Solar electricity News for September 2009

Solar electricity News Archive

Centrosolar partners DCM Solarfonds 3 to build multiple large-scale solar energy systems

Following the successful closing of the first solar fund launched by DCM in 2007, Centrosolar Group AG has once again become project partner for the DCM Solarfonds 3. The special feature of this solar fund is that investors are investing not in a single solar park, but in a number of solar facilities at various locations.

EU PVSEC: Becquerel Prize awarded to Dr Andreas Bett for solar PV concentrator technology EU PVSEC: Becquerel Prize awarded to Dr Andreas Bett for solar PV concentrator technology

The European commission awarded the Becquerel Prize to Dr Andreas Bett, Head of Materials – Solar Cells and Technology department and one of the deputy institute directors at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy ISE, for his work on solar photovoltaic (PV) concentrator technology at EU PVSEC in Hamburg last week.

EU PVSEC: Solar could grow 25-30% per year

Solar could see an annual growth of 25-30% per year, according to Winfried Hoffmann, President of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), at the opening of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Germany.

First Solar to build 2 GW solar power plant in Chinese Desert

First Solar has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese government to build a 2 GW solar power plant in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China.

SMA announces deal to buy Dutch firm’s micro-inverter technology

SMA has announced the acquisition of micro-inverter technology from Dutch firm OKE.

Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

The organisers of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy is seeking entries from "inspirational and innovative" local sustainable energy programmes from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Intersolar expands into India

Intersolar is expanding into India. It will be organised in association with SOLARCON® India, in Hyderabad, 9-11 November 2009.

Preview: Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards 2009

Organisers of the prominent global renewable energy awards report that nominations are reflecting the structural changes to clean energy markets…

Masdar Institute aims to lead the way in alternative energy research

Masdar Institute of Science and technology has welcomed its first intake of 92 graduate students, representing 22 different nations.

Zayed Future Energy Prize open for renewable energy nominations

The US$2.2 million Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded every year for innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and technologies is open for nominations until 16 October 2009.

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SolarWorld supplies solar PV modules to Air Force base in Colorado

SolarWorld is supplying 5000 of its 220/230 W solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 1.2 MW solar power plant at an Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Prominent author given key UK climate change role

David MacKay, Professor in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University and author of the influential book ‘Sustainable Energy - without the hot air' has been appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

ersol Solar Energy becomes Bosch Solar Energy

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer ersol Solar Energy is changing its name and branding to Bosch Solar Energy following Bosch’s acquisition of ersol Solar Energy last year.

World’s second largest thin-film solar PV farm built in Germany World’s second largest thin-film solar PV farm built in Germany

What is said to be the world’s second largest thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, Lieberose, is under construction near Cottbus in Brandenburg, Germany.