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GT Solar DSS650 multicrystalline ingot growth system increases throughput

GT Solar International (NASDAQ:SOLR) commercially released the DSS650, the newest version of its multicrystalline ingot growth systems for the solar PV industry. The DSS650 produces ingots greater than 600 kilograms.

The 12-step solar program: Toward an incentive-less future

The un-incentivized future approaches, and it is time for the entire solar industry to call off the hunt for the next big incentive -- otherwise we'll be doomed to chronic overcapacity and constrained margins, warns Navigant Consulting's Paula Mints.

PV inverter market: 7m units, $8.5b in 2014

The global PV inverter market is growing, with small three-phase inverters and very large inverters leading the charge. A 2010 buying frenzy has resulted in near-term oversupply, but prices are more affected by the buying nationalities mix, says IMS Research's Ash Sharma, and the outlook is good.

Zep Solar releases flush-mount system upgrades

Zep Solar Inc., manufacturer of fast rail-free PV mounting systems, released its improved Zep System II for flush-mount applications. The new product upgrades and additions reduce total system costs. The Zep System II has been available since 2010.

Stanford sees solar future in nanodomes and plasmonics

Stanford engineers, in partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, developed a plasmonic dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) to capture light energy more efficiently in thinner films.

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