Concentrating Photovoltaics – CPV – Ready for Take-Off?

16 Sep

CPV systems are poised for significant growth thanks to the confluence of several factors: Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) requiring up to 33% renewables by 2020 in key US states, higher efficiency CPV systems, and lower CPV system costs. In the last year alone, over 300 MW of CPV projects have signed contracts with utilities and are now awaiting regulatory approvals and financing.

Thanks to these large projects, CPV technology companies may be approaching the critical mass needed to cost-effectively manufacture their systems and compete head-to-head with non-concentrating PV.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST
Cost: Complimentary!

Speaker: Dr. Jan-Gustav Werthen, Senior Director of Photovoltaics, JDSU; Moderator: Brett Prior, Senior Analyst, GTM Research

Can’t make the live event? Register and the presenters will alert you when the on-demand version is available.

Register to the webinar to hear about the technologies and new breakthroughs that promise continued improvement, including multijunction cell design and high-volume manufacturing techniques. At the end of the event, audience members will be able to ask questions of the panelists and moderator live!

Register now!

 

Useful Links

On another note – here are a few helpful links for those interested in solar:

State and Federal Rebates and Incentives: www.dsireusa.org

Improving your building’s energy efficiency:

http://www.solar-estimate.org/?page=rightforme&subpage=efficiency

Join thousands of fellow supporters in a historic call for clean energy: www.repoweramerica.org/wall/#

Do Materials Matter? Choices Affect Efficiency Cost of PV

21 Jul

For those interested in PV systems, GTM Research and Dupont are presenting a webinar. It is for system developers, system designers, EPCs, installers, financiers, engineering firms, and others who specify, recommend, or influence the selection of PV equipment and components (cells, modules, etc.) for PV installations. The event is sponsored by DuPont.

Webinar Summary:

Over the next five years, photovoltaic (PV) systems will achieve grid parity in many major global markets with low-cost, high-efficiency systems that have 25 or more years of system life. A driving factor in achieving grid parity is the quality and durability of materials in PV cells, modules and other system components. This seminar will explore the crucial role of materials in determining the efficiency, reliability and cost of PV systems. Discussion will focus on key considerations, and provide guideposts for those who specify or influence the selection of PV components.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2PM (ET). For additional info and to register for the PV Systems webinar visit Greentech Media here.

Oilobit.com: PV Outlook 2010-2015

29 Dec

Solar Panel | Oilobit.comOverall, 2010 was a good year for the PV industry. But, the global PV industry is getting complex as it becomes more and more competitive. What’s the outlook PV technology, production and cost for the next five years?

You can find out what Greentech Media’s Senior Analyst Syyam Mehta thinks during an upcoming webinar. Mehta will discuss findings from the third edition of GTM Research’s PV supply chain report, PV Technology, Production, and Cost Outlook: 2010-2015. The webinar will cover topics such as: Read more