EU PVSEC 2010

26th EU PVSEC conference chairman confirmed

Heinz Ossenbrink of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has been named as next year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) chairman.

EU PVSEC: PV developing in right direction

The 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC / WCPEC-5) closed its doors last Friday after five days in Valencia, Spain.

Exclusive: Eurener to enter Chile; PV-powered bus stop could hit market next year

Spain-based photovoltaics (PV) module maker, Eurener has told pv magazine it is working with the Chilean government and University of Atacama to develop a PV installation in the Atacama desert. Although still in the planning stages, the company’s aim is to provide off grid solutions to people who are still living without electricity in the periphery of the Atacama, based in Chile, South America.

imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

imec has announced it will present several large-area silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency above 19 percent at this year’s EU PVSEC, currently being held in Valencia, Spain.

EU PVSEC: Day 3 takes off as Germany ups the promotion ante

The third day of the 25th EU PVSEC has really seen things taking off. The crowds thickened, the buzz got louder and the jackets were shrugged off to expose a more relaxed, Spanish-inspired side of business.

World’s first flexible CIGS modules receive UL certification

In what has been described as a “watershed breakthrough” for the photovoltaics (PV) industry, U.S.-based SoloPower has said its flexible copper indium gallium (di) selenide (CIGS) modules are the first of their kind to receive Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.

EU PVSEC is focussed on the future

Having opened its doors to the public yesterday in Valencia, Spain, it seems the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC / WCPEC-5) has got off to a positive start. And, judging by the comments coming from the trade show, everyone is keeping a keen eye on the industry’s future.

EPIA launches European Photovoltaic Observatory

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has launched a European Photovoltaic Observatory at this year’s EU PVSEC, designed to identify “beneficial conditions” for market development and best practices for sustainable development of PV, in addition to promoting market transparency and harmonization across Europe.

“Record breaking”: Oerlikon Solar drives down thin film production costs to €0.50; reports highest lab cell efficiency

Swiss company, Oerlikon Solar, has launched a new production line ‘ThinFab’ for the manufacturing of thin film silicon modules at the EU PVSEC, which is says will achieve “record breaking” production costs of €0.50 per Watt peak (Wp).

Contactless temperature measurement

Raytek is presenting contactless temperature measuring units for cell and module production at EU PVSEC. Infrared sensors, line scanners, and thermal cameras allow for continuous real-time temperature supervision.