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"SOLON-Mover": solar PV-tracking system by SOLON AG.

PV-Producer SOLON AG raises forecast for 2007 following strong third quarter


On the back of positive results for the third quarter of 2007, Berlin-based SOLON AG für Solartechnik is once again raising its forecast for the year as a whole. The photovoltaic company's management now expects to see a year-on-year increase of around 40 percent in both revenue and profit for the SOLON Group. The company's continuing strong growth can be seen in the figures in the interim report for the period ending September 30th 2007, that was published on November 13th.Group revenue increased by 53 percent to EUR 333.9 million in the first nine months of 2007 (2006: EUR 218 million). Its EBITDA rose by 64 percent to EUR 32.7 million (2006: EUR 19.9 million), while EBIT increased by 73 percent to EUR 26.8 million (2006: EUR 15.5 million). Read more...

SunPower-Solar-Tracker " T20".

SunPower to build three solar power plants in Spain totaling 21-MW


SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, on November 08th 2007 announced that its Spanish subsidiary will engineer, procure equipment for and construct three solar electric power plants totaling approximately 21-megawatts (MW) in the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain. Corporate affiliates of The Naturener Group, a Spanish-based company, will own the three solar power plants located in Tinajeros (Albacete), Manzanares and Almuradiel (Ciudad Real), just southeast of Madrid. They are expected to be financed by a Spanish bank syndicate. Read more...

PV module producer First Solar quadruples quarter revenues and decouples net income


Photovoltaic producer First Solar, Inc. (Phoenix, USA)) on November 7th 2007 announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 29th 2007. Quarterly revenues due to the company were $159.0 million, up from $77.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 and up from $40.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $46.0 million or $0.58 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $4.3 million or $0.06 per share on a fully diluted pro-forma basis for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Read more...

solar electricity project in Senegal

Solar electricity: a part-solution in combating poverty and climate change in developing countries


The 5th EPIA Round-table in a cycle of 6 debates, running until December 2007, focused on the EU development policy and how photovoltaic energy can provide cost competitive, tailor made and sustainable technological solutions for rural electrification. 1,6 billion people have no access to electricity in developing countries. With adapted tools within the EU development policy, photovoltaic electricity could contribute rapidly to reduce this figure, EPIA emphasizes. Up-to-date, solar electricity has largely developed in Europe thanks to active policies in favour of renewable energy. As a result, the PV sector is currently in the position to bring equipment, expertise and specialist knowledge to the developing world, in order to increase the electrification rates. Read more...

IEA World Energy Outlook: The Next 10 Years are Critical


"The huge energy challenges facing China and India are global energy challenges and call for a global response. The World Energy Outlook 2007 charts a course to a more secure, competitive, lower-carbon energy system - a course that must involve the world's two emerging giants", said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on November 7th 2007 in London at the launch of the latest edition of the Outlook. The annual flagship publication of the IEA this year focuses on energy developments in China and India and their implications for the world. Read more...

New PV production site in Saxony.

PV producer Sunfilm AG: New building reaches its top


Just five months after breaking ground for its new production facility, Sunfilm AG (Grossröhrsdorf; Saxony, Germany) on November 8th 2007celebrated its topping out ceremony ("Richtfest"). Keeping pace with its aggressive building schedule for this 25,000 square meter state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, the building will be ready to begin installation of the production equipment by the middle of December, Sunfilm reports in a press release. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2008. When at full capacity is reached in 2009, the plant will be able to produce over 60 MWp of high efficiency tandem junction silicon thin film photovoltaic modules. Read more...

Production of PV Module at First Solar.

First Solar announces additional four production lines to Support New Long Term Module Supply Agreements Totalling 557MW


First Solar, Inc. (Phoenix, USA) announced on 5th of November 2007 that it has entered into new long term module supply agreements with a subsidiary of international investment and funds and asset manager Babcock & Brown (Australia:BNB), and Ecostream Switzerland GmbH, a subsidiary of Econcern BV, which focuses on developing solutions for sustainable energy supply. The new agreements due to First Solar expand contracted module volume by a total of 557 MW, allowing for additional sales of approximately $1 billion at an assumed exchange rate of $1.30/E1.00 over the period of 2008 to 2012. Read more...

Oerlikon Solar CEO Jeannine Sargent.

Oerlikon raises the bar by establishing solar segment


OC Oerlikon Corporation AG (Pfäffikon SZ), a global manufacturer of production systems, components and services for high-tech industrial applications, announced on November 7th 2007 that Oerlikon Solar will become a new segment within the Oerlikon Group as the company continues to expand its commitment to its solar business. This new business segment is under the leadership of Oerlikon Solar CEO Jeannine Sargent. "The creation of a stand-alone segment within Oerlikon further strengthens our solar presence and will enable us to extend our leadership in the marketplace," Sargent said. "We are in a strong position to grow our market share while continuing to supply the industry with highly efficient solar manufacturing fabs." Read more...

Translucent "Sunways Solar Cells"

Solar silcon manufacturer Solarvalue and PV producer Sunways cooperating in research and development


Solarvalue AG (Berlin) and Sunways AG (Konstanz) concluded an R&D agreement (research and development). This agreement envisages a close cooperation in the field of R&D, aiming to produce marketable solar cells using solar grade silicon, made on the basis of metallurgical silicon. For years, Sunways has been active as a pioneer in the photovoltaic market. Its core competence is the development and production of integrated photovoltaic solutions and products like solar cells, solar inverters, solar modules and systems to generate power from solar energy. Solarvalue AG intends to produce large amounts of cut-price solar grade silicon from metallurgical silicon in the first half of 2008. The planed annual capacity in the production plant at the Slovenian city of Ruse due to the company amounts to several thousand tons. Read more...

An IBM engineer holds a solar panel above a crate of scrap silicon wafers ready to be recycled.

IBM Pioneers Process to Turn Waste into Solar PV Cells


IBM on October 30th 2007 announced an innovative semiconductor wafer reclamation process pioneered at its Burlington (Vermont) manufacturing facility. The new process uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers - thin discs of silicon material used to imprint patterns that make finished semiconductor chips for computers, mobile phones, video games, and other consumer electronics - to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar cells. The new process was recently awarded the "2007 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award" from The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR). IBM has developed the process for repurposing scrap silicon wafers from its chip manufacturing operations for use in energy-producing solar photovoltaic panels. IBM intends to provide details of the new process to the broader semiconductor manufacturing industry. Read more...

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