Organic photovoltaics on steel: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance researching applications for the new generation of solar cells

Leuven - ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance (ECN, imec, TNO, Holst Centre, TU/e, Forschungszentrum Jülich) are counting on a highly promising form of power generation: organic photovoltaics (OPV). OPVs are flexible solar cells made of light-active plastics and can be manufactured by cost-effective processes suitable for large-scale production.

The first kerosene free lighting state in India

The state government of Chhattisgarh in central India will become the first state of the country which is going to replace kerosene powered lanterns for lighting homes by LED based solar lanterns and solar study lamps. On December 5, 2012, the two programmes “One child One Solar lamp” and “Solar for each family” were launched.

Duke Energy Renewables Completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona

Charlotte - Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, announced today the completion of its 10-megawatt (MW) Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman, Ariz.

Centrotherm insolvency proceedings ended

On January 30th at the District Court in Ulm, the creditors of Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG voted with a large majority in favour of the insolvency plan. The agreement also includes the insolvency plans of the Centrotherm subsidiaries Centrotherm Thermal Solutions and Centrotherm SiTec.

ABB expands its central inverter production to India

Helsinki - ABB has expanded the production of its solar inverters by opening a production line in India to support the rapidly growing local photovoltaic (PV) market. The first orders from new production line have been delivered already and over 200 megawatts (MW) of orders is booked.

KACO new energy starts operations in South Africa and supplies first large-scale projects

Johannesburg / Neckarsulm - Since the beginning of the year, the new sales and service office of KACO new energy GmbH, one of the world's largest manufacturers of photovoltaic inverters, has been operating in Johannesburg, South Africa. Regional Director Christoph Heinermann is a proven business development expert with years of professional experience in South Africa.

Thin film technology with high efficiency potential

The French company S’Tile SA, in collaboration with Fraunhofer ISE in Germany, has developed a method to combine the advantages of silicon solar cells and thin film technology.