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Wircon and Hep announce Cooperation

2017-09-22 |

Hep Capital and Wircon confirmed cooperation for joint implementation of solar projects. Wircon and associated professional partners will engage in the project development of major solar energy projects in Canada and the USA through the recently established fund of hep “Hep-Solar Projektentwicklung VI”. Read more...


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NREL PV system cost benchmark summary
(inflation adjusted), 2010–2017: The cost of solar systems showed a steady decline over the past seven years. Diagram: NREL

PV System Cost Fell Nearly 30% Last Year


The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic (PV) module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labor costs, according to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Read more...

View of the airport roof in Helsinki with the newly installed PV system. Image: Vikram Solar

Scandinavia’s first PV-System at an airport


The first photovoltaic installation at an airport in Scandinavia has been installed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Read more...

For the cleanroom of Fraunhofer ISE, the consortium implemented a remote monitoring for cells in difusion tube. Image: Fraunhofer ISE

Virtual technology center for efficient solar cells


Linking up systems to a virtual network in order to make solar cell production in Baden Württemberg more efficient – this was the aim of the “InES” research project. Read more...

Have now decided to cooperate, f.l.t.r.: Chris Ulbrich, CEO Ulbrich; Dr. Ingrid Puschautz-Meidl, Managaing Director of the Industrial Federation of Burgenland, Dr. André Kobelt, CTO Heraeus, Peter Berghofer, General Manager Ulbrich of Austria GmbH. Image: Heraeus Photovoltaics

Heraeus and Ulbrich Agree to Collaborate


Heraeus Photovoltaics and Ulbrich Of Austria Agree to Collaborate on Module Assembly and Packaging Solutions. Read more...

BayWa r.e. has been commissioned to manage a total of 16 solar farms in England and Wales - the output of these farms is 153 MW. Image: BayWa r.e.

BayWa r.e. wins mandate from Magnetar Solar


BayWa r.e. has been selected as the long-term operation & maintenance provider for a 153 MW solar farm portfolio owned by Magnetar Solar (UK). Read more...

One target market from TerraE is Electromobility. Image: Pixabay

MoU signed with future German lithium-ion gigafactory TerraE


Magnis Resources Limited (Magnis) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German Lithium-ion battery consortium TerraE-Holding GmbH (TerraE) for the supply of raw materials. Read more...

Here to see a view into 1366 Technologies’ laboratory. Since they archieved 20.3% cell efficiency with 1366’s Direct Wafer technology. The ITRPV report presents state of the art, latest developments and future visions for the production of PV. Image: 1366 Technologies

VDMA: Update of ITRPV


The update of the 8th Edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) was yesterday presented in Shanghai. The information on the technology maturity is now implemented for selected parameters. Read more...

Another project that ReneSola has already sold is the Field House power plant in the UK (6.4 MW). Image: ReneSola

ReneSola Signs Agreement to Sell 24MW of Solar Project in North Carolina


ReneSola Ltd. announced that it signed an agreement to sell a portfolio of its ground-mounted projects located in North Carolina, United States to a subsidiary of Panda Green Energy Group Limited. Read more...

Heraeus and JinkoSolar sign strategic partnership


Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar industry, to jointly develop new-generation Super PV Cells with higher efficiency and lower costs. Read more...

The first 152 kWp sun2flow solar system has been placed close to the lake, where the generated renewable energy drives a pump to process water. Image: meeco

meeco increases capacity and installs again the largest solar plant in Zimbabwe


After equipping the facility of a Zimbabwean company with the so far largest solar energy plant in the country, the Swiss-based group will now implement a further extension at the same clean energy installation and is about to execute a third PV facility with a capacity of 330 kWp. Read more...

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