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Week of 3/22/10 through 3/31/10 About the NCPV Hotline The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) center for PV research maintains an international communications system called the NCPV Hotline. The Hotline increases knowledge and awareness of PV industry and research happenings. Hotline participants receive important news items via email related to PV activities around the world. The contents have been relatively uncensored, because we depe
    1 NCPV Hotline – March 2010 Week of 3/22/10 through 3/31/10About the NCPV Hotline The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's)center for PV research maintains an international communications system called the NCPV Hotline. TheHotline increases knowledge and awareness of PV industry and research happenings. Hotlineparticipants receive important news items via email related to PV activities around the world. The contentshave been relatively uncensored, because we depend on the good judgment of the contributors toseparate fact from rumor. Related Links Current and Archived NCPV Hotline Issues Disclaimer   Subscribe/Unsubscribe Send email to Carol Riordan at NREL including your name, organization, and e-mail address Daily News Items Some of the following news items are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader .  March 22, 2010CNPV Solar Power Module Order from CTS Solar GmbH CNPV Solar Power SA has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with CTS Solar GmbH under which CNPV will supply CTS Solar with a total of 21 MWp of PV modules from 2010 to 2012.Press at Solarbuzz: http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsEUCO933.htm  CNPV Solar Power: http://www.cnpv-power.com/  CTS-Solar: http://www.cts-solar.com/  Solarfun Modules for EnBW, Germany Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. said it would supply 5.5 MW of modules to Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg for a solar park.Press at: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE62L0GB20100322  http://tinyurl.com/ylshx7y Solarfun: http://www.solarfun.cn/  Willingboro Municipal Utilities 1.05-MW PV System, New Jersey The Willingboro Municipal Utilities Authority has broken ground on a 1.05-MW solar power array andmicro-turbine project comprising Sharp modules and installed by APS Contractors, Inc.Press at Solarbuzz: http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNAPR1952.htm  Sharp: http://www.sharpusa.com/SolarElectricity.aspx  Investment in Azure Power  IFC will provide a $10 million equity investment to Azure Power Private Ltd. to help implement newmegawatt-scale grid-connected solar plants in India. Azure Power announced the close of their Series Binvestment. Helion Advisors and Foundation Capital and IFC participated in this round.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yjwn8tr   http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/67110/ IFC: http://www.ifc.org/  http://tinyurl.com/y8vcy9d Azure Power: http://www.azurepower.com/     2 Ascent Solar Strategic Alliance with Kirloskar, India Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement withKirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited, India under which the two companies will commenceintegration, marketing and distribution of Ascent Solar’s flexible CIGS PV modules into products designedto address multiple market opportunities in India.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yfe2b4s  Kirloskar: http://kirloskarapps.kirloskar.com/kirloskar/web/home.html  Alpheon Energy PV System for Warehouse, Belgium Alpheon Energy completed the delivery of a 130-kWp PV system on the roof of the TNT Expressoperation in Boom, Belgium.Press and photo at Solarbuzz: http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsEUPR827.htm  Alpheon Energy: http://www.alpheon-energy.com/  Premier Power in Spanish Market Premier Power Renewable Energy said that its Spanish solar project development and constructionoperations have reached record contract backlog in its first quarter 2010, with more than 3 MW of residential and commercial rooftop contracts secured.Press at PV-Tech: http://tinyurl.com/ybarv4n  Premier Power: http://www.premierpower.com/  aleo solar on French Market aleo solar AG announced that it is recording strong demand for its aleo S_18 sol modules on the Frenchmarket. Press at: http://tinyurl.com/y87f58v  REC Silicon Featured PV-Tech has posted “The view from Moses Lake, Part I: REC Silicon makes a big solar-poly bet on afluidized bed” at: http://tinyurl.com/yk4ehjx  Egypt Hosting Dutch Solar Materials Plant Egypt is to host a Dutch plant expected to produce polysilicon and a gas used in the manufacture of solar cells. Press at: http://www.reuters.com/article/idINLDE62J08320100320  Chevron PV Test Facility, California Chevron Corporation announced the start of Project Brightfield, a demonstration of next-generation solar energy technologies in Bakersfield, California.Chevron press and video: http://www.chevron.com/news/press/release/?id=2010-03-22  Press at:http://tinyurl.com/ya69kef  http://tinyurl.com/yzhy58p Chevron: http://www.chevron.com/deliveringenergy/solar/  PV-Tech Solar Leaders TV PV-Tech has posted “Organic thin-film photovoltaics start-up Konarka discusses its target markets” at:http://tinyurl.com/yjtyazt  Pro-Tech Partnership with Whitman Co. Pro-Tech Energy Solutions, LLC announced a strategic partnership with Whitman Co. to deliver turnkeyenergy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to the Mid-Atlantic region.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/y8ke65l  Pro-Tech: http://pro-techenergy.com/  Whitman: http://www.whitmanco.com/     3 1366 Technologies Partnership with RENA 1366 Technologies announced it has partnered with RENA to incorporate 1366 Technologies’ Self-Aligned Cell technology into a complete cell production process.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yey2afw  1366 Technologies: http://www.1366tech.com/v2/  RENA: http://www.rena.com/  Meyer Burger Results Meyer Burger reported results. Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yl7ylyn  PV-Tech: http://tinyurl.com/yh374lm  RECHARGE News: http://www.rechargenews.com/energy/solar/article209246.ece  Meyer Burger Acquisition of Hennecke Systems Meyer Burger Technology has acquired the remaining 34% share capital in Hennecke Systems.Press at PV-Tech: http://tinyurl.com/yayxkxb  Meyer Burger: http://www.meyerburger.ch/en/home/  DayStar Technologies Results DayStar Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended 31December.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/y9g43km  DayStar Technologies: http://www.daystartech.com/  SCHOTT Outlook SCHOTT’s outlook is featured in the press at ENF.cn: http://news.enf.cn/en/news/news_13676.html  Endesa, Enel Deal The Boards of Directors of Endesa S.A. and Enel S.p.A. have agreed to pool the renewables businessesof Endesa and Enel Green Power in Spain and Portugal under a single entity.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yjfxfpw  More on Support for Utility-scale Solar  See more on the results of SEIA’s poll in the press at Cleantech(R): http://tinyurl.com/ykv8xsj  Buy American Rules See “’Buy American’ solar rules threaten tit-for-tat” at: http://tinyurl.com/yzwykdm  USA Solar Sector Health Thin Film Today has posted “Industry Insight, USA Health Check at:http://social.thinfilmtoday.com/industry-insight/usa-health-check  Clean Energy Investment The clean energy investment outlook has brightened, according to 300 thought leaders attending the thirdannual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yblwoms  http://www.newenergyfinance.com/  PVSC Registration Registration is now open for the 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 20-25 June at the HawaiiConvention Center.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/ygk2wco  PVSC Hawaii: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/index.html  Adam Capital Solar Finance Summit For press and information on the Adam Capital Solar Finance Summit Webinars, March 24 through May20, see: http://tinyurl.com/ygrtqau  http://www.adamcapital.com/events.html     4In related solar news… Plug and Play Hot Water System Sunward has announced the launch of a plug and play solar hot water system.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yh6pa79 Sunward: http://www.GoSunward.com/  CSP Today Weekly Intelligence Brief  The CSP Today Weekly Intelligence Brief is on line at: http://social.csptoday.com/node  March 23, 2010 Neo Solar Power Expansion Neo Solar Power announced a 200-MW expansion enlarging the company’s annual production capacityto 800 MW. Press at Solarbuzz: http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsASMA289.htm  Neo Solar Power: http://www.neosolarpower.com/  Robots and Solar Cells See “ NREL’s New Robots Scrutinize Solar Cells” at: http://www.nrel.gov/features/20100319_cigs.html  ODPE Control Centre to Manage Solar Farm Operations The RIOS company, part of the OPDE group dedicated to PV plants, has launched a new Data ControlCentre at its headquarters in Fustinana (Navarra) from where it is possible to monitor and manage in realtime all the inverters and trackers on solar farms promoted by the group in Spain and Italy.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/y9hrkls http://tinyurl.com/yzdxv4o OPDE Group: http://www.opde.net/_bin/index.php?lengua=ingl  MiaSole Part of Project Brightfield MiaSole announced the installation of thin-film modules providing 200 kW of power at ChevronCorporation’s Project Brightfield.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yhxgjlh  MiaSole: http://www.miasole.com/pgs-news/overview.shtml  http://tinyurl.com/ybfo4t7  Nanosolar CEO Nanosolar announced it has named Geoff Tate as CEO.Press at: http://www.nanosolar.com/company/blog#152  http://tinyurl.com/y9cl4sg http://tinyurl.com/yh9vnqx and others… Engyco Plans, Leadership Engyco has brought on Thomas Krupke as CEO.See more on Engyco plans at: http://tinyurl.com/ylnaxt7  RECHARGE News: http://www.rechargenews.com/energy/solar/article209338.ece  Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE62M0M320100323  Engyco: http://www.engyco.com/  MSGI Energy Solar Farms, Connecticut MSGI Security Solutions reported that MSGI Energy will build and operate “Solar One” in Preston,Connecticut. Solar One is the first of more than 10 solar farms MSGI Energy will establish in partnershipwith Franklin Energy during 2010.Press at: http://tinyurl.com/yj5cedr   MSGI: http://www.msgisecurity.com/ 
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