Sunpower clears hurdles for 250 MW project

According to news from Sunpower, the elected government supervisory board, the Board of Supervisors of San Louis Obispo County, has turned down objections from environment protection organizations against a planned large-scale solar farm on the Carrizo Plains in the east of the county.

Emerson To Provide Power Technology For One Of The Largest Solar Energy Projects In The U.S.

St. Louis - Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has been awarded a contract to supply power technology for one of the largest solar energy projects in the United States. Under an agreement with Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp.

Chinese wafer producer orders Amat wire saws

Gay told "China Daily", the order was representing a wafer production capacity of more than 2.5 GW/a – thus being the largest single order Amat ever received.

Q-Cells develops multicrystalline 19.5 % solar cell

The six-inch cell was manufactured in Thalheim using a 180 µm thick wafer. During the process the wafer was mirrored and passivated using functional nanolayers on the back. The back of the cell consists of dielectric layers in combination with local contacts, which improves the electrical and optical characteristics.

Tianwei New Energy (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. Provides 0.8MW Modules to the French Market

Recently Tianwei New Energy (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. signed an agreement with a solar module distributor in France to provide 6MW solar modules. The first batch of 811.8KW polysilicon modules were delivered in mid June, comprising 46KW TWY230P660 modules, 295.16KW TWY235P660 modules and 470.64KW TWY240P660 modules.

Rapid PV Module Price Declines To Drive Strong Recovery In Second Half of 2011

Wellingborough - After declining for two consecutive quarters, PV module shipments are set to recover strongly in the second half of 2011, according to the latest report from IMS Research. Rapidly falling PV module prices will be a key factor in re-establishing demand in the second half of the year.

New thin-film factory in Sicily

The inauguration ceremony was held by Enel boss Fulvio Conti, Sharp President Katsuhiko Machida and STMicroelectronics President Carlo Bozotti, together with local politicians and Paolo Romani, Minister for Economic Development. Sharp says that it would be possible to expand the capacity of this plant, which is already the largest module production facility in Italy, to 480 MW per year.