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  • Canadian Solar Powers the City of Cavriglia with Photovoltaic Energy

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, has announced the provision of 12,465 high-performing photovoltaic modules for a ground-mount solar power plant installed on a former mining site in the Italian city of Cavriglia (Arezzo). The 10 MW plant, which has been operational since October contains over 40,000 modules including Canadian Solar's CS6P-P series, will ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Solar panel silicon recovery methods tested

    A three-step chemical process could successfully recover high-purity silicon from recycled photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, new tests show. The scientists behind the research say that recycling not only helps the PV industry meet regulatory requirements, but also reduces pressure on demand for raw materials. Since 2014, the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive1 has required ...

  • Hands-on training as a key for the international market development of photovoltaics

    IKS Photovoltaik and the Renewables Academy combine lab equipment with international industry experience for training in photovoltaics. The Renewables Academy (RENAC), the specialist in education and training and IKS Photovoltaik are working closely together to offer a range of new training products at Intersolar. RENAC has vastly expanded its services in Capacity Building. Aside from its ...

  • Secretary Chu announces over $110 million in sunshot projects to advance solar photovoltaic manufacturing in the U.S.

    As part of the SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of up to $112.5 million over five years for funding to support the development of advanced solar photovoltaic (PV)-related manufacturing processes throughout the United States. The Department's SunShot Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships will help the solar power industry overcome ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solarbuzz: Solar Module Price Cuts Stimulate Massive Growth in US Photovoltaic Project Pipeline

    Large cuts in factory gate module prices over the summer have resulted in a significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) project development activity in the US. After standing at 17 gigawatts (GW) two months ago, the US non-residential ...


    By PRWeb

  • U.S., China Cooperate to Promote Photovoltaic Industry

    The Second U.S. - China Renewable Energy Industries Forum will be held on September 19th-20th in Washington D.C. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) - a member of the Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) and a world leader in product safety testing and certification, standards development and research - and China General Certification Center (CGC), the ...


    By UL LLC

  • NREL simulates shade conditions in repeatable test for solar arrays

    The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a new repeatable test protocol that simulates real shade conditions and can predict with much greater precision the effects of shade on a solar array. The new test demonstrated that under heavy shading conditions the use of microinverters instead of typical string inverters can help mitigate the ...

  • Hanwha Solar Enters Distribution Partnership with AEE Solar

    Hanwha Solar, a global provider of total solar energy solutions and a leading manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, and photovoltaic cells and modules, today entered a distribution partnership with AEE Solar, one of the nation’s largest and most well-established wholesale distributors of solar products and equipment. The partnership will expand Hanwha ...


    By Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd.

  • Three months after opening, TÜV Rheinland’s solar test centre in Cologne is operating at full capacity

    Three months after opening, TÜV Rheinland’s new solar test centre in Cologne has now reached full capacity. For solar module manufacturers, this means that test times have been roughly halved compared to the previous solar laboratory. The processing times for a full type approval and certification of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules in accordance with IEC 61215, for example, takes ...


    By TÜV Rheinland AG

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certifies BYD’s Asia Testing Center and First 250 KW Solar Inverter

    Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global leader in safety testing and certifications, and BYD Ltd Company signed a strategic cooperation agreement in ceremonies at BYD’s Shenzhen headquarters today. Chairman and BYD President, Chuanfu Wang and Vice President of UL and General Manager of UL’s Global Energy and Industrial System Department, Mr. Jeff ...


    By UL LLC

  • TÜV Rheinland at the Intersolar: growing quality requirements for module manufacturers and at photovoltaic power plants

    Experts from the leading test service provider in the solar industry at the Intersolar Europe 2012, Hall A5, Stand 253 of the Neue Messe München, 13 to 15 June 2012 / Defining quality anew: Solar industry transformation continues / One-stop testing for manufacturers: global access in module testing and certification Module price decline and overcapacity, changed subsidy policies and investor ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Eaton forges ahead in solar power

    Eaton’s Electrical Sector has further extended its strong presence is the solar energy sector by supplying and installing complete BoS (balance of system) solutions for three major new solar energy parks (developed and owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy). The largest of the new parks, at Chittering in Cambridgeshire, has an installed capacity of 5MWp. The other two parks, at Great Knowle ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • First Solar Sets World Record for CdTe Solar PV Efficiency

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell efficiency, reaching 17.3 percent with a test cell constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials. The test cell’s performance, confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Eaton launches molded case circuit breaker for photovoltaic systems to enhance safety, performance

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today introduced its new line of molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) designed for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Used in solar combiner and inverter applications, Eaton PVGard circuit breakers are rated up to 600 ampere (A) at 1000 volts (V) direct current (DC). Eaton’s PVGard MCCB meets Underwriters ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Global mark of quality for solar energy industry

    The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the leading organization in International Electrotechnical Standards and Certification for renewable energies is now the provider of a quality mark for the photovoltaic industry. Under an agreement between the IECEE, the IEC’s worldwide system for conformity testing and certification of electrotechnical equipment and components, and PV GAP, ...

  • Solar Lab collaborative showcase on August 4

    Tours and one-on-one meetings with scientists offered at NREL’s Process Development Integration Laboratory One-of-a-kind platforms that have the ability to bridge the gap between photovoltaic (PV) module and cell efficiencies are opening their stainless steel arms to industry, academia, stakeholders , and other entities on Aug. 4 at a Collaborative Showcase at the Process ...

  • New solar-powered tractor to reduce agricultural emissions

    Modern agriculture is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. A recent study suggests a solar-powered, agricultural electric vehicle, the 'Multi-purpose Solar Tractor', could avert 23.3 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, compared to a conventional vehicle. The vehicles will be particularly suitable for Mediterranean countries where sunlight is plentiful. Tractors are typically diesel-powered, ...

  • New Robot builds solar power plants

    Building open area solar parks is mostly manual work. Identical processes are repeated hundreds of thousands of times, so PV-Kraftwerker have been looking into automation options for some time. At the Intersolar North America exhibition in San Francisco, the company will present "Momo" for the first time in the USA. The mobile assembly robot named Momo can tackle the whole building ...


  • SEI Announces Advanced Solar Training Lab: PV351L

     Solar Energy International has announced its most advanced solar training opportunity yet for solar professionals - PV351L: Tools and Techniques for PV System Operations and Maintenance. Exciting and complex new analytical tools for photovoltaic system operations and maintenance (O&M) allow fast access to information which previously had been very difficult to gather. Whether ...


    By Solar Energy International

  • Trina Solar Leads Establishment of New SEMI Standards

    CHANGZHOU, China, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or "the Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced that Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International ("SEMI") has approved two standards submitted by Trina Solar - the "Specification for Packaging Protection Technology for PV ...


    By Trina Solar Limited (TSL)

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