100% European PV panel after industrial agreement between Pufin Group and Eurener Group

On 8th June, Pufin Group and Eurener Group sealed an industrial partnership will increase its manufacturing capacity of PV modules while ensuring the use of European PV cells.

Emmvee Photovoltaic power private limited bagged an 11.5 MW solar photovoltaic project from Pragathi Group, Bengaluru

Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Pvt Ltd, leading Solar PV module manufacturer and turnkey solution expert for mega watt scale projects, bags its largest photovoltaic power project of 11.5 MW from Pragathi Group. Emmvee recently completed 20 MW solar park, partially owned by third parties in Hindupur, State of Andhra Pradesh.

Ingeteam is to supply its PV inverters to a 96 MW plant in South Africa

Pamplona - Ingeteam is to supply its 1 MW central inverters to one of the largest PV plants in the African continent. The project, named Jasper PV, is to be executed and constructed by a consortium formed by Iberdrola Engineering and Construction South Africa (the subsidiary of Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construcción) and Group Five, a South African construction company.

Market research institute IHS sees a trend reversal in the PV market

During the last few days, several Chinese PV companies have published positive results for the second quarter of 2013. Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Yingli and Canadian Solar all increased both their sales and turnover during that period.

China imposes further punitive tariffs on polysilicon from the USA

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will levy anti-subsidy tariffs on imports of polysilicon from some U.S. manufacturers. A preliminary investigation revealed that some of the polysilicon imports were subsidised and that this had caused "substantial damage" to Chinese manufacturers.

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The solar resource shows variabilities, which influence the frequency, voltage and overall stability of electrical grids with high photovoltaic penetrations. Facing this challenge, legal limitations of the fluctuations of generated electricity (ramp rates regulations) are already effective or under discussion. As expected, small island grids with high solar penetration were the first to introduce ramp rate regulations: Puerto Rico has specified a maximum negative 1-minute ramp rate of 10 % of the rated capacity and Hawaii has defined a maximum negative ramp rate of 1 MW/min during certain times.

Gebr. Schmid and Shimadzu Corporation agree on cooperation

Shimadzu PECVD technology is used for coating wafers with silicon nitride. The integration of Shimadzu PECVD coating equipment into turnkey systems from Schmid will optimize important process parameters. Reproducibility will be improved and the scrap rate reduced. In addition, the partners envisage cooperating in the development of innovative cell concepts.