PV Cycle opens offices in Germany and Italy

Juni 27th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in Allgemein - (Comments Off)

PV CYCLE, a non-for-profit association managing a fully operational collection and recycling scheme for end-of-life photovoltaic modules throughout Europe, is opening new offices in Germany and Italy.

“By bringing our collection and recycling services closer to the market, we want to foster existing partnerships, encourage new ones and proactively contribute to national, regional and local developments”, said Wilfried Taetow, President of PV CYCLE. For full press release, please visit pvcycle.org.


RenewableEnergyWorld.com argues: “As the solar PV market goes through its trials and tribulations, thin-film manufacturers could be poised to take on more market share.” One of the reasons are technical advantages of thin-film, namely that thin-film works better in low light conditions and in hot environments. Read the full article here.

New solar power record in Germany

Mai 29th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in Allgemein - (Comments Off)

German solar power plants produced a world record 22 GW of electricity per hour – which is the same as 20 nuclear power stations – through the midday hours on a Friday and Saturyday this May, a renewable energy institute told reuters

Full story: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84P05M20120526

Pvthin: Thin-Film Industry Forum 2012 Partner

März 29th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in Allgemein - (Comments Off)

The Thin-Film Industry Forum 2012, being held in Berlin on 19 and 20 April 2012, looked at all the current issues around thin-film technology – from the political environment, through market growth expectations, finance and bankability, to production matters, quality assurance, recycling and laser technology.

The forum coincided with the “4th Photovoltaics Thin-Film Week” – the only week in the world that is dedicated exclusively to thin-film photovoltaics, combining scientific and technological workshops with a practice-oriented industry forum. For further information, please go here.

Thin-film PV coalition launched

März 9th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in Allgemein - (Comments Off)

On March 6, 2012, leading representatives of the thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) industry value chain  announced the establishment of a new industry coalition, PVthin. For further information, go here for pv magazine reporting.

First Solar sets efficiency record: 17.3 percent

Februar 29th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in Allgemein - (Comments Off)

Greentech Media wrote that First Solar produced a cadmium telluride solar cell with a 17.3 percent efficiency – a new record.


Cadmium telluride solar factory race

Februar 28th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in PVthin - (Comments Off)

Renewable Energy World observed that solar manufacturers are racing to build the next cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) factory in the United States, reporting that several CdTe on glass factories were announced in early 2011.



Solar energy: Solar power still has a future in France

Februar 28th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in PVthin - (Comments Off)

Le Monde argued that France has a huge potential to be among the largest solar markets in the world, e.g. with available unused land, a highly skilled workforce, and energy needs that are perfectly matched by the energy profile of solar electricity.


Solar power: Shining light on the cost of solar energy

Februar 28th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in PVthin - (Comments Off)

National Geographic argues that, while the cost of solar electricity has declined over the past ten years, advanced technology, finance and savvy could make it even cheaper to harness the sun’s rays in the future – with thin-film panels potentially helping solar to reach grid parity sooner. 

To read more, go here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2010/11/101105-cost-of-solar-energy/

Solar Power: Betting on big solar

Februar 28th, 2012 | Posted by fstest in PVthin - (Comments Off)

Time Magazine reported that General Electric enters the solar business. The company announced it had built a solar module with the highest publicly reported efficiency rate for cadmium telluride thin film technology to date.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2079474,00.html#ixzz1vVXooq96