Photovoltaic Test & Reliability Articles

PV makers, test labs develop PID-effect module test

Sep 8, 2011 SCHOTT Solar AG, Q-Cells SE, Solon SE, Fraunhofer ISE, PI-Berlin, TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt and VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut have developed a...

Evaluate the solar interconnection tester from RIMAS at PVSEC

Aug 22, 2011 EU PVSEC attendees will be able to use a working prototype cell-to-cell interconnection tester from RIMAS and TNO. The tester is contactless to avoid PV modu...

Quantitative cathodoluminescence microscope debuts from Attolight

Aug 4, 2011 Attolight AG is launching a quantitative cathodoluminescence system with nanoscale resolution and picosecond timing for research and product development in s...

PV materials tested to 25-year standards at Christopher Associates

Aug 1, 2011 Christopher Associates is working with its key solar manufacturing materials suppliers to test sealants, potting compounds and photovoltaic backsheet materia...

Photovoltaics Industry News

SolarWorld files complaint against Chinese panelmakers, cell manufacturers

Oct 20, 2011 A coalition of seven US-based solar panel manufacturers filed a complaint Wednesday alleging unfair trade practices, setting off an investigation that could ...

SPI's evolution: From T-shirts to corporate suits

Oct 20, 2011 eIQ Energy's Oliver Janssen scans the show floor on Day Two of Solar Power International (SPI), seeing noticeably more corporate firepower as a sign of the s...

Solectria Renewables adds PV inverter manufacturing in China, India

Oct 19, 2011 US-based PV inverter maker Solectria Renewables LLC will open a 300MW manufacturing plant in China and a 200MW factory in India, supporting sales to the loca...

SPI: Keynotes touch on jobs, values

Oct 18, 2011 Keynote speakers opening this week's Solar Power International (SPI) show in Dallas pointed to the industry's importance in US job creation, and offered an i...

CA's solar leadership today and tomorrow

Oct 18, 2011 California has long been the US leader for solar power. But will things stay that way? At Solar Power International, Cecilia Aguillon, Kyocera Solar, tells s...

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