Photovoltaic

Kyocera and partners announce groundbreaking of 92MW Power Plant in Japan

The Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV-plant is going to cover an area of about 2 km². (Photo: Kyocera)

Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC has launched the construction of a 92 MW solar power plant in the japanese Kagoshima Prefecture. The solar power operating company is a joint venture of Kyocera Corporation, K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation. Once finished the power plant is expected to generate 99,230 MWh annually, enough electricity to power approximately 33,370 typical households, offsetting roughly 52,940 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

17.05.2017

SolarWorld AG: Insolvency

After conducting a review of the company's current situation the management board of SolarWorld cam to the conclusion, that the Company no longer has a positive going concern prognosis, is therefore over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings. The main Reasons are ongoing price erosion and the development of the business.

11.05.2017

Tesla's solar roof can be orderd starting today

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has announced, that the company is accepting orders for their solar tiles starting starting today. The announcement has been made using Twitter. Now customers can pre-order the black glass smooth and the textured version.

10.05.2017

Manz CIGS Technology GmbH sold

The Manz AG has announced today that the sale of its subsidiary Manz CIGS Technology has been completet. The transaction was part of an strategic cooperation deal with the Chinese partners Shanghai Electric Group and Shenhua Group.

09.05.2017

Experts outline pathway for generating up to 10 TW of power from sunlight by 2030

The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world’s energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities and industry, assessed the recent trajectory of photovoltaics and outlined a potential worldwide pathway to produce a significant portion of the world’s electricity from solar power in the new Science paper, Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics: Trajectories and Challenges.

02.05.2017

skytron energy installs power plant control system in Japan

The “Date” solar farm has a total capacity of 10.32 MW and an annual electricity generation of 11 Mill. kWh. (Photo: skytron energy)

The 10.32-MW-project “Date” on the island of Hokkaido in Japan has been equipped with a system for monitoring, control and remote supervision by skytron energy. To cope with increasing demand in Japan and ensure timely local support there, skytron energy also will open a subsidiary in Tokyo in the first half of this year.

26.04.2017

Solarnova acquires new Stringer

A Stringer is the core of photovoltaic module manufacturing: its function is to perform the welding between cells in order to form chains, leaving the cells perfectly aligned with each other while making a quality analysis of each cell, looking for micro-tears, scratches or broken edges. (Photo: solarnova)

Solarnova produces conventional PV modules as well as BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic). Now the company has acquired a new stringer built by Teamtechnik. The Stringer is meant to increase the number of modules produced while maintaining the company’s quality standards.

24.04.2017

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