Photovoltaics (PV) News for December 2010

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

China tops Q3 solar PV cell and module rankings

Chinese crystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) giants, Suntech and JA Solar, topped the rankings for solar PV module shipments and PV cell production in Q3’10, according to IMS Research.

Conergy constructs 2.37 MW solar park in Thailand

Conergy is building a 2.37 MW solar park for Indorama Ventures in Lop Buri, 155 km north of Bangkok, Thailand.

Conergy solar modules pass large hailstone test Conergy solar modules pass large hailstone test

Conergy’s PowerPlus solar module has passed a large hailstone test at the Institute of Cetecom ICT.

Sunways solar BIPV system at Frankfurt office building

Sunways is installing solar building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) at WestendGate in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Global solar PV demand reaches 20.4 GW in 2011 Global solar PV demand reaches 20.4 GW in 2011

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand could reach 20.4 GW in 2011, according to Solarbuzz.

SunPower opens 1.4 GW solar cell Fab 3 in Malaysia

SunPower Corporation has inaugurated AUO SunPower Sdn Bhd, a joint venture solar cell fabrication facility (Fab 3) in Malaysia with AU Optronics Corp.

MEMC and Flextronics produce solar panels for Ontario

MEMC Singapore and Flextronics will produce solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at Flextronics’ facility in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Czech tax on solar PV revenues Czech tax on solar PV revenues

The Czech Republic has amended its solar photovoltaic (PV) support scheme so that solar PV plants qualifying for a fixed 20-year feed-ion tariff will now have to pay tax on the revenues generated.

aleo solar supplies modules for 5.5 MW solar farm in Italy

aleo solar AG has supplied 24,000 solar modules for a 5.5 MW solar farm in Italy for one of the largest open-area solar projects it has been involved in.

Schneider Electric launches solar inverters in Ontario

Schneider Electric’s Renewable Energies Business is launching its Xantrex™ GT100 600, GT250 600, and GT500 600 Grid Tie Solar Inverters in Q1 of 2011 to the Ontario market.

LDK Solar supplies 120 MW of solar wafers to Shanxi

LDK Solar Co Ltd will deliver 120 MW of solar wafers and 2200 tonnes of polysilicon to Shanxi Lu’an Photovoltaic Technology Co Ltd in China under a multi-year supply contract.

DuPont and Everbright install solar thin-film rooftop in China DuPont and Everbright install solar thin-film rooftop in China

DuPont and China Everbright International Ltd have completed an on-grid 1.3 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) thin-film installation at the DuPont Apollo production facility in Guangming New District, Shenzhen, China.

COP-16: EPIA calls for support for solar PV

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has presented evidence in support of an accelerated deployment of photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity across the globe to bring clean energy to both the developed and developing world at COP-16 in Cancun.

ib vogt gets second order for Falta Solar Hub, India

ib vogt GmbH will conduct the concept study and further engineering services for a solar photovoltaic (PV) factory at Falta Solar Hub in India, for Sonthalia group.

REC launches BIPV solar solution

REC is launching its first building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar solution combining its REC Peak Energy Series Module with the Solrif installation system developed by Ernst Schweitzer AG.

Suntech sets up 1.2 GW solar PV JV

Suntech is setting up a 1.2 GW capacity solar photovoltaic (PV) joint venture (JV) at its Wuxi campus in China.

EU to review solar PV exemption from RoHS Directive

The European Commission is set to review the exemption for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry from the RoHS Directive for dangerous substances.

Energy efficiency and micro renewable generation provider formed

An energy efficiency and micro renewable energy generation company, Anesco, has been set up by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and zouk ventures.

SunPower constructs 1 MW solar system at Masdar City

SunPower Corp has constructed a 1 MW solar power system on the roof of the Masdar Institute building, Masdar City, located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

SunPower and E.ON build 3.4 MW solar power in Italy

SunPower Corp will build a 3.4 MW ground-mounted solar power plant in the Lazio region of Italy for E.ON Climate and Renewables Italia Solar Srl.

German solar PV installations to fall in 2011 German solar PV installations to fall in 2011

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market is predicted to see double-digit growth in 2011, growing to 19 GW, but the German market is predicted to decline.

Sharp begins mass production of crystalline solar cells in Sakai, Japan Sharp begins mass production of crystalline solar cells in Sakai, Japan

Sharp Corporation will start mass production of its new single crystalline solar cell at its solar cell plant in Green Front Sakai, Sakai City, Osaka, Japan.

Trina Solar’s net income doubles in Q3 2010

Trina Solar has more than doubled its net income to US$82.9 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.