HelioPower joins SunRun Solar Industry Rally to Support “No on Prop 23”

HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with over 1600 solar and cleanenergy systems engineered and installed since 2001,  joined SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar company, in its rallying demonstration at Solar Power International(SPI) reaching hundreds of voters and raising thousands of dollars tosupport the “No on Prop 23” campaign.  If passed, Proposition 23 willthreaten the […] Read more

SunPower joins Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) $SPWRA

San Jose-based SunPower has become one of the first solar power companies to submit a response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization that compiles andkeeps the world’s largest database of primary corporate climate changeinformation. The company said that in 2009 its global operations generated 328metric tons of CO2 equivalent per megawatt […] Read more

Concentrix Solar Joins Transgreen Initiative

Soitec says its Concentrix Solar division, which focuses on concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems, has joined the Transgreen Initiative. Transgreen was recently created within the context of the Mediterranean Solar Plan to stimulate the development of a Trans-Mediterranean electric powertransmission network to respond to the significant expected needs forelectricity exchange between the two sides of the […] Read more

Prefersolar Joins SunPower at the Top of Efficiency List

  Updating the solar panel comparison table with the latest data, I noticed that a new panel manufacturer,Prefersolar PV, has broken into not only the top 25 (3 out of 25) butalso the top 10 of the most efficient solar panels available. The previous top 50 most efficient solar panels were all made by oneof two […] Read more

Alliance for Sustainable Energy joins SolarTAC

The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC),the nation’slargest solar energy technology testing facility, announces the addition of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), which managesand operates the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL), as a sponsoring member. Located in Colorado,near Denver International Airport, SolarTAC is a private, member-based,74-acre outdoor facility where the solar […] Read more

Trina Solar Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program $TSL

Trina Solar Ltd. has signed a letter of agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to become a member of its Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), a program designed to promoteuniversity-industry collaboration and technology transfer. Underthe terms of the agreement, the ILP will provide Trina Solar facilitated access to MIT and its resources, including technology […] Read more

Applied Materials Joins Imec Industrial Affiliation Program $AMAT

We are pleased to expand our collaboration with imec to helpadvance the development of GaN-on-Si (gallium nitride-on-silicon)process and equipment technologies for manufacturing solid statelighting (e.g. LED) and next-generation power electronics components on8-inch Silicon wafers. Gallium nitride is a promising material for both optoelectronics(e.g. LED) and advanced power electronic components, by offering higherbreakdown voltage and current capacity […] Read more

Yingli Green Energy joins forces with Atelier Damboeck and ClimatePartner

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd, which holds the brand YingliSolar, is a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largestvertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Turning greennot only in every aspect of the production process but also in eachbusiness interaction, Yingli Green Energy has joined forces with Atelier Damboeck Messebau GmbH and ClimatePartner to […] Read more

Applied Materials (AMAT) Joins Call for Clean Energy Leadership

AppliedMaterials and more than 80 other companies joined together in anunprecedented national effort to call attention to the need forbi-partisan climate and energy legislation. The group asks critical questions of policy makers about America’senergy future, national security and the country’s competitive edgeamong other key issues that would lead the country to become theworld’s leader in […] Read more

Former Ausra co-founder joins GlassPoint Solar

GlassPoint Solar, a provider of solar industrial process heat systems,today announced the addition of John O’Donnell, formerly co-founder andEVP of Ausra, as Vice President of Business Development. O’Donnelljoins GlassPoint following the company’s transition from CleanBoardInc., a manufacturer of solar-made gypsum wallboard, to a supplier ofits solar thermal technology for industrial facilities that utilizelarge amounts of […] Read more

First Solar industry luminary, Chip Hambro, joins eSolar board

eSolar, a leading provider of modular, scalable solar thermal powertechnology, announced the addition of George (Chip) A. Hambro, retiredChief Operating Officer of First Solar Inc., to its Board of Directors. During his eight-year tenure at First Solar, the largestmanufacturer of solar modules in the Western Hemisphere, Mr. Hambro ledthe company to its successful IPO, increased […] Read more

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Joins Forces With Satcon (SATC)

Canadian Solar just announced that it has signed an agreement withSatcon, the utility scale power solutions provider. As part of theturnkey solution distribution agreement between the two companies, theywill be bundling Canadian Solar’s commercial solar PV systems withSatcon’s commercial solar PV inverters and marketing them together. This should benefit customers by making it easier for […] Read more