Category: Press Releases

Working with Sunshine: Merck at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg

– isishape® cutting-edge technology supports smart and simple processes in solar cell production– Launch of livionTM as a brand for dedicated DSSC electrolytes– Presentation of the first large-size glass-based screen-printed DSSC solar panel prototype from Fraunhofer ISE containing Solarpur® materials Darmstadt, September 1, 2011 – Merck KGaA will be exhibiting its latest material developments for… Read more »

Eurotron Equipment Producing The Worlds First Mwt Mono Iec Certified Module

During the upcoming PV SEC, Eurotron will show the world’s first MWT-mono IEC-61215 certified module on their booth (Hall A4 / Booth A16). This module has been developed and produced by TSC Solar BV, The Netherlands. It shows a 19% cell efficiency resulting in an impressive encapsulated module efficiency of 18,1%. Development of the MWT… Read more »

Quality Standard of the Network of Excellence DERlab for Outdoor Tests Allows Reliable Benchmarking of Photovoltaic Modules

At a workshop of the conference of the International Solar Energy Society in Kassel, Germany, leading research institutes from Europe and the USA adopted a new draft for an outdoor test standard for photovoltaic modules yesterday. Using this standard, the project partners of the Network of Excellence DERlab (Distributed Energy Resources Laboratory) internationally unify long-term… Read more »

Cost reduction and project delivery top offshore wind construction agenda

A cursory glance at the cost of generating electricity from offshore wind vs. coal for example has many questioning the long term sustainability of this renewable energy. Ein flüchtiger Blick auf die Kosten der Stromerzeugung durch Offshore-Windanlagen verglichen mit der Kohle veranlasst viele dazu, die Nachhaltigkeit dieser erneuerbaren Energie in Zweifel zu ziehen. But that… Read more »

Dow Introduces ENLIGHT DC-8300 Coolant for Diamond Wire Ingot Squaring

Dow Introduces ENLIGHTTM DC-8300 Coolant for Diamond Wire Ingot Squaring: Coolant Offers Cost Savings, Manufacturing Efficiency and Sustainability • Easy cleaning. • Reduced thickness variables (TV).• Good environmental profile.• Product to be officially unveiled at 26th EU PVSEC Conference: Hall A4, Stand B2. The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a diamond wire ingot squaring coolant… Read more »

Meyer Burger – Excellent First Half Year 2011

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd – 1st Half Hear 2011• Excellent results once again• Continuing dynamic growth and attractive profit margins• Guidance for full year 2011 increased Meyer Burger Group increased its net sales by 61% to CHF 575.0 million in the first half of 2011 compared with CHF 356.9 million in the corresponding period in… Read more »

SunSi Energies Ships First Trichlorosilane Order Outside of China

SunSi Energies Ships First Trichlorosilane (TCS) Order Outside of China Nitol Solar, Russia’s Largest Polysilicon Producer, Purchases Initial Order SunSi Energies, Inc. (“SunSi”), a specialty chemical provider to the solar industry, announced today that Russia-based Nitol Solar, one of the world’s largest polysilicon producers, has purchased 117 metric tons of trichlorosilane (TCS) from SunSi’s Wendeng… Read more »

Leading Photovoltaic Module Manufacturers Adopt Dupont Solamet Metallizations For Higher Efficiency Solar Cells And Modules

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) recently added two key accounts, Sunways AG and Heckert Solar AG, to a growing list of leading photovoltaic manufacturers using DuPontTM Solamet® PV17x photovoltaic metallization pastes to produce higher efficiency solar cells and modules. Since their introduction in February 2011, Solamet® PV17x series photovoltaic metallizations have repeatedly proven they enable higher… Read more »

razil wind power taking off, industry seeks long-term policy

Wind power deployment in Brazil is set to exceed 5,000 MW by 2013, a five-fold increase from the current installed capacity, according to a study undertaken by the Global Wind Energy Council in cooperation with the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica), with support from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). The Summary Report… Read more »

New Dupont Solamet Pv414 Enables Roll To Roll Thin Film Pv

Advanced Formulation Delivers Capability for High Speed Roll to Roll Processing of Flexible Solar Substrates BRISTOL, U.K., Aug. 30, 2011 – DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced the low temperature processing DuPontTM Solamet® PV414 photovoltaic (PV) metallization paste designed for rotary screen printing to enable high speed roll to roll processing of thin and flexible… Read more »

Faster rotor blade bonding thanks to new polyurethane adhesive from Henkel

The energy turnaround and the push to expand renewable energy generation is posing major challenges for manufacturers of wind energy plants. To ensure economic viability, efforts are focusing first on improving the availability and productivity of existing production facilities. One of the wind energy industry’s top priorities is to maximize utilization rates by speeding up… Read more »

Acquisition of Superbolt and P&S

Bringing together two of the most innovative and trusted bolt securing technologies Nord-Lock has acquired US company Superbolt Inc and Swiss company P&S Vorspannssysteme AG. Superbolt and P&S offer high-quality products for critical bolting applications. The products are used in heavy industries such as offshore, energy and mining. Like Nord-Lock, Superbolt and P&S have developed… Read more »

centrotherm photovoltaics succeeds ISE-certified solar cell with sensational 20 percent efficiency

centrotherm photovoltaics succeeds ISE-certified solar cell with sensational 20 percent efficiency • Company presents product innovations and updates along the solar value chain at leading EU PVSEC photovoltaic trade fair • All technological developments focus on higher efficiencies and lower operating costs • Major order for multi-crystalline ingot furnaces from Taiwan for centrotherm SiTec Blaubeuren,… Read more »

Targray to Showcase New Silver and Aluminum Pastes at EU PVSEC 2011

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 29, 2011- Targray Technology International announces its participation at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) taking place at the CCH Congress Centre and International Fair in Hamburg, Germany from September 5th to 8th . Exhibiting in Hall A4, Booth #B6, Targray will showcase its full line… Read more »

1,928.8 MW of wind power contracted at Brazilian auctions

Wind power was the largest contributor of new power capacity contracted at Brazil’s two power auctions last week. Out of a total of 3.9 GW of contracted projects, 1,922 MW went to wind power developers in the A-3 and Reserve auctions. The overall prices achieved at the auctions were considerably lower than in previous processes… Read more »

Strategic Alliance In Bangladesh

RIMAS is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with GRAM. This is the start of a cooperation that must lead to a strong driving force and franchise formula for the production of solar panels in the Bangladesh region. Global Resource Augmentation & Management (GRAM) Ltd., with its corporate office in Dhaka Bangladesh, is a development… Read more »

centrotherm photovoltaics bundles Solar Cell & Module segment activities within centrotherm cell & module GmbH

centrotherm photovoltaics AG, the globally leading provider of technology and equipment to the photovoltaics sector, will bundle its Solar Cell & Module segment within a wholly-owned subsidiary in future. This forms part of the consistent strategic further development of the existing Group structure. “We are convinced that with this market-oriented organization that is strongly geared… Read more »

IPVEA Finalizes 2011 PV Production Forum Program

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it will co-organize the PV Production Forum 2011 with the EU PVSEC during the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany. The conference will… Read more »

Excellent first half year 2011

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today published that it has achieved strong results for the first half of 2011. The company recorded net sales of CHF 575 million in the six-month period ended 30 June 2011. It is therefore on track to meet the ambitious full year sales target of CHF 1,200… Read more »

centrotherm photovoltaics AG enjoys great popularity with shareholders

The AGM of centrotherm photovoltaics AG held on August 18 at the Donauhalle in Ulm was exceptionally well received: more than 300 shareholders were present, marking a 50 percent increase over the previous year’s event, which was also well attended. The shareholders of centrotherm photovoltaics AG approved with a clear vote the management’s corporate strategy… Read more »

BTU International to Feature Next Generation Thermal Processing Capabilities at EUPVSEC 2011

BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlight its next generation thermal processing capabilities at the upcoming European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC), scheduled to take place September 5-8, 2011, at the CCH Congress Centre and International Fair in Hamburg, Germany…. Read more »

Rehm to showcase advanced solar technologies at 26th EU PVSEC

2011 has been a year of progress for the solar industry, with Europe in particular having recorded an installation rate approaching 14GW. Currently, it is anticipated that the region’s PV capacity will hit 100GW by 2020. The pressure on solar manufacturers is inevitably mounting and they are increasingly turning to more efficient technologies to help… Read more »

SolarMax central inverter receives BDEW unit certificate

Most powerful central inverter of Sputnik Engineering meets the criteria of the BDEW Medium-Voltage Directive. Newly commissioned grid-coupled inverters equipped with a direct medium-voltage connection in Germany must demonstrate their compliance with the directive “Generator plants on the medium-voltage network” by means of a unit certificate of the BDEW (German Association of Energy and Water… Read more »

Balver Zinn Group Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

The BALVER ZINN Group, a leading provider of high-quality alloyed solder anodes as well as special cored and solid wires, announces its 35th anniversary. As a supplier of surface treatments, wires and solder, Balver Zinn has more than three generations of experience in the electronics industry. The company has introduced solar applications and its R&D… Read more »

RIMAS takes over VITRODODI Solar

RIMAS Technology Group has acquired the Solar activities of VITRODODI Glass Working Machinery, based in Milan Italy. The development and production of the VITRODODI glass washers will be transferred to The Netherlands, where RIMAS has its head office. RIMAS Technology Group is specialized in turnkey module manufacturing lines, in a capacity range up to 50… Read more »

RIMAS developments at PV SEC Hamburg

During the PV SEC exhibition in Hamburg, RIMAS will present a prototype of the unique INTERCONNECTION TESTER. This device has been developed to check the interconnection quality between cells and the quality of ribbon connections in general. It can detect broken or weak connections, without making contact with the object. The tester can be used… Read more »

Rickmers Linie extends its executive board

Rickmers-Linie, part of Hamburg’s Rickmers Group, has extended its executive board. Rüdiger Gerhardt has been appointed Managing Director and Ulrich Ulrichs becomes Deputy Managing Director. Mr Gerhardt has been working for Rickmers since 1978. Previous to his new position, he was Director for Human Resources, Administration and Finance. His new role will also include leading… Read more »

Military servicemen and women in high demand for offshore wind construction

Offshore wind is a burgeoning industry right at the tipping point of moving from a test bed of new construction strategies and technology to a fully-fledged part of many European countries power generation portfolio. Offshore wind is exciting; the scale of the wind farms and their turbines is huge. The amount of power that they… Read more »

Henkel invests heavily in young engineers

For three years now, Henkel has been engaging in promoting young engineers. In addition to offering numerous training programs, participation in the annual Formula Student contest for engineering students at the Hockenheimring has become a central component of Henkel’s commitment in this area. The special award for best use of adhesive, which Henkel instituted in… Read more »

Wind Energy Safety: Directions for Compliance

Despite a hindered growth of wind installations in 2010, the industry expects to add 100,000 more turbines over the next two decades. What’s more is that in roughly 5 years the expected growth in the operation and maintenance (O&M) business is set to be $10.6 billion. Leading wind industry companies are therefore looking to invest… Read more »

Solarcentury installs a 5 megawatts solar park in GB using SolarMax inverters

One of the largest solar parks in Great Britain has sprung up on Mingay Farm in Cambridgeshire. The British company Solarcentury installed the 14 hectare park with an output of five megawatts. Biel , 16.08.2011 : In the County of Cambridgeshire solar radiation is good, comparable with that in the south of Germany . The… Read more »

Design Concept for Transformer-less Solar Inverter

application support information for transformer-less single phase solar inverters Vincotech is able to offer a wide spectrum of power modules for solar applications. The announced technical paper provides application support information for transformer-less single phase solar inverter applications. It discusses different output filter configurations, like dual inductor with split winding and dual inductor with single… Read more »

Dow to Highlight Comprehensive Range of Materials for Improving Performance, Lowering Total System Costs

The Dow Chemical Company will use its presence at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany, to highlight its growing portfolio of material solutions that can help improve solar efficiency and durability, while lowering the total system cost of producing and using modules. Dow’s stand – Hall A4, Stand B2… Read more »

Saint-Gobain launches SolarBond Membrane at EU PVSEC

To enhance the efficiency of the solar module manufacturing process and save costs for module makers, Saint-Gobain Solar is launching its SolarBond® Membrane for photovoltaic (PV) panel lamination at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) September 5-9, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany (Booth # B7/B42). Constructed from a modified silicone-rubber material,… Read more »

centrotherm photovoltaics reports a successful first half in 2011

The technological strengths of centrotherm photovoltaics AG have once again proven their worth in the first half of 2011. In the first six months the world’s leading supplier of equipment and technology to the photovoltaics sector increased its sales by 54.0 % to EUR 428.6 million (H1 2010: EUR 278.3 million). At the same time,… Read more »

Indium Corporation Features Copper-Gallium and Indium Rotary Sputtering Target at EU PVSEC

Indium Corporation is featuring its newly developed copper-gallium and indium rotary sputtering targets at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), September 5-8, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. The targets are made by Indium Corporation’s vertically integrated proprietary process utilizing aerospace powder metallurgy technology. The production process output produces a consistently homogeneous… Read more »