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IPVEA favors a “Free Market PV Economy” – A critical view on the China Anti-Dumping Case in Europe

Hanau - The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) favors an international “Free Market PV Economy.” A joint initiative of members of the EU solar cell and panel manufacturing industry is requesting the European Commission to investigate whether Chinese competitors dumped PV products at below-market rates on regional markets.

BYD and SunEnergy Europe to Establish A Sustainable Relationship in Solar Business

Recently, the cooperation between BYD, the world’s leading new energy company and SunEnergy Europe, a photovoltaic integrator and general contractor, have made a significant breakthrough. Two solar projects were formally connected to the grid.

IBC SOLAR Installs First Official Photovoltaic Power Plant in Turkey

Bad Staffelstein / Konya - IBC SOLAR Yat. Ve Tic. Ltd. the Turkish subsidiary of IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, announces the successful installation of the first grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Turkey.

New Generation of SOREL TDC Solar Controllers UL/CSA-approved for North America

Just in time for the Solar Power International, the new controller generation by German manufacturer SOREL GmbH Mikroelektronik has received UL/CSA-approval. The certificate comprises the entire product range of “Temperature Difference Controllers TDC” from the small STDC to the Xtra large XTDC, all of which are upgradable by adding speed-controlled relays or 0..10V/PWM-outputs.

KREMPEL goes East: New factory in China supplies German PV backsheet quality

For even better customer service throughout the whole of Asia, the KREMPEL-Group officially opened its new solar materials factory in China on 15 May: Since the beginning of 2012, KREMPEL Solar Material (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd. (KSM) has been supplying PV backsheet laminates consisting of high-quality materials, made in Germany in accordance with demanding KREMPEL standards.

Soventix and SRU Solar sell 7 MWp-Project Riethnordhausen

Duisburg - Soventix GmbH and SRU Solar AG, two providers of PV project planning and development, have sold the jointly built Solar project Riethnordhausen in Saxony-Anhalt with a size of 7.32 MWp. On a surface of 20 hectares, corresponding to approximately 30 soccer fields, the shared project company constructed a state-of-the-art solar park.

MPrime unit stands at cutting edge of photovoltaic solar technology

MPrime, a subsidiary of Martifer Solar, has announced its investment in an innovation programme for its photovoltaic module production line at the company’s factory in Oliveira de Frades, Portugal.

The factory, which had already received ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 quality certification, now has an EL Tester to ensure greater quality control of the final product.

Air-conditioning and cooling buildings with heat: Absorption chillers are becoming more compact

The economic and ecological success of heating networks and large-scale solar thermal systems very much depends on a reliable heat output during the summer months. This makes the cooling and air-conditioning of buildings using thermally operated chillers an increasingly interesting market.

Alusin Solar goes international with its aluminum structures

The main new focus of Alusin Solar is both to continue giving its best for its current customers and to open new markets on Europe and Central-South America, where Solar Business still very attractive for Spanish international-focused companies.

Solar Frontier Becomes First To Obtain New Quality Assurance Certification from JET

Tokyo – Solar Frontier announced today that it has become the first PV manufacturer to obtain the “JETPVm Certification (Trust Assurance) (JIS Q 8901)” from Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories1 (JET), a Japanese registered certifier of electrical products and other goods.


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