With $80B in grants and incentives set aside for clean technology, there has never been a better time for the PV solar industry. But enjoying the reputation of a clean industry at the forefront of the new green economy also carries higher expectations for leadership in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability. Industry leaders should take a leadership stance on the management of EHS risks, stakeholder engagement, and transparency.
Advances in PV technologies have introduced a range of new manufacturing and R&D chemical and physical hazards that require appropriate engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls to minimize the potential for employee illness and/or injuries.
As the result of a memorandum of understanding signed this week, ACCIONA Solar Power and the Clark Energy Group will develop a large-scale solar energy project--the first phase, consisting of five sites that total 500MW--at Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert.
Morgan Technical Ceramics has developed fused silica rollers designed for use in solar energy applications.
Spanish photovoltaic engineering and supply company PROINSO has signed a collaboration agreement with Belgian engineering company Nizet to provide modules, inverters, and fixed structures for Belgium’s largest solar farm.
California state officials have signed new legislation for what they call "a model of federal-state initiative and cooperation" for reviewing and applying funding for renewable energy development, in a push to meet a mandated goal of a third of its energy received via renewable sources by 2020.
Jef Poortmans, IMEC's program director for photovoltaics, sat down with PV World during the research center's annual media event in Leuven, Belgium, (Oct. 5-6) to discuss his outlook for organic PV technology.