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Magazine Archive 11-2011

New module on top

PV+Test: Two modules went through in September. Solon Blue 230/07 now leads the list of holders of the TÜV Rheinland and Solarpraxis AG seal of quality, while the other clearly showed everything that could go wrong.

Overwhelmingly positive

Interview: Azur Solar’s UK Managing Director, Markus Feldmann talks to pv magazine about the UK PV market, technological advancements, including battery storage, and how Azur has weathered this year’s solar market storm. He additionally outlines the company’s four key strategies for success.

PV for glass and steel

Organic PV: Several developers of novel solar cells are teaming up with suppliers of building façade and envelope materials to turn buildings into renewable electricity generators. But why are these industrial players working with developers of solar cells that fall so far below acceptable efficiencies?

Rethink and adapt

Italy: After a long period of uncertainty and waiting it is now clear what will happen in Italy. With the new Conto Energia IV, large outdoor installations have become unattractive from one day to the next. The buzzword now is reorientation.

Small but mighty

Taiwan: Taiwan’s photovoltaic (PV) industry leaders gathered in Taipei from October 5 to 7 for this year’s PV Taiwan. pv magazine spoke to the movers and shakers to find out how they view the global PV market and how their manufacturing methods can compete in the global arena. Technological advancement was one of the key strategies to emerge. Cost structures, opportunities and threats were also discussed.


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