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31.3 % efficiency: Fraunhofer ISE tops its own record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

2017-03-27 |

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material. Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell. Read more...

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The debt finance will enable Azuri’s partner Raj Ushanga House to deploy 1,200 Azuri solar PV home Systems

Azuri’s first crowdfunding raises EUR 160,000 for PayGo Solar


Azuri Technologies (Cambridge, UK) on March 14th, 2017 announced that a TRINE crowdfunding project to bring clean energy to an estimated six thousand people in Kenya has been successfully funded. Read more...

SunLink solar tracker system

SunLink closes USD 10 million credit facility with Heritage Bank of Commerce


Solar tracker manufacturer SunLink Corporation (San Rafael, California, U.S.) has engaged Heritage Bank of Commerce to provide an expanded line of credit and other financial services in support of continued expansion. Read more...

Intevac’s ENERGi ion implant system for c-Si solar cell manufacturing

Intevac announces record order for solar PV implant systems


Intevac, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, US), a supplier of thin-film processing systems, on Match 13th, 2017 announced the receipt of an order for 12 “ENERGi” ion implant systems for advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing. Read more...

As a result of the merger, Trina Solar became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortune Solar Holdings Limited

Trina Solar announces completion of going-private transaction


Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) onMarch 13th, 2017 announced the completion of its merger with Red Viburnum Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortune Solar Holdings Limited, pursuant to the agreement and plan of merger dated August 1st, 2016 by and among Parent, Merger Sub and the Company. Read more...

Sungevity hadquarters in Oakland, California

Sungevity, Inc. voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection; Operations to continue uninterrupted


Solar PV company Sungevity, Inc. (Oakland, CA, U.S.) on March 13th, 2017 announced that it has commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in order to facilitate a financial and corporate restructuring to strengthen its balance sheet and recapitalize the company. Read more...

Intersolar Middle East provides the ideal opportunity to find out about the solar markets around the Persian Gulf and to network

Intersolar Middle East 2017 conference builds on last year’s exhibition


In many of the countries in the Middle East, solar energy generation is at the top of the energy agenda. The Intersolar Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) pays tribute to this fact. Information on current market trends and framework conditions of the industry, and opportunities and risks of market entry awaits participants, as well as the chance to make contact with key players. Read more...

Vattenfall recently announced that the company's service and company car fleet, comprising 3,500 vehicles, will be replaced with electric or hybrid vehicles within a five-year period

Vattenfall supports major battery production project in Sweden


Vattenfall AB (Solna, Sweden) is supporting plans to build Europe's largest lithium battery factory in Sweden with a SEK 5 million (approx. USD 600,000) investment in the project company Northvolt. Read more...

The high level of pre-assembly of the “Sigma Tracker”, for example, and its lightweight design save time and money

Mounting Systems supplies tracking systems for of one of the largest solar PV projects in Egypt


This year, in Benban in Egypt (Aswan) on an area of almost 100 hectares, the construction of one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in the country will begin. The solar power plant will be constructed by the Infinity 50 consortium. The company Mounting Systems from Rangsdorf, Germany will supply the racking system. Read more...

Gunnar Voss von Dahlen becomes new CFO of Manz AG

Manz AG: Gunnar Voss von Dahlen succeeds Martin Hipp as CFO


Manz AG (Reutlingen, Germany), a globally active high-tech equipment manufacturer with an extensive technology portfolio covering the three strategic business segments of "Electronics," "Solar" (Photovoltaics) and "Energy Storage," is reappointing the position of its chief financial officer. The position of the CFO will be filled on June 1st, 2017 by Gunnar Voss von Dahlen (47). Read more...

U.S. PV Installations, 2010-2022E (MWdc). Source: GTM Research / SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight report

U.S. solar market insight: Total market poised to triple in next five years


Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, even as a slight dip is expected in 2017. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced these historic figures on March 9th, 2017 in the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year-in-Review report. Read more...

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