Photovoltaic

Q-Cells supplies 83 MW to the USA

SunPower uses the Q-Cells solar cells to make modules for selected industrial solar systems and large solar farms. “Q-Cells solar cells integrate themselves into our production processes for solar modules very well,” says Howard Wenger, who is responsible for the utilities and power plants business group at SunPower.

Institutes from Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg and the USA join the Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories - DERlab e.V.

Roskilde - Today, the Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab e.V.) has accepted four new mem-bers at its general assembly in Roskilde, Denmark. DERlab e. V. was founded in 2008 as an non-profit association of independent world-class laboratories for the grid-integration of decentralised power generation.

Hyundai-Avancis Breaks Ground for New CIGS Thin Film Solar Module Plant

Ulsan - Hyundai-Avancis, a joint venture of Hyundai Heavy Industries and Saint-Gobain, today held a ground-breaking ceremony for Korea's largest CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenide) thin film solar module plant.

OPDE completes construction of 36.43 MW in Spain and Italy in the first quarter of 2011


  • The Spanish multinational specialized in the development, construction and maintenance of solar photovoltaic farms - has built in this period six solar farms in Italy (32.32 MW) and two solar farms in Spain (10.34 MW).

  • Totalling, an investment of 182 million Euros.

Brightroof Solar fit applications exceed $50 Million

TORONTO - BrightRoof Solar LP announced today that it has submitted more than 40 applications to the Ontario Power Authority for solar Feed-In Tariff (FIT) contracts. The projects will together create more than $50 million of equipment sales and installation work in Ontario, and will add more than 12 megawatts of clean electricity generating capacity to Ontario's power grid.

PV module market shrinking again

According to the analysts from IMS Research, from January through March, only about 3.2 GW of peak photovoltaic capacity were delivered worldwide. Last year, the supply volume amounted to 3.6 GW in the same period.

Solar laboratory in Cologne with new steady state solar simulator for testing photovoltaic modules, thermal collectors and solar combinations

Cologne / Freiburg - TUEV Rheinland has commissioned a new steady state solar simulator provided by PSE AG in the Cologne Solar Testing Centre. The test bench is to be used for measuring photovoltaic modules, thermal solar collectors and combinations of both technologies - known as PVT modules - for the first time in a sun simulator.

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