EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

SOLAR EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS ARTICLES

PV tool demand plunges in 3Q11, no visibility yet

12/14/2011 Demand for PV manufacturing equipment sunk again in 3Q11 as bookings fell through the floor, and things look bleak for at least the next six months...

Parity, pricing, and solar schadenfreude: Why 2012 could be a correction year

12/13/2011 Paula Mints from Navigant Consulting discusses the "illusion" of grid parity while PV manufacturers themselves are underwater, and huntin...

Solar PV glass production ramps at Ducatt

12/13/2011 Ducatt began production of its "ultimate solar glass" this week. The glass, a mixture of sand and recycled glass, has 95% transparency an...

BTU metallization tool withstands 60-million-cell test

12/12/2011 BTU International tested its TRITAN HV90 dual-lane metallization firing system in production of more than 60 million cells, saying that the maratho...

Oerlikon Solar plans PV tech development with China's CRES

12/09/2011 Oerlikon Solar will work with the International Cooperation Center for China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) to develop thin-film silicon solar cel...

WFR-edge roughness: MEMC trimming 20% of workforce, taking $700M charges

12/08/2011 A $700M haircut, 20% layoffs, and big capacity cutbacks hope to stem the tide of relentless silicon pricing pressure -- but there might be more pai...

GSMC Al paste creates c-Si solar cell BSF on thinned wafers

12/06/2011 Giga Solar Materials Corp. (GSMC) launched its Back Surface Aluminum Paste for uniform, high quality back surface field (BSF) on mono and multi-cry...

Oerlikon Solar inks gas supply deal to cut PV module fab costs

12/01/2011 Oerlikon Solar has formed individual agreements with major global gas suppliers Air Liquide and Linde, enabling Micromorph thin film silicon PV pan...

SOLAR INDUSTRY NEWS

Update: More details on Apple's NC solar farm

One month after revealing plans for a big solar project at its new data farm in North Carolina, Apple has opened the kimono a bit more to show the project's ...

UAE's Microsol buying Solon's assets

Another facet to the solar sector's ongoing consolidation: Solon has agreed to be bought by Microsol, a solar cell manufacturer based in the United Arab Emir...

Performing plastics: New marks for polymer solar cells

New benchmarks are still far from commercial power generation, but consumer apps are a low-hanging fruit.

Why Solar Flagships' peril won't derail PV in Australia

Australia's Solar Flagships program was meant to pave the way for large-scale solar power development, but recent problems illustrate why the market has move...

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Powering The Solar Revolution

Powering the Solar Revolution Resource CD Agilent powers the solar revolution with industry leading solutions and technical/application knowledge. ...
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Measuring: The Key Component For Optimizing Your Solar Simulator

Measurement of a solar simulator is a very important task and should be completed at least every 3 months. Lamps and power outputs of simulators ch...

PHOTOVOLTAICS WEBCASTS

FREE WEBCAST: The Impact of Soldering Materials and Process on cSi Module Reliability

This presentation discuss how materials used in joining cSi solar cells, along with the process used, can have a significant impact on the electrical and mec...
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FREE WEBCAST: Solar Simulator Spectrum Measurement and Calibration

This free webinar discusses the classification and need of measuring a solar simulator.

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