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Singulus Technologies recently delivered the first inline coatingmachine for anti-reflective coating of silicon solar cells with theproduct name SINGULAR to a European manufacturer of silicon solarcells. In 2008, SINGULUS developed a trend-setting concept fora coating machine for silicon solar cells with the product nameSINGULAR. The machine integration know how, which SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIEShas proven in the [...]
Thin-film solar developers are learning to play the offense and defense these days. This sentiment set the tone for the first day of a conference in SanFrancisco Tuesday that focused on thin-film solar technologies, whichuse little or no silicon to produce solar cells. These companies have been forced to refine and perhaps revise theirsales pitch [...]
Hoku Materials Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Scientific Inc.,and Jinko Solar Co. Ltd., formerly named Jiangxi Jinko Solar Co. Ltd., have amended the polysilicon supply agreement in effect between the two companies. Accordingto the terms of the amendment, both companies have agreed to reduce theterm of the sales agreement by one year and [...]
Asnearly 9,500 people prepare to gather in downtown San Jose, Californiaon Thanksgiving morning to participate in the Applied Materials SiliconValley Turkey Trot, they can jog assured that they will be raisingfunds for local charities in a green way. The annual Turkey Trot — a 5 and 10K walk/run community-buildingfundraising event — is committed to going [...]
The Hemlock Semiconductor Group has begun construction at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The facility is projected to be completed in 2012. HemlockSemiconductor’s new facility features an investment of up to $1.2billion, and it will create 500 full-time jobs and more than 800construction jobs. The site will contain over 150,000 cubic yards ofconcrete and [...]
SANYO North America Corp. (SANYO), a subsidiary of and the NorthAmerican regional headquarters of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., based inSan Diego, announces that the newest manufacturing plant forphotovoltaic products, SANYO Solar of Oregon LLC, has officially openedin the Salem Energy and Technology Park, and production has officiallystarted. The plant, located in Salem, Oregon, will beproducing [...]
Silicon nanowires and nanotubes – tendrils of pure silicon thatstand up like small trees on a substrate and have a number ofremarkable properties – are one of those things that have madescientists and industrialists exclaim: "These are fabulous. What do wedo with them?" So far, their main function has been to act as the subject [...]
Canadian Solar just announced that its CS5A and CS5P series have seta new record for PTC ratings in P-Type silicon modules, earning ratingof ratings of 190 and 250 watts in tests designed to simulatereal-world power generation conditions. Canadian Solar also announced that its new Enhanced SelectiveEmitter (ESE) technology, which enhances the performance of solarcells, has [...]
Wacker Chemieis getting out of the business of making silicon wafers for the solarmarket to focus on producing silicon instead, the company saidWednesday. The German company announced the move four months after it opened a new wafer factorywith its joint-venture partner Schott Solar. At the time, Wacker saidit intended to expand the wafer manufacturing capacity [...]
NewYork-based Prism Solar Technologies Inc., which has its research centerin Tucson, Arizona, is planning to begin production of solar materialsthat redirect and concentrate sunlight to boost efficiency and reducethe use of costly crystalline silicon, which is used in approximately85 percent of the solar cell market. Prism Solar, which isheadquartered in Highland, N.Y., has been able [...]
Solarcompanies have rolled out new panels and announced contracts andinvestments as the 24th annual European Photovoltaic Solar EnergyConference is underway in Germany this week. The highlights: • Suntech Power: The Chinese panel maker is rollingout a mid-size panel with a new power output and a new product calledWd. The new, multicrystalline silicon panel could produce [...]
Alreadyavailable in a variety of shapes and forms, solar panels are going toget more efficient and perhaps good-looking with a Jerusalem companycalled GreenSun, looking for panels that aren’t silver but come in a variety of colors. The panels, according to the companywill cost less than a dollar per watt to manufacture, and will have aconversion [...]
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