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  • Advances in PV Research: Improving cell efficiency in the solar industry puzzle

    It's been more than 170 years since the photovoltaic effect was uncovered but the industry's thirst for discovery remains unquenched with new developments promising cheaper and better results.

    Mon, 2011-02-21 23:38
  • Solar panel waste management: big business yet to be tapped?

    In a solar industry still reliant in many ways on government incentives to prompt growth an organic market is developing for thin-film CPV in waste management where a new solution for capping landfills has made solar an attractive solution to an inevitable burden.

    Mon, 2011-02-28 22:44
  • Fortnightly Intelligence Brief 15 February 1 March 2011

    Silex Bridgewater project on track for completion; NREL praises Amonix solar generator Companies organisations and projects mentioned in this news round-up include: Silex Solar System Group Zenith Solar Energy Bureau of Gansu Provincial Development Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China Soitec IBM Concentrix Solar NetLogic Microsystems  Reutech Reutech Radar Systems SolFocus HyperSolar NREL and Amonix.

    Tue, 2011-03-01 10:32
  • Frank Middleton COO Opel Solar Inc: With more government support North American solar could reach full potential

    CPV Today speaks with Frank Middleton Chief Operating Officer at the US HQ of Opel Solar Inc.  on the company's diversified product strategy; growth spikes in the international HCPV solar market; the vital role of government-led support; moves into new geographies and site areas; and the reasons behind why the North American solar market is being held back and not reaching its full potential.

    Tue, 2011-03-01 11:16
  • The quest for new thin film opportunities and synergies

    As new technologies are being developed and ways of improving cell efficiency are experimented potential markets for thin film are emerging. In 2010 the market for advanced chemicals and materials used in PV solar cells grew by 114% to $6.5bn. By 2015 this market is forecasted to grow into a staggering $16.9bn.

    Tue, 2011-03-08 09:01
  • Fortnightly Intelligence Brief 21 February - 8 March 2011

    Solar VC funding surpasses $522m in 2011 so far Companies, organisations and projects mention in this news round-up include: MiaSolé, Kleiner Perkins, Firelake Capital, VantagePoint Venture Partners, BrightSource Energy, Solyndra, Solo Power, Sulfurcell ,Kiran Energy, New Silk Route, Bessemer Ventures, Argonaut Ventures, Belectric Trading, Solar Frontier, Manz Automation AG, Amcor, Solyndra, XsunX, Inc., and Telecomps Technology Corp.

    Tue, 2011-03-08 14:16
  • Alternative solar sites: freeways railways lakes and beyond

    Turning some of America’s freeways into PV farms is just one of many alternative site prospects emerging from solar companies that can think outside the box. We look at some of the ideas already set in motion, which in turn could inspire executives to see where CPV technology could be deployed to pastures new.

    Tue, 2011-03-15 11:50
  • Fortnightly Intelligence 1 March - 16 March 2011

    CPV installations to triple by 2012 Companies mentioned: Strategy Analytics, San Diego Gas & Electric, CSOLAR Development, Tenaska Solar Ventures, Solar Energy Center West El Centro Facility, Soitec/Concentrix, and SolFocus

    Tue, 2011-03-15 13:20
  • PV Intelligence Brief 14 – 27 March 2012

    DuPont and Trina Solar sign deal Companies mentioned: DuPont, Changzhou Trina Solar, EUPD Research, United States Hoerner Research and Consulting Corporation (HRCC), Innotech Solar, Jendra Power and Energie Wasser Bern, Stion, and AVACO

    Tue, 2012-03-27 09:46
  • CPV Intelligence Brief 14 – 27 March 2012

    Australian CPV sector gets funding boost Companies mentioned: Australian Solar Institute, Solar Systems, Translucent, IQE, Emcore, Boeing Spectrolab, Silanna, RayGen, Chromasun, Hydro and Sol Focus

    Tue, 2012-03-27 14:49
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 14 – 27 March 2012

    Wessels says India should open up to foreign trade Companies mentioned: First Solar, Innotech Solar, Jendra Power, Energie Wasser Bern, Enbridge, Stion, First Solar, Maryland Solar, and NV Energy

    Tue, 2012-03-27 15:49
  • PV Intelligence Brief 28 March – 10 April 2012

    Envision bags nationwide solar tree deal Companies mentioned: Envision Solar, Enphase Energy, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, Scheuten Solar, ESA Renewables, and Solar-Fabrik

    Mon, 2012-04-09 15:28
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 28 March – 10 April 2012

    European institutions join up to create super thin films Companies mentioned: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Oerlikon Solar, BHEL, DayStar Technologies, First Solar, Exelon, Johannes Kepler University, University of Tokyo, and SunEdison

    Mon, 2012-04-09 15:43
  • CPV Intelligence Brief 28 March – 10 April 2012

    SolFocus developing cross-border CPV plant Companies mentioned: SolFocus, Grupo Musa, Semprius, Siemens Venture Capital, ARCH Venture Partners and Intersouth Partners

    Mon, 2012-04-09 15:51
  • CPV Intelligence Brief 11 – 24 April 2012

    Evonik Cyro launches pre-fab CPV lens panels Companies mentioned: Evonik Cyro, Integrated Micro-Electronics, IMI Energy Solutions, Ayala, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Solar Junction, Department of Energy's SunShot Program, and SUNPATH award

    Mon, 2012-04-23 07:23
  • PV Intelligence Brief 11 – 24 April 2012

    PV solar market hitting its ‘maturation’ point Companies mentioned: McKinsey & Co, SPI Solar, Thermi-Taneo Venture Capital Fund, AIMS-Taneo Fund, Canadian Power, SkyPower, PG&E, Solar Electric Power Association, Indian Institute of Technology and Vortex Engineering

    Mon, 2012-04-23 13:12
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 11 – 24 April 2012

    Thin film powering world’s largest solar park Companies mentioned: Gujarat Solar Project, Golmud Solar Park, First Solar, Azure Power, LG Electronics, Indium, and TÜV Rheinland

    Tue, 2012-04-24 04:51
  • PV Intelligence Brief 25 Apr- 8 May 2012

    Canadian Solar signs C$120m Bank of China loan Companies mentioned: Canadian Solar, Bank of China, ESA Renewables, Caribbean Energies Group, Jeffries, MySolar, Zions Energy Link, Morgan Stanley, Main Street Power, Eosol, Adolfo Ibáñez University, EDF Energies Nouvelles and Mitsui & Co

    Tue, 2012-05-08 08:22
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 25 Apr – 8 May 2012

    Binghamton University bags $8.5m for thin film cell R&D Companies mentioned: Binghamton University’s Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) solar laboratory, First Solar, F.lli Zaffaroni, GreenPowerTech, IKEA, Nanosolar, TUeV Sued Germany, and Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing

    Tue, 2012-05-08 11:22
  • CPV Intelligence Brief 25 Apr – 8 May 2012

    Suncore pursues aggressive cost reduction points Companies mentioned: Suncore, Emcore, Semprius, and MIT

    Tue, 2012-05-08 11:48
  • PV Intelligence Brief 9 - 22 May 2012

    SA selects preferred solar bidders Companies mentioned: South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, Soitec, Solar Capital De Aar3, Sishen Solar Facility, and Aurora project

    Mon, 2012-05-21 16:35
  • CPV Intelligence Brief 9 – 22 May 2012

    Alamosa CPV project put into service Companies mentioned: Solectria Renewables, Cogentrix Energy, Alamosa project, Independent Solar Developers, Emcore, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Knowledge Oasis Muscat

    Mon, 2012-05-21 18:30
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 9 – 22 May 2012

    Market dynamics could spur thin film module rebound Companies mentioned: Japanese Photovoltaic Energy Association, , Canadian Solar, Suntech, Yingli, Trina Solar, Nanosolar, California National Guard (Camp Roberts), Solexel, and Kleiner Perkins

    Mon, 2012-05-21 18:52
  • PV Intelligence Brief 22 May - 5 June 2012

    ET Solar grid connects 2.3MW in Italy Companies mentioned: ET Solar, CECEP Solar Energy Technology, Phono Solar, GCL-Poly, Winsun New Energy, Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology, Sunergy America, KRI, LDK Solar, DC Power Systems, and Solar Depot

    Mon, 2012-06-04 14:53
  • Thin Film Intelligence Brief 22 May - 3 June 2012

    China’s Hanergy to acquire Solibro CIGS unit Companies mentioned: QCells, Solibro, Hanergy, First Solar, The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Nanosolar, and Konarka Technologies

    Mon, 2012-06-04 16:44
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