The U.S. equipment maker has secured three certifications which will enable modules produced using its Merlin copper mesh interconnection technology to be used in PV systems. GT plans to commercially roll out Merlin in 2015.
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...
Saint Gobain has opened its new Solar Gard manufacturing facility in Qingdao, China.
A new report has identified a number of opportunities for photovoltaic equipment manufacturers to turn a profit. The key is product differentiation, according to the author, who states that photovoltaic manufacturers with idle...
Signs are emerging that photovoltaics is finally taking the right course to overcapacity recovery. For the first time since the mid-2000s, says NPD Solarbuzz, the industry’s book-to-bill ratio is negative, thus indicating the...
Saint Gobain has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up and operate a CIGS thin film photovoltaic module facility in Saudi Arabia.
A new online tool that permits solar energy developers to precisely explore the availability of solar resources for the entire territory of continental Chile has been launched by Chile’s Ministry of Energy, and the Faculty of...
Global photovoltaic inverter shipments are expected to reach 8.6 GW in Q4 2012, thus representing the "largest final quarter ever recorded". Despite this, falling inverter prices are predicted to dampen revenues. Meanwhile, in...
SoloPower has officially opened its new CIGS thin film photovoltaics manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon. It is targeting 400 MW of annual capacity.
Bosch has opened a second photovoltaic module line at its manufacturing facility in France, thus taking capacity to 150 MW.
On the back of weakened demand from Asian customers, sales of German photovoltaic equipment have fallen by half in Q2 2012, compared to the same period last year. To maintain competitiveness, cooperation with local industry is...
Netherlands-based power equipment supplier, 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions, has officially inaugurated its new solar inverter manufacturing facility in South Africa.
Using just 60 solar cells, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has created a 303 W photovoltaic module in production conditions. "Significant" cost reductions are expected to follow.
Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC has hit back at DuPont’s infringement lawsuit, saying that not only has it not infringed on the DuPont patent relating to front-side sliver pastes, but that DuPont is...
Germany’s Roth & Rau has developed a new concept for the metallization of solar cell busbars using nickel instead of silver, thus introducing savings of between 50 and 70%.
Oversupply is continuing to plague the photovoltaic polysilicon market, according to IHS iSuppi, which say Tier 1 suppliers need to reduce production to alleviate the market. A revival could be seen this year; however,...
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