Category: Solar

SOLON and the Saint-Gobain Group have agreed to a sales network

SOLON SE and Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland GmbH (SGBDD) have concluded a framework contract spanning several years to deliver solar modules with a capacity of over 70 MW. The building materials retailer is currently making a foray with its sales activities into the growth segment of photovoltaics. Using its own ‘Solarkauf’ brand SGBDD has developed… Read more »

Dow Jones Solar Power Project Praised by N.J. Senators Lautenberg and Menendez at Ceremony

System will be one of the nation’s largest corporate solar power installations “Helping lead America to a new era of clean energy” Calling it a demonstration that “a clean energy future is both possible and profitable” and “groundbreaking in every sense of the word,” U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey praised… Read more »

FPL Receives Highest Honor for Building Nation’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Florida Power & Light Company was recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange with its highest honor today for outstanding performance in constructing the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the United States — the 25-megawatt DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center. The special Chairman’s Award is given annually by the Exchange to the project it… Read more »

Hybrid Energy Anticipates Assets and Income Increase

Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. anticipates an immediate increase in the market value and projected revenues of its recently reported Technology Transfer Agreement and Joint Development Agreement with KS IP Holdings, LLC, a private company specializing in clean energy technologies that added $18,000,000 to the Company’s balance and increased its assets a further 360%. In addition… Read more »

Summer Solstice Survey Shows U.S. Consumers Want More Solar Energy

A new survey conducted by Applied Materials, Inc. reveals that two-thirds of Americans believe solar technology should play a greater role in meeting the country’s energy needs. In addition, three-quarters of Americans feel that increasing renewable energy and decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil are the country’s top energy priorities. Today is the summer solstice,… Read more »

Praxair China Signs Agreement with Evergreen Solar

Praxair China has signed a multi-year agreement with Evergreen Solar Energy China Co., Ltd. to supply bulk industrial gases for its solar wafer manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China. Evergreen Solar develops, manufactures and markets solar-power products based on its proprietary, low-cost STRING RIBBON(TM) wafer methodology which uses significantly less polysilicon than conventional ingot processes. “Praxair… Read more »

Is a shadow falling across the Spanish solar industry?

With BP still struggling to plug its broken deep-water well in the Gulf of Mexico and end what appears to be the worst oil spill in American history, these should be sunny days for investors in the clean business of renewable energy – particularly solar/PV. Unfortunately, as the European industry is acutely aware, solar depends… Read more »

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC and One Network energies SAS form strategic alliance

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC and One Network Energies SAS announce a strategic alliance for the sale, financing and installation of turnkey photovoltaic (PV) systems in France for utility, commercial and residential markets. The 2010 revenue from this agreement is expected to exceed $12.7 million USD. According to Frank Cooper, President of Direct Grid, “For our… Read more »

Patriot Solar Group Introduces Single-axis Trackers and New Tracking Controllers

Manufactured in the USA, our horizontal tracking systems are great for residential and commercial-scale solar energy installations. Modular systems come in 2.5 kW up to utility-scale sizes. The modular rails fit most available commercial photovoltaic panels. Our horizontal tracking systems include:• Single-axis Trackers • High-wind Fixed Horizontal Systems • Ground Mounts Motorized horizontal systems come… Read more »

Making light work over a distinguished 40-year history

Newport Corporation was formed in 1969 to provide vibration control solutions for laser-based laboratory applications. In the 40 years since, as technology has advanced, the company has grown and developed significantly and now offers a comprehensive range of products meeting the needs of the optical industry. We spoke to Ron Hartmayer, Director of Marketing, PV… Read more »

DEK Solar introduces ECN delegates to latest advances in print-on-print technology

DEK Solar Senior Process Development Specialist, Tom Falcon, recently presented the company’s latest advances in print-on-print (PoP) technology to assembled delegates at a metallization workshop organised by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). During the workshop, Falcon outlined the findings of a major research project conducted by the mass imaging specialist along with… Read more »

Sol Ion Europes Largest PV Energy Conversion And Storage Project Moves Into Field Trial Phase

• Close collaboration between industrial partners Saft, Voltwerk and Tenesol has resulted in the successful development of a prototype integrated energy kit suitable for production on an industrial scale • EU-backed project is now moving into field trial phase with 75 Sol-ion energy kits being deployed in France and Germany from mid-2010 onwards Saft, Voltwerk… Read more »

UNI-SOLAR Unveils Technology Roadmap for Conversion Efficiency of 12 Percent

UNI-SOLAR, a leading global manufacturer of light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices is attending InterSolar Europe, where the company continued to discuss its Technology Roadmap to 12% conversion efficiency by 2012 with a cost-per-watt of less than one dollar. In the following years, the company is targeting 20+%… Read more »

Satcon Selected By Q-Cells for Multiple Large Scale Solar Energy Installations across Ontario

The 20 Megawatt Solar Power Projects Will Be Among the Largest in North America Satcon Technology Corporation(R), a leading provider of utility scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that they have been selected by Q-Cells for multiple large scale solar PV power plants in Ontario. Once completed, these projects will rank… Read more »

National Semiconductor and GESOLAR Develop Smart Solar Panels

INTERSOLAR EUROPE — National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) and Green Energy Solar (GESOLAR), a leading provider of solar energy products and services, have developed GESOLAR brand modules with embedded SolarMagicTM power optimization technology from National. The award-winning SolarMagic product line combines National’s unique expertise in power electronics with advanced monitoring and management capabilities to maximize… Read more »

Sputnik Engineering launches three-phase mains string inverters

The Swiss inverter manufacturer unveils three devices from the new MT series at the world’s largest solar technology trade fair Intersolar The new multi-tracking (MT) series adds three devices to Sputnik Engineering’s product portfolio in the power output range of 10 to 15 kilowatts. Unlike the smaller string inverters of the SolarMax S series, the… Read more »

SOLON introduces innovative solution for remote control and monitoring of solar power plants

SOLON, the Berlin-based manufacturer of solar energy products, will present an innovative tool for remote control and monitoring of solar power plants at Intersolar 2010, the world’s largest trade fair for solar energy from June 9-11 in Munich, Germany. The SOLON SCADA system is a web-based monitoring, control, and reporting system, specially designed for use… Read more »

LPS Industries Completes Largest Solyndra Installation in the United States

Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, today announced that LPS Industries, a diversified manufacturer and leader in the flexible packaging industry, has completed the largest Solyndra installation in the United States to date, a 704kW installation in Moonachie, New Jersey. “Our goal with this project was to demonstrate… Read more »

DuPont opens Delaware photovoltaics lab

Improvements in photovoltaic technology will play a key role in meeting the world’s energy needs as the global population soars to more than 9 billion people over the next 40 years, DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said Monday. At a ceremony announcing the opening of a new photovoltaic applications lab at DuPont’s Chestnut Run facility, Kullman… Read more »

BlueChip Energy initiates development of 10 MW solar farm in Florida

BlueChip Energy, a provider of solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, has started its stage one of the Rinehart solar farm, a 10MW utility-scale solar facility in Central Florida. The Rinehart solar farm project, located in Lake Mary, Fla, will have a total capacity of 10MW and an annual generation of… Read more »

New inverters for solar power plants

At the Intersolar trade fair Sputnik Engineering will unveil two new central inverters Sputnik Engineering, based in Switzerland is adding two new central inverters with greater outputs to their new SolarMax TS series. The new SolarMax 300 TS has a rated output of 300 kilowatts and operates in the MPP range of 430 to 800… Read more »

KYOCERA Commences U.S. Manufacturing of Solar Modules

San Diego Production Qualifies KYOCERA Modules for Projects with “Buy American” Procurement Provisions today announced that it has begun manufacturing solar modules in San Diego, Calif., to serve the U.S. market’s growing demand for clean, sustainable solar electric generating systems. The U.S. module production line will support a new milestone for Kyocera’s solar energy business… Read more »

Tampa Electric Completes 10-Year, $1.2 Billion Environmental Investment and Emissions Reduction Program

Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station Completes the Installation of New Equipment On All Four Units to Reduce Nitrogen Oxide Emissions Tampa Electric, Today announced that the installation of state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment at the company’s Big Bend Power Station Unit 1 is complete. Big Bend Power Station’s Unit 1 is the fourth… Read more »

Exclusive European Launch of HIT ®* Modules with Further Increased Efficiency

SANYO Component Europe GmbH is pleased to announce the launch of two new series of high efficiency modules, developed specifically for the European market and embracing the principles of a cost efficient installation thanks to the low voltage* . The HIT® N series, with up to 230W output and a world top level efficiency in… Read more »

OPEL Solar Inc. CEO Says Future Remains Bright for Solar Power

Company Reports Global Uptick in Requests for Quotes on Industrial Scale Power Systems Despite an uneven economic recovery and the lingering effects of the global recession on virtually every industry around the world, Leon (Lee) M. Pierhal, Chief Executive Officer of OPEL Solar, Inc., a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (“HCPV”) solar panels… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its own mounting systems at the Intersolar Europe in Munich

  . TectoSun 3 and TectoSmart for on-roof and in-roof mounting. Presentation of operation and maintenance services Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, will beexhibiting TectoSun 3 and TectoSmart, its own mounting systems developed inhouse, at the Intersolar Europe in Munich from 9 to 11 June 2010…. Read more »

Singapore chases green dollars in clean-tech race

The plant is the world’s largest of its type making solar wafers, cells and panels that harness the sun’s energy. Gulf Oil Spill Luring REC was a major coup and key element of Singapore’s drive to become a global hub for clean-tech investment, development and education and a center for the carbon market. The clean-tech… Read more »

Merck KGaA presents innovative materials at LOPE-C 2010

Merck KGaA will be showcasing its latest developments in organic electronics and organic photovoltaics and introducing its custom-formulated fluids for color electrophoretic display technology at LOPE-C 2010 As a leading provider of printable organic semiconductor materials for organic electronics (OE), Merck KGaA will be presenting four complete brand portfolios at this year’s LOPE-C (Frankfurt, May… Read more »

SolarPlaza stages top-level PV vision and strategy conference

The PV industry and market in 2013 – SolarPlaza stages top-level PV vision and strategy conference “The Solar Future II” on June 8 in Munich, Germany SolarPlaza´s second “Solar Future Conference” is a platform to hear and meet business leaders in the global solar PV market. The conference will focus on vision and strategies related… Read more »

BrightView¹s In-line Metrology Tool Deployed at T-Solar – Press Release

BrightView’s Inline Metrology Solution Adopted by TSolar Following Technical Acceptance of InSightM System Joint Project to Analyze Relationship between Process Variations and Long Term Field Performance BrightView Systems, a leading provider of in‐line metrology‐based process control and optimization tools for thin‐film solar cell manufacturing received technical acceptance and announces deployment of its InSight‐ M at… Read more »

MES Solution Introduces Advanced Automation for Solar, LED and Chip Packaging Factories

ADDING MULTIMEDIA Applied Materials’ New Turnkey MES Solution Introduces Advanced Automation for Solar, LED and Chip Packaging Factories Applied Materials, Inc., today launched its Applied SmartFactoryTM MES* software – an affordable, out-of-the-box, factory automation solution to track and streamline the flow of materials throughout a manufacturing facility. Designed to help accelerate the production ramp of… Read more »

EVSO: New Report Says Tax Policies Could Create 10 Gigawatts of Solar by 2016

Evolution Solar (PinkSheets:EVSO) applauded the content of a new study released Wednesday by The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The study projected the positive economic impact of the Department of Treasury Grant Program (TGP) and the Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit (MITC). The study found that extending the TGP and MITC by two years would add… Read more »

Tax policies could add jobs, MWs of new solar-SEIA

* Industry group wants grant program, tax credits extended * Says policies would create 200,000 new jobs * Changes could result in 10 GW of new solar installations By Dana Ford Tax credits and a two-year extension to a federal grant program for U.S. solar projects would add roughly 200,000 jobs and almost 10,000 megawatts… Read more »

DuPont Releases Comparative Testing Results of PV Backsheet Materials

As the leading global supplier of materials to the PV industry, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions knows how much materials matter towards ensuring long-term system reliability. That’s why we are completing extensive testing to determine how material performance relates to and can ultimately benefit module performance. To date, DuPont has tested a broad range of commercially available… Read more »

Solon Module Awarded An Overall Very Good By Ko Test Consumer Magazine

The SOLON Blue 230/07 has been awarded an overall rating of “very good” by Germany’s Öko-Test consumer magazine. SOLON’s product is one of six winners in the test having received the top grade. A total of 17 solar modules from manufacturers in Germany and abroad were tested. Seven other modules received a rating of “good,”… Read more »