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EUPVSEC opens with rallying call to Europe's solar industry

The opening sessions of the EUPVSEC 2016 conference began today, and will run all week.

This morning EUPVSEC kicked off at the International Conference Center in Munich. Some 6,500 authors and co-authors from 88 countries had submitted their abstracts for presentation at the week-long event. This year for the first...

Focus on crystalline silicon

A conference focusing on Silicon PV is underway.

A group of scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and other institutes have come together to initiate a new series of conferences focused on silicon photovoltaics.

New "hybrid" solar panel created; serial production expected by next year

Hansjürg Leibundgut

3S Swiss Solar Systems and Hansjürg Leibundgut, a professor for building technology at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) have announced a collaboration in the field of energy optimization in buildings, under...

Roth & Rau, Day4 Energy combine technologies; aim for 2.5 GW manufacturing capacity

Day4 Energy PV modules installed at the Portland Habilitation Center Northwest, US

A new integrated manufacturing line for the production of "next generation" photovoltaics (PV) cells and modules is in the pipeline, following a tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Roth & Rau AG, Day4 Energy Inc....

"Major" collaboration opportunity for Germany and China

Chinese solar farm

Speaking at the opening of the 11th Forum Solarpraxis, Zhang Jiaqiang from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China told delegates that a "major" opportunity exists for German and Chinese companies to collaborate with one...

Competition and cost reduction highlighted at Forum Solarpraxis

The 11th Forum Solarpraxis opened today in Berlin.

The 11th Forum Solarpraixs, currently being held in Berlin, Germany at the Hilton Hotel, has got off to a positive start, with over 700 delegates registering. "Competitiveness", "cost reduction" and "growth" were the watchwords...

Research: Module production increasingly moving to Asia

NASA map of Asia

More than three quarters of global module production is expected to take place in Asia by the end of next year, according to the latest IMS Research report.

10. November 2010 | | Comment now

US and Australia join solar forces

Hiliary Clinton

In what has been described as a "major" solar power initiative, the U.S. and Australia have announced they will work together to cut the costs of solar power technologies.

XsunX reports 15.1 percent CIGS conversion efficiency

Tom Djokovich

Thin film photovoltaics (PV) cell manufacturer, XsunX, Inc. has announced it has reached 15.1 percent conversion efficiency with its CIGSolar technology.

2010 PV installation forecast boosted

General picture of PV panels against blue sky

Research company iSuppli Corp. has boosted its 2010 global photovoltaics (PV) installations forecast following "stronger than expected" growth in Germany.

Fitting China into the PV equation

PV on building roofs in China

China was heavily in focus at the International Energy Week, which took place last week in Singapore.

05. November 2010 | | Comment now

New initiative looks to space for solar energy


An U.S.-India initiative says it is seeking to ease the global energy crisis by harvesting solar power from space.

Incremental innovations at Clean Energy Expo

Picture of Clean Energy Expo branding and people walking into conference

The Clean Energy Expo opened its doors on Tuesday in Singapore. Two major sessions - solar power commercialization and solar power technology - were the highlights of the day, with a range of prominent speakers who were well...

China: PV still at “take-off” stage

R&D picture from Suntech, with man sitting at a PV machine

China's photovoltaics (PV) sector is still at the take-off stage, with an “unevenly” developed industry chain, according to a new research report, which investigates the policy and economy risks associated with entering the...

Study: appropriate pricing of PV in Germany would reduce electricity charges

Solar panels in a field in Germany

A new study, "The True Value of Photovoltaics in Germany", says the stock market price on the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange is "unsuitable" as a benchmark for pricing photovoltaic (PV) electricity.

PEPPER PV project receives €9.4 million EC funding

Thin film equipment

Thin film silicon solar research project – called PEPPER and led by Oerlikon Solar – has received a €9.4 million grant under the Framework Programme for Research of the European Union, coordinated by the DG Energy of the European...

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