Photovoltaics (PV) News for June 2011

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

Heliocentris acquires P21 out of insolvency

Heliocentris Energy Solutions has purchased all assets of the bankrupt P21 through a new subsidiary.

Foresight, Our Generation invest £10m in residential solar PV

Foresight Group and Our Generation have agreed a preliminary £10 million programme of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installations over the coming three months in the UK.

Bioenergy double in size from nuclear Bioenergy double in size from nuclear

Bioenergy is already around double the size of nuclear energy globally, according to the World Bioenergy Association

Krannich Solar to distribute REC solar technology

Krannich Solar has joined the Renewable Energy Corporation’s (REC) REC Platinum Partnership Program for distributing REC’s solar technology in Europe.

European solar PV demand falling on support cuts European solar PV demand falling on support cuts

The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is setting major shifts as governments adjust their support for solar PV in 2011, according to Solarbuzz.

Bosch invests €520m in Malaysian solar PV manufacturing plant

Bosch is investing €520 million in a new solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing plant in the Batu Kawan region in Penang, Malasyia.

Scotland backs large-scale solar deal

The Scottish Government has backed a 1 MW ISIS Solar solar power deal in Scotland.

iGen Energy and Q-Cells build UK solar rooftop project

iGen Energy has completed work on the first phase of a 96 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installation with Q-Cells solar modules in Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

Bosch Solar Energy opens 5 MW UK solar farm

Bosch Solar Energy AG has built a 5 MW solar farm in Trefullock, southern England.

GE and Gehrlicher to build solar PV world wide

GE Energy and Gehrlicher Solar will develop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants world-wide under a cooperation agreement.

Industry welcomes New South Wales solar move

Australia's Clean Energy Council has welcomed a Government decision to honour support for household solar systems.

Solar railway tunnel connected

3E has connected its monitoring and optimisation software platform, SynaptiQ, to the largest solar powered railway tunnel in Europe.

TITAN TRACKER intros dual-axis solar trackers

TITAN TRACKER says its new generation of dual-axis solar trackers achieve a cost reduction of about 30%.

Disappointment over UK feed-in tariff review

A common theme among the responses to the UK’s revised feed-in tariffs for solar photovoltaics (PV) and anaerobic digestion, has been one of disappointment.

Feed-in tariff review: Killing UK >50 kW solar PV industry

The UK Solar Trade Association (STA) says the revised feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects over 50 kW is killing the UK solar PV industry.

Reduced UK feed-in tariffs for solar PV and anaerobic digestion announced

The UK has announced its new, reduced solar photovoltaic (PV) feed-in tariffs for systems larger than 50 kW.

Solyndra completes 3 MW rooftop solar system in Belgium

A solar system has been built by Solyndra on the roof of a Belgian Delhaize distribution centre

Masdar PV expands German production capacity

Masdar PV is converting its existing production line in Ichtershausen, Germany, over to micromorph solar thin-film technology.

ABB to build 10 MW of solar PV in Italy

ABB will build two 5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Puglia region of Italy under a US$25 million contract with Etrion Corporation.

Enecsys intros 480 W duo solar PV micro inverter

Enecsys Ltd is introducing its SMI-D480W-60, a 480 W micro inverter that mounts on the railing system and accepts DC input from two individual solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Tenesol completes 100 kWp solar rooftop in Italy

Tenesol has completed its first turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Italy, a 100 kWp rooftop system at an organic farm in Ispica City, Sicily.

EuPD Research awards leading solar PV brands

EuPD Research says it has developed a method to evaluate solar photovoltaic (PV) module and inverter brand management, based on statements about brand perception made by market intermediaries and end customers.

Nuclear expensive and uninsurable – cost on par with German solar Nuclear expensive and uninsurable – cost on par with German solar

The world's beleaguered nuclear industry continues to take a battering. The ‘nuclear renaissance’ juggernaut that once seemed unstoppable now appears dead in its tracks.

Solar PV installations over 21 GW in 2011, but lower 2012 Solar PV installations over 21 GW in 2011, but lower 2012

More than 21 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is predicted to be installed in 2011, up from around 18 GW in 2010 according to IMS Research.

Conergy uses aircraft engineering for solar rooftop rack solution Conergy uses aircraft engineering for solar rooftop rack solution

Conergy is introducing a solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting system for industrial flat roofs, SolarFamulus Air, developed by an aircraft construction engineer.

Converteam 1500 V DC solar PV inverter ups output 20%

Converteam’s 1500 V DC solar photovoltaic (PV) central inverter, is said to increase AC power output by almost 20%.

Oerlikon Solar’s 120 MW solar thin-film production line to Asia

Oerlikon Solar has received a turnkey order for its 120 MW Micromorph ThinFab production line for manufacturing solar thin-film silicon modules from an undisclosed Asian customer.

Suntech intros 250W BlackPearl solar PV module

Suntech Power Holdings Co will introduce its STP250S-20/Wd+ BlackPearl solar photovoltaic (PV) module at Intersolar Europe in June 2011.

Q-Cells develops solar cell with 19.5% efficiency rating

Q-Cells SE has achieved an efficiency rating of 19.5% on a 243 cm2 polycrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) cell.