Intersolar North America 2011 News

Silicon solar cell demand drives Heraeus expansion

Aug 5, 2011 Syn: c-Si solar cells are still growing after a boon year in 2010, leading solar photovoltaics materials supplier Heraeus to increase its metallization paste capacity. Andy London, Heraeus, discusses the silicon solar PV market and trends in metal...

Intersolar North America: US solar PV pain points and promise

Jul 25, 2011 Bettina Weiss, executive director, PV Group, at SEMI, noted Intersolar North America's top themes: pulling the manufacturing supply chain back from the brink, and making sure that favorable policies and incentives are strengthened and not capped.

Edwards talks PV throughput, environmental improvements

Jul 21, 2011

Mike Allison, executive VP of Edwards, describes how solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturers are looking to up productivity and drive the cost curve down, ever hunting the lowest cost/Watt.

CA and the 100MW+ CPV market

Jul 20, 2011

Soitec was able to bring concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) from the 1MW level to 100MW, says Hansjorg Lerchenmuller, SVP, solar customer group, Soitec, opening up new important contracts.

Thin film silicon solar cells in emerging markets

Jul 20, 2011

Oerlikon Solar's Chris O'Brien covers trends in the solar photovoltaics market. Solar cell installations are shifting away from Europe to emerging markets, and low-cost thin film silicon is a perfect fit

PV fab process control: Benefits and challenges

Jul 19, 2011

David Genova, Rudolph Technologies, discusses process control software in solar photovoltaics manufacturing. The benefits of improved operations and competitiveness can be acheived, but some fabs will need to put in some IT work.

Exciting week at Intersolar North America, and a lecture

Jul 19, 2011

Navigant's Paula Mints reviews last week's Intersolar North America, a solar conference which has come into its own, and has some harsh words about domestic support for solar -- and why China's a role model now.

Solar energy in the land of the debt ceiling and solar states

Jul 18, 2011

Paula Mints of Navigant Consulting, shares her "strong opinions" about solar energy, including US subsidies and the debt ceiling, as well as 2011 buying/installation, in an interview at Intersolar North America.

Solar association calls for international traceability at Intersolar meeting

Jul 18, 2011

The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA)'s Matt Holzmann made key points on long-term reliability and solar module traceability at a meeting in conjunction with Intersolar North America.

SEMICON West, Day 3: Advancement in LED, exec perspectives, solar observations

Jul 15, 2011

Rounding up observations from Day 3 at SEMICON West, Intermolecular's Russell Kempt looks at LED technology, executive opinions on big-picture industry issues, and the state of play in the solar market.

Interviews from Intersolar North America 2011

Dan Armbrust, president & CEO of SEMATECH and the US Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC)

07/11/2011 Dan Armbrust describes the objectives of the PVMC, how it originated, and its relationship with the DOE's SunShot initiative. He also explains why ...

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Read opinions/analysis on the day's news, tradeshow updates, and more. We blog about solar, semiconductor, advanced packaging and nanotech manufacturing industries.

Key takeaways from IDF: Ultrabooks and phones

The big theme of this year's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) was about mobile technology, now and coming in the near future. Barclays' CJ Muse wraps up his key takeaways.Ultrabooks. Intel wants to have a ~$1000 ultrabook on shelves in time for the 20... Read More>>

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    The Question: How Can the U.S. Solar Industry Meet Expectations?

    RenewableEnergyWorld asked solar executives and our social media community to lend their voices and define what three strategies they think will lead to a thriving solar industry. Answers were varied, and many valid opinions were brought to light.... Read More>>

    Intersolar North America 2011 Videos

    Energy Storage Trends Blog

    This blog is focused on battery technology and other types of energy storage that are used for load leveling/stabilization and as back-up power for renewable energy.

    Aquion Raises $30 Million for Sodium-Based Battery

    Aquion Energy, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of batteries and energy storage systems, closed a $30 million round of venture financing. Foundation Capital led the round with participation from ...