Kuwait University and imec to collaborate on solar cell research

The Belgian research centre imec and the Kuwait University signed a long term collaboration agreement for research and development on innovative silicon solar cell technologies.The basis of the collaboration between imec and Kuwait University is imec’s wafer-based silicon solar cell industrial affiliation programme.

3.5 MW solar farm in Saudi Arabia completed

Photo: Suntech

Phoenix Solar says that it has completed the largest open-land solar installation in Saudi Arabia. The solar farm has a capacity of 3.5 MW and has been constructed on land belonging to the world's largest oil research centre, the "King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center" in Riyadh.

Conergy builds photovoltaics in Spain without subsidies

Photovoltaic power instead of receiving electricity from the grid saves the Spanish cooperative 'San Vicente Ferrer' annual costs of around € 1,500. (Photo: Conergy)

Conergy AG has completed two photovoltaic projects in Spain, both of which get by completely without solar subsidies. Since October 2012, Conergy has installed 14 photovoltaic systems with a total of 75 kW rated power, which all rely almost completely on their own power generation.

New International PV Technology Roadmap Updates Path towards Continuous Solar Cost Reduction

Berlin - SEMI has announced the release of the 4th edition of the International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV), the global collaborative process that informs PV cell, module and system manufacturers, equipment and materials suppliers, and other industry stakeholders on key technology trends in the field of crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic technology and identifies critical areas for R

New module generation from Hanwha SolarOne

The Korean company Hanwha SolarOne is introducing more advanced modules from the HSL series on the market. The manufacturer cites a sleeker design as well as improved efficiency and service life as benefits.

PV-Production Upgrade to PERC Expected Soon – SCHMID Anticipates Strong Incoming Orders for APCVD

The SCHMID Group (Freudenstadt, Germany) expects several orders in 2013 for its APCVD system for industrial mass production of high efficiency cells on p-type as well as n-type Cz base material. The sales of two machines at the beginning of the year to a cell manufacturer and to an institute prove the growing interest of a broad industry and research market in APCVD production technology.

Exosun and Schneider Electric in partnership for the development of advanced solar technologies

Martillac - While the government’s policy directions confirm a willingness to promote an innovative French solar sector, Exosun, French expert in solar tracker technology for utility-scale ground-mounted photovoltaic plants, and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, sign an industrial partnership agreement.