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Photovoltaics World Magazine Article Archives

- February 07, 2012

c-Si, Thin Films Vie for Solar Cell Market

As the solar energy market continues to grow, crystalline silicon (c-Si) and thin film materials have emerged as leaders in building the most efficient solar panels at the lowest cost....

- February 03, 2012

Death to PV Subsidies

Unsubsidized solar photovoltaic (PV) systems already produce electricity – in some parts of the world – less expensively than coal and gas-fired power plants. As PV system prices decline...

- February 03, 2012

Advanced Development of Flexible Substrates for PV

Flexible photovoltaics (PV) have the potential to reduce the cost per Watt of solar energy and improve lifetime performance of solar modules. The conformable properties open up new...

- February 01, 2012

Global Concentrated Photovoltaic Market Growth and Investments

Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) is an upcoming renewable market that promises to provide cost-effective power generation at high levels of efficiency. The performance of a CPV system...

Michael Zuercher-Martinson - January 30, 2012

Smart PV Inverter Benefits for Utilities

Utilities nationwide are currently mandated to install a base of 6.8 GW of PV by 2020. However, many utilities are embracing renewable energy portfolios for many reasons beyond the...

- January 27, 2012

Think Ink for Increased Efficiency

One dollar per watt: that's the mark the solar industry is hoping to hit in order to become cost-competitive with conventional energies. In a bid to reach this magic number in the next...

Pete Singer - December 14, 2011

Photovoltaic Installations: Around the World

We went looking for photovoltaic installations that were either utility-scale ground-mount systems or smaller roof-top installations. We found those, plus a little of everything in...

Pete Singer - December 08, 2011

Champion Advocates of Photovoltaics

The solar industry is just one technology in a large pool of power generation, and its growth depends on public interest and advocacy. The articulate thought leaders in this category...

Pete Singer - December 05, 2011

Champion Companies of Photovoltaics

The supply chain behind today's photovoltaics industry is vast, including materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, cell and module manufacturers and balance-of-system providers....

Pete Singer - December 02, 2011

Champions of Photovoltaics Cells and Modules

Record-breaking efficiencies achieved in the lab make for exciting headlines, but where reality hits the road, the roof and the ground, is with the technology that goes into commercial...

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