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Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) cost reductions and "major" technological advancements will see global installations rising to almost 1.2 GW by 2012, states IMS Research.
According to a new report, the "explosive" growth of photovoltaics in the U.K., and the related falling costs, mean the market for nuclear is disappearing. Combined with "stiff competition" from other renewables, the case for...
A report commissioned by trade associations representing more than 100 solar companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has, perhaps not surprisingly, extolled the benefits of photovoltaics over conventional electricity generation.
Andreas Bett from Fraunhofer ISE and Hansjörg Lerchenmüller from Soitec Solar have been awarded the German Environmental Award 2012. SMA Solar Technology's Günther Cramer is another recipient of this year's prize.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has made plans to release a so-called Fraunhofer ISE PV Charts where manufacturers can enter their cells, coupled with designs and performance.
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.
Air Liquide has inaugurated its new R&D lab in France. Via a solar cell pilot manufacturing line, the company aims to speed-up the introduction of next generation passivation and light trapping technologies.
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