First Solar and GE Shape Next-Generation PV Power Plant

First Solar and GE’s Power Conversion business are utilizing their recently established technology and commercial partnership to develop a more cost effective and productive utility-scale PV power plant design that combines First Solar’s thin-film CdTe modules with GE’s new ProSolar 1500 Volt inverter/transformer system.


SolarCity teams with Best Buy to make solar energy more accessible

As solar power gains more traction, it is likely that the cost of photovoltaic products will decrease over time. The price of these products has already been declining for some time thanks to an increasingly supply of photovoltaic panels. As solar panels become more abundant, the price of solar energy in general will decrease. As prices continue to drop, more people are expected to embrace solar power.

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Manz refines its CIGS fab

Working together with the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research at Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), it was possible to succeed in doubling the speed of the coating processes in module production, while reducing coating material costs. The CIGS thin film solar modules, evaporated on to a glass substrate with a semiconductor compound composed of copper, indium, gallium and selenium, could, due to the new manufacturing facilities, continue to make up ground  in terms of efficiency on crystalline photovoltaics, said Dimmler.


Yingli Green Energy to Supply 54 MW of Solar Modules for Seven Projects in the United Kingdom

BAODING, China, Feb. 25, 2014 -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that it will supply 54 MW of solar modules to seven projects in the United Kingdom ("U.K.") that are developed by Grid Essence UK Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grid Essence Holdings Ltd.The Company's multicrystalline YGE Series modules will be installed in ground-mounted solar projects located in the south of England and Wales. Construction has already begun, and modules will be delivered between ... Continue Reading

USA: Schools in California to save on electricity bill through Conergy PV system

Denver / Corcoran, February 14, 2014 – Conergy does it again: working with four time partner, WashingtonGas Energy Systems, Inc., the team has successfully completed the installation of seven solar energy systems in California's central valley for the City of Corcoran. This time the partners installed a total of 1.3 megawatts at local school facilities in a combination of both carport and ground mounted solar energy systems – a special expertise of Conergy. Through this project, Conergy further expands its cooperation with utilities in the USA on projects not financed by the end-user of the clean energy but by a ... Continue Reading