Category: Press Releases

Direct Grid Technologies Opens New Corporate Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility

Edgewood, NY – October 22, 2009. Direct Grid Technologies, a subsidiary of Island Technology, announces its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Edgewood, New York. The opening of the new facility coincides with a growing demand for Direct Grid’s DGA Series micro-inverter and monitoring equipment, designed for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications. {pagebreak} “The Edgewood… Read more »

Motech Selects Applied Baccini Esatto Technology for Double Printing of Solar Cells

Applied Materials, Inc. announced today that Motech Solar, one of the world’s leading producers of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells, has installed and qualified an Applied Baccini back-end line for double printing applications at its volume production facility in Tainan, Taiwan. Applied’s recently announced Esatto TechnologyTM on the Baccini® system will be used to manufacture… Read more »

Wind industry says more confidence needed going into final climate talks

With EU Environment ministers meeting tomorrow to finalise the EU’s position for the Copenhagen climate change conference in December, the European Wind Energy Association is releasing new calculations on how much wind power can contribute to achieving greenhouse gas emission targets. {pagebreak} In a briefing for Ministers and Members of the European Parliament, EWEA says… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Oxidation Process safeguards PV metallization yields

A new thermal oxidation process from Rehm Thermal Systems has eliminated the challenge of residue contamination from photovoltaic metallization. In order to minimise maintenance and provide a cleaner process chamber, Rehm has innovatively implemented a proven method of thermal oxidation to enhance the performance of its RDS Drying Systems. {pagebreak} During the 200°C to 350°C… Read more »

Bosch Solar contract reinforces Linde’s position as leading PV gas supplier

Munich, 20th October 2009 – Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group, has been awarded a long-term contract to supply gases for Bosch Solar’s new manufacturing site in Erfurt, Germany. Under the turnkey contract, Linde will provide high purity nitrogen from an on-site air separation unit and bulk oxygen. Bosch Solar, a… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plant in France

• E.ON Climate & Renewables to commission Phoenix Solar with the construction of a 1.5 megawatts solar park • France to become important market for large-scale photovoltaic power plants Sulzemoos, 20th October 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG, a leading, TecDAX-listed international photovoltaic system integrator has been commissioned by E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH to plan and build a solar… Read more »

PROINSO awarded the supply of the largest solar photovoltaic plant in Belgium with a 3 MW output

*The Spanish company will also provide advice on engineering and design optimization of the 3 MW plant, located in Ivarem. *The new plant will represent 3% of the Belgian solar photovoltaic market, whose facilities represent 100 MW of the total output installed in the country. *In this its first significant inroad into the solar photovoltaic… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems will highlight advanced soldering & solar solutions

Rehm Thermal Systems will highlight advanced soldering & solar solutions at Productronica, booth A4.341 As the world’s leading exhibition for electronics manufacturing, Productronica 2009 delivers an ideal platform for Rehm Thermal Systems to showcase its range of Convection and Condensation as well as Vacuum Condensation Systems, along with a live demonstration of its popular Pyrolysis… Read more »

DEK celebrates prestigious Solar Industry Award at EU PVSEC 2009

The team at DEK Solar is currently celebrating a historic award win, having topped the hotly-contested PV Process Equipment category at the Solar Industry Awards., the Solar Industry Award was presented to DEK’s Alternative Energy Business Manager, Darren Brown and Solar Engineering Programme Manager, Richard Willshere at the recent European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and… Read more »

Merck to present innovative products for displays, lighting and photovoltaics

Merck to present innovative products for displays, lighting and photovoltaics at the IMID in Ilsan (Korea) and the FPD International in Yokohama (Japan) • IMID: Merck to focus on isishape etching paste concepts for efficient and eco-friendly structuring of substrate surfaces in touch panel and silicon solar cell manufacturing as well as isiphorTM efficient lighting… Read more »

MECASOLAR prize winners at the Solar Awards 2009

· The Spanish company won the award in the category of best photovoltaic application of the year (PV Application Award) in recognition of the high-tech incorporated into their MS Tracker 10 solar tracking systems. {pagebreak} · The solar industry awards are granted by the prestigious British magazine with international circulation, PV Solar, which acknowledges with… Read more »

U International to Feature Leading Technologies at Solar Power International 2009

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 30, 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces that it will highlight leading technologies in booth 189 at the upcoming Solar Power International 2009 expo, scheduled to take place October 27-29, 2009 in Anaheim, Calif…. Read more »

OPDE Group to build 17 solar facilities producing 75 MW of power in the region of Piedmont (Italy)

The new OPDE Group Centre will be located in Turin Italy · The Spanish solar photovoltaic multinational, The OPDE Group – comprising the companies OPDE, MECASOLAR, PROINSO and RIOS- will sign next Friday, October 8th, an agreement with the regional government of Piedmont (Italy) for: The construction of 17 solar facilities in the period 2009-2010;… Read more »

Sputnik commissions the first solar power plant with a new megawatt station

Biel , 23. September 2009. Today in Hemau, in the district of Regensburg, will see the commissioning of the first megawatt station built by Sputnik Engineering, a Swiss inverter manufacturer. The 632 photovoltaic (PV) plant was installed on open land by SolaStrom Systems GmbH, a system integrator based in Augsburg. At this site the usual… Read more »

Sway seeks concession for test turbine in Oygarden

SWAY AS has applied for a test concession from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate for constructing a test turbine in Naturgassparken in Oygarden (West Coast of Norway). The construction of the prototype will be conditional on financial support from Enova. The wind turbine will have a capacity of 10 MW and a rotor… Read more »

Applied Materials Begins Shipments of World’s Largest, Fastest, Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Coating Systems

ALZENAU, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that it has begun shipping multiple Applied TopmetTM 4450 systems, the world’s largest and fastest, roll-to-roll thin film metal deposition machine, to a customer in Europe. {pagebreak} This latest model of Applied’s Topmet 4450 product line deposits ultra-thin aluminum films on 4.5m (15 feet) wide rolls of… Read more »

Europe-wide Standardised Outdoor Tests for PV Modules

The Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel, Germany and the association DERlab e.V. are presenting for the first time Europe-wide standardised outdoor tests for PV modules at the world’s largest solar energy conference EU PVSEC Kassel, 22nd September 2009. {pagebreak} Module manufacturers sell their products all over the world. And yet, since unified standards are lacking, a… Read more »

FIST SA publishes three new reports on the photovoltaic patents’ landscape

This three-part analysis – “Silicon cells”, “Thin film cells” and “Organic and hybrid cells” provides extensive information and rational analysis of the global photovoltaic cells patents’ landscape.  PARIS September 9, 2009 – “IP Overview Photovoltaic 2009” establishes a panorama of the worldwide patents claiming “silicon cells”, {pagebreak} “thin film cells” and “organic and hybrid cells”… Read more »

HyperSonic Ultrasonic Reciprocating System Provides a Proven Solution

HyperSonic Ultrasonic Reciprocating System Provides a Proven Solution for Scaling Up Solar Manufacturing Processes Sono-Tek Corporation – Milton, NY announces the immediate availability of its new HyperSonic ultrasonic reciprocating coating system designed for processes such as Phosphoric Doping, CIGS coatings, anti-reflection coatings and various nanosuspension coatings for thin film and silicon solar cell production. {pagebreak}… Read more »

Team of Fraunhofer ISE and BASF nominated for the German Future Prize (Deutscher Zukunftspreis) 2009

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and BASF were nominated for the German Future Prize for the joint development of Micronal® PCM, a microencapsulated latent heat storage material for construction materials. This prize is awarded every year by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. {pagebreak} By awarding this prize for technology… Read more »

Avanti equipment in wind turbine towers in Uruguay

The Danish company Avanti Wind Systems has just supplied service lifts and ladder fall safety equipment for five new 2 MW wind turbine towers in Uruguay. The wind turbine park in Cerro de los Caracoles was financed by Spain and is operated by UTE, the Uruguayan state-owned electricity company. {pagebreak} The new turbine towers, which… Read more »

Samskip flats moving into new geographical areas

Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics can draw upon 30 years of experience operating flatrack equipment between the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Ireland. Now that experience is being made available to a wider network of customers. {pagebreak} Since the beginning of 2009 Samskip has expanded its flatrack services to cover new trade lanes to include Italy,… Read more »

Offgrid specialist Phaesun teaches solar companies in Uganda

Memmingen, 18 September 2009. Phaesun GmbH, a systems provider based in Memmingen , Germany , has taught technical and economical details of solar technology to 60 Ugandan participants for one week. Working along with Phaesun were four German partner companies, the German Solar Industry Association BSW-Solar and the GTZ. Representatives from 30 Ugandan solar companies,… Read more »

Gemini Energy Services Awarded $74,100 in Job Training Funds

Gemini Energy Services has been awarded $74,100 in job training funds from The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s Employment Training Panel’s Small Business Program. The funds will be used to train 19 of Gemini’s San Diego-based, all veteran team of technicians to provide operations and maintenance services to the Wind Industry, one of ETP’s… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG expands and extends framework agreement with KG Allgemeine Leasing

• Minimum investment volume through 2012 now EUR 525 million • Continuation of the successful cooperation in the power plant construction business Sulzemoos 16 September 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, has for the second time extended the framework agreement, signed with KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH & Co. (KGAL)… Read more »

Solarion powers Volkswagen E-Up! with solar energy

Solarion AG, based in Leipzig (Germany), is involved in the development of the electric automobile E-Up! which was presented as a world premiere by the CEO of Volkswagen AG Martin Winterkorn at the 63rd Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), currently taking place in Frankfurt (Germany).  The roof of the concept car E-Up! with an area of about… Read more »

Fraunhofer ISE participates in "Online Master Photovoltaics"

PV Branch profits from new extra-occupational master’s program The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE plays a significant part in setting up and carrying out a new master degree course “Master Online Photovoltaics” at the University of Freiburg. The goal of this course program is the extra-occupational education and vocational training of specialists for… Read more »

GMR Solar Tropic is the worlds first Special Economic Zone dedicated to Solar Industry

Situated on the Chennai – Bangalore growth corridor, the 312 acre Zone would be an ecosystem for solar goods, providing world class infrastructure and utilities to house all activities across R&D, Manufacturing, Services and Trading. This is the first phase of the 3700 acre development of the multi-product GMR Krishnagiri SEZ. Located just off Bangalore,… Read more »

Nokia Smart Home Knowledge and the Vaasa energy cluster meet in a new company – There Corporation

The combination of the Nokia Smart Home team know-how and the Comsel team knowledge of energy grid and metering create an unique and strong basis to start developing new generation energy solutions HELSINKI 10 September 2009 – There corporation will focus on energy saving and efficiency. The energy saving solutions of the company are based… Read more »

The new SunKIC – The First Profiler Specifically Designed for Solar Cell Manufacturing

San Diego – August 2009 – KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces the SunKIC version 1.1.0, a thermal profiler that is specifically designed for the unique needs and challenges of the PV industry. {pagebreak} The SunKIC benefits from several hardware and software innovations that… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems showcases new fast-firing and drying technologies at EUPVSEC 2009, Booth B5/45

The team at Rehm Thermal Systems are preparing to showcase the company’s best-in-class capabilities for solar cell metallization at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition. Being held from September 21st – 25th in Hamburg, Germany, EUPVSEC 2009 will introduce visitors to the thermal specialist’s recently updated line of fast-firing systems and drying… Read more »

Avanti Wind Systems Opens Office in Australia

The world’s leading producer of safety equipment for service technicians in wind turbine towers, the Danish company Avanti Wind Systems, is opening a sales office and centres for installation, service, maintenance and training in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. John Chinn, 43, has been hired as general manager of Avanti Australia. He has… Read more »

MECASOLAR supplies 500 kW of 2-axis trackers for solar photovoltaic project in California

This is the first in a series of projects in the United States in which the company will participate, with approximately 30 MW expected to be installed between 2009-2010 · The project, in which MECASOLAR is involved, aims to reduce energy costs for pumping water in Reclamation District 108 located in Yola in the state… Read more »

Beyond optical inspection – Dr Schenk 2 Steps ahead with the brand new I-V curve tracer

Dr. Schenk launches brand new product at their booth B6/6 during the 24th EU PVSEC in Hamburg (21-24. September, 2009) The I-V Curve Tracer from the SolarMeasure family enables correlation of optical inspection and efficiency tests (I-V curve) {pagebreak} Currently, Dr. Schenk GmbH is the only “total-solution provider” of metrology systems for PV thin-film modules… Read more »

Sage Oil Vac adds flush capability to Gear Oil Exchange System

AMARILLO, Tex. – Sage Oil Vac’s Gear Oil Exchange System for wind turbines now features a flush system that improves fluid changes on gearboxes hundreds of feet above the ground. Gearbox flushes are becoming more common to remove sludge and varnish when performing oil changes. {pagebreak} Featuring a 120 gallon (454 liter) tank with a… Read more »

"e" is more than a prefix! New Protean "Practical Guide" takes the complexity out of e-marketing

Following the success of its recent guide to social media, Protean Marketing has released the latest in its series of free ‘Practical Guide’ downloads. The next in the series tackles the subject of e-marketing, highlighting its status as a powerful CRM and prospecting tool. Aimed at the electronics industry, the new guide is already being… Read more »