photovoltaic industry Articles

  • Online monitoring of polysilicon production in photovoltaic industry – Case Study

    Boom in Photovoltaics Global demand for solar energy is booming as a cost competitive reliable source of clean energy. Because cost of electricity is increasing rapidly, solar energy is gradually becoming cost competitive when compared to conventional energy. Since the source of solar energy is nearly unlimited, solar energy has a tremendous potential to dominate the energy mix in the ...

  • Industry survey reveals bankability as principal hurdle for concentrated photovoltaics

    In a recent industry survey, PV Insider have identified bankability as the biggest challenge facing companies working in concentrated photovoltaics. In preparation for the 3rd Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA (14-15 November, San Jose), Matt Carr, Global Events Director at PV Insider, took a sample survey of the industry in September and posed the question ‘what is the biggest ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • Photovoltaics Energy Technologies

    Technology Overview    Photovoltaic (or PV) cells are devices that use semiconductor materials—similar to those used in computer chips—to convert sunlight directly into electricity. The electric current can either be used immediately, or it may be stored, as in a battery, for later use. A typical PV or solar cell might be a square that measures about 4 ...

  • Photovoltaic string disconnect switches

    PV system arrays generate DC current. The solar modules are wired in series, and the system voltage is the sum of the maximum output voltage of all of the modules in a string. 600 Vdc maximum was chosen as an optimal system voltage to reduce installation costs by reducing conductor size and to stay below the 600V threshold in NEC Article 490. Prior to the growth in the number of installed PV ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Photovoltaic Applications and Policy Initiatives

    Issue: The world photovoltaic (PV) market has grown significantly in recent years. Although this trend is expected to continue in the future, estimates cannot be given with any real certainty. Relevance: In this context the question that arises is the role that public and private funding plays in market development and how this funding should be used to ensure the best results. Although current ...


    By Atlantis Technologies LLC

  • Risks in the development of Chinese photovoltaic industry: a perspective from low–carbon incentive policies

    Photovoltaic industry based on the utilisation of solar power has an abundant and renewable energy resource and advantage in environmental protection. This paper seeks to elaborate on the status quo of Chinese PV industry and, including the trait of low carbon, the development in China and the risks existed in Chinese PV industry. Then, a simulation of risks in the development of Chinese PV ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Outlook promising for photovoltaic manufacturing in India

    SCHOTT Solar and Panchabuta debated the progress and potential of the photovoltaic supply chain in India during a recent PV Insider webinar. On February 28th PV Insider hosted a webinar entitled ‘Spotlight on Indian PV’, in which three experts provided analysis on the current and future status of the photovoltaic market in India.  The webinar attracted over one thousand ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • Photovoltaics: Basic Design Principles and Components

    If you are thinking of generating your own electricity, you should consider a photovoltaic (PV) system—a way to generate electricity by using energy from the sun. These systems have several advantages: they are cost-effective alternatives in areas where extending a utility power line is very expensive; they have no moving parts and require little maintenance; and they produce electricity ...

  • Policy oriented review for photovoltaics introduction in the EU

    In order to continuously monitor its targets towards a 'green Europe', the European Commission has set up a project to enhance the availability, completeness and quality of data regarding new energy technologies (NET), energy end-use efficiency (EEE) and energy research and technology development (RTD). The scientific reference system (SRS) established in the framework of this project was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural electrification by photovoltaic solar energy in Algeria

    The economic and social development in Algeria in the last years has been in need of continues increasing in demand of electricity, especially in the isolated countryside. Solar energy represents a significant potential in Algeria, the country receives more than 3,000 hour of sunshine per year with a high level of radiation. The average of daily solar irradiation is from 5 to 7 kW hour m−2 the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Real option's model to evaluate infrastructure flexibility: an application to photovoltaic technology

    The high level of uncertainty characterising the future market demand in many industrial sectors makes it necessary to use strategic investment evaluation models that foresee the possibility of determining and managing uncertainty in order to be able to fully take the potentials for creating the value associated with it. By using the approach of real options in this work, a mathematical model is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Current Solar Industries Examined

    Nowadays, solar energy becomes in demand due to the increasing occurrence of new technologies and gadgets. With this, more countries from different cultures and races have discovered new and effective ways in order to utilize and maximize the benefits that environment can offer. Solar energy is one of the best examples they have discovered which brought profit and benefits to either the people ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Renewable energy technologies and the European industry

    The European renewable energy industry has the potential to be a world leader. This has been achieved within the European region for specific technologies, through a set of policy activities at a national and regional level, driven primarily by employment, energy self-sufficiency and industrial competitiveness. Using the experience gained in recent years, European industry has the opportunity to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar photovoltaics: oligopsony, non-market decision-making and the paradoxical persistence of unprofitability

    Record volumes of solar PV power plant installations have been achieved on the back of feed-in-tariffs and fiscal incentives. On the supply side, however, equipment manufacturers have been filing for bankruptcy protection in quick succession. This paper is an attempt to unravel the mystery underlying this inequilibrium, and to suggest a way forward for the solar PV sector to thrive. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

    NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016 The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Driving the cost ...

  • Recent Trends In Global Solar Industry

    The world is facing a challenge of depleting energy resources. Green technology is now the talk of the town to address the energy needs of the world. The alternative energy resources are being taken into consideration and arrangements are being made to utilize the untapped energy resources. Solar power offers an attractive and pollution free way of obtaining electricity. Worldwide, huge ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Where Are We Now? A Brief Overview of the Current Solar Industry

    Although there have been reports of a decline in renewable energy investment over the past few years, the outlook for the current solar industry has been improving. In 2012, a total of 31 gigawatts of solar capacity was installed, while 39 gigawatts of capacity was installed in 2013 even though overall investment in solar energies fell by 23 percent between the two years. According to the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Economic Potential for Thermophotovoltaic Electric Power Generation in the Steel Industry

    ABSTRACT - A steel mill extrudes steel billets at temperatures above 1400 °C continuously 24 hours a day. The steel billets then go to cooling beds where they slowly cool down to below 1100 °C. JX Crystals Inc makes Gallium Antimonide (GaSb) thermophotoyoltaic (TPV) cells that can generate over 1 W/cm when exposed to infrared radiant energy from glowing steel at temperatures above 1100 ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Top industry experts set to gather at Thin Film Summit in Berlin

    PV Insider announce that ‘Busting the Myths’ will be the main focal point of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6th March 2012, Berlin), helping to steer the thin film industry out of confusion and fear towards reality and promise. 2011 proved to be a turbulent year for the European thin film industry, with big names going bust, consolidation of the market, ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • Transparent conducting oxides superstrate for thin film solar cells: an industrial prospective

    The demand for a TCO coated glass substrate as a base material and front electrode of the solar cells is expected to grow very strongly in the next few years. Therefore it is crucial to prepare the industrial tools and proper glass compositions to meet this very impressive demand. Mass production of extra clear glass and atmospheric pressure thermal CVD tool installed directly on the float glass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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