record.
In a week when major restructuring at the world’s largest thin film producer, First Solar, has been the focus, the industry has gathered to discuss prospects for the technology and market in the future.
A new joint venture, Georgia PV Project, is targeting over 1.5 gigawatts (GW) worth of photovoltaic installations across the world. It will also set up a module production facility in Georgia.
Just a day after First Solar announced the closure of its Frankfurt (Oder) facility in Germany and the loss of 2,000 jobs, GTM Research has released a report which asks "Is the window closing for thin film PV?"
IHS iSuppli predicts that polysilicon prices will fall to US$22 per kilogram by the end of the year, due to the continuing production surplus. The company adds that prices vary, depending on both contract type and purity level....
Ethiopia is to have its first ever photovoltaic module assembly plant after two global solar firms struck a deal with a local company to set the facility up.
SunPower has said it will consolidate its photovoltaic cell manufacturing at its Fab 1 in the Philippines, thus reducing capacity by 125 megawatts (MW). The company adds that it is on track to reduce manufacturing costs further.
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