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What are solar panels?
Solar panels are solar photovoltaic modules/arrays that use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity. The term is sometimes used to refer to solar thermal collectors that use the sun's energy to heat water or other fluids.
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2011-05-23 ASP ups solar PV module capacity to 100MW
ASP's expansion makes the company the third largest producer of crystalline silicon PV panels in the United States
2010-07-26 Applied shuts down thin-film solar panel lines
Applied Materials Inc. will discontinue its SunFab turnkey line for manufacturing thin-film solar panels, as part of a major restructuring effort. It will also divest its low-emissivity architectural glass coating products.
2008-09-23 Applied clinches largest solar deployment title
Applied Materials and SunPower have completed two SunPower solar power systems totaling 2.1MW at Applied Materials' corporate facilities in California
2008-03-10 Applied bags billion-dollar solar order
Applied Materials has received an order for $1.9 billion to build multiple solar panel factories, according to an Associated Press report
2010-06-07 Apollo, CECS ink solar partnership
Apollo Solar Energy has entered into a non-binding collaboration agreement with China Energy Conservation Solar Energy Technologies (CECS) to build scaled thin-film solar energy power stations
2010-04-09 Anwell ramps solar panel production
Anwell Technologies Ltd has started mass production of amorphous silicon thin-film solar panels using its in-house developed Sunlite turnkey production line.
2008-10-10 Agilent's Santa Rosa campus is home to 1MW solar system
Agilent Technologies Inc. and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a 1MW solar tracking system at Agilent's Santa Rosa, California campus
2009-02-24 2.2MW solar power system completed in California
SunPower Corp., California's Lake County and the Lake County Sanitation District (LACOSAN) announced the completion of a 2.2MW solar-electric power system on three sites, including the county jail and two wastewater treatment plants
2015-01-20 15MW solar project in Japan uses Delta's 20kW PV inverters
Takara Leben selected Delta's 20kW PV inverters for the country's first large-scale distributed solar PV power plant connected to an extra-high voltage power transmission line using string PV inverters
2008-05-06 Smallest' solar array simulator delivers up to 1,200W
Agilent Technologies has unveiled a modular solar array simulator that offers up to 1200W power in the smallest package (2U high
2004-02-24 Uni-Solar supplies PV panels to Thyssen
United Solar Ovonic LLC (Uni-Solar) has received an order for 1MW of photovoltaic (PV) panels from ThyssenKrupp Hoesch Bausysteme GmbH (Thyssen).
2003-10-31 Uni-Solar Ovonic installs 300 kW photovoltaic system
United Solar Ovonic LLC has installed a new photovoltaic (PV) system using triple-junction thin-film amorphous silicon solar technology
2009-08-17 TSMC invests $50M on solar plans
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd is moving forward with its plans to enter the solar sector and confirmed its capital spending plans
2013-10-02 Team up aims to integrate solar films into building facades
The collaborative effort aims to enable entire glass fa?ades of buildings to become highly efficient, cost-effective, solar energy harvesters while reducing a building's carbon footprint
2009-04-20 Taiwan taps SunFab for solar panel production
Green Energy Technology Inc. Ltd (GET) has certified its SunFab Thin Film Line, supplied by Applied Materials Inc., for the production of Taiwan's largest solar photovoltaic panels.
2015-07-23 Startup creates ultra-lightweight solar charger
Designed to be as thin and aesthetically pleasing as possible, the charger, called Solar Paper, is claimed by startup Yolk to be "the world's thinnest and lightest solar charger
2010-01-04 Solar PV power plant powers 17,000 CA homes
First Solar developed and built the 21MW power plant which was acquired by NRG Solar
2009-06-23 Solar PV capex to pick up in 2011
Solar PV capital expenditures will begin a steady recovery in 2011, rising 13 percent to $772 million, says IC Insights
2008-08-06 Solar projects top Indian IC prospects
The Indian government is reviewing a dozen proposals worth $23 billion under its IC and electronics manufacturing policy to determine which are eligible for an incentive package announced last year.
2011-11-10 Solar panel firm details cost-cutting plan
SunPower's planned restructuring in 4Q11 is hoped to reduce operating expenses by as much as 10 percent next year.
2009-11-18 Solar industry players start to fall
In September of this year, The Information Network predicted that half of solar manufacturers would not survive through 2010
2009-12-07 Solar cells increase power density by 3
Comtec Solar and Neo Solar Power have combined their technologies to create what they call the "perfect wafer" that is embedded in the "perfect cell
2008-09-18 Silicon Valley beefs up solar initiatives
When it comes to the emerging U.S. solar technology industry, Silicon Valley shines the brightest
2008-10-15 Silicon is still at the center of IMEC's solar research
Crystalline silicon technology remains the big bet in solar cell research at IMEC, but the group is also exploring options in silicon thin films, compound materials and organics
2007-08-02 Sharp to build 2-in-1 fab for LCD panels, solar cells
Sharp plans to build a 10G production plant for LCD panels and thin-film solar wafers in an investment worth $3.2 billion.
2012-10-03 Sharp starts production for smartphone LCD panels
Sharp has begun making 5-inch LCD panels for smartphones amid massive restructuring efforts
2007-12-06 Sharp breaks ground on LCD, solar cell 'manufacturing complex
Sharp Corp. held the groundbreaking ceremony for its plant in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, in Japan that it calls manufacturing complex for the 21st century.
2008-08-07 Sanyo preps Shiga solar module plant for assembly
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has completed construction of the Shiga Plant, which will assemble HIT solar cell modules as part of the company's continuing plans to expand and develop its solar business
2011-03-15 PV coatings boom seen as panels get more efficient, cheaper
NanoMarkets reports that sales of smart coatings to the PV sector will reach $504 million in 2016, and grow to $847 million in 2018.
2011-01-21 Oxford PV creates printable, low-cost solar cell
Oxford Photovoltaics’s solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells can be manufactured at low-cost and scaled to any volume. Replacing the liquid electrolyte with a solid organic semiconductor, the new technology enables entire solar modules to be screen printed onto glass or other surfaces
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