In a 24 hour whirlwind trip to Switzerland, I visited the headquarters of technology start-up firm SwissINSO, where I was able to see first hand the development of a new technology that is set to bring more colour to the PV market, specifically the BIPV and solar thermal sector.
Chinese manufacturer Hanergy has established a new arm called Hanergy Global Solar Power and Applications Group which will consist of four core business units of downstream business, one of which will have a BIPV focus.
The European Commission has initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar glass from China.
Following the unveiling of the plans in July 2011, the proposed 100% solar-powered Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux sports stadium has commenced construction.
SwissINSO Holding, a specialist in the development of new solar technologies and products which focus on enhancing the aesthetics and overall efficiency of BIPV and solar thermal solutions, and Acomet Solar, an integrator of solar façades, have joined forces and entered into a joint venture agreement.
Kingspan Group, a UK-based provider of sustainable products for the construction industry, has developed an insulated BIPV module for industrial and commercial rooftops which is set to “revolutionise” the BIPV market.
ET Solar will introduce a new glass-glass BIPV module to the UK market in the second quarter of 2013, ET Solar has confirmed to Design-Build Solar.
The Passivhaus-Baytna sustainable housing project which is being developed by Barwa in Qatar will be equipped with 136 modules provided by Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec).
A petrol station in Southampton is soon to become home to the UK’s first solar glass petrol station canopy, according to building-integrated PV manufacturer Polysolar.
The European Commission has launched an anti-dumping investigation against Chinese manufacturers of solar glass following a complaint filed last month.