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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.

New JV established to recycle PV modules

A new joint venture has been set up, in order to produce metal products and other, valuable materials from old photovoltaic modules.

1366 receives USD$150 million DOE loan guarantee to develop "revolutionary" wafer process

A USD$150 million loan guarantee for 1336 Technologies Inc. has been finalized by U.S. Energy Secretary, Steven Chu for the development of its multicrystalline wafer manufacturing project.

Day4 Energy and R&R achieve 19.3 percent module efficiency

Following Roth & Rau’s announcement yesterday that it achieved 20 percent wafer efficiency, it has now been publicized that it, along with Day4 Energy Inc., has produced a 19.3 percent efficient photovoltaic module.

Avancis hits 15.8 percent thin film efficiency

Presenting its findings at the 26th EU PVSEC, Avancis says it has reached a thin film photovoltaic module efficiency of 15.8 percent.

High PV cell and module efficiencies targeted by Yingli research group

Collaborative research between Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Amtech Systems Inc. has resulted in laboratory efficiencies of 19.7 percent and 17.6 percent for a crystalline photovoltaic cell and module, respectively.

DOE grants USD$145 million for development of solar technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made over USD$145 million available to 69 solar projects across the country. The goal is to position the U.S. as an industry leader.

Top three Q2 PV module suppliers are Chinese

Although the photovoltaic module market has suffered setbacks this year, Asian manufacturers are keeping the competition on its toes. According to new research, the top three suppliers in the second quarter of the year (Q2) are Chinese.

German solar academy opened in Kenya

A German solar academy has been launched in Nairobi by Schott Solar AG and SMA Solar Technology AG. German Chancellor Angela Merkel went there on July 12, during a state visit to Kenya.


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