Saint Gobain has opened its new Solar Gard manufacturing facility in Qingdao, China.
Sharp Corporation has achieved what it says is the highest silicon solar cell conversion efficiency globally. At 36.9 percent, the company says the results have been confirmed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial...
LDK Solar today held a ground breaking ceremony for its new 30,000 metric ton (MT) polysilicon manufacturing facility in Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia. The company believes "strong" polysilicon demand will be seen in 2014 "and...
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed what it says is a "game-changing" furnace for the solar cell industry.
Since its establishment last June, PV Cycle has recycled 1,020 tons of end-of-life photovoltaic modules. Germany has been identified as the leading program participant.
Ten years after its establishment, aleo solar AG says it has manufactured over one gigawatt of photovoltaic modules and created 1,000 jobs.
AEG Power Solutions has inaugurated its new 400 megawatt (MW) solar inverter factory in Bangalore, India. While 40 people have already been hired, it is expected that a total of 150 jobs will be created.
GE has announced that it will build a new 400 megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride thin film photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Aurora, Colorado. Over 450 jobs are expected to be created.
Ideal Power Converters (IPC) has been awarded USD$2.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop lighter and cheaper solar inverters.
U.S.-based Natcore Technology Inc. and the Italian MX Holding S.p.A. are looking to form a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing new technologies for a consortium of Italian photovoltaic panel producers. They will also open a...
Wacker Chemie AG has begun production at its new polysilicon production facilities in Nünchritz, Germany three months earlier than scheduled.
Innotech Solar ASA has opened a new solar cell testing and optimization factory in Halle/Saale, Germany. An initial investment of €20 million has been made.
ABB has established a 400 megawatt (MW) solar inverter production line in Jüri, Estonia. The company has also opened an engineering center there, and invested in a solar plant.
A packed room, interactive sessions and presentations that gave food for thought. The Solarpraxis workshop 'Quality for Photovoltaics: the key driver for sustainable growth' came to a successful conclusion yesterday. Bankability,...
A new high-performance, flexible copper nanowire, first developed at Duke University in the U.S. last year and now being commercialized at a spin-off company called NanoForge Corporation, may drive down the cost of solar cell...
Despite an increase in photovoltaic module shipments, revenues and gross profits are forecast to keep on shrinking into next year, according to new research, due to the "huge" oversupply, "fierce" competition and falling prices.
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