Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Chinese company, Advanced Technology & Materials, and Odersun AG, a German manufacturer of thin-film solar cells and modules, plan to form a joint venture in Beijing, China, for the production and sales of solar cells and modules based on Odersun's proprietary thin-film technology. As recent renewable energy support schemes drive significant growth in the photovoltaic sector in China,...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., will present its line of solar glass products at the third Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, Nov. 11-12, in Seville, Spain (Booth #7), according to a Nov. 9 release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-...
  • U.S. solar market poised for continued growth in 2010; electric utilities continue to make major investments in solar energy; industry leaders vow to fight for energy reform See more coverage from the conference.Solar Power International 2009, the largest business-to-business solar energy conference and expo in North America, broke attendance records for the sixth year in a row last week....
  • Flabeg, [Germany,] global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, is opening a new production facility for solar mirrors which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new 209.00-square-foot manufacturing facility is erected in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport, according to an Oct. 29 Reuters report. 
  • Solar power technology used in the Third World is a small, but critical, part of the solar industry, said Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the Solar Power International Conference that ran through Oct. 29 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. “Solar systems are acting...
  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
  • After experiencing a boom during 2004-08, the worldwide solar industry is suffering a downturn in 2009 and will remain soft for several years, according to Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the first day of the Solar Power International Conference that runs through Oct. 29 at the...
  • A New York company plans to open a solar panel manufacturing facility in Millville that would employ 282 people, many of them local glassworkers.IPP Solar confirmed plans Thursday [Oct. 15] to partner with Italian producer MX Group and unnamed investors in Taiwan and China to produce the panels at a retrofitted glass factory in Millville."We are shovel-ready and ready to go," said...
  • Centrosolar's Glas unit has increased its annual solar glass manufacturing capacity to 6 million square meters at its factory in Fürth, Germany, and has a new anti-reflective nanocoating process set to go into volume production before the end of the year. The company says that it has invested €10 million over the past two years to double its production output because of the addition of...
  • Even as the solar-cell industry struggles through its first decline in demand in more than a decade, flatbed trucks are hauling about $100 million in equipment to Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.'s new plant in Thornton.Even as solar-panel prices dropped 40 percent in 2009 to about $2.25 a watt on average, Abound Solar Inc.'s Longmont plant is rolling out its first photovoltaic panels.While it may...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
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  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...