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Downloads post 10/6 and etc. 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. More>> 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. More>> 10/7/11 Continental To Build New Tire Plant In South Carolina. Takes a long long time The AP (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." McClatchy (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 figures The AP (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." Reuters (10/7, Peterson) also covers the story. Airbus Leads Boeing In Deliveries, Orders. Bloomberg News (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
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course IE 334 taught by Professor Gard during the Spring '11 term at Lehigh University .

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