Photovoltaic

iSuppli boosts 2010 solar installation forecast - 2011 stays on track

Stronger than expected growth in Germany has prompted iSuppli (www.isuppli.com) to boost its 2010 forecast for global installations of Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems.

Sinosol Connects 2.7 MW Project in Engstingen to the Grid

Frankfurt - The Sinosol-Group has grid connected a 2.7 MWp solar power plant in Engstingen- Haid, Germany (close to Reutlingen), which it has developed and realized. The project is the largest solar park in Reutlingen County. Approximately 12,400 modules from the Chinese-manufacturer Yingli and central inverters from SMA have been used to build the PV park.

Holger Klärner leaves Q-Cells

Holger Klärner has terminated his position as Managing Director/COO of Q-Cells International GmbH, by mutual agreement with the company and Q-Cells SE, with effect of 31 October 2010, in the course of the Company's integration into the Group.

Scientists generate two electrons from a single photon

<b>Left: In normal solar cells, the absorption of light generates a single excited electron. The ground state is a so-called singlet, as is the excited state. <br>Right: In the substance DPIBF, the absorption of light generates two excited electrons. The excited state is known as a triplet. </b><br><br><i>Diagram: NREL</i><br>

If light falls on typical solar cell materials, the absorption of a photon (colloquially: a light particle) causes an electron to become electrically excited. In a solar cell with connected electrodes, the resulting electron / electron hole pair can generate a current.

Southwest Windpower’s Andy Kruse Appointed to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

Flagstaff - Andy Kruse, co-founder and executive vice president of business development at Southwest Windpower, has been appointed to the Department of Commerce's recently established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC).

Spain restricts support for PV

As the commercial law firm Rödl & Partner points out, the number of hours of production for which the increased tariff according to Royal Decree (RD) 661/2007 applies will also be capped for three years. Furthermore, an electricity transmission fee of 50 €-ct per MWh has been introduced, which has to be paid to the grid operators.

Parity Solar and China National Building Materials (CNBM) form Joint Venture

Under a broad cooperation agreement, the companies will expand Parity's existing PV module manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu to 500MW of annual production, including thin film and poly crystalline products.

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