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SolarWorld’s 230 watt solar panel

SolarWorld, a solar panel manufacturer that produces solar panels in Camarillo, CA recently launched their 230 watt Sunmodule. The new solar panel represents an evolution in their product line by making significant design changes which include larger solar cells, increased an inch to 6 inches. The solar cell count per solar panel was reduced from 72 to only 60. The reduced number of solar cells increases the current while lowering the voltage which is great for maximizing the number of solar panels that can be wired on a string. The entire solar panel is made right here in the USA except the Junction box which is made in Germany. The SW230 is offered with a silver frame and white backsheet or an ultra low profile black frame with black backsheet. What do you think about SolarWorld solar...

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SolarWorld makes an offer to buy Opel

SolarWorld, is a leading German solar panel manufacturer made an unsolicited bid to by Opel from General Motors (GM) today, although GM refused the offer and said Opel is not up for sale. GM owns Opel, which is a German automobile brand. According to SolarWorld, they want to take the Opel brand and turn the product line exclusively into full electric and hybrid vehicles. There is room for a great partnership between solar pv panels and electric based cars. Imagine a world in which every home and business has solar panels on top of their roofs and people can charge their cars right from the power of the sun. I think GM should sell the division to SolarWorld, because at this point they are very low on options, plus I think this is the reason GM is in the problem they are in because they are so spread thin from their core business. The management can’t even make the GM brand profitable, I don’t understand why they would want to hold on to brands that they just can’t afford to hold onto right now. As the electric car and hybrids vehicle industry continue to move forward, we are seeing a close relationship developing with the photovoltaic industry. Should GM sell Opel to SolarWorld? What types of opportunities will this create for the...

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The Vatican harness Solar Energy.

SolarWorld, A German manufacturer of solar panels has donated 2,700 solar panels to the Vatican. The panels will provide over 300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. Pope Benedict XVI’s has made conserving the Earth’s resources a top priority during his tenure as the pope. Benedict XVI has become the first pontiff to harness the power of the sun to provide energy for the Vatican. Since the Pope was elected in 2005 he has been speaking out against the “the unbalanced use of energy” in the world. The grid tie solar power system will be installed on top of the 6,000 seat hall and when the hall is not in use the energy will be sent back into the grid and be used by other parts of the Vatican. The best part of this project was SolarWorld donated the solar power system to the Vatican, I think its a good move on the part of both SolarWorld and the Vatican because we hope it can show people that solar energy is real and reliable enough to use on the prestigious...

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