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Natcore and MX Holding form JV to boost Italian PV panel producers

U.S.-based Natcore Technology Inc. and the Italian MX Holding S.p.A. are looking to form a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing new technologies for a consortium of Italian photovoltaic panel producers. They will also open a new manufacturing facility.

Indian PV market funding, project and installed capacity update

Mercom Capital Group provides an update on the Indian solar market, including the funding status of current photovoltaic projects, accumulated capacity, and the country’s proposed pipeline.

US: SunShot director talks technology, funding and Chinese competition

In an exclusive interview, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) SunShot initiative talks to pv magazine about the program, in addition to solar funding in the U.S., future technological developments and competing with the Chinese.

Copper nanowire to help drive solar cell production costs down

A new high-performance, flexible copper nanowire, first developed at Duke University in the U.S. last year and now being commercialized at a spin-off company called NanoForge Corporation, may drive down the cost of solar cell production.

US: Stion opens thin film factory; hits new thin film efficiency

Stion has opened a 100 megawatt (MW) thin film manufacturing factory in Hattiesburg, the U.S. Meanwhile, the company has reached 14.1 percent efficiency on its thin film circuits.

US sees "substantially" decreased PV installation costs

New research has indicated that the installed cost of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. “substantially” decreased in 2010 and during the first six months of 2011. For the first time, data is available on utility-scale installed costs trends.

France unveils new smart grid project; Tenesol to install 500 PV systems

Under a new €30 million government funded project designed to develop a French smart grid, Tenesol will install 500 photovoltaic systems and 250 converters.

New inverter technologies market to hit over USD$1.3 billion in 2015

Although the adoption of new photovoltaic inverter technologies “strongly” grew in 2010, they accounted for under one percent of overall inverter revenues, according to new research. However, predictions are this market will grow two-fold annually until 2015.

US non-residential PV pipeline growing on back of low module prices

The U.S. non-residential photovoltaic pipeline is sitting at 24 gigawatts (GW), up from 17 GW two months ago, according to new research. The increase is attributed to falling factory gate module prices.

Day4's cell technology to be manufactured in Taiwan

Day4 Energy has signed an agreement with Ever Energy Co. Ltd under which its Day4 DNA photovoltaic cells will be manufactured in Taiwan.

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