Solyndra Inc Signs Framework Agreement with Germany’s alwitra GmbH & Co
The solar panels for this agreement will be manufactured at Solyndra’s facilities in Fremont and Milpitas, CA.
Mass. Homeowners Can Now Sell Back Electricity
To sweeten the deal, the state’s 2008 Green Communities Act requires utility companies to pay their customers for the excess electricity at a retail rate rather than a lower wholesale rate.
Greek Solar Panel Company Plans PA Facility
Athens-based Heliosphera plans to open the plant in Philadelphia’s redeveloped Navy Yard.
CPV REC Plans 10MW Photovoltaic Project
CPV Renewable Energy Company (CPV REC) is planning a 10 megawatt solar farm in southern Maryland to be co-located with the proposed natural gas combined-cycle CPV St. Charles Energy Center.
100% Renewables by 2030?
In an article last month in Scientific American, two California academics outline a path to this amount, via “millions of wind turbines, water machines and solar installations.”
OTB Solar & Trident Developing Inkjet Printing Technology for Solar Industry
As part of this collaboration, Trident’s 256Jet-S inkjet printhead will be integrated into OTB Solar’s PixDro open architecture inkjet platforms.
MARKETS & MARKET RESEARCH
Worst Could Be Over for Solar Slump
The solar industry is seeing its first downturn, but the worst could be over in the arena.
US Solar Spins a 360
While solar weathered the year better than most industries, it still took its hits. Now, the industry is again feeling more optimistic.
Standards are important for supporting the manufacturing process and helping to achieve cost reduction and process efficiency goals.
FINANCIAL NEWS & MARKETS
Google to Fund Clean Power Plants
Deployment of green technologies is taking too long and other sources of funding are drying up, says Google’s Dan Reicher. But will Google invest in projects directly or indirectly?
The Next Solar Frontier
It is a combination system which produces both electricity and heat from one integrated system using the same surface area.
Trina Solar Announces China Market Sales Update
In the current fourth quarter of 2009, Trina Solar entered into a new sales agreement to supply approximately 8 MW of PV modules products at predetermined prices to the Chinese domestic market.
Clean Energy Tariff Cuts Should Preced Doha
Governments should not wait for a full Doha Round deal before slashing punitive tariffs on wind turbines, solar panels and water-saving showers, Britain’s top trade official said on Tuesday.
New South Wales Announces Australia’s Most Attractive Solar Feed-in Tariff
This tariff is approximately four times the rate residential customers pay for electricity, and is available for all small consumers of electricity (below 160 MWh/year consumption).
40MW of PV for the Czech Republic
By the end of 2010, the Czech company Nobility Solar Projects plans to more than double the amount of PV capacity it has already installed in the Czech Republic by building 40 MW of PV solar plants next year.