Photovoltaics (PV) News for April 2010

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

Phoenix and MiaSolé enter solar thin-film agreement

Phoenix Solar AG has entered a framework agreement with copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels manufacturer MiaSolé for 2.4 MW thin-film modules.

FRV and BP Solar build 37 MW of solar PV in Italy

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and BP Solar will construct solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totalling 37.1 MW in Italy.

DuPont solar sales to grow 50% this year

DuPont expects its sales of solar photovoltaics (PV) to grow 50% this year due to increased market demand in Europe, North America and parts of Asia.

Kyocera supplies solar PV modules to Czech Republic Kyocera supplies solar PV modules to Czech Republic

Kyocera is supplying solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 4 MWp Czech SINUS solar PV plant.

Enerqos inaugurates solar PV monitoring in Italy

Enerqos has completed a solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring centre in Italy for the control and management of solar installations.

Sovello sale completed

Q-Cells, Evergreen and REC have completed the sale of their joint venture solar wafer manufacturer Sovello AG to Ventizz Capital Fund IV, L.P.

Trina Solar utility-scale solar module

Trina Solar Ltd is launching its utility-scale solar module TSM-PC14 with an expected power output of 265-290 W.

REC Peak Energy solar module ups efficiency

REC has increased the efficiency of its Peak Energy solar module with an average of 9 W per solar module.

CENTROSOLAR increases solar PV module production

Centrosolar Sonnenstromfabrik GmbH, a subsidiary of CENTROSOLAR Group AG, has increased its production capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in Germany by 44% to 155 MWp.

West Coast Energy enters renewable micro-generation market

Wind energy developer West Coast Energy Ltd and micro-generation energy company Ensign Energy Ltd have formed a joint venture (JV) for renewable micro-generation projects in the UK.

Scatec Solar acquires Signo Solar

Scatec Solar, a turn-key supplier of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions, has acquired the remaining 33.3% of the Czech solar PV company Signo Solar S.R.O, making it a fully owned subsidiary.

Sydney Town Hall with solar rooftop installation Sydney Town Hall with solar rooftop installation

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has supplied 240 solar panels for a 48 kW rooftop installation on Town Hall in Sydney, Australia.

Conergy deploys 3 MW solar PV power plant in India

Conergy AG has erected a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Karnataka, India.

Dow Corning and imec research silicon solar cells

Dow Corning and imec will jointly research next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells under a three year contract.

Trina Solar solar PV modules to Thailand

Trina Solar Ltd will supply solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to system integrator Grenzone Pte Ltd for projects in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Kyocera introduces 235 W solar PV module Kyocera introduces 235 W solar PV module

Kyocera is introducing another solar photovoltaic (PV) module to its KD series: KD235GH-2PB.

Applied Materials’ Singapore facility has 400 kWp solar system Applied Materials’ Singapore facility has 400 kWp solar system

Applied Materials’ new Singapore facility for manufacturing semiconductor equipment, features a 400 kWp solar thin-film system.

Global solar PV market exceeded 7 GW in 2009 Global solar PV market exceeded 7 GW in 2009

Almost 7.5 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity was added worldwide in 2009 according to latest confirmed results from IMS Research.

Solar lamps and energy storage for LEGOLAND Germany Solar lamps and energy storage for LEGOLAND Germany

Phaesun supplies solar lamps and energy storage for a world record attempt in LEGONLAND, Germany.

Commonwealth Games to be solar powered

The first major solar facility in India will be used to power a stadium to be used in this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Solar plane makes maiden flight

A solar powered airplane has taken its first major test flight from an airfield in western Switzerland.

AMAT customer Signet Solar abandons New Mexico solar facility

Signet Solar has formally withdrawn from building a US$480 million amorphous silicon solar panel factory in New Mexico, USA, that would have had Applied Materials’ (AMAT) SunFab production line.

Ontario signs 184 more contracts in renewable energy

Ontario in Canada will generate C$9 billion in private sector investment and create 20,000 jobs from new contracts for renewable energy projects.

Los Angeles should adopt solar feed-in tariffs

The Los Angeles Business Council has released a study on the cost-effectiveness of generating electricity through a solar feed-in tariff (FiT).

EPIA: Market installed 7.2 GW of PV in 2009 EPIA: Market installed 7.2 GW of PV in 2009

The global solar photovoltaic electricity (PV) market counted an additional increase in installed capacity of about 7.2 GW in 2009, reaching a total capacity of over 22 GW world-wide, according to the latest figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)

SunPower to build 16.5 MW of PV plants in Italy

Located on a combined total of 63 hectares, SunPower and Sol.In.Build Srl - a majority owned subsidiary of Veronagest SpA - plan 7 solar PV plants, ranging in size from one to 3.5 MW.

Trina Solar launches solar PV modules and systems

Trina Solar is launching two black residential solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for homeowners and small businesses, and a multicrystalline solar PV module for large, ground-mounted systems.

Stirling Energy Systems and Boeing cooperate on solar

Stirling Energy Systems (SES) and the Boeing Company are cooperating to complete the commercialisation and deployment of Boeing’s high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar power technology.

US health group to install solar energy

A health care provider in California will install solar energy systems at 15 of its facilities in the state by next summer.