IMS Research Predicts Global PV Market to Reach Almost 17 GW in 2010

Wellingborough - The global PV market is forecast to exceed 16 GW in 2010 according to recently released projections from IMS Research. Demand for PV systems is predicted to more than double in 2010, with the top five markets accounting for more than 13 GW, although much slower growth is predicted in 2011 according to the market research firm's recent survey results.

Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley, SCHOTT Solar PV Inc., Kastle Solar & Wind Announce Completion of Largest Commercial Solar Installation in Southwest Ohio

Dayton - SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc. and Dayton-based Kastle Solar & Wind were joined by Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley to announce the completion of a 120-kilowatt solar installation on the roof of the Dayton Daily News distribution center. It is the largest commercial solar installation in Southwest Ohio and will meet approximately 60 percent of the building's electricity needs.

SunPower Initiates Corporate Carbon Footprint Reporting: Carbon Emissions per Watt Produced Declines 10 Percent 2008 to 2009

San Jose - SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that it has submitted its first response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an organization that works with shareholders and businesses to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations. SunPower's CDP response is one of the first from a solar power company.

Sunways AG certifies renowned manufacturer of solar modules

  • LDK Solar chosen as an internationally leading company in the sector

  • Partner produces solar modules based on Sunways quality criteria

Hareon Solar Selects Applied Materials’ SmartFactory Automation Solution to Optimize Cell Manufacturing Across Multiple Facilities

Taipei - Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Hareon Solar Corporation has selected Applied's SmartFactoryTM manufacturing automation software to improve productivity across Hareon's solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing operations in China. Hareon Solar will deploy Applied's software at its cell subsidiaries Jiangyin Hareon Solar Technology Co., Ltd.

EU funds silicon thin-film research

The project aims at reducing the production costs of silicon-based thin-film modules and raising their efficiency. PEPPER is coordinated by Oerlikon Solar, the manufacturer of production facilities. The project started on 1st September and is scheduled to last three years.