Archive for January 13, 2012

PV Tech Newscast – Jan. 13, 2012

Mortenson Construction releases U.S. solar industry market study

Mortenson Construction today released a new study on the current state of the utility-scale solar industry and the outlook for the future. The report highlights both the significant challenges and promise industry professionals see in solar energy and the ways contractors can most help owners execute successful projects.  It is based on feedback from more than 250 professionals including utilities, developers, independent power producers, financiers, and suppliers. To look at the study please follow this link: Mortenson study pdf

Plastics may help lower cost in PV cells

Plastic materials are being evaluated by several leading research institutions for broadened commercial solar cell applications due to their advantages of significant cost-savings and flexibility. Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells use materials such as glass and plastic to concentrate solar radiation onto small, high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. Full article can be found here: Plastic in Solar