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CLP India aiming to enter the solar market with purchase of Suzlon projects

Telangana kachiguda railway station

Reports coming out of India suggest that wind energy giant Suzlon is negotiating a deal with CLP India to sell 100 MW of PV projects, marking CLP’s first steps in India’s growing solar market.


Market acceptance for CIGS developers

Size of factories and bank accounts do matter in the world of CIGS developers.

How can thin films that use copper, indium, gallium and selenium find fast market acceptance has been a big question for CIGS technology developers. The answer, perhaps not surprisingly, depends on the size of their bank accounts...


Research: US to face challenges in reaching “aggressive” solar energy targets

Energy Conversion Devices U.S. rooftop installation

U.S. states and utilities are likely to face a number of challenges in meeting aggressive solar energy targets, according to Ryan Wiser, co-author of a new study issued from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley...


Spire produces CPV solar cell with 42.3 percent efficiency

Spire Corporation company building

Spire Semiconductor, LLC, a subsidiary of Spire Corporation, has produced a concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cell, with a "world record" efficiency of 42.3 percent.


Suntech announces multiple collaborations aimed at developing smart panel technology

Suntech large PV installation

Photovoltaics (PV) module manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced it is to undertake a number of new collaborations with other industry players, aimed at developing smart panel technology for PV installations.


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Research: Joint project between QSTP and Fraunhofer to focus on developing solar cracking reactor

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al-Missned

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Germany-based Fraunhofer have officially signed an agreement to undertake a joint research project focusing on the development of a solar cracking reactor.


Dow Corning to establish new USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center


Dow Corning HQ in Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning has unveiled plans to establish a USD$13 million Solar Energy Exploration & Development Center (SEED) at its European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium. Construction is expected to begin later this year.


PV to be used for cooling of India's telecom towers

India telecom tower

India’s Federal Minster for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has announced that the government is looking at running the country’s telecom towers on photovoltaic (PV) power.


IPVSEE 2010: Key issues hindering ramp up of China's PV market

Beijing, China

Although China is developing its photovoltaics (PV) market rapidly, the country still has some major hurdles to overcome. As the 2010 Golden Sun PV Industry Summit, held this week in Beijing, China, clearly showed, not only do...


Research: PV cell capacity forecast to hit 33 GW by end of year, but margins will fall

Solar cell

Annualized photovoltaics (PV) cell production capacity has again increased in the second quarter of this year, said IMS Research, reaching over 25 gigawatts (GW).


Conergy investing €5 million in new production installations

New products being carried into Conergy's Frankfurt (Oder) solar factory in Germany.

Germany-based Conergy is investing €5 million in new production installations for solar cells at its Frankfurt (Oder) factory. In doing this, said the company, it will be able to increase the efficiency of its solar modules and...


Scotland to see first renewable energies training centre

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland's first renewable energies training center is set to be established in Edinburgh this December. Photovoltaics (PV) courses will be offered.


Report: Solar spotlight to shift from Germany; US could achieve grid parity first

General PV panel picture against the sky

In its latest renewable energy attractiveness indices, Ernst & Young has announced the solar market is preparing for a shift from a “dominant” German market to other smaller hotspots. It added that Spain “remains largely in the...


Study: Decentralized development of renewable energies creates billions in value output

General PV panel picture

In what has been termed the first “systematic and comparative analysis” of the effects of regenerative energy technologies on the output of value, the German Institute for Ecological Economic Research (IÖW) has concluded that...


Haiti’s economic recovery to be supported with USD$1 million solar initiative

NASA satellite image of Haiti

NRG Energy, Inc. and Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) have announced a commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative to “greatly” expand the use of solar power to meet electricity needs for the Haitian Central Plateau commune...


Report: Global PV demand expected to double this year

Solarbuzz power point slide

The global photovoltaics (PV) market is making positive progress, with new research released by solar energy market research company Solarbuzz showing that PV demand "soared" by 54 percent in the second quarter of this year...


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