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Dieter Manz, founder of equipment supplier Manz AG, claims that crystalline technology will “lose out” to thin-film as the global solar market grows and gears itself up to much larger scales of production.
Developing and commercialising the blue LED led to the ongoing revolution in the lighting industry, something research facility CSEM wants to emulate with the development of a completely white solar panel.
Thin-film manufacturer Hanergy has completed the first phase of a BIPV install at its headquarters in Beijing, covering the building’s exterior almost entirely with 600kW of thin-film PV.
Smartflex, a three-year project part-funded by the EU, which began in April aimed at making it possible for architects to create custom BIPV modules, has reached a number of milestones in its progress including the development of a pilot production line.
A number of smaller thin-film applications will be collectively worth 1.2GW by 2024, according to a new study by Lux Research.
China-based PV glass manufacturer, Xinyi Solar will use 25MW of Trina Solar’s dual glass TSM-PDG5 modules for agricultural greenhouse projects in Anhui, China.
Bankrupt German-based PV firm, Sunways has sold its PV inverter and BIPV businesses to Shunfeng Photovoltaic for an undisclosed sum.
German firm Belectric’s organic PV arm is teaming up with paint manufacturer, Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke (DAW), to develop new building-integrated PV (BIPV) technologies.
Germany-based module manufacturer, asola, has signed a number of building integrated photovoltiacs (BIPV) orders.
Although solar cells integrated into a car’s roof is not a new concept, the combination of an off-grid Fresnel lens canopy to boost cell efficiency and potentially remain off grid for charging certainly is.
The German arm of Nanosolar, the US based thin-film company which closed in July this year, was relaunched at the beginning of November as Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded accreditation to Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology.
Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp has seen sales of its solar cells increase by over 80% in the first half of this financial year compared to the same period in 2012.
Japanese thin-film company Solar Frontier has been selected by housing company Seiksui Heim to provide CIS solar modules for its new ‘Smart Power Station’ homes.
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, ISC and IVV are working to develop a flexible weather-resistant PV encapsulation film aimed at building-integrated PV (BIPV) applications.