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thin film solar cells : Flexible Thin-Film Solar Leader SoloPower Opens State-of-the-Art, High-Volume Manufacturing Facility
(02/10/2012)

SoloPower, the San Jose, California-based leader in high efficiency, lightweight, and flexible thin-film solar cells and modules, announced today the grand opening in Portland, Oregon of its high-volume manufacturing (HVM) facility. The event marked a significant milestone in the company's plan to make solar energy the primary source of power for commercial and industrial buildings worldwide, and in its ability to meet demand for its unique solutions. SoloPower was joined at the ceremony by Port... [more]

The Solar Future: Solar growth hotspots
(05/04/2011)

Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) have fuelled the rise in demand for solar microgeneration on domestic properties. By March 2011, Ofgem had registered over 25,000 domestic systems in the UK, making a total installed capacity of 65.8MWp since the introduction of the FiTs. That represents 94% of the total installed capacity. With the financial motivation in place, a few companies were quick to offer free solar panels to domestic home owners, providing cheaper electricity and securing FiT payments for the... [more]

TEP Bright Roofs: TEP to build new grid-tied solar arrays on the roofs of large public buildings in Arizona
(29/03/2011)

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) already provides safe, reliable power to more than 400,000 customers in southern Arizona. TEP is now preparing to build new grid-tied solar arrays on the roofs of large public buildings to help serve a growing demand for renewable power. Through its new TEP Bright Roofs program, the company plans to lease space atop schools and other public facilities for the development of 11 megawatts (MW) of new TEP-owned solar generating capacity over the next three years. TEP ... [more]

TOPtraker PV tracking system: DEGERenergie's TOPtraker PV tracking system installed at solar farm in southern Spain
(18/03/2011)

DEGERenergie has received an order from Construção e Manutenção Electromecânica (CME) to equip a 3.5 Megawatt solar farm in southern Spain with its open terrain TOPtraker 8.5 single-axis photovoltaic (PV) tracking systems. The order for the installation in southern Spain is the latest in a series DEGERenergie has received for its TOPtraker 8.5 solar tracking systems since late 2009. DEGERenergie has already equipped four large-scale solar farms in Italy with over 9,000 solar tracking systems,... [more]

The Glasgow House: The Glasgow House energy-efficient prototype homes feature high standards of insulation and low energy running costs
(22/11/2010)

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has teamed up with architects PRP and contractor City Building to build four energy-efficient prototype homes, which aim to dramatically reduce bills for heating and hot water. The prototypes, known as 'The Glasgow House', feature high standards of insulation, coupled with low energy running costs and simple technology. Following completion, a series of tests will now be carried out to establish the extent the energy–efficient features can help reduce fuel b... [more]

Tedlar: The PV industry must get serious about life-cycles of all the materials that go into PV panels
(21/12/2009)

According to a new analysis by New Energy Finance, the 50 percent drop in cost per kilowatt hour for solar panels through 2009 is the “largest cost reduction in its history”. Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar commented “Solar is widely hailed as the economic and environmental panacea for a greener future, but if the industry continues growing exponentially without planning ahead, it risks repeating the mistakes made by the microelectronics industry - now dealing with an ongoing legacy of toxic e... [more]




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