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PV installation costs to fall

Façades with integrated photovoltaics (PV) systems could be cheaper than traditional construction materials, according to the first Bodensee Symposium on Architecture and Solar Technology, which took place in Konstanz, Germany.

New North American Fab Managers Forum announced  

SEMI PV Group has announced that the first annual North American Fab Managers Forum will be held at Intersolar North America 2010 in San Francisco, California on July 12.

Hawaii: CPV terrestrial power investigation underway

A U.S. industry consortium is investigating the viability of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology for terrestrial power generation in Hawaii, the U.S.

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CNPV signs long term supply agreement with Enel Green Power

CNPV Solar Power SA, has announced its entrance into a long term general supply agreement with Enel Green Power SpA, Italy’s largest power company, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.

New roof mount PV system for Mineta San Jose International Airport

A roof mount photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system has been successfully installed on the Mineta San Jose International Airport (JSC) in Santa Clara County, California.

SEPA predicts big changes for utilities

Utilities’ solar portfolios are on the “cusp of significant changes”, according to the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPAs) third annual Top Ten Utility Solar Rankings report.

US: Solar industry poised to create 200,000 jobs

200,000 domestic jobs and 10 gigawatts (GW) of new solar installations could be created in the U.S. if the Department of Treasury Grant Program (TGP) was extended by two years and solar manufacturing was included in the industries’ existing tax credit, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Demand for solar energy still strong

Sales of solar installations in Germany will experience double-digit percentage growth rates this year, according to predictions from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar).

Saudi Arabian solar task force established

A Saudi Arabian solar task force has been established following the country’s first Solar Communication and Coordination Workshop, held on May 16 in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest oil corporations, will assume a leading role.

Production costs a key challenge for German PV companies

Reducing production costs, maintaining and increasing margins, and gaining market share were highlighted as the three main challenges facing German photovoltaics (PV) companies this year.

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