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Magazine Archive 12-2011

JENOPTIK-VOTAN lasing technology

Laser scribing: For over five years, Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division has been manufacturing full-scale production facilities for structuring and Laser Edge Deletion (LED) of thin-film solar modules. Gabriele Eberhardt, Jenoptik’s Application Manager, outlines the latest developments and advantages of its technology.

Tomorrow’s technology or yesterday’s news?

CIGS: Many agree that CIGS has plenty of potential to deliver cost savings, flexible applications and high efficiencies, but does it have the right attributes to see major production volumes and PV market share? pv magazine gets the inside information from the major players and up-and-comers, to find what direction CIGS will take next.

Laughing on the sidelines

Dear readers, Did that one hit home? SolarWorld Industries America set off the public relations bomb at the right time during the Solar Power International exhibition and conference in Dallas. This time “Emperor Frank” was not concerned with taking over the carmaker Opel, or mounting a campaign against cadmium telluride in modules –this time it […]

Under pressure

UK: The government’s latest proposal to cut PV FITs is taking the heat out of the PV market. It has also left the supply chain reeling in terms of completing orders and raised questions of PV’s competitiveness in the face of a 50 percent tariff cut.

More of a goal than the current state of affairs

Green Silicon 2011, Shanghai: There was a mix of frustration and optimism at the recent 4th World Polysilicon and PV Industry Summit, part of the Green Silicon 2011 conference in Shanghai from October 11 to 13.

Moving into photovoltaics

Interview: Many big names from other sectors are starting to see the growth and potential in the solar sector of late. pv magazine speaks to Eltek Valere who have branched into the solar sector, now offering their expertise from power electronics into solar inverters. Sales Director Alberto de Leon explains the company’s strategy.

New entrants in India

India: As the Intersolar India draws closer, programs in Rajasthan and Karnataka have expanded the solar market. Mohit Anand from Bridge to India reports.

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