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2008-09-16 Cleantech investment boom begins
According to a report by CleanEdge Inc., total revenue of the biofuel, wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and fuel cell markets is expected to top $250 billion within the decade, up from $77 billion last year.
2015-07-08 CIGS thin film solar cells beat silicon efficiency
A European consortium claims to have an efficient alternative to silicon that achieves 25 per cent efficiency, rivalling silicon for a fraction of the cost of the cheap low-efficiency Chinese varieties.
2009-05-14 China, U.S. threaten Europe's solar reign
Increased competition and the economic crisis have cast clouds upon the Western European solar energy market. According to a new report from Frost and Sullivan, the European solar market is now facing two major competitorsChina and the United States.
2009-02-05 Cheaper thin-film solar cells topple crystalline
By using multiple layers with semiconductor junctions tuned to different wavelengths of light, AGT touts that their solar cells are not only cheaper, but could outperform expensive crystalline solar cells in many climates.
2008-06-10 Canadian Solar, Neo Solar ink $500M supply agreement
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar module manufacturer has signed a five-year supply contract worth over $500 million with solar cell manufacturer Neo Solar Power (NSP
2010-01-18 Canadian Solar inks JV deal with Japan firm
Canadian Solar Inc. has entered a joint venture and an 18MW distribution deal with West Holding Ltd of Japan.
2008-07-09 Canadian Solar inks five sales deals in Europe
Canadian Solar Inc. has signed five new sales agreements in Italy and the Czech Republic in the past three weeks.
2008-09-15 Bright future awaits green photonics market
"Green" photonic component revenues could reach $100 billion by 20015, nearly one-third of a $345 billion base, according to the president of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) at the green photonics forum.
2013-06-28 Atom-thick PV sheets improve solar cells
MIT researchers aim to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible by producing a two-layer solar cell that is only 1nm thick
2009-07-27 Asia solar firms dominate top 10 PV ranking
A new IC Insights ranking showed that First Solar gained on Sharp and Suntech with its thin-film PV panels made with cadmium telluride.
2010-04-16 Ascent Solar, Cambrios partner on CIGS PV research
Cambrios Technologies has selected Ascent Solar as research partner to explore on innovative, wet-processed, transparent conductive films can be applied to lightweight, flexible CIGS photovoltaics.
2010-04-05 Ascent Solar ventures into India market via Kirloskar
Ascent Solar entered into a multi-phase agreement with Kirloskar Integrated for the integration, marketing and distribution of its PV modules in India.
2009-10-29 Applied solar research center rises in Xi'an
Applied Materials Inc. has established an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xi'an, China.
2009-03-18 Applied aims for bigger slice of solar market
Continuing its drive into alternative energy, Applied Materials Inc. has rolled out a new production system for solar fabs that claims to reduce wafer slicing costs.
2011-10-17 APAC seen to become PV hub
A global report has placed Taiwan as leading in terms of PV manufacturing while China pushes through with rural PV installations.
2010-07-20 Analyzer verifies, troubleshoots PV array performance
Solmetric Corp.'s PV Analyzer measures current and power as a function of voltage.
2005-08-19 'Dirty silicon' to enable cheaper solar cells
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new technique based on "dirty silicon" that could reduce the cost of solar cells.
2002-08-20 Solicore, ICP to jointly make power products
Solicore Inc. and ICP Global Technologies have signed an agreement to jointly develop and market a range of solar energy products for consumer and industrial applications.
2008-10-07 Solar vendors strive to lower costs amid setbacks
Amid uncertain markets and policies, solar panel makers are gearing up factories with an objective of pulling down costs to a competitive level.
2008-09-02 Solar cells top thin-film markets for energy apps
The global market for thin films in energy applications is expected to achieve $3.9 billion in 2013 higher than the $1.1 billion in 2007 for a CAGR of 23.5 percent, according to BCC Research.
2009-11-09 Sanyo wants slice of energy solutions market
Sanyo will provide smart energy systems that will use less energy while cutting CO2 emissions.
2010-05-13 Samsung dips $21B in green, health biz
The Samsung group of companies plans to allocate 23.3 trillion won (about $20.6 billion) in five emerging businesses over the next decade, according to reports.
2011-03-09 RFMD breakthrough advances PV commercialization
RF Micro Devices has fabricated dual-junction PV cells that integrate gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) PV junctions, clearing the way for triple-junction structures.
2008-09-09 PV inverter ensures large-scale utility connections
Satcon takes orders for its PowerGate Plus 1MW commercial PV inverter system, designed with advanced features for large-scale utility installations.
2010-07-17 Micro-inverters mate with many module types
A new series of OEM grid-tie micro-inverters can mate to a variety of monocrystalline and polycrystalline type modules.
2008-10-24 GE invests $2.5M in solar company
GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, is investing $2.5 million and providing the power of GE's ecomagination program to solar power company Soliant Energy.
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight.
2004-11-30 Genesis receives patent for power management products
Genesis Electronics Inc., the merger partner of Reality Wireless Networks Inc., has received United States patent number 6,586,906 for a current regulating circuit interposed between a photovoltaic device and a battery
2008-10-06 Using EDAC RAM for RadTolerant RTAX-S/SL and Axcelerator FPGAs
In space applications, storage elements like SRAMs are susceptible to the impact of heavy ions from cosmic galactic rays. CGRs can collide with the silicon lattice of a RAM cell with sufficient photovoltaic energy to produce a change of state, thus invalidating the stored data and producing bit errors.
2006-01-13 Solar vendors move towards Moore's Law
Photovoltaic suppliers are not exactly moving at the pace of Moore's Law, but they are working hard to boost the efficiency of their products while also bringing down the overall costs
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