Category Archives: CPV

Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

Installed solar jumped 26 percent — from 31 Gigawatts in 2012 to a record 39 GW in 2013 — even as investment in solar capacity decreased 23 percent from US$135.6 billion to US$104.1 billion. Renewable energy’s share of world electricity … Continue reading

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The disruptive potential of solar power

As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising. The economics of solar power are improving. It is a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were … Continue reading

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Ford will debut a solar-powered electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show next week

The solar cells in the new Ford C-Max Solar Energi, to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. The car, a concept vehicle not ready for dealer showrooms, is a version of the C-Max Energi plug-in car already sold by … Continue reading

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Mercom reiterates its global PV installation forecast of approximately 38 GW for 2013, 23% growth year-over-year

Mercom Capital Group, reiterated its global photovoltaic (PV) installation forecast of approximately 38 GW for 2013, strong 23 percent growth year-over-year, noting improving market conditions, in its recent analysis.  “After years of overcapacity, bankruptcies and record low prices, we are … Continue reading

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Solar PV Equipment Suppliers In Waiting Mode

The consolidated solar photovoltaic (PV) book-to-bill ratio is forecast to remain below parity once again during Q3’13, representing the tenth consecutive quarter where net-bookings have been lower than recognized revenues. According to the latest information from NPD Solarbuzz, the consolidated … Continue reading

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LCPV and HCPV reaching a draw?

While LCPV producers strive to match the costs of their technology to flat-plate PV and reduce the amount of silicon used in panels, HCPV companies are looking for ways to drive down upfront costs brought about by the use of … Continue reading

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The Rising Sun Grid parity gets closer – A point of view on the Solar Energy sector in India by KPMG

Click Here for the Report The Solar PV industry has seen dynamic changes in the last twelve months. Module prices have seen precipitous fall thereby encouraging forecasts of early grid parity; while at the same time, this has raised concerns … Continue reading

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43.6 % Four-Junction Solar Cell under Concentrated Sunlight New Manufacturing Technologies allow for Higher Efficiencies

Image of a solar cell wafer with four-junction concentrator cells and test structures. ©Fraunhofer ISE In an ambitious industry project with the French company Soitec, Fraunhofer ISE is currently developing a new generation of multi-junction solar cells with efficiency potential … Continue reading

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Domestic Content Requirement restricted to 300MW including Thin-film – India to Close Solar Import Loophole in Energy Auction

India plans to close a loophole before its next solar-power auction to stop companies from importing thin-film panels from overseas suppliers like First Solar Inc. (FSLR) for projects that otherwise must be built with local equipment. The government will invite developers by the … Continue reading

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Engineering the Solar Age – Suppliers for Photovoltaics

Read the complete report here Photovoltaics, an application of electronic and semiconductor technologies, long since became an independent high-tech industry. This brochure presents the most important applications, backgrounds, technologies, and, most importantly, the key players in the fields of machine engineering, automation, raw and process materials, and … Continue reading

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