Photovoltaics (PV) Features for February 2012
Until now, solar energy's two challenges have been cost and acceptance. Dow Corning is working to change that.
28 February, 2012
What is the process a solar manufacturer needs to go through to gain MCS approval in the UK?
28 February, 2012
Away from media and political hysteria, U.S. companies like Westinghouse Solar continue to focus on the fundamentals – in its case making solar panels easier and cheaper to install.
27 February, 2012
Solar visionary and past Right Livelihood Award winner Martin Green believes that 60% lower manufacturing costs are feasible within the PV industry...
20 February, 2012
For the solar industry to grow up, or, mature, it needs to be less reliant on incentives, mature its business models and develop a structure where all participants enjoy positive margins, believes Paula Mints.
16 February, 2012
A 5 MW solar PV project has recently been commissioned in 100 days - in the Rawra village near Jodhpur, in India’s northern desert state of Rajasthan.
10 February, 2012
Part three: Materials is another area where solar manufacturers are looking to improve performance and reduce costs.
08 February, 2012
Part two: The industry needs to continue to innovate and address costs, so what are the equipment manufacturers doing to address this need?
07 February, 2012
Not yet in full swing, the year 2012 has already hit the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry with several unpleasant reports. The discussion about a tough cap on Germany, the most important sales market, or a temporary suspension of renewable energy incentives in Spain are only two of the news items now posing challenges to the international solar PV branch.
06 February, 2012
Part one: despite a tough market last year, innovation in PV was alive and well. We look back at some of the developments that were making (and in some cases continue to make) the headlines...
03 February, 2012
It is not just in laptop computers, mobile telephones and LED screens that scarce metals are to be found but also in solar cells, batteries for mobile technologies and many other similar applications. And the rising demand for these metals increases the risk of a bottleneck in supplies...
01 February, 2012