This digital interactive Lite sees Tom Cheyney follow Agua Caliente’s progress on becoming one of first truly utility-scale PV power farms, where 40–50MW (AC) will be commissioned by the end of the year. We also feature one of the world’s largest silicon thin-film PV power plants, Avenal; a report on warnings of the collapse of module prices from Solarbuzz and PI-Berlin presents tips on PV module testing. A print version of this edition will be distributed at Solar Power International 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
This 68-page edition of the Lite publication was published in early August and is our first interactive publication with built-in page links. Packed full of quality content, this edition features technical papers on Poland’s PV industry, a focus on Germany’s PV capacity by BSW, a look at the grid-connection requirements for PV inverters by Fraunhofer IWES, as well as a European Project Focus section. A supplementary print run was distributed at the 26th EU PVSEC exhibition.
Distributed at Intersolar Europe (6-10 June 2011) and Intersolar North America (12-14 July 2011), this is our biggest-ever edition of the Lite publication. At a whopping 72 pages, this Lite is full of our regular features, as well as technical papers from TU Delft & ECN, IMS Research, Fraunhofer IPA and a CPV focus by Tom Cheyney.
Featuring an exclusive Italy focus, the second English-language Lite publication in 2011 was distributed at the Solarexpo exhibition in Verona in May. Resident tariffs expert Emma Hughes gives us an update on the goings-on with Italy’s tariff developments; Chris Whitmore’s Project Focus zooms in on some of Italy’s biggest solar installations; while technical papers from Gifi and Nanomarkets provide an overview of the Italian market and the BIPV industry, respectively.
This Lite was produced exclusively for Ecobuild 2011, with our first special focus on the UK Solar market. It also includes a new regular Project Focus section. This Lite gives an end-of-year report from the UK and Europe’s PV installation projections to 2015.
Photovoltaics International Lite provides access to a handful of technical papers, product reviews and opinion pieces, and serves as an introduction to the full subscription version. This edition was produced exclusively for Intersola India and Energaia. In this issue, Enerplan explains the effects of recent feed-in tariff changes on the fledgling French market.
Distributed at Solar Power International in California, October 2010, this Lite comes in at a healthy 48 pages. It contains six complete or partial technical papers, several company advertorials and the usual news and product reviews. Our North American editor, Tom Cheyney, also presents a run-down of operations at Heliene’s moduling plant in Ontario.
This Lite was produced for exclusive distribution at the 11th China Solar PV Conference and Exhibition in 2010. Our features include Methods of emitter formation for c-Si solar cells from ECN Solar Energy and we investigate the likely feed-in tariff changes worldwide.
This Lite was produced exclusively for the EU PVSEC 2010 event in Valencia, Spain. In addition to our regular news and PV-Tech Blog features, in this edition NREL investigates atmospheric deposition for thin films, we look at expectations for the UK solar market, and PV Resources gives us a run-down of challenges facing large-scale PV power plants.
Photovoltaics International Lite provides access to a handful of technical papers, product reviews and opinion pieces, and serves as an introduction to the full subscription version.
IBM & NREL teamed up to provide us with a study of the feasibility of UMG silicon in the industry for our Intersolar Europe 2010 edition of the PVI Lite supplement. This edition also contains a special news feature on DuPont; the PV-Tech Blog talks about Chevron’s Project Brightfield module test bed; and the products and news sections provide up-to-date information on technology developments in the industry.
Our second Lite publication of 2010 included a forecast for c-Si manufacturing consumables from Linx Consulting; CH2M Hill applies knowledge gained from past industry scale-ups; while our roving reporter Tom Cheyney presents an interview feature with First Solar’s Bruce Sohn. This edition also contains the usual features, and was distributed both at the 2010 SNEC show and online via our newsletters and website.
PVI Lite 1 2010 was published in March 2010 for distribution at the SolarExpo Verona and Photon shows. The edition features technical papers such as EKO Instruments’ radiation measurement principles for PV performance rating, CH2M HILL’s focus on manufacturing scale-ups and GIFI’s Italian BIPV market focus, as well as the latest products, news and The PV-Tech Blog.
Photovoltaics International Lite provides access to a handful of technical papers, product reviews and opinion pieces, and serves as an introduction to the full subscription version. This edition was produced exclusively for Solar Power International 2009 and includes BP Solar’s new method for measuring EVA encapsulants, a review of SunEdison’s installation portfolio and a wealth of news, blogs and reviews.
Our fourth edition of the PVI Lite publication in 2009 was distributed at the PV Power Expo Taiwan. SunEdison gave us their take on service architecture models, while we had a special feature on the Taiwan PV market that delivered some much-welcome information on the burgeoning market. We also included an update on the toings and froings of First Solar in a special report, while the usual news and product reviews are there as ever.
Published in September 2009 for distribution at the 24th EU PVSEC show in Hamburg, Germany, our third edition of the Lite in 2009 came in at 44 pages. It features a paper from BP Solar on new encapsulation methods; Location Profiles; Titan Tracker’s in-depth look at wind and stow positions in solar trackers. The PV-Tech Blog by Tom Cheyney takes a look at the first OPV test modules to be tested by NREL, while the News and Products sections keep our readers up to date with the industry’s developments and new product releases.
This edition of PVI Lite was published in February 2009 in time for the Intersolar Europe exhibition. It contains papers from EuPD Research, Linx Consulting LLC and NREL, among others, as well as the best of our news, product reviews and opinions.
Photovoltaics International Lite provides access to a handful of technical papers, product reviews and opinion pieces, and serves as an introduction to the full subscription version. This issue’s Backpage Blog takes a look at the ‘Go Green Expo’ in Los Angeles, U.S., a contribution from SEMI asks fab managers about their wish lists of supply chain improvements, while TÜV Rheinland applies lessons learned from type approval testing in delivering quality assurance for PV modules.