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HCPV trends: GaAs challenges Ge, utility-scale projects in the pipeline

Nov 9, 2011 Yole released "High Concentration Photovoltaics: Technology, Applications, Industry & Market Report," evaluating the HCPV market potential thro...

CPV maker Skyline Solar adds investor

Nov 8, 2011 Firsthand Technology Value Fund Inc. made a direct investment in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) manufacturer Skyline Solar Inc., joining NEA and other inve...

Sharp's triple-junction solar cell gains efficiency by reducing resistance

Nov 4, 2011 Sharp Corporation has achieved 36.9% conversion efficiency in a 1cm2 triple-junction compound solar cell with a stacked three-layer photo-absorption structure.

CPV ramps to utility status in 2011

Oct 18, 2011 Nancy Hartsoch, of the CPV Consortium and SolFocus, shares the status of CPV with senior technical editor Debra Vogler. This year, the first utility-scale in...

Skyline Solar unveils CPV technology at SPI, chats about subsidies

Oct 18, 2011 Tim Keating, VP of marketing and field operations at Skyline Solar, recently discussed the company’s new glass-and-silicon concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) p...

More DoE love: 1366, Cogentrix claim $240M for mc-Si, CPV projects

Sep 9, 2011 Days after pledging $145M across 69 solar projects, the US DoE is pledging even more to a pair of companies: 1366 Technologies for its Direct Wafer mc-Si pro...

Multijunction solar cells, OLEDs candidates for Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Aug 29, 2011 Each year, the jury of Germany's Deutscher Zukunftspreis nominates teams that acheive scientific breakthroughs and commercialize the results. This year, one ...

Thermal photovoltaics exploit nanostructuring for higher efficiency

Aug 12, 2011 MIT researchers developed a photovoltaic system that relies on heat to generate electricity without mechanical parts. The material's nano-surface engineering...

Federal support for solar power is boosting non-residential solar market

Aug 4, 2011 New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American Non Residential Solar Power Market, finds that the non-residential solar power market had a cumulative...

CA and the 100MW+ CPV market

Jul 20, 2011 Soitec was able to bring concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) from the 1MW level to 100MW, says Hansjorg Lerchenmuller, SVP, solar customer group, Soitec, openin...

Organic Electronics Workshop, Day 2: Pushing organic PV performance

Jul 20, 2011 Organic photovoltaic devices' march toward competitiveness more sessions on organic semiconductors split Day 2 of the Organic Microelectronics & Optoelec...

CPV study finds environmental advantages over solar thermal

Jul 14, 2011 The Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley released a report comparing CPV solar systems to other solar technologies on land, water, and ...

SolFocus new CPV array adds power, cuts assembly time

Jul 11, 2011 The new SF-1136SX SolFocus concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) array produces more power than prior products and cuts field assembly time in half, according to ...

JDSU expands CPV assets with QuantaSol buy

Jul 7, 2011 JDSU acquired concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) product design, patented IP, and other assets from QuantaSol, including multiple quantum well (MQW) technology.

Magnolia Solar hits record quantum-well solar cell operating voltages

Jun 24, 2011

Magnolia Solar Inc. demonstrated indium/gallium/arsenide (InGaAs) quantum well solar cells that operate at record high voltages.

CPV growth depends on cost reductions, bankability

May 23, 2011 Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) make up only 28 of the total installed 33,000MW of solar power, but GTM Research forecasts annual CPV installations to surpa...

Solar-thermal company Solar Millennium expands into photovoltaics

May 19, 2011 Solar Millennium intends to generate synergy effects by building not only parabolic trough power plants, but also applying other technologies for the use of ...

Solar PV tilt, cooling, performance tests planned at Southwest Solar

May 5, 2011 Southwest Solar Technologies and Burns & McDonnell Engineering will research and test new solar technology at the Southwest Solar Research Park in Phoeni...

Nominate a Champion of Photovoltaics

May 3, 2011 Each year, Photovoltaics World honors the technologists, companies, and others that advance the field of solar photovoltaics (PV). We rely on your nomination...

BrightSource guns for a $250M IPO

Apr 27, 2011

The solar sector is buzzing about its latest blockbuster IPO -- and about some new questions raised about the company's flagship Ivanpah project.

Kuraray wins Amonix CPV lens order

Apr 25, 2011 Kuraray commercialized a methacrylic resin concentrating lens, supplying them to Amonix Inc, designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) sol...

Solar Junction tips 43.5% efficient CPV cell, preps 250MW capacity ramp

Apr 14, 2011 Solar Junction says it has achieved an NREL-confirmed record 43.5% efficiency on a commercial-ready concentrated PV production cell, and reiterated plans to ...

China Taiwan fab majority of PV, increasing still in 2011

Apr 12, 2011 Navigant released its Solar Services Program annual report, "Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments, Capacity & Competitive Analysis 2010/2011." T...

CPV showdown tests solar cell efficiency against altitude

Apr 5, 2011 Concentrator Photovoltaic systems made by Daido Steel, a Japanese manufacturer, are installed in CO and Japan to compare solar cells made by Spectr...

CHAD CPV bonding station handles prototype to low volume tabbing, interconnect welding

Apr 4, 2011 CHAD Industries launched a semi-automatic platform for solar concentrator (CPV) cell welding and hot-bar reflow. The CHAD SBA-1 Semi-Automatic Bonding Workst...

3M mirror film boosts tenKsolar solar PV array

Mar 31, 2011 The tenKsolar RAIS Wave commercial solar array integrates the 3M Cool Mirror Film 330 reflective material, enabling it to generate up to 60% more annual ener...

Commercial CPV rooftop line goes to EMCORE in Soliant Energy asset buy

Mar 30, 2011 The Soliant assets acquired by EMCORE include the equipment, inventory, software, licenses, intellectual property, and tooling for the rooftop solar energy p...

Soitec building CPV manufacturing facility in CA

Mar 14, 2011 Soitec's Concentrix concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology was selected by Tenaska Solar Ventures to produce 150MW for San Diego Gas & Electric. To s...

CPV surges through 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Mar 9, 2011 Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology, which produces solar energy by concentrating sunlight onto a photovoltaic cell, is set to grow at a 174% CAGR thr...

CPV solar panels float on water pilot array constructed

Feb 14, 2011 Solaris Synergy is promoting floating concentrated photovoltaics (F-CPV), which it says could exploit lakes, reservoirs, and other bodies of water, both cool...

CPV installs in US to hit 75MW in 5 years, and that's small potatoes, says CPV Today report

Feb 8, 2011 According to the Concentrated Photovoltaics Industry Report, concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations in the US will grow from 1.5MW to 75MW in the next...

CSP vs PV solar thermal gaining on photovoltaics

Feb 2, 2011 Despite competitive photovoltaic (PV) prices and lingering environmental and financing concerns, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are poised for ...

In 2011: diversification in PV tech, equipment sophistication, CPV gains

Jan 1, 2011 Sarah Kurtz, Principal Scientist and Reliability Group Manager at NREL, expects increases in CPV and thin film, while silicon will continue to be strong, esp...

In 2011: diversification in PV tech, equipment sophistication, CPV gains

Jan 1, 2011 Sarah Kurtz, Principal Scientist and Reliability Group Manager at NREL, expects increases in CPV and thin film, while silicon will continue to be strong, esp...

DoE Guarantees $1.45 Billion Loan for 250MW Abengoa Solar Thermal Project

Dec 22, 2010 A $1.45 billion loan guarantee has been finalized for Abengoa Solar Inc.’s Solana project, the world’s largest parabolic trough concentrating sol...

CPV module efficiency hits 30 during Circadian Solar trials

Dec 20, 2010 Circadian Solar, concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems supplier, has achieved a temperature-corrected peak module aperture efficiency of 30% during trials ...

Sopogy Lands 200MW China Project for Thermal Energy Storage

Dec 20, 2010 Sopogy, a Honolulu solar power technology company, is planning a 200-megawatt solar thermal project for the China's National Utility, The State Grid. The com...

DOE to Fund up to $50 Million on Solar Energy Technologies

Dec 16, 2010 Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department’s intent to fund up to $50 million to test and demonstrate innovative technologies that will...

Emcore to establish Suncore concentrating-photovoltaic joint venture in Huainan, China

Dec 7, 2010 The agreement calls for Emcore and San'an to register and operate their previously announced joint venture, Suncore Photovoltaics, in Huainan City to develop...

QuantaSol-moves-into-pilot-production

Nov 29, 2010 QuantaSol Ltd, independent designer and manufacturer of tuneable ultra high efficiency concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells, is moving into pilot prod...

Boeing readies terrestrial CPV solar cell for mass production

Nov 24, 2010 The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) subsidiary Spectrolab has started mass production of its newest terrestrial solar cell, the C3MJ+. With an average conversion e...

CPV Solergy launch with 32.9% efficiency, Italian Civil Aviation Authority plans install

Nov 17, 2010 Solergy Inc., high concentrated photovoltaic technology (HCPV) developer, introduced two flagship products: Solergy CPV and Solergy Cogen CPV. Concurren...

Some day, luminescent solar lasers may power photovoltaic cells

Oct 26, 2010 Rochester, NY--At the Optical Society of America's Frontiers in Optics 2010 this week, Carmen Rotschild, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Techn...

Chevron, Johnson Controls, and the US Southwest: Soitec Concentrix describes their CPV future

Oct 19, 2010 Soitec Concentrix CEO Hansjörg Lerchenmüller provides details of the company’s 1MW project for Chevron in NM during this podcast intervi...

Solar market heats up: Survey of PV/CSP installations and utility projects

Oct 18, 2010 The US and Canada are waking up to the prospects of solar power generation. Prices for solar PV have fallen and utilities are increasingly developing project...

Opel Solar upbeat on new solar jobs, HCPV solar products

Oct 14, 2010 Opel Solar is promoting its new wireless network controller and high-concentration photovoltaics (HCPV) products at Solar Power International 2010. The compa...

CPV boot camps will promote power plant development using concentrator solar

Sep 22, 2010 The CPV Consortium will hold "CPV Boot Camp" Workshops to help solar project developers, utilities and financiers to accurately evaluate concentrat...

JDSU debuts multijunction concentrator photovoltaic cell

Sep 1, 2010

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) is working with leading solar-system integrators that will use its CPV cells in solar modules.

Dow Chemical PV product preview for EU PVSEC

Aug 26, 2010 DOW will showcase materials that aid in PV ingot slicing, thermal transfer, metallization, cleaning, and myriad other roles, such as encapsulating modules, a...

Strong demand in 2009, 2010...and 2011?

Aug 18, 2010 Paula Mints from Navigant Consulting looks at long-term and near-term demand trends, to illustrate what the PV industry needs to develop a sustainable market...