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Solar Powered Airplane Unofficially Achieves New Endurance Record

Posted by SI Staff on September 10, 2007

A new, albeit unofficial, endurance record has been set for a solar powered airplane. The BBC News reports the Zephyr, an unmanned airplane built by the British company Qinetiq, flew for 54 hours during a recent test, marking the first [Read More]

Tioga Energy Completes $14 Million A-Round

Posted by SI Staff on September 07, 2007

San Mateo, Calif.-based Tioga Energy Inc., a renewable energy services provider granting access to clean, commercial-grade power for organizations and industry, has completed its initial funding round with participation from Nth Power, a venture capital company. The more than $4 [Read More]

China Nuvo Solar Energy Announces New Agreement

Posted by SI Staff on September 06, 2007

China Nuvo Solar Energy Inc. has signed a binding term sheet with Pioneer Materials Inc. (PMI) of Torrance, Calif., to establish a pilot development and manufacturing operation in PMI's facility in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The agreement with PMI has the [Read More]

Xantrex Named Exclusive Supplier For Home Depot Canada’s Solar Systems

Posted by SI Staff on September 06, 2007

Xantrex Technology Inc., Vancouver, has announced its participation as the exclusive supplier of solar inverter technology to installers of solar energy grid-tie systems purchased at Home Depot Canada. The program will provide Greater Toronto homeowners with access to industry-leading renewable [Read More]

European PV On The Rise

Posted by SI Staff on September 05, 2007

The number of solar power photovoltaic (PV) systems in Europe will triple within three years, according to a statement released by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). ‘We would like to go forward to have, in 2010, an installed capacity [Read More]

SolFocus Eyes The Spanish Market

Posted by SI Staff on September 05, 2007

Mountain View, Calif.-based SolFocus Inc., a developer and manufacturer of solar energy solutions, including concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems, trackers and thermal technology, has announced the closing of $52 million in funding. The company will use half of this fund to [Read More]

Ersol Solar Rearranges Production Output

Posted by SI Staff on September 04, 2007

Ersol Solar Energy has announced it is postponing the continuation of production ramp-up of its purely amorphous microcrystalline tandem cell technology for silicon thin-film modules in favor of the pursuit of micromorphous technology solutions. ‘We believe that thanks to the [Read More]

Applied Materials Introduces Thin Film Line

Posted by SI Staff on September 04, 2007

Applied Materials Inc. has introduced its Applied SunFab Thin Film Line, the world's first integrated production line for manufacturing thin film silicon solar modules using 5.7 square meter (m2) glass panels. The Applied SunFab Thin Film Line can be configured [Read More]

Dow Corning Expands Solar Product Line

Posted by SI Staff on September 04, 2007

Dow Corning's Solar Solutions Group, based in Midland, Mich., has extended its product offerings with an encapsulant and two potting agents that have been tested and qualified for solar applications. Dow Corning's PV 6010 Cell Encapsulant is designed to form [Read More]

ExxonMobil Chief On Renewable Energy: Fuggedaboutit!

Posted by SI Staff on September 04, 2007

Can solar and wind power help to power the world's energy supply? For ExxonMobil chairman Robert C. Olsen, the answer is a resounding negative. According to a report on, Olsen addressed the Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, with [Read More]