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Solarion AG, based in Leipzig (Germany), is involved in the development of the electric automobile E-Up! which was presented as a world premiere by the CEO of Volkswagen AG Martin Winterkorn at the 63rd Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), currently taking place in Frankfurt (Germany). The roof of the concept car E-Up! with an area of about 1.4 square meters is designed as a curved solar panel and is equipped with thin-film solar cells from Solarion AG. The new, highly flexible, ultra-lightweight and unbreakable solar cells from Solarion can be manufactured very cost effective and due to their unique properties, enable totally new automotive designs.{pagebreak}The solar module is feeding the car's electrical system providing power to charge the battery and for the vehicle's ventilation to cool the interior while parking. "We are proud that our innovative product can make an important contribution to the electro-mobility, thereby reducing the production of carbon dioxide," says Solarion CEO Karsten Otte. Solarion, specialized in technology development of thin-film solar applications in the field of building integration, is extending its product portfolio towards the automotive sector with this collaboration.About SolarionThe company Solarion is developing, producing and offering high-efficient and low-cost thin-film solar modules using Copper-Indium-Gallium-Diselenide (CIGS).Solarion's technology is

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Situated on the Chennai - Bangalore growth corridor, the 312 acre Zone would be an ecosystem for solar goods, providing world class infrastructure and utilities to house all activities across R&D, Manufacturing, Services and Trading.This is the first phase of the 3700 acre development of the multi-product GMR Krishnagiri SEZ. Located just off Bangalore, the knowledge capital of the world, it provides a captive home base of high quality talent.{pagebreak}As a Special Economic Zone with no taxes at any stage, GMR Solar Tropic would lead to a reduction in project cost by about 20% and a perpetual savings of operating costs by upto 18%. Profits will also be exempted from tax for up to 15 years. Investment subsidy up to 20% would be available from Special Incentive Package Scheme of Government of India's Semi Conductor Policy. Timed with the unveiling of India's solar mission which intends to create a 20GW capacity by 2020, this zone would provide the manufacturers access to one of the biggest emerging solar market.CH2MHILL have planned this zone with their in-depth understanding of Solar Industry. This plan integrates solar manufacturing activities by co-locating them in their natural order, thus eliminating logistics and inventory holding costs.

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The combination of the Nokia Smart Home team know-how and the Comsel team knowledge of energy grid and metering create an unique and strong basis to start developing new generation energy solutionsHELSINKI 10 September 2009 - There corporation will focus on energy saving and efficiency. The energy saving solutions of the company are based on the ThereGate - which was formerly known as the Nokia Home Control Center or HCC.{pagebreak}Main partners of There Corporation in the first stage are energy utilities, energy meter manufacturers, service providers in the energy and real estate segments.Kaj Rönnlund, CEO of There Corporation, sees the combination of the mobile and platform technology know-how of the Nokia Smart Home team and the experience of energy grid and metering of the Comsel team as a unique and strong basis to start developing new generation energy solutions. "We are gate openers for our customers enhancing the value of their client offerings."There corporation is financed by the current management team and the Power Fund II by VNT Management, which manages two funds, Power Fund I and Power Fund II, with a focus on clean technology. Assets under management of these funds are €80 million. "There Corporation's groundbreaking solution and

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San Diego - August 2009 - KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces the SunKIC version 1.1.0, a thermal profiler that is specifically designed for the unique needs and challenges of the PV industry.{pagebreak}The SunKIC benefits from several hardware and software innovations that help solar cell manufacturers acquire insightful data on their thermal processes.The compact form factor (19 millimeter/0.75" tall thermal shield) enables the SunKIC to accommodate the tight width and height restrictions of the metallization furnace tunnel clearance, and the flexible, easy-to-use graphical navigation software makes for quick and convenient profiling. Exceptionally powerful analytical software helps users study and improve upon all the important aspects of the time-temperature profile, and also accommodates numerous current and future needs. Additionally, it performs 20 readings per second and displays all relevant process data such as peak temperature, dwell time in various temperature ranges, slope gradients and more.The SunKIC software also measures "the area under the curve" at any given temperature level to further help users analyze the recorded profile. As an additional benefit, standard type K thermocouples may be used with all traditional methods such as cemented onto the wafer's surface, weighted

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The team at Rehm Thermal Systems are preparing to showcase the company's best-in-class capabilities for solar cell metallization at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition. Being held from September 21st - 25th in Hamburg, Germany, EUPVSEC 2009 will introduce visitors to the thermal specialist's recently updated line of fast-firing systems and drying ovens.{pagebreak}On display from booth B5/45, Rehm's new RFS Fast Firing Furnace extends its decades of high performance thermal engineering and manufacturing experience further into the world of PV production. In addition to the RFS Firing System, the company's line-up of thermal solutions for metallization now also includes the RFS-D combination Drying and Firing System. Characterised by industry-leading low energy consumption and a compact footprint that optimises factory space while driving down cost, the Rehm Fast Fire Systems feature a host of innovative design features that enable new levels of metallization process performance. High throughput rates, an integrated residue management system, superlative profile control and process monitoring are just a few of the benefits visitors to the Rehm booth at EUPVSEC can see for themselves.In addition to the Rehm Fast Fire Systems, the Rehm booth will also showcase the company's new series of drying systems for

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The world's leading producer of safety equipment for service technicians in wind turbine towers, the Danish company Avanti Wind Systems, is opening a sales office and centres for installation, service, maintenance and training in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia.John Chinn, 43, has been hired as general manager of Avanti Australia. He has been involved in the wind energy industry{pagebreak}since the first turbines were installed in South Australia in 2002, with 23 turbine towers at the Starfish Hill Wind Farm. As National Marketing Manager at Bailey Ladders and Alquip Scaffolding, John Chinn imported Avanti ladders for the towers.Avanti has supplied ladders, lifts and Climb Assistance to the Australian wind energy industry. Hill Industries has, up until now, been a distributor of Avanti Wind Systems products."The wind industry is rapidly growing in Australia, and Avanti will stick close to our customers, so we can give them excellent service. The Australian government has just established a Renewable Energy Target that will further accelerate the pace of wind energy development. With its own business unit, Avanti Wind Systems is even better equipped to meet market demands and requirements", says John Chinn.Avanti Wind Systems was founded in Denmark in 1885 and was

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This is the first in a series of projects in the United States in which the company will participate, with approximately 30 MW expected to be installed between 2009-2010· The project, in which MECASOLAR is involved, aims to reduce energy costs for pumping water in Reclamation District 108 located in Yola in the state of California. This pumping is common practise when extracting water in California, substantially increasing water costs.{pagebreak}· PROINSO, integrated in the OPDE Group, is responsible for the supply and logistics of the project, providing 34 trackers (500 kW) MECASOLAR model MS-2E TRACKER 10 and the TRINA 230 Wp modules (230Wp Model TSMT05 Poli). It also advises local engineering companies on the configuration and implementation of the project currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in early November.· MECASOLAR, which will open a new production plant in the San Francisco area over the coming months, will be among the main players at the Solar Power Expo Fair to be held from 27 to 29 October in Anaheim (California. Stand 111).The Spanish company MECASOLAR- solar trackers and fixed structures manufacturer for

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AMARILLO, Tex. - Sage Oil Vac's Gear Oil Exchange System for wind turbines now features a flush system that improves fluid changes on gearboxes hundreds of feet above the ground. Gearbox flushes are becoming more common to remove sludge and varnish when performing oil changes.{pagebreak}Featuring a 120 gallon (454 liter) tank with a dedicated 330 foot (100.5 meter) hose, hose reel and pump, the flush system allows operators to lift the used oil hose, fresh oil hose and flush fluid hose up at the same time, thus reducing wear and tear on the winch. Sage Oil Vac's flush system may be utilized in numerous ways. When the flush is complete, the flush fluid is vacuumed down into either the flush tank or the used oil tank. Flush fluids may be new oils or fluids designed specifically for flushing.The flush system works in conjunction with the Gear Oil Exchange System's standard operating features. Sage Oil Vac's Barrel Straw vacuums the flush fluid into the flush tank, eliminating the lifting of heavy buckets, and reducing injuries, spills and contamination. A heating system heats the flush fluid to the desired temperature for optimal flow. If flush

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Dr. Schenk launches brand new product at their booth B6/6 during the 24th EU PVSEC in Hamburg (21-24. September, 2009) The I-V Curve Tracer from the SolarMeasure family enables correlation of optical inspection and efficiency tests (I-V curve){pagebreak}Currently, Dr. Schenk GmbH is the only "total-solution provider" of metrology systems for PV thin-film modules worldwide. Having installed more than 50 systems into running thin-film production lines within the past 3 years, Dr. Schenk‘s specialized solutions for virtually every processing step along the line are unmatched in the industry. Now, Dr. Schenk GmbH has taken the next step in thin-film metrology."Indirect metrology tests", for example the measurement of pinhole density, layer thickness or haze monitoring, enable the manufacturer to evaluate the module quality and give an early warning as soon as a process step no longer meets the preset tolerances. These indirect measurements alone cannot make a prediction about the final electrical efficiency of the solar panel. As today‘s sun simulators or flashers are installed only at the very end of the production line when low quality modules have already gone through expensive back-end

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Following the success of its recent guide to social media, Protean Marketing has released the latest in its series of free ‘Practical Guide' downloads. The next in the series tackles the subject of e-marketing, highlighting its status as a powerful CRM and prospecting tool. Aimed at the electronics industry, the new guide is already being well received and looks set to break the download record set by its predecessor.{pagebreak}‘A Practical Guide to e-Marketing for Brands' introduces e-marketing as an important communications tool in the current economic climate, separating the discipline into two distinct areas - electronic Direct Marketing (eDM) and electronic Retention Marketing (eRM). The free download outlines the benefits and features of each type, from single message email shots calling a targeted and segmented recipient base to action, through to e-newsletters aimed at developing a long-term relationship with readers while positioning brands as thought leaders. The integrated marketing specialist's download also looks at key areas of implementation including permission email, personalisation, deliverability, reader engagement and testing. By providing practical tips for each of these topics, the guide is a valuable tool for businesses looking to make the most of their marketing budget."As an experienced marketing communications specialist, we know

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