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SPI first impressions: Demand optimism, prices falling, supplies under siege

Oct 19, 2011 A trio of Wall Street analysts offer their takeaways after a first day of meetings and sessions at Solar Power International (SPI). Common themes: Optimism for US and China demand, prices still fal...

Heraeus nods to PV cost pressures with lower-silver pastes

Oct 19, 2011 Heraeus has introduced new silver pastes for thin-film and crystalline solar cell fabrication, focusing on lower silver content. Andy London of Heraeus discusses the rapid and continuing price drop...

Solarbuzz: PV equipment overspend leads to harsh market changes

Oct 18, 2011 "Supplemental" capacity expansions have badly inflated PV equipment suppliers' revenues to the point that it will eventually drag down equipment sales in 2012 and 2013, says Solarbuzz. Th...

CVD replacement coats solar cells with fewer defects, lower cost

Oct 17, 2011 MicroTech Systems delivered its first intelligent process station for anti-reflective coating (ARC) on solar cells. The liquid phase deposition wet process grows ARC on solar silicon wafers, replac...

Polysilicon plant waste recycling

Oct 17, 2011 By understanding how waste streams are created and recycling processes available, polysilicon plant managers can bring their facilities into closed-loop operation, say Carl Merkh and Xiaojing Sun o...

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SolarWorld files complaint against Chinese panelmakers, cell manufacturers

Oct 20, 2011 A coalition of seven US-based solar panel manufacturers filed a complaint Wednesday alleging unfair trade practices, setting off an investigation that could ...

SPI's evolution: From T-shirts to corporate suits

Oct 20, 2011 eIQ Energy's Oliver Janssen scans the show floor on Day Two of Solar Power International (SPI), seeing noticeably more corporate firepower as a sign of the s...

Solectria Renewables adds PV inverter manufacturing in China, India

Oct 19, 2011 US-based PV inverter maker Solectria Renewables LLC will open a 300MW manufacturing plant in China and a 200MW factory in India, supporting sales to the loca...

SPI: Keynotes touch on jobs, values

Oct 18, 2011 Keynote speakers opening this week's Solar Power International (SPI) show in Dallas pointed to the industry's importance in US job creation, and offered an i...

CA's solar leadership today and tomorrow

Oct 18, 2011 California has long been the US leader for solar power. But will things stay that way? At Solar Power International, Cecilia Aguillon, Kyocera Solar, tells s...

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