Photovoltaics (PV) News for February 2013

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

First Solar sets new world record for CdTe thin film solar PV cell efficiency

The company says it has set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

New SolarMax outdoor solution for large-scale plants

Sputnik Engineering's new SolarMax 360 TS-SV central inverter and the TS-SV Compact Station, with a rated output power of 720kW, are, together, a cost effective complete solution for large PV power plants, the firm says.

Solar PV production: Singulus Technologies strengthens its PV activities in Korea

The company has signed an exclusive representation contract with DKSH Korea which will introduce solar cell technology from Singulus Technologies to Korea’s photovoltaic (PV) market.

Solar energy: what cost, what outlook and what’s going on in Hawaii?

So with the 100GW milestone reached for global solar PV installations, what now when it comes to ...

juwi starts build on its first solar park in South Africa

The 7MW solar park near Rustenburg / will generate clean electricity for more than 10,000 thousand households and create economic opportunites for more than 200 people during construction phase, the firm says.

KKR to acquire Ontario solar projects

KKR is acquiring three solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects from SSM Solar, an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group.

crystalsol receives €8m funding to develop flexible PV

crystalsol has received €8m from a variety of investors including Arax Capital Partners and public funds, to continue its development of a new type of flexible photovoltaic film.

ABB wins UK greenfield contracts ABB wins UK greenfield contracts

ABB has been awarded contracts to supply solar inverters for two large-scale greenfield PV projects in the United Kingdom.

MTI invests in Oxford Photovoltaics MTI invests in Oxford Photovoltaics

Cleantech investment specialists MTI Partners have invested £2m in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (OPV), a spin-out company from the University of Oxford that is commercialising its solid-state dye sensitized solar cells for the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) sector.

Upsolar launches “smart” PV modules in UK

Upsolar has launched its “smart” solar PV modules – which contain solar PV optimisers made by Tigo Energy - in the UK for the first time, the company said last week.