SEMI, the global trade association for the microelectronics manufacturing industry and organizer of SEMICON® expositions, and PV Group, the global association for the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing supply chain, have announced the launch of SOLARCON, a new series of trade events dedicated to serving the rapidly growing photovoltaic manufacturing market. The new events and dates announced are: – SOLARCON Korea, January 20-22, 2009, COEX, Seoul,... Read more..
BioSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of solar cells, says it anticipates unprecedented growth and benefits for the solar industry thanks to the recent passage of Federal legislation. H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, provides an eight-year extension of solar energy tax incentives, thereby assuring industry stability. The... Read more..
LAI International, Inc., strategic supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers has announced it has secured contract awards for manufacturing land-based gas turbine machinery. LAI uses proprietary milling technology to process more than 1,000 of the static gas turbine components used in power generating plants for a leading original equipment manufacturer. “LAI has proven its success in manufacturing... Read more..
Applied Materials and SunPower Corporation announced completion of two SunPower solar power systems totaling 2.1 megawatts at Applied Materials’ corporate facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. The systems represent the largest solar power deployment at a corporate facility in the United States. “This is another exciting milestone in the adoption of solar power in California,” said Mike Splinter, president and chief executive officer of... Read more..
A long-time contract supplier of fabricated and machined components to a wide range of companies, Dowding Industries is making the leap to large-part production and the transition to the alternative energy economy. It announced today at the International Manufacturing Technology Show the purchase of two massive machining systems from MAG Industrial Automation Systems for production of wind turbine components and large, critical parts for other big-machine... Read more..
Linde Nippon Sanso announced that it has been awarded the exclusive contract to supply high purity gases to Spain’s first thin film solar cell manufacturing plant set up by T-Solar S.A. in Ourense, Galicia (Spain). Under this agreement, Linde Nippon Sanso will provide T-Solar with turnkey installation of the plant’s bulk and special gases supply systems and ongoing delivery of the gases essential to making thin film solar cells. These gases include... Read more..
LDK Solar Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of solar wafers, awarded a US$220 million contract to Applied Materials, Inc. to provide precision wafering systems to support its next phase of production expansion. The systems are scheduled to begin shipping to LDK Solar’s facility in Xinyu, PRC, in early 2009, and will support LDK Solar’s previously announced plans to expand to 3.2GW annualized wafer capacity in 2010. “We believe that... Read more..
Zongshen PEM Power Systems Inc., announced that it has reached an amending agreement (the “Amendment”) with its major shareholder, Zongshen Industrial Group (“ZIG”) to amend the Master Support Agreement (“MSA”) which was signed and announced in January 2008. The Amendment grants ZPP the exclusive global rights to the production and sale of low emission gas motorbikes with an engine capacity of up to 50cc’s. Under... Read more..