Category: Press Releases

SGS Participates in Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning Conference in London

SGS will attend the third annual Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning Conference in London, UK. On the pre-conference day, October 4, SGS will hold two workshops on technical risks and Risk Management in offshore wind farm projects. — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, is attending the third annual Offshore… Read more »

Brkles Ypsator Worldwide Success

Hans-Joachim Bender, Bürkle GmbH’s Managing Director, discusses Bürkle’s success with the entire Bürkle Photovoltaic manufacturing equipment product line including Single-Opening and Multi-Opening Lamination Systems and their broad array of Coating Systems applying liquid materials for Anti-Reflective Coating as well as other unique coating applications.”We reviewed this business application thoroughly in 2003 based upon our core… Read more »

Meyer Burger installs futuristic roof-top solar panel system on the Arena Thun

3S Photovoltaics, a member of the Meyer Burger Technology Group [ticker: MBTN], has supplied the solar modules which have been installed on the roof of the Arena Thun. The frameless roof system guarantees high yields of solar-generated electricity with a reduced payback time. For the stadium project in Thun, the experts for highly efficient building… Read more »

Siemens brings renewables-based power to Mallorca

Siemens has delivered high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) technology that allowed Red Eléctrica de España (REE) to link Mallorca with the Spanish mainland via an electricity highway laid in the Mediterranian. In the future a significant proportion of the vacation island’s power demand will thus be met using wind, solar and hydroelectric power which is produced on… Read more »

SCHOTT Solar makes CSP receivers even more powerful by introducing noble gas capsules and a new coat

• Higher efficiency for receivers thanks to a new coating• Noble gas capsules extend service lives• Optimistic view of the future of the CSP market Mainz/Granada, September 21, 2011 – SCHOTT Solar is extending its leading position in the CSP receiver market by offering a significantly improved product design. SCHOTT Solar will be introducing an… Read more »

Siemens Energy press release:Siemens to supply solar field for hybrid CSP plant in Catalonia, Spain

Siemens Energy has received an order for a solar field in Catalonia, Spain, from the Spanish EPC UTE Termosolar Borges (Abantia/Comsa Emte). Siemens will design, supply, integrate and construct the entire solar field, including the mirrors and solar receivers. The unique parabolic trough power plant, to be built in Les Borges Blanques near Barcelona, will… Read more »

Conergy launches online solar systems design tool to maximize opportunities for British rooftop installations, raise industry standards

Conergy, one of the world’s leading solar system manufacturers, today launched its ‘Conergizer’ tool in the UK to coincide with the start of Green Building Week. The online systems planning tool helps users work out the best solar solution for any roof – aesthetically, financially and in terms of pure kilowatt power generation potential. The… Read more »

Tv Certifies Ammonia Resistance Of Lg Solar Modules

The LGxxxM1C-G2, LGxxxM1W-G2, LGxxxP1C-G2 and LGxxxP1W-G2 solar modules manufactured by LG Solar withstood the special requirements in agriculture, according to IEC62716/Draft C. This was confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, the German quality-testing institution, proving that air containing ammonia does not lead to accelerated aging of module components. Corrosion resistance Over the past years, the agricultural sector… Read more »

Mono and multi crystalline solar modules from LG shine in salt spray corrosion test

28 days of continuous exposure to repeated salt spray, consisting of a 5% sodium chloride solution, a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius and 93 percent relative humidity: this would spell severe corrosion for many materials and products. Not so for the solar modules from LG Solar. The tests according to IEC 61701, which were performed… Read more »

Reis Robotics Presents Circumferential Tape Application

Obernburg – Quality and service life are important criteria for solar modules. For this year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Reis Robotics will present an innovation of worldwide importance: optimized circumferential tape application prior to framing. Photovoltaic modules now can be protected against penetrating moisture in an even safer… Read more »

Innovative Quality Assurance Reis Robotics Tests Every Solar Cell Before Lamination

For this year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Reis Robotics will present another highlight in the field solar module production: Quality assurance and cost saving by checking the strings before connecting them as matrix in the solar module. The company located in Lower Franconia with international activities again demonstrates… Read more »

Computrol to Highlight Manufacturing Services at Solar Power International 2011

Computrol, Inc., a world-class provider of mid- to low-volume, high-mix electronic manufacturing services to OEMs, announces that it will exhibit in Booth #4449 at the upcoming Solar Power International, scheduled to take place October 17-20, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. Technology services offered by Computrol are varied and expansive: turnkey electronics… Read more »

K.R. Anderson, Inc. and Krayden, Inc. to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2011

K.R. Anderson, Inc. and Krayden, Inc., leading distributors of engineered materials, will showcase leading suppliers’ technologies in Booth #5662 at the upcoming Solar Power International, scheduled to take place October 17-20, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. Offering the most diverse and largest line of silicone products, Dow Corning Solar Solutions offers… Read more »

Manz Releases SpeedPicker 1.1

The high-tech engineering firm Manz AG has further improved its SpeedPicker. The automation system meets the specific demands of crystalline solar cell manufacturing. Its first generation has already been sold over 300 times, the new generation was presented at the EU PVSEC in Hamburg in September. The SpeedPicker 1.1 convinces with a throughput rate of… Read more »

Maersk Line, Limited and Rickmers-Linie (America), Inc. Form U.S. Flag Project Cargo Partnership

Maersk Line, Limited and Rickmers-Linie (America), Inc. today announced a partnership to provide breakbulk and project cargo shipping using two newly-built multi-purpose ships to be operated under the U.S. flag. The partnership brings together the complementary capabilities of the two companies to offer customers a new option for moving large and heavy cargoes worldwide. Customers… Read more »

DuPont Apollo Collaborates with Loxley to Complete 8.7 Megawatt Solar Farm in Thailand

DuPont Apollo, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont specializing in silicon-based thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules, has announced today the completion of an 8.7 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar farm project in collaboration with Loxley Plc, one of Thailand’s largest conglomerates engaged in the trading and sales of information technology and telecommunication equipment, through a newly… Read more »

Berne’s new tram depot: first class solar system from Lyss

3S Photovoltaics, a member of the Meyer Burger Technology Group (ticker: MBTN), has supplied cutting edge solar technology for Berne’s tram depot. This system, specially developed for the building, not only performs well but fits in well aesthetically with the overall architecture. For the tram depot project, 3S Photovoltaics picked up the challenge set by… Read more »

SGS Solar Test House provides Desert Dust Testing of Solar Modules

The SGS Solar Test House now offers Desert Dust Testing according to DIN EN 60068-2-68 LC2, which determines the effects of dust and sand, suspended in air, on solar modules. This desert dust test simulates the impact of high-velocity particles and proves the solar module’s applicability for desert regions. — Since solar panels are best… Read more »

Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division presents its new products for the efficient solar cell processing at the 26th EU PVSEC

The Lasers & Material Processing division of Jenoptik presents its product portfolio for micro-material processing of crystalline solar cells from 5th to 8th of September, 2011 at the European leading trade fair of the photovoltaic industry – the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition – in Hamburg, hall A1, booth B9. The latest… Read more »

Henkel at SolarPACES in Spain

For the first time, Henkel will be present with its own stand at the international congress SolarPACES where it will be presenting innovative solutions for the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry. The high-performance adhesives and sealants from Henkel make a substantial contribution to raising quality and lowering costs in the manufacture of products for the… Read more »

Konarka: New Partners, New Projects

Konarka Technologies has formed strategic alliances with Lapp Kabel, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Bischoff Glastechnik and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology Nuremberg, 13 September 2011. The US manufacturer of organic solar cells Konarka Technologies has expanded its strategic partnerships internationally. At a press conference at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference… Read more »

SGS Attends China Wind Power 2011 in Beijing

SGS will be attending China Wind Power 2011 in Beijing, China. Throughout the event, SGS will showcase a wide portfolio of Renewable Energy services, including Wind Turbine Blade Testing, Manufacturing Inspection, In-Service Inspection, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at stand EB27. — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, is attending China Wind… Read more »

New three-dimensional inspection technology uncovers heretofore invisible defects

Up until now, even the most efficient inspections for solar cells have been two-dimensional and have left some extremely relevent defects undetected. ISRA SOLAR VISION now offers, with its 3D technology, an optimum add-on solution for surface inspection and geometrical gauging at the printing process stage. In addition to the existing first-class inspection and measuring… Read more »

Ruukki achieves industry leader position in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Ruukki has achieved the position of industry leader in two Dow Jones Sustainability indexes: DJSI World and DJSI Europe. The indexes include the top companies that are committed to sustainable development. Ruukki is included in the DJSI World Index for the fourth year running and in the European index for the fifth year. The results… Read more »

HUSUM WindEnergy and GWEC close cooperation agreement until 2014

The international trade association GWEC extended its partnership with HUSUM WindEnergy for two more trade fairs up to 2014. The aim of this collaboration is to strengthen HUSUM WindEnergy in its position as the leading trade fair for the wind industry at international level. On 10 September 2011, the contract was signed with GWEC’s Chairman… Read more »

Critical Group boosts efficiency at Poseidon, an off-shore wind and wave plant

Critical Software Technologies (UK), Critical Software (PT) and Critical Materials (PT) are working with Floating Power Plant to help the company adopt a proactive approach to monitoring the condition and structural health of its Poseidon off-shore plant. Critical’s work on the Poseidon prototype, situated off the coast of Lolland in Denmark, will open up an… Read more »

DNV accredited for wind turbine certification in Korea

As the first international certification body DNV has received accreditation in Korea to deliver type and project certification of wind turbines and wind farms. Due to the accreditation from the Dutch Accreditation Council, DNV now has official approval to handle all aspects of the certification work using its local wind experts. This provides a number… Read more »

Phoenix Solar successful in winning several contracts in Italy

• In August alone, orders of almost four megawatt placed for solar modules in the Components & Systems segment • Rooftop project with a peak power of 227 kilowatts Phoenix Solar AG, a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, reports a number of orders from Phoenix… Read more »

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Lower-Silver Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization

New Solamet® PV51M Designed to Drive Costs Down for Solar Cell Manufacturers DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced DuPontTM Solamet® PV51M photovoltaic metallization paste, a new tabbing material used in solar cell manufacturing. This breakthrough new formulation enables cell makers to use up to 15 percent less material, in line with the company’s intent to… Read more »

Dnv Develops Hse Procedures For A Mid West Utilitys Wind Operations In The Us

DNV has developed HSE procedures for a mid-west utility’s wind operations. For wind farm operators such safety programs keep workers safe, comply with regulations and meet or exceed best practices for hazard management in the wind industry. DNV worked with the utility company to review existing procedures for its other power generation plants and applied… Read more »

Latest PR from Rehm Thermal Systems – Rehm Thermal Systems scoops Solar Industry Award for innovative Thermal Oxidation process

The team at Rehm Thermal Systems is currently celebrating winning a coveted Solar Industry Award for its RFS-D Fast Firing System with integrated dryer and RDS Drying System featuring an advanced Thermal Oxidation process. Presented to the team at a ceremony held in Hamburg during the EU PVSEC exhibition, the Solar Industry Awards trophy recognises… Read more »

Somont wins industry award for innovative new soldering table – CONSOL

Somont GmbH, a company within the Meyer Burger Technology Ltd group has won the Solar Industry Award 2011 in the category „PV Process Improvement”. The specialist in solar cell connection technology has been recognised for its new soldering table for the semi-automatic connection of solar cells. Module manufacturers will be able to save valuable time… Read more »

aleo solar AG appoints sales professional Shane Messer as Vice President to reinforce its presence in the US photovoltaic market

aleo solar AG today announced that it has appointed Shane Messer as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing of aleo solar North America Inc.; he has also been appointed General Manager of this US subsidiary. He began his duties on August 1, 2011 and has operational responsibility for the company’s performance and development in… Read more »

DuPont Introduces New Protective Backsheet Technology for Photovoltaic Modules, Signs Licensing Agreement with Taiflex

DuPont Photovoltaic Fluoromaterials (DuPont) announced it has developed a new backsheet technology designed to enhance the quality and manufacturability of crystalline silicon solar modules by improving adhesion to encapsulants, resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light and enabling faster throughput in the backsheet production process. The company has recently signed a licensing agreement with Taiflex Scientific, who… Read more »

DuPont Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Heraeus

Complaint Alleges Infringement of Patent Relating to DuPontTM Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallization Paste Technology DuPont today filed a lawsuit against Heraeus Holding GmbH and Heraeus Materials Technology, LLC for allegedly infringing a DuPont patent related to its front-side metallization paste materials used in solar cell technology. In its federal court filing here today, DuPont alleged that… Read more »

Solon Solar Modules Achieve Excellent Results In Pid Test Industry Initiative For Developing Standard Test Kicked Off

Potential induced degradation (PID) is one of the main causes if a solar power plant’s performance diminishes over the course of its service life. Several solar manufacturers have now partnered up with renowned German testing institutes to launch a new initiative to prepare standard module tests for this phenomenon, which has been the subject of… Read more »