iSuppli: 2013 thin-film solar panels will double its market share

According to iSuppli's survey, thin-film solar cells are rapidly Dunqu crystal technology has been the market share by 2013, the PV part of more than double the number of watts. By 2013, solar panels in the global market, the share of films from 2008 to 14% to 31%.

"First Solar Inc. Has been a strong proof of the viability of thin film technology, the company jumped this year, the world's largest manufacturer of solar panels, yield more than one billion watts." ISuppli's research director, said Greg Sheppard, "Meanwhile, the The company also has production cost per watt to less than 90 cents a silicon crystal is about half of the module manufacturer. "

Thin-film modules are expected next year, the average price will drop to 1.40 U.S. dollars, 1.70 dollars lower than in 2009. In 2010 the average price of crystalline silicon panels are expected to fall to 2.00 dollars, 2.50 U.S. dollars this year.

Nov. 13, 2009

Israel developed a highly efficient solar panels Smart

Israel's leading-edge solar energy company in October 2009 announced the development of an intelligent solar panels, not only more than traditional solar panels provide 25% of energy, but also an effective solution to the existing solar energy systems are faced with monitoring and security troubles.

In the current use of solar PV systems, all solar panels are usually first connected to a converter box, and then through it to connect to the grid. This assembly methods to make people more concerned about the entire solar energy installations, rather than individual solar panels, therefore, when a failure or some solar panels when it is difficult to monitor. Especially those from the wild hundreds of thousands of panels composed of large power plants, to discover what solar panels do not work is more difficult, and only a serious problem to the site one by one after testing, will find the crux of the problem. To solve this problem, the company developed a smart chip, the above integration of the converter boxes and have all the technical monitoring and control functions, each of photovoltaic panels mounted on the chip later, that turned into an electronic device, managers only through remote monitoring, you can immediately understand the operational status of each battery plate.

Another existing solar power system is unable to effectively close the defects generated by high-voltage direct current, which gives the system installation, maintenance brought about potential risks. The company uses smart chip technology, solar panels can be closed one by one, thereby enhancing the system's security. In addition, the use of this smart solar panels also help security. Allegedly, every solar panel worth 600-800 U.S. dollars, once the loss is considerable use of the technology, the event of theft, the system will alarm immediately.

Nov. 11, 2009

Sanyo HIT in the United States production of solar cells

Sanyo on November 4, 2009, announced in the U.S. energy and technology parks Salem photovoltaic production plant put into production. The device is located in the United States, Oregon, Salem, will produce silicon ingots and silicon, namely, manufacturing Sanyo's proprietary HIT (has a thin layer of mixed within the junction type) solar cells and modules of the core material. The company said Sanyo would be set up per square foot photovoltaic solar energy into electrical energy the most efficient companies.

Initial production has begun, the device in April 2010 plans to reach annual production capacity of 70MW. Sanyo plans to build a new plant to meet future market growth in demand, the company's worldwide annual production capacity will reach 2010 at least 600MW.

Nov. 8, 2009

DuPont Photovoltaic scale of business in 2012 will reach 1 billion U.S. dollars

Despite the tremendous impact of the financial crisis in 2009, the size of the global PV market will be the first negative growth. Market research firm iSuppli shows that in 2009 the world's newly installed photovoltaic power generation system will reach about 4GW, United States DuPont has predicted that its photovoltaic business from the current 0.25 billion dollars in 2012, 1 billion U.S. dollars (677 million euros ). The March 20, 2009 DuPont Global Thin Film Photovoltaic R & D Center was officially opened in Hong Kong, May 4, 2009 DuPont (China) Photovoltaic R & D Center in Shanghai was officially opened, it should be seen as DuPont to expand solar business direct the performance.

Although membership of the traditional chemical production enterprises, but in recent years, with renewable sources of energy continue to take the heat, DuPont have started to include renewable resources, bio-technology and other areas of emerging technologies "science company" vigorously restructuring. For example, its latest new series of DuPont PV5200 PV module packaging film, laminated glass in the manufacturing process to show excellent physical and processing properties, and add other features to meet the needs of thin-film solar power. The financial crisis, countries around the world for the promotion of clean energy efforts, has reached an unprecedented level, which also gives DuPont a huge opportunity to expand solar business.

Nov. 6, 2009

CECIC and Suntech Power signed a strategic cooperation agreement

China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation (CECIC) and the world's largest crystalline silicon PV modules manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement and plan for the future 5 years to develop solar energy projects.

In this cooperation, CECIC will have primary responsibility for investment and development, Suntech Power is primarily responsible for crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells to provide components, systems design and technical services. The two companies plan to focus on the development of 5 years international, China's domestic large-scale grid projects, the integration of urban construction of photovoltaic (BIPV) projects, in remote areas without electricity independent photovoltaic power generation projects and landscape projects complement each other and the network station.

Wang Xiaokang, general manager of CECIC said that the national and the provincial government introduced policies aimed at the solar renewable energy through the development of environmentally sustainable development to achieve the great goal. Suntech Power and the establishment of the partnership is that we in the implementation of government policies with regard to the important step out. "

Suntech Power, chairman and CEO Shi Zengrong said, "China's energy-saving in the project finance and development experience, combined with Suntech Power efficient solutions for the development of China's solar energy project to build a solid foundation. The use of solar power generation, on the one hand can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, on the other hand, would be able to meet the energy needs of the Chinese market. "

Aug. 9, 2009