Photovoltaics (PV) News for December 2013

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

First Solar PV modules chosen for slew of Photosol projects

Advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules will power four solar energy plants in France totalling 48MW.

New whitepaper download: How can cities become smarter?

Part 2: Cities face daunting obstacles in their quest to achieve the desired level of attractiveness. In some cases, rapid growth is driving increased pollution and congestion. So what needs to be done?

New whitepaper download: How can cities become smarter?

Part 1: In less than 40 years, 70% of the world’s population will reside in our cities. But can this rapid population shift into an urban environment happen in a sustainable way?

OCI Solar Power names new vice president of development

John Huffaker brings more than 25 years of energy development experience.

New whitepaper download: How to minimise uncertainty when predicting solar irradiance

Could a Solar Resource Assessment be the difference between a solar plant that performs well and one which under-delivers?

Orbotech LT Solar receives US$10million in orders

New orders reflect spike in solar demand, Orbotech says

GE invests in EDF plant GE invests in EDF plant

GE Energy Financial Services has completed an equity investment in EDF Renewable Energy’s Catalina Solar plant, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants.

Natcore Technology develops low-temperature cell production

Natcore Technology is developing laser processing technology to replace the high-temperature diffusion furnace in the solar cell production process, thus reducing the energy and chemical costs associated with the furnace.

Martifer Solar completes Romanian PV plants Martifer Solar completes Romanian PV plants

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed the construction of two photovoltaic plants in Romania, in a total of 5.41MWp, for Eurowind Energy A/S.

Progressum acquires 254MW new UK projects

Progressum, an engineering firm based in London specialising in UK photovoltaic, and investor Quercus Asset Selection have acquired 21 photovoltaic plants located in the south-centre of the UK with a total project value in excess of £300 million.

Astronergy acquires Conergy module factory

PV panel manufacturer Astronergy has completed purchase of Conergy SolarModule GmbH & Co KG, based in Frankfurt, Germany.