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Siemens Poly Power Units improve polysilicon manufacturing

Sep 15, 2011 The Siemens Industry Automation Division debuted Poly Power Units (PPU), modular power supplies for polysilicon manufacturing. The power units integrate easily with Siemens CVD reactors and forgo r...

Solar pricing: China vs. US

Sep 15, 2011 Armed with tens of billions in loans from the Chinese government, Chinese solar companies have scaled at a rate unthinkable only a few years ago. At the end of this year, there will likely be 50,00...

DuPont silicon PV single-layer laminate promises better adhesion and yellowing resistance

Sep 14, 2011 DuPont Photovoltaic Fluoromaterials developed a single protective layer solar backsheet technology, TPNext, that improves adhesion for crystalline silicon solar module encapsulants, resistance to U...

Thin film researchers install Cambridge NanoTech PEALD

Sep 13, 2011 Canadian materials research lab 4D LABS will install a Cambridge NanoTech Fiji plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition as part of a partnership with the ALD supplier to develop new precursor applic...

PV microinverter, power optimizer success hinges on module integration

Sep 13, 2011 Photovoltaics microinverters and power optimizers saw 500%+ shipment growth in 2010, says IMS Research. The market is forecast to more than double on average every year to 2015, as prices drop and ...

PV price cuts spur US pipeline surge

Sep 12, 2011 2011's summer price slashing at PV module suppliers has injected some energy into the US photovoltaic project development pipeline, shows Solarbuzz. The US non-residential pipeline went from stagna...

Precision Flow Technologies cuts jobs temporarily

Sep 12, 2011 After Precision Flow Technologies (PFT) received $1.5 million from NYSERDA to expand its solar thin-film and LED production equipment manufacturing area, has temporarily cut 40 staff, according to ...

More DoE love: 1366, Cogentrix claim $240M for mc-Si, CPV projects

Sep 9, 2011 Days after pledging $145M across 69 solar projects, the US DoE is pledging even more to a pair of companies: 1366 Technologies for its Direct Wafer mc-Si process, and Cogentrix for a 30MW CPV proje...

GESOLAR smart PV modules integrate Solaredge junction boxes

Sep 9, 2011 GESOLAR of Sainty International Group released a series of Smart modules optimized by Solaredge junction boxes at this week’s EU PVSEC. The current/voltage optimization for each module enables a 25...

GTAT polysilicon reactors integrate AEG PS power supply

Sep 8, 2011

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) will integrate AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Thyrobox M power supply systems into its turnkey SDR CVD reactors for polysilicon manufacturing.