Photovoltaics (PV) News for September 2013

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

Kawa acquires more Conergy sales and service units

US based financial investor Kawa Capital Management Inc plans to purchase Conergy’s sales and service units in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Latest White Paper Download: Using LEAN techniques to cut VOC emissions

This white paper from Kimberly-Clark looks at how organisations can adopt ‘Lean’ systems to get to grips with the problem of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions reduction.

Soitec solar-energy module efficiency “highest of any commercial module”

Soitec says that its new concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) module has a record power-generating efficiency of 31.8%, the highest efficiency of any commercial product available for multi-megawatt installations.

German solar customers not told about storage

According to EuPD Research's latest research, a large majority of German end-users of PV products are not told about possible battery storage solutions.

First Solar/Belectric JV

First Solar Inc and Belectric Holding GmbH have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop photovoltaic (PV) power projects independently acquired or developed by either of the two companies in Europe, North Africa and the United States.

New faces at Renewable Energy Focus

We welcome Reginald Tucker and Amanda Jacob to the editorial team...

Inverter shipments fall for the first time since 2011

Worldwide market shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters declined by 5 per cent year-on-year in the Q2 2013, the first such decrease since Q3 2011.

US Army awards solar contracts

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors.

M+W Americas acquires Gehrlicher

M+W Americas (M+W), a company of M+W Group, acquired 100% ownership of Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation.

Bechtel completes utility-scale PV project

Bechtel has completed construction of the Catalina solar photovoltaic generating facility, a 110 MW alternating-current solar plant located in Southern California's Kern County.

Solar capital spending on the rebound

Growing demand in developing regions will create the first increase in industry-wide capital spending in three years in 2014, according to a new report.