Japan’s PV market in motion

The new feed-in tariff for solar power in Japan is up to 42 yen - depending on the overall capacity of the system - and producers will receive the tariff for up to 20 years. As a result, experts estimate the 2012 Japanese PV market to nearly double the country’s 2011 market volume. Accompanying that growth will be a commensurate rise in imported components from abroad.

Q-Cells reports takeover by Hanwha

Q-Cells reports takeover by Hanwha (Foto: dpa)

At the Q-Cells creditors meeting on 29 August the creditors approved by a large majority the sale of the business operations to the Korean Hanwha Group. Q-Cells insolvency administrator Henning Schorisch and Hanwha had signed the contract last Sunday.

In Haiti, Solar Is Not Only About Saving Money, It Is About Saving Lives

Dublin (Georgia) - MAGE SOLAR, a turnkey solar PV-system provider, its installer partner Advanced Solar Industries, and students from Messiah College, have completed a 3.99kW rooftop installation on a health clinic in Haiti.

SEIA Statement on U.S. Dept. of Commerce Final AD/CVD Determinations

Washington, D.C. - Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today commented on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s antidumping and countervailing duty determinations in the final phase investigation of solar products from China:

Carbon Footprint Study on ITS Solar Modules Reveals 80% Lower CO2 Emissions

Munich - The carbon footprint of modules produced by Innotech Solar (ITS) is as much as 80% better than that of standard crystalline modules. These are the findings of a recent study by SmartGreenScans, a Dutch test institute specializing in the life cycle analysis of photovoltaic systems.

Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance

Shanghai - Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced its product portfolio demonstrated exceptional resistance to potential induced degradation (PID) according to specifications set forth by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

KREMPEL: A reliable partner for solar module manufacturers. Now & in the future

First boom and then what? Many solar module manufacturers have reached a crossroads: given the enormous pressure of competition today, they are now faced with the need to enhance their efficiency substantially. This can only be done with innovative and flexible partners such as the KREMPEL-GROUP that can be relied on over the long term.