Category: Solar

Linde to address sustainable PV manufacturing at Intersolar North America

As the Photovoltaic (PV) market primes for recovery and quick-paced growth, Linde Gases Division will be showcasing solutions for sustainable PV manufacturing at the Intersolar North America Exhibition and Conference (13 – 15 July at San Francisco’s Moscone Center West Hall). The Linde Gases Division is part of The Linde Group, a world leading gases… Read more »

US energy: solar initiatives threatened by White House dissonance

Even as the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues to threaten Obama’s green initiatives, the US president now faces a further challenge after it emerged that government mortgageagencies have moved to stop his $150m solar stimulus program. Having made it to the White House partly on the back of promises to revolutionize US energy,… Read more »

Acro Energy Reports Positive Second Quarter Net Income

Acro Energy Technologies Corp , a leading U.S. solar integrator, announced today that it completed the second quarter ending June 30, 2010 with estimated net income of between $200 thousand and $300 thousand on gross revenues of $5.4 million. The Company estimates that for the same time period it achieved positive EBITDA of between $350… Read more »

Wagner Co Solar Technology A Pioneer Of The European Solar Market Expands To North America

Wagner & Co Solar Technology, originally founded in 1979 by a group of environmental technology students, has established an US subsidiary in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wagner Solar Inc. is the latest expansion of Wagner & Co Solar Technology after a successful history of growth throughout Europe, with subsidiaries in Spain , France and Italy and more… Read more »

Set-solar Will Showcase Products At Intersolar North America 2010

SET-Solar Corporation, a solar energy solutions provider, announced today that it will attend the Intersolar North America Conference from July 13-15, 2010 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. SET-Solar will exhibit its polysilicon material, silicon ingots and wafers, high-efficiency solar cells and high-performance solar modules.The conference is one of the largest… Read more »

Direct Grid Technologies Secures 47 Million In Financing Soon Will Ship Microinverters To Launch Customers

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro‐inverters and related monitoring systems, announced that it has successfully secured $4.7million in private equity financing. The company will use proceeds to launch manufacturing with the required capacity to meet secured purchase agreements with a variety of solar equipment manufacturers. The financing will speed up expansion into… Read more »

SolarNexus Seeks to Connect Solar and Energy Efficiency Through $1M California Solar Initiative Grant

SolarNexus teams with energy industry specialists on development of system to facilitate collaboration among energy-related applications and companies; consumers and businesses will benefit through reduced time to completion of solar-energy installations. SolarNexus, a provider of software solutions that streamline the installation of solar power systems, has been awarded $312,000 from the California Solar Initiative’s Research,… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG releases guidance for the financial year 2010

The compromise found on 5 July 2010 through the intervention of the Mediation Committee between the German Bundesrat and Bundestag on the promotion of photovoltaics under the German Renewable Energy Act has made an assessment of the German solar market 2010 possible.Accordingly, the Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93) is today releasing its… Read more »

EnXco, Inc. – Strategic Analysis Review – New Company Profile Published

enXco, Inc. (enXco) is a US based alternative energy company. The company is principally engaged in design, development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects. It predominantly focuses on development of portfolio of wind and solar energy projects. The company offers a wide variety of services under two segments, wind energy and solar energy. Services… Read more »

EVSO: Cornell Researchers Create Much Cheaper Recipe for Making Solar Cells

Evolution Solar. The Dichtel group in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University has developed a method to organize organic dyes into stacked sheets that are porous for incorporation into flexible solar cells. The process could revolutionize the way solar cells are made by lowering costs dramatically, while creating highly-efficient and easy-to-manufacture… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG builds a solar park in Brandenburg with a peak power of 18 megawatts in its final form

. LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH won as a new customer. First construction stage of 14.4 megawatts already online Sulzemoos 1 July 2010 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, has built aphotovoltaic power plant with a peak power of 14.4 megawatts (MWp) forHamburg-based LUXCARA Asset Management GmbH,… Read more »

Xcel Energy’s First-Ever Solar-Coal Project is Running

Xcel Energy is now operating a first-of-its-kind demonstration of a hybrid solar-coal approach, using parabolic-trough solar technology integrated with a coal-fired power plant. The project, located at Xcel Energy’s Cameo Generating Station near Grand Junction, Colo., is designed to increase the plant’s efficiency, decrease the use of coal, test the commercial viability of concentrating solar… Read more »

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent for $4 Million Solar Project in Georgia

with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a private developer to initiate a $4 million turn-key solar project in the State of Georgia. Under the completed agreement, Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. will lead the project development effort including system design, installation, and… Read more »

DEK Solar looks forward to Semicon West 2010

DEK Solar has confirmed plans to attend this year’s Semicon West exhibition, being held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from 13th – 15th July. On hand from booth 5251 in the North hall, the DEK Solar team will be talking to visitors about the company’s recent technology innovations and process advances. Semicon West visitors will… Read more »

Solar Energy Initiatives Announces Letter of Intent for $16 Million School District Project in Pennsylvania

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc., with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced it has signed a letter of intent with a School District in Pennsylvania to install and operate approximately 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems on government buildings. The Company anticipates that the projects will break ground in the… Read more »

Yingli Green Energy Aiming to Leave a Sunny Legacy in Africa

“Football for Hope. Energy for Hope.” press conference to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa in conjunction with FIFA Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which holds the brand “Yingli Solar,” today… Read more »

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 »