Posts Tagged ‘solar’

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Evergreen Solar, the manufacturer of “String Ribbon” solar power products, announced it has finalized agreements with Jiawei Solarchina and the Wuhan government’s Hubei Science & Technology Investment Co., Ltd. (“HSTIC”) for the setup and operation of a new 100MW mc-Si panel fab. Factory construction has begun and the parties expect that wafer, cell, and panel […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar), a manufacturer of CdTe thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, announced the opening of its first full-scale production facility in Longmont, Colo. This facility uses a proprietary manufacturing process that is claimed to significantly reduce production costs of solar panels. The fully automated facility will create more than 300 new jobs […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Semilab, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, is spending cash to continue to expand its portfolio of fab metrology offerings. Today, the company announced it has acquired Advanced Metrology Systems (AMS) and QC Solutions. The two Massachusetts-based metrology companies expand Semilab’s family of scalable, flexible solutions to help semiconductor and solar manufacturers characterize […]

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Veeco announced yesterday that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Daiyang Metal of Korea, a leader in the production of cold rolled stainless steel, to be its supplier of equipment to manufacture CIGS solar cells. As a first milestone in this relationship, Daiyang has placed an initial multi-million dollar purchase order with Veeco […]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The SEMI PV Group today announced the release of its Global Photovoltaic (PV) Standards Roadmap Guidance Document, which identifies immediate opportunities for reducing cost and accelerating innovation in thin-film and crystalline silicon cell and module manufacturing through industry standards. This new roadmap confirms that major manufacturing cost savings are possible through standardizing wafer carriers and […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Just over five years ago, I was one of the steering committee members of the MIT • Stanford • UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum, and had the pleasure of meeting new U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu when he was one of the presenters at our first event, “Nanotech beyond the hype,” held May 29, 2003 at […]

Friday, January 9th, 2009

SolFocus, the Mountain View, California developer of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) systems, today announced that it has raised $47.5 million in the first close of its Series C financing and appointed Mark Crowley chief executive officer. Crowley, who was named president of SolFocus in August 2008, will assume the role of CEO, while previous CEO and […]