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Mono vs Multi, N-type vs P-Type: Outlooks from PV CellTech 2018
4 Apr 2018 at 10:42am
PV CellTech 2018 saw Chief Technology Officers and senior executives from the world's top solar cell manufacturers and equipment suppliers give key indications of which cell technologies will be driving the industry in the coming years.



First Solar building new 1.2GW CdTe thin-film manufacturing plant in Perrysburg, Ohio
26 Apr 2018 at 10:48pm
Leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer First Solar has announced the building of a new 1.2GW manufacturing plant near its existing flagship facility in Perrysburg, Ohio.



GoodWe launches smart solution for module-level monitoring & rapid shutdown and optimization
26 Apr 2018 at 7:51pm
Following last year’s announced cooperation with Tigo, PV inverter manufacturer GoodWe is now launching the DNS and SDT rapid shutdown inverter series with MLPE functionalities, a streamlined solution for the optimization of energy yields on the module level which is perfectly adequate for complex system designs and partial shadings – using optimizers on shaded modules recovers an average of 36% energy loss due to mismatch.



Singulus books over US$48 million in new CIGS thin-film production tool orders
26 Apr 2018 at 7:21pm
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has booked over €40 million (US$48.5 million) in new CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallium-Diselenide) thin-film manufacturing equipment orders in 2018.



REC Silicon starting volume FBR polysilicon production at Yulin plant in China
26 Apr 2018 at 6:34pm
Polysilicon producer REC Silicon said it had achieved 800MT of FBR (Fluidized Bed Reactor) granular polysilicon production at its Joint Venture (JV) plant in Yulin, China in the first quarter of 2018.



Wacker expects to restart polysilicon production at US plant in Q2
26 Apr 2018 at 5:43pm
Polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie plans to restart production at its Charleston US facility in the second quarter of 2018, after an explosion on September 7, 2017.



Yingli Green Energy posts net loss of US$510 million in 2017
26 Apr 2018 at 1:55pm
Struggling major China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has reported a 2017 annual loss of US$510 million and a cash position of only US$58.1 million as going concern issues return.



Engie and sonnen partner on French solar-plus-storage package
26 Apr 2018 at 1:34pm
French utility Engie and German energy storage firm sonnen have formed a partnership to offer a package of solar and energy storage to households in France, according to Reuters.



Meyer Burger supplying advanced PERC solar cell tools to Asian-based customer
26 Apr 2018 at 12:57pm
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured a large order from a major PV manufacturer with solar cell production plants in China and Malaysia.



Albioma to build 4.8MW of rooftop solar on Reunion Island
26 Apr 2018 at 8:42am
French firm Albioma is to build 51 rooftop solar projects on apartment buildings operated by Société Anonyme d'Habitations à Loyer Modéré de la Réunion (SHLMR) in towns throughout Reunion Island.



Huawei’s ‘FusionSolar’ smart PV solution selected for BayWa r.e. 170 MWp Spanish project
25 Apr 2018 at 7:55pm
Leading PV inverter manufacturer Huawei has confirmed that it has been selection to provide it’s fully digitalized ‘FusionSolar’ smart PV solution to Spain’s first subsidy-free PV power plant, being built by renewables firm, BayWa r.e.



Sineng Electric launches first central PV inverter for bifacial solar modules
25 Apr 2018 at 1:38pm
Sineng Electric has introduced a new central distributed inverter for bifacial solar modules. Bifacial modules are expected to become a leading force in the industry due to the significant improvement in energy yields and reduction in cost but their high-performance characteristics are not served well with current inverter technologies.




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Solar Fabrik baut Position aus
26 Apr 2018 at 6:23pm
Die Solar Fabrik baut ihre Position in der Türkei aus. Das ist deshalb besonders, weil die türkische Regierung inzwischen bevorzugt heimische Produzenten fördert.

Neuer PERC-Weltrekord
26 Apr 2018 at 12:56pm
Longi Solar hat mit seinem halbierten 120-zelligen monokristallinen PERC-Modul nach eigenen Angaben die 360-W-Grenze überschritten.

12. Eurosolar-Konferenz: „Stadtwerke mit Erneuerbaren Energien“
26 Apr 2018 at 11:48am
Gemeinsam mit der N-ERGIE und der Kompetenzinitiative ENERGIEregion Nürnberg e.V. veranstaltet Eurosolar am 15. und 16. Mai die 12. Ausgabe der Konferenzreihe „Stadtwerke mit Erneuerbaren Energien“.

Green City Energy startet Stromspeicher-Ausschreibung
26 Apr 2018 at 10:42am
Die Green City Energy AG will im Rahmen der Festzinsanleihe „Kraftwerkspark III“ nun erstmal konkret in einen Stromspeicher investieren.

„Union blockiert Energiewende- und Klimaschutzpolitik“
26 Apr 2018 at 10:02am
Anlässlich eines aktuellen Entwurfs zum sogenannten „EEG-/KWKG-Änderungsgesetz“ erklärt die SPD-Bundestagsabgeordnete Dr. Nina Scheer, Mitglied im Ausschuss für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit sowie im Ausschuss für Recht und Verbraucherschutz:

IBC Solar verkauft Anteile
25 Apr 2018 at 5:15pm
Die IBC Solar AG verkauft die Mehrheitsanteile ihrer österreichisch-italienischen Regionalgesellschaften.

Solar Age: Datenbank für solare Gebäude gestartet
25 Apr 2018 at 2:38pm
Einen umfassenden Überblick über die große Vielfalt an Gebäuden mit PV-Anlagen bietet das neue Webportal www.solarage.eu. Das B2B-Portal für solare Architektur ging anlässlich des BIPV-Forums in Bad Staffelstein an den Start.

Tesvolt baut Vertrieb in UK und Irland aus
25 Apr 2018 at 12:42pm
Seit dem 1. April verstärkt Lawrie Wilson das Tesvolt-Team im internationalen Vertrieb. Als Area Manager wird er sich um die wachsenden Märkte in Großbritannien und Irland kümmern.

Leitfähiges Kleben für Siliciumsolarzellen industriereif
25 Apr 2018 at 11:28am
Das Kleben der Zellverbinder von Hocheffizienz-Solarzellen im industriellen Maßstab ist laut dem Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE und dem Anlagenhersteller Teamtechnik marktreif.

Wirtschaftsfaktor Erneuerbare Energien: Investitionen und Umsatz gut behauptet
25 Apr 2018 at 10:59am
Laut aktuellen Zahlen der Bundesregierung erhöhten sich 2017 sowohl die wirtschaftlichen Impulse aus dem Anlagenbetrieb wie auch die Investitionen in neue Anlagen, und zwar jeweils auf 16,2 Milliarden Euro.


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