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DuPont to support Hong Kong’s largest thin film PV rooftop installation

DuPont says it is collaborating with utility company Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric) to support the building and operation of the largest thin film photovoltaics (PV) rooftop project in Hong Kong.

Spain: PV parks to be investigated for fraud

Spain’s Ministry of Industry has presented a decree to the country’s Council of Ministers against the so-called “Fraude Fotovoltaico” or “photovoltaic fraud.”

Manz Automation outlines strategy to pv magazine for positioning CIGS as lowest cost module available

Speaking to pv magazine, Manz Automation AG CFO, Martin Hipp underlined four strategic aims the company intends to achieve in the next few years under its new partnership with Würth Solar GmbH & Co. KG and the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW – Center for solar energy and hydrogen research).

SolarEdge and Enolia announce supply partnership; 1.5 MW of solart harvesting equipment to be installed in Greece

SolarEdge Technologies has announced its partnership with Greece-based photovoltaics (PV) project developer Enolia Solar Systems SA, under which SolarEdge will provide Enolia with 1.5 megawatts of solar power harvesting equipment to be installed in Greece.

UK: Sharp announces expansion of its annual solar cell module production capacity to 500 MW

The Sharp Corporation has said it will double its annual production capacity for crystalline solar cell modules to 500 megawatts (MW) at its U.K. production base, the Sharp Manufacturing Company of U.K. (SUKM), this December.

Panasonic looks set to buy out Sanyo; deal not yet confirmed, however, pv magazine learns

The Sanyo Electric Company, a major player in the photovoltaics (PV) industry with its HIT (crystalline silicon) solar cell, has announced Japan-based Panasonic’s plans to buy the company out. A spokesperson has told pv magazine the deal has not yet been confirmed, however. Panasonic currently owns a 50.05 percent share in Sanyo.

Hitachi Cable invests 500 million yen in new Malaysian PV wire production facility

Hitachi Cable has invested around 500 million yen (roughly USD$5.7 million; €4.4 million) in a new production facility for photovoltaic (PV) wire at its Hitachi Cable (Johor) of Malaysia plant, in response to growing demand. Full-scale operations are expected to start next month.

Sulfurcell signs 16 MW in supply agreements in China and India

Germany-based CIS thin film manufacturer Sulfurcell GmbH has signed supply agreements with new customers in India and China in excess of 16 megawatts (MW). CEO and company founder Dr. Nikolaus Meyer also states that the company is hoping “to help shape the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) segment with expertise and innovations” in the next few years.

Emergence of new PV products enables widespread use of solar power, says Frost & Sullivan

Propelled by aggressive research and development (R&D) activities, third generation photovoltaics (PVs) are poised to take a huge leap forward, says Frost & Sullivan in a new analysis. The exploratory mass production of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)-powered consumer durables is likely to alter the future course of research in this segment, says the company.

Solarmer achieves 8.13 percent OPV efficiency

Solarmer Energy, Inc. has recently achieved a new world record of 8.13 percent for its organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell efficiency, which has been certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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