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Trina sets a new world record of 21.25% efficiency with multicrystalline silicon

This new world record for a multi c-Si cell beats Trina's previous record of 20.78%. Trina says that the processes used can be easily integrated into mass production.

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.

Future PV markets and investment opportunities discussed at Forum Solarpraxis

Indian Government building

Future photovoltaics (PV) markets were discussed at one of the final 11th Forum Solarpraxis sessions, currently being held in Berlin, Germany.

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....

12. November 2010 | | Comment now

Double KO for Czech solar industry

Ground-mounted PV system in Czech Republic

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a new amendment, which, if supported by the upper house and the President, will see a tax introduced on electricity generated by solar plants.

12. November 2010 | | Comment now

Germany: 2020 PV roadmap presented

General PV panles picture against sky

The German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), together with the consultancy firms Roland Berger and Prognos, have completed Germany's “Guide to the Solar Industry - Photovoltaics Roadmap 2020."

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...

S.A.G. Solarstrom reports strong growth for 2010

S.A.G. Solarstrom has reported strong growth for the last nine months.

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom has announced significant sales and earnings growth for the first nine months of this year. EBIT is reported to have tripled in comparison with the same time period the previous year.

Tijuana recognised for solar forwardness

The city sharing borders with San Diego seeks to expand it clean energy prowess.

Tijuana, Baja California, has been in the spotlight for being an important leader in the green energy sector. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore also commended Tijuana on its efforts and forwardness in promoting clean energy.

10. November 2010 | | Comment now

Roth & Rau reduces 2010 EBIT

Roth & Rau company HQ in Germany

Germany-based Roth & Rau has decreased its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) margin due to project uncertainty.

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.

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.

09. November 2010 | | Comment now

Solargiga set to acquire Sino Light Investments

HTP building

China-based Solargiga has entered into a second sales and purchase (S&P) agreement with Sino Light Investments worth HK$835.2 million (around USD$107.7 million; €77.3 million).

08. November 2010 | | Comment now

Roth & Rau acquires 100 percent stake in SLS; increases automation focus

Roth & Rau HQ in Germany

Roth & Rau AG has bought out SLS Solar Line Saxony GmbH (SLS) for an undisclosed sum of money. The company added that it will increase its focus on automation.

Czech update: Solar investors protest against imposition of new solar tax

A Nobility Solar Projects PV park

Over one hundred distressed Czech solar investors and businessmen gathered in front of the Czech Parliament in Prague today in order to protest against the imposition of new solar tax to be charged on income generated by solar...

US: 250 MW Genesis solar project receives approval

The Genesis Solar Project

The 250 megawatt (MW) Genesis Solar Project has received approval from the Secretary of the Interior, making it the seventh large-scale solar thermal project to be approved on U.S. public lands in the last few months.

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