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Microsemi and Spelsberg create strategic alliance for disruptive solar bypass technology

Microsemi Corporation and Germany-based Spelsberg, in conjunction with its partner, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, have announced the development of a disruptive new technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The technology was demonstrated at this year’s Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco, the U.S.

SEPA undertakes third annual solar fact finding mission for utilities

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is currently in Japan along with 18 utility executives and managers, as part of its third annual Solar Fact Finding Mission, which takes place from 25 to 30 of this month.

U.S. researcher awarded grant to help build efficient organic solar cells

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has presented a South Dakota State University researcher with a grant of USD$400,000 — USD$80,000 per year for the next five years, in order to build new high-performance organic solar cells with increased efficiency.

New world efficiency record set for thin film tandem junction silicon module, says Sunfilm

Sunfilm AG has announced it has set a world record of 9.6 percent total area efficiency for a thin film tandem junction silicon solar module of 2.6 meters x 2.2 meters. The record module, Model F, achieved a maximum stabilized output power of 546 Wp, says the company.

Yingli and Innovalight to collaborate on silicon ink project

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has signed a technology, research and production collaboration agreement with Innovalight, Inc. under which they will attempt to raise the average efficiency of the multicrystalline cells produced on its commercial production lines.

1,000 MW to be installed under Indian national solar mission

The Indian government has unveiled its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) guidelines.

Time for US to adopt FITs "long overdue"

It is time for the U.S. to implement feed-in tariffs (FITs), according to representatives of the state and regional solar industry associations, who met during last week’s Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco.

Shock for Spain’s solar industry, pv magazine told

Spain’s government wants to pass drastic retroactive and future cuts as well as ceilings for photovoltaics (PV) feed-in tariffs, pv magazine has learnt. This is the result of a two-day round of talks between government and industry representatives.

S.A.G. Solarstrom AG to implement 48 MWp large-scale PV project in northern Italy

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has announced it is to set up a 28 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaics (PV) system in the northern Italian region of Veneto, in the municipality of Canaro. Once completed, the company says it will be one of the largest connected ground-mounted projects in the region and its largest project to date. Construction is due to start before the end of the year.

Solar powered aircraft breaks number of world records as it prepares to land after two weeks in the air

QinetiQ will today bring Zephyr, its solar powered high-altitude long endurance (HALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) back to earth after two weeks in the air. Celebrating, the company says it has smashed a number of long-standing official and unofficial world records.

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