Spanish parliament gives its blessing to PV support cuts

According to the regulation, the higher tariff that is specified in the Spanish support scheme will only be granted for a limited number of hours per year. In the remaining time, the operators will have to feed their electricity into the grid at market rates. What this market will look like is not yet clear.

Siliken to Produce PV Modules in Windsor

  • Siliken Canada Corporation has leased a building near the airport of Windsor.

  • Hiring of people of all sets of skills has started, equipment is on the way, and start of production scheduled for second half of April 2011.

Solar3D Announces Mass Scale Manufacturing Design for 3-D Solar Cell

Solar3D, Inc (OTCBB: SLTD), he developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, today announced that its design will take advantage of low cost semiconductor processes to enable mass production.

DEGERenergie equips 3.5 megawatt solar park in Spain

Horb am Neckar - DEGERenergie has received a substantial order from Spain: The company will equip a 3.5 megawatt solar park in Southern Spain. With more than 35,000 systems installed in over 40 countries, DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems.

United Solar Awarded Patent for Proprietary Nano-Crystalline™ Technology

Auburn Hills - United Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENER) and a leading global manufacturer of light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S.

Series CIGS module with record efficiency

In February, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg determined an efficiency of 14.7% in relation to the aperture surface (0.684 m2) and 13.4% based on the total area (0.75 m2). The peak output was 100.3 Watts.

Italian agricultural company invests into photovoltaics - SolarMax inverters feed the current from four systems into the public network

Biel - Experts from South Tyrolean electrical engineers Elpo have installed 4 photovoltaic systems for the agricultural company Cereals Docks at two of their sites near Venice. Since last summer, more than 15,000 polychrystaline solar modules have generated a peak output of three megawatts of solar power.