Port Corpus Christi to start exporting wind components
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage.
Participation in wind energy component cargo from global markets since 2006 has made Port Corpus Christi a leader in import facilities... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-05-08
4JET expands its presence in USA
The German company 4JET Technologies GmbH a leading supplier of laser solutions for edge deletion, bond pad exposure and laserdrilling of thin-film solar cells has announced its expansion in North America.
A newly established subsidiary managed by Rolf... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-04-11
Solarworld sells two solar proyects to Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it has acquired two commercial solar power projects near Twentynine Palms, Calif., from project developer SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years.
The twin... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-04-10
First Solar's TetraSun acquisition means high efficiency and low cost for solar cells
First Solar announced it is acquiring TetraSun, a solar photovoltaic (PV) technology startup which has developed a break-through cell architecture capable of conversion efficiencies exceeding 21 percent with commercial-scale manufacturing costs comparable to conventional multicrystalline... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-04-04
New appointments in PV material supplier Gelest
Gelest, Inc. announced a number of new appointments and promotions it has recently made to drive and support its successful growth as a manufacturer and supplier of silane, silicone and metal-organic compounds to the global marketplace.
Greg... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-04-02
Solar Gen 2 power project acquired by First Solar
First Solar, Inc. has acquired the 150-megawattAC (MW) Solar Gen 2 power project from an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. , Energy Power Partners and a third equity partner for the project. Construction of the facility, which is located in Imperial... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2013-03-27
First Solar became the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) EPC
For the first time First Solar became the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in 2012, with more than 500 megawatts (MW) of projects completed – an increase of 50 percent over 2011, according to a new report from IMS... Continue reading >>
Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2013-03-21
Manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002
Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to data released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Manufacturing gross output decreased by only 3 percent over the same period. Taken together, these data indicate... Continue reading >>