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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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2008-09-22 New York may get solar boost from IBM
Following the IC slowdown, New York is turning its attention towards solar, especially in the Hudson Valley
2004-12-15 Kyocera opens solar production in Mexico
Kyocera Solar Inc. has officially inaugurated its solar product assembly operations at the existing Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. maquiladora plant in the Tijuana Industrial Park, located in Buena Vista Otay, Mexico
2009-05-06 Japan solar cell makers eye 1GW production
As power plants go green, Japan's solar cell panel developers are expanding their focus from residential applications to deployments on a grander scale, targeting 1GW-class production within a few years
2009-02-20 Italy awaits 2.2MW solar power plant
SunPower Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement with Sunshire S.r.l., a subsidiary of Api Nova Energia S.r.l., to design and build a 2.2MW solar electric power plant in Tolentino, Italy
2007-07-05 India pushes bid to be solar-industry hub
The Indian government announced incentives for manufacturing solar cells and panels and is targeting to meet 10 percent of the country's power needs through renewable energy by 2012.
2008-07-03 India intensifies support for solar initiatives
In India, the government has launched a "National Mission on Solar Energy" that seeks to tie the country's economic development to energy efficiency
2007-09-19 Guidelines ready for chip, solar manufacturing in India
India's chip policy was unveiled February, but specific guidelines for applying for financial incentives under the scheme didn't emerge until Sept. 14.
2010-08-04 Enel, Sharp, ST boost Europe solar power
Two joint ventures involving Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics have been established to operate photovoltaic panel factories and solar farms in Europe
2005-08-12 Chinese solar wafer maker to expand
GT Equipment Technologies Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services, has entered into over a $33 million agreement with LDK Solar Hi-Tech Co. Ltd, a supplier of solar wafer products in China
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
2012-07-12 Canadian Solar mulls 700MW factory in China
CEO Shawn Qu said there was a good chance the company, which already carries out most of its production in China, would take the step despite oversupply in the solar equipment market
2010-09-17 Boost for solar applications with 3kW fixed off time (FOT
This application note describes the modifications implemented on the STEVALISF001V1 demonstration board, originally designed to work as a PFC rated for a power of 3kW.
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.
2009-02-20 Applied stays positive, banks on solar
Applied Materials Inc. has vowed to weather the economic storm and emerge from the downturn as a much stronger competitor.
2008-05-14 Applied Materials, T-Solar ink SunFab service deal
Applied Materials has signed a multiyear agreement to provide its SunFab Performance Service program to T-Solar Global of Spain for the Applied SunFab Thin Film Line
2007-09-05 Applied drives down cost of solar module production
Using 5.7m? panels, the Applied SunFab Thin Film Line can reduce the cost of utility-scale and building-integrated photovoltaic system installations by more than 20 percent
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
2009-03-23 Acquisition powers National's solar solutions
National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Act Solar Inc., a privately held solar energy company that provides power optimization solutions for commercial and utility-scale solar installations
2008-06-04 Abu Dhabi taps Applied to build thin film solar lines
As part of its Masdar Initiative, Abu Dhabi Future Energy has expanded its investment in solar energy with the purchase of three SunFab thin film lines from Applied Materials for solar module production
2012-02-24 Organic PV consortium pushes for solar efficiency
CSEM SA has launched a 4-year $18.8 million project that aims to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, cheap and environmentally friendly printed organic photovoltaics.
2014-11-03 Vietnam relies on sun for water supply
The country is looking to use solar energy systems to power pumps in water stations, which have never been used to their full capacity because of electricity outages
2008-09-11 TI brings 32bit real-time control to cost-sensitive apps
Helping bring processor intensive, real-time control to cost-sensitive applications, Texas Instruments Inc. announced a new series of 32bit TMS320F2802x/F2803x MCUs starting at less than $2 in volume.
2011-06-30 Taiwan to get 16% share of 2011 PV cells market
According to PIDA, Taiwan will beat the share of its rivals this year with 16 percent of the global market.
2010-08-09 Suntech bags supply deal for Thailand power plant
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd will supply 34.5MW of solar panels for a 38MW AC output capacity solar plant located just outside Bangkok, Thailand.
2009-01-22 Suntech also eyes Masdar City
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has supplied 5MW of solar panels for a 10MW solar electricity system to power Masdar City, the world's first carbon neutral city being built in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2012-10-17 SunPower outlines massive reorganization for Philippine fab
Solar panel maker SunPower Corp. plans to restructure and temporarily idle 6 of its 12 manufacturing lines in the Philippines as it strives to compete during industry transition and oversupply environment
2008-11-12 SunPower inks supply deal with Italian firm
SunPower Corp. has entered into a customer contract with Italian solar plant integrator Ecoware S.p.A to provide at least 130MW of its high-efficiency solar panels over the next four years.
2010-03-08 Shifting towards electronics sustainability
According to Molex Inc. VP, solid-state lighting Mike Picini, To survive and thrive in this environment will require a new approach to product design, development and delivery.
2012-08-03 Sharp to shave off 5,000 jobs as earnings dip continues
Sharp is forced to let go of almost ten percent of its current employees in hopes of curbing profit decline.
2012-01-18 Semiconductors and the world's energy crisis
The dramatic increase in the number of people around the world using power and the number of power-hungry devices we use calls for a big change in the world's approach to electrical power.
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