Conergy to build third solar farm in Thailand

In total, Conergy will thereby achieve the construction of 18 MW within a year in Thailand. The newest installation, Nakhon Pathom, will mainly be built using premium products and will cover an area of almost 270,000 m2. Nakhon Pathom is set to produce 19,500 MWh of electricity per year, which will be fed into the public grid.

Siliken Canada Corporation Official Opening of Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in Windsor

Ontario, Canada - Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development & Trade and MPP for Windsor West said: "I'm pleased to welcome Siliken to Windsor and to Ontario. This is another great example of our government's Green Energy Act at work -we are attracting an entire sector and supply chain to Ontario, providing good jobs for people in Windsor and across the province".

SolarWorld solar panels begin shipping to supply 33 MW ground-mount plant in southeast Ontario

Hillsboro, Ore. - SolarWorld's high-performance solar panels have begun moving in rail containers from near the company's U.S. headquarters plant in Hillsboro, Ore., on their way to supply a 33-megawatt installation on land totaling 300 acres in southeast Ontario, Canada.

Masdar PV expands production capacity at Ichtershausen

Ichtershausen - Masdar PV, manufacturer of large-scale thin-film PV modules, is converting its existing production line over to micromorph technology. The new modules, which will have an initial efficiency of 9 %, are scheduled to enter the market in 2011.

Film as the protective layer

This glass protects the semiconductor layers from damaging environmental influences. The advantages of using plastic film instead are explained by Klaus Noller from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging: "Plastic films are much lighter than glass, and are flexible.

Change of Name - Manz Automation AG is now Manz AG

Reutlingen - The name says it all: Manz Automation AG is now Manz AG. By making this change, the globally active high-tech engineering company is communicating its expanded range of expertise and its development from a specialist for automation solutions to a supplier of integrated production systems.