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The sum of small parts

Solar roof tiles: Small, building-integrated solar modules which resemble tiles have been niche products for a long time. Their high cost of manufacture and assembly has always hindered their entry onto the market, but manufacturers keep trying their luck with new products all the same.

In search of a niche

Fab Managers Forum: With intensified cooperation along the value chain, European cell and module manufacturers aim to lower costs while ensuring quality. To this end, they presented an International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics at the 5th Photovoltaic Fab Managers Forum of the SEMI PV Group in Berlin. However, it remains to be seen whether or not this will suffice to counter the dominance of Asian manufacturers.

Slow and steady wins the race?

PV Expo Tokyo: The gathering of the majority of the Japanese PV sector, as well as international solar players seeking to widen their network further east of China, saw three days of innovations, ‘Made in Japan’ modules and new tests and certifications. pv magazine found itself in the middle of the hustle and bustle, gaining Japanese insider perspectives.

Mesmerizing Indian islands

PV on Indian islands: Miles offshore, grid connection is a virtual impossibility for many of India’s islands. As such photovoltaics becomes a vital force in renewable energy generation. A report on the islands’ ambitious plans, and successful steps, in solar.

Satcon to supply 10 Units of PowerGate Plus 500kW and 31 Units of Equinox 500kW inverter solutions for one of the most significant Greek PV initiatives?

Satcon Technology Corporation has announced that it has been selected by Solar Cells Hellas for the installation of 20.5 megawatts (MW) of ground-mounted PV inverter solutions for projects that will be constructed in various locations throughout Southern Greece.

TÜV Rheinland offers a new test of flexible films for PV modules

The photovoltaic experts at TÜV Rheinland have for the first time certified a reverse-side film for photovoltaic modules using a new testing procedure.

Total French PV capacity over 1 GW

France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainability, and Transport has reported the installation of 720 megawatts (MW) of PV in continental France and its overseas territories in 2010. This brings total installed capacity to over one gigawatt (GW) for the first time.

Not falling through the cracks

Optical wafer inspection: Metrology systems are available in the market for the tedious task of detecting errors in wafers before they get forwarded onwards in the manufacturing line.

Sustainable installations

Power for remote areas: Phocos AG, a manufacturer of solar-powered charge controllers, components and energy-saving appliances, has always focused on off-grid applications, often in areas with difficult conditions in climate and infrastructure. A report on some of the recent projects.

Gaining clarity

PV recycling: PV Cycle program updates from the 2nd International Conference on PV Module Recycling, which took place in January in Madrid.

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