Worlds largest photovoltaic plant connected to grid

Berlin - The Prime Minister of Brandenburg opened the 78 MW part of a 148 MW photovoltaic plant completed by Berlin based project developer and EPC saferay GmbH on September 24. The plant is located on former open-pit mining areas close to the city of Senftenberg, Eastern Germany. Saferay's 78 MW plant has been completed within just three months and generates power for about 25,000 households.

Hoping for a US market boost in Q4

<b>Andreas Liebheit, vice president of Hanwha SolarOne.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Wilhelm Breuer</i><br>

Interview at EU PVSEC in Hamburg, 7th September 2011.

SW&E: Why did Hanwha SolarOne decide to be a main sponsor of SPI?
Liebheit: EPC contractors are our main target group, both here in Europe and in the US.
Hanwha SolarOne therefore always attends the two large PV trade fairs over there: Intersolar NA and SPI in Dallas.

Junction box Westlake TUV and UL certified

Shortly after receiving the TUV certification Multi-Contact's junction box Westlake (PV-JB/WL-H) has now also been recognized by UL.

Donauer Solartechnik presents new mounting system at Solar Power UK 2011

At Solar Power UK 2011 in Birmingham from 26 to 28th October, Donauer Solartechnik will be presenting its new mounting frame: the Futura Siplex system with snap-in functions. It can be used on all roof types. The specialist wholesale company developed the system as part of its own INTERSOL range.

SCHWEIZER implements Diversification Strategy and starts Market Entry into Photovoltaic in Asia

Schramberg - Schweizer Electronic AG, one of the leading manufacturers of premium PCBs as well as innovative solutions and services for automotive, solar and industry electronics, today informs about first concrete steps regarding the diversification of their business strategy.

Heliatek achieves new world record for organic solar cells with certified 9.8 % cell efficiency

Dresden - Heliatek GmbH, a global leader in high-end solar PV technology, has once again set a new world record for organic solar cells after Fraunhofer ISE CalLab certified a cell efficiency of 9.8 % for a 1.1 cm2 tandem cell manufactured with a low temperature deposition process.

USA: Fewer designated areas for large-scale solar power plants

Instead of 24, in future there will only be 17 priority development areas on public lands. This measure will impact on the federal states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, which are highly suited for solar generation and – at least where there are large conurbations and industry – for utility-scale solar installations.