January 15, 2009
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FEATURES

Don't forget about organic solar cells
Thin-film solar cells have begun to erode the market share of wafer-based silicon cells, though cells based on organic semiconductors have fallen short of some aggressive timetables. Still, organic cells offer an intriguing combination of flexible integration and low cost.   More >>


Photovoltaics World is coming!
Solid State Technology and Renewable Energy World announce Photovoltaics World, a new magazine/Web site focused on solar cell design and manufacturing, from c-Si to thin-films, CdTe/CIGS/GaAs, multijunction cells, and more. Subscribe now!...   More >>




The long, hard road for clean energy finance
This podcast reviews what happened in the public and private markets that made the year 2008 so difficult, particularly at the end, for the renewable energy industries.   More >>


INDUSTRY NEWS AND ANALYSIS

Fed steps up, states step back on solar funding
As US federal subsidies for home rooftop solar panels are rolled out, states under severe economic strain and utilities have slashed their own solar incentives -- meaning consumers might not get thousands of dollars in anticipated paybacks.   More >>


Suntech lays off 10% of staff, halts solar expansion
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. said it laid off 10% of its 8,000-strong workforce last quarter, and has suspended plans to expand capacity by 40% in 2009 due to weak demand.   More >>


Hoku, Kinko tweak poly-Si deal
Hoku Materials Inc. and China's Jiangxi Jinko Solar Co. Ltd. have restructured their polysilicon supply agreement, to reduce total commitment of the deal and add a tolling service option.   More >>


Roth & Rau, Innovalight complete silicon-ink pilot ramp
The world's first silicon-ink based solar cell production line has been brought up to operational capability, with 10MW capability and scalable to "many hundreds of megawatts."...   More >>


TECHNOLOGY NEWS AND ANALYSIS

Rudolph focuses on increasing average cell efficiency
Rudolph Technologies has uncrated a software package targeting the still-troublesome area of photovoltaic cell efficiency, hoping to bring solar cells closer to grid parity through reduced costs and inefficiencies.   More >>


How PCBs can get a piece of the solar pie
A recent trip to Belgium-based IMEC illustrated solar PV techniques, many of which are firmly understood by fabs -- but the organic side of things seems a natural technology transfer for printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly knowledge.   More >>









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