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UK PV market expected to grow five-fold

A five-fold increase in UK photovoltaic (PV) installations is expected this year, according to an analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) into the prospects for the UK solar PV market, which also said that Britain is currently lagging a decade behind other leading European countries in terms of solar installations.

PV industry needs government support to stay competitive

The photovoltaics (PV) industry cannot survive without the support of governments if it wants to stay competitive, a leading industry figure has warned.

Solyndra achieves BRE global certification

U.S.-based photovoltaics (PV) firm Solyndra, Inc., has received microgeneration product certification from BRE Global Limited in the UK.

Solar cells win Millennium Technology Prize Laureate

Professor Michael Grätzel, dubbed the father of third generation dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) and director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), is this year’s winner of the Millennium Prize Laureate.

JA Solar and ECN join efforts to introduce high efficiency PV modules

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced at the Intersolar Europe trade fair that it has partnered with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to introduce the metal wrap through (MWT) solar cell and module technology into production.

Sanyo to expand European business operations

During a press conference held at Intersolar Europe, Sanyo Sales & Marketing Europe GmbH has said it will begin full-scale development and expansion of its solar and energy solutions business in the European market this year.

Trina Solar confirms supply agreement with SCE

Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc. has signed a supply agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE).

Solar operated TV brought to rural SA

Thirty five solar-operated television viewing points have been installed in South Africa and Namibia for people living without access to electricity.The viewing points have been put in place in time for the World Cup, but it is said they will also be used for educational purposes in the future.

Eu’s largest PV energy conversion and storage project enters field trial phase  

?The development phase of creating an integrated energy conversion and storage kit capable of production on an industrial scale for decentralized on-grid, residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has been successfully completed.

First Solar to expand German manufacturing plant; 100s of jobs to be created

First Solar, Inc. is to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), thus doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs.

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