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Thin-film PV cell reaches 17.1% efficiency
Thin film solar printing leader Nanosolar, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has certified an aperture efficiency of 17.1% for a solar
cell fabricated using Nanosolar's non-vacuum, low cost printing on flexible foil technology.
Everphoton Energy's HCPV hits 32% conversion efficiency
Everphoton Energy recently announced that its High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) module has
reached the conversion efficiency of 32.02%, setting the highest record in the worldwide market.
Continental To Build New Tire Plant In South Carolina.
Takes a long long time
(10/7) reports the company "will build a $500 million plant in Sumter County and
bring 1,600 jobs to the area after sealing the deal with a desperate round of door-knocking to
convince property owners to sell land for the plant." The AP reports, "The first phase of the
project will be
completed by 2017 and the second by 2021, with 8 million tires for passenger cars
and light trucks coming out of the plant" annually. The company "has been looking for a place to
expand most of this year to meet growing demand for replacement tires," according to Nikolai
Setzer, a Continental executive board member. "Setzer said the new plant moves it closer to
customers, suppliers and port facilities."
(10/7, Wilkinson) reports, "Included is a
$4 million investment to expand the
company's US headquarters in Lancaster County by 80 jobs." The company "
will receive $31
million in state incentives to offset costs associated with acquiring and improving a 330-acre site
on US 521, according to the SC Commerce Department.
The company also received a $4 million
federal Community Development Block Grant." Also, the company "
can apply for state tax
credits for creating jobs, based on Sumter County's unemployment rate and per-capita income
and the wages it pays."
Boeing Delivered More Planes In Third Quarter.
But no precisely comparable Airbus
(10/6) reported Boeing "said Thursday that third-quarter commercial aircraft deliveries
rose slightly from a year ago and includes its first delivery of a 787 to a Japanese airline." In the
third quarter, Boeing delivered 127 planes compared to 124 a year ago. The article notes the 737
was still the "most popular Boeing model."
(10/7, Peterson) also covers the story.
Airbus Leads Boeing In Deliveries, Orders.
(10/7, Rothman, Ray)
reports, "Airbus SAS has delivered more planes and taken more orders this year than US rival
Boeing Co. (BA), edging within reach of a record after introducing its upgraded single-aisle jet,
the A320neo." With 1,038 net orders, the article notes Airbus is "in reach" of its all time record
set in 2007. Boeing, in comparison, has won only 426 net orders.
The article notes "Airbus has
topped Boeing's deliveries every year since 2003, and that trend continued in the first three