Solar Glazing 2011-2012

 

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Lower Tariff in Italy

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By Editor

Excerpt from an article in Market Watch: VDE Institute has confirmed that the thin-film solar cells produced in Germany by Odersun AG will carry the ‘Made in Europe’ certificate. Solar plant operators using Odersun modules can therefore realize a 10 percent higher feed-in tariff.

This is based on the latest Italian feed-in law (Conto Energia IV), which introduces new rules for funding solar power in Italy. The energy agency GSE will pay a 10 percent higher subsidy for projects incorporating European components.

In collaboration with GSE, a certificate has been developed to confirm that at least 60 percent of a module or its system components have been manufactured in Europe.

PRESS RELEASE

Nov. 1, 2011, 9:52 a.m. EDT

Odersun AG Solar Modules Meet Criteria for Higher Solar Power Tariff in Italy

Carrying the 'Made in Europe' certificate, Odersun solar modules meet the latest requirements issued by Italian energy agency GSE, enabling operators to claim a 10% higher feed-in tariff than for non-certified products.

BERLIN, Nov 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The VDE Institute has confirmed that the thin-film solar cells produced in Germany by Odersun AG will carry the 'Made in Europe' certificate. Solar plant operators using Odersun modules can therefore realize a 10% higher feed-in tariff.

This is based on the latest Italian feed-in law (Conto Energia IV), which introduces new rules for funding solar power in Italy. The energy agency GSE will pay a 10% higher subsidy for projects incorporating European components.

In collaboration with GSE, a certificate has been developed to confirm that at least 60% of a module or its system components have been manufactured in Europe.

About Odersun ( www.odersun.com ) Odersun AG designs and manufactures customized solar products using a proprietary, worldwide patented thin-film technology (CIS -- copper indium disulphide). Its manufacturing process enables the company to produce solar cells that can be assembled into solar modules of virtually any size, form, design or any power, in flexible glass-foil or glass-glass packaging. This adaptability is decisive for applications of building integrated photovoltaics (BiPV).

The company employs over 260 employees at its facilities in Germany and is backed by an international group of leading investors including Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (UK), Virgin Green Fund (USA/UK), Advanced Technology & Materials (China), PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (USA), AGF Private Equity (a member of Allianz Group, France) and Valor KG (Austria).

 

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Beneq Hosts Photovoltaic Specialist Seminar in Shanghai

Nov 4th, 2011 | By Editor 

Excerpt from an article in Nanotechnology Now: In October, an exclusive two-day solar energy seminar was held in Shanghai. The intention of the seminar was primarily to bring together executive-level cell manufacturing representatives with academic and industrial experts on emerging cell-enhancing coating technologies, e.g., atomic layer deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating, both of which are provided by Beneq.

The participants, more than 100 top-level business delegates and research experts met for two intense days to learn about the current status of PV both globally and in China, and Beneq coating equipment for silicon-based and thin film solar cells. Speakers at the seminar included Prof. Junhao Chu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Science and director of SCPV, Qiang Huang, vice president of Trina Solar, Xiaoguang Ma, CTO of Suntech and Winfried Hoffmann, vice president of EPIA.

Abstract:
In October this year, Beneq, together with the Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics (SCPV), hosted an invitation-only specialist seminar for executive level decision makers and experts in photovoltaics (PV).

Beneq hosts photovoltaic specialist seminar in Shanghai

Shanghai, China | Posted on November 3rd, 2011

In October, an exclusive two-day solar energy seminar was held in Shanghai. The intention of the seminar was primarily to bring together executive-level cell manufacturing representatives with academic and industrial experts on emerging cell-enhancing coating technologies, e.g., atomic layer deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating, both of which are provided by Beneq.

The participants, more than 100 top-level business delegates and research experts met for two intense days to learn about the current status of PV both globally and in China, and Beneq coating equipment for silicon-based and thin film solar cells. Speakers at the seminar included Prof. Junhao Chu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science and Director of SCPV, Qiang Huang, Vice President of Trina Solar, Dr Xiaoguang Ma, CTO of Suntech and Dr Winfried Hoffmann, Vice President of EPIA.

Prof. Junhao Chu, Director of SCPV and who opened the seminar, summarizes: "We are very pleased with the success of this seminar. In order to ensure consistent development of research and development of photovoltaics in China, we need these kinds of events. Personally, I was pleased with the high standard of speakers, and the level of interest of the participants. We have found that closed invitation-only seminars lead to a more open atmosphere among the participants, thus enabling tangible decisions and concrete outcomes."

Beneq CEO, Sampo Ahonen, who addressed the seminar, comments: "This concept is clearly a win-win occasion for all involved. It is seldom a company gets the opportunity like this to meet face-to-face with top level management of the biggest cell manufacturing companies in China. It is likewise rare to meet such a number of distinguished speakers, all of which are recognized authorities in their respective field of expertise."

The aforementioned seminar was arranged by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai Branch, the Shanghai Solar Energy Society, the Shanghai Vacuum Society and Shanghai Physical Society, hosted by the Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics and Beneq and supported by the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of CAS, the East China Normal University-Colorado State University Joint Research Institute for New Energy and the Environment, the Key Laboratory of Advanced Technique & Preparation for Renewable Energy Materials, Ministry of Education, Yunnan Normal University and the Institute of Solar Energy, Shanghai Jiaotong University.

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About Beneq Oy
Beneq Oy, based in Finland, is a supplier of equipment and coating technology for global markets. Beneq turns innovations into success by developing applications and equipment for cleantech and renewable energy fields, especially in glass, solar and emerging thin film markets. Coating applications include optics, barriers and passivation layers, as well as energy generation and conservation. Beneq also offers complete coating services. The coating applications of Beneq are based on two enabling nanotechnology platforms: Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating (nHALO® and nAERO®).

Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics (SCPV) is a non-profit R&D organization for solar cell related research and development. The mission of SCPV embraces contributing to the National Energy Strategy, conducting industry oriented research and technology development and undertaking national level fundamental research. The R&D focus of SCPV includes physical purification techniques for solar grade poly-silicon, thin film solar cells (e.g., CIGS/CdTe), novel concept solar cells as well as testing standards. The center has a staff of more than 50, with one Academician (CAS), nine Research and five Assistant Professors.

Beneq, nHALO and nAERO are registered trademarks of Beneq Oy.

Contacts:
Mr Sampo Ahonen
CEO
Beneq Oy
Tel: +358 40 520 1090
e-mail: sampo.ahonen(at)beneq.com

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