Technology & Innovations
October 2012

The German high-tech engineering firm Manz has announced it has achieved a technological breakthrough: its integrated production line for CIGS (copper indium gallium selenium) thin-film solar panels, the Manz CIGSfab, can be used to manufacture solar panels that in the future will supply power costing between four euro cents (Spain) and eight euro






October 2012

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) of Aberdeen, UK, developer of a range of patented technologies, with other patents pending, in pipe lay and spooling, wave energy conversion and subsea lifting, is seeing greater demand for specialist engineering packages and has increased the size of its engineering division, the company announced.






October 2012

SolarWorld, the largest US solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, debuted its 270-watt-peak Sunmodule solar panel at the Solar Power International (SPI) trade show in Orlando, US.






October 2012

Whirlpool Corporation and Honeywell have announced that all Whirlpool Corporation US-made refrigerators will begin incorporating Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA). This includes future product line-ups from Whirlpool, including the Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid brands.






October 2012

Siemens announced at the SolarPACES conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the release of a new solar receiver, the UVAC 6G (Universal Vacuum Air Collector), which further increases thermal heat production for solar power plants.






October 2012

Mariner, a global leader in IP video service monitoring and troubleshooting technologies, has announced a major milestone in the growth of its innovative, award-winning flagship product. Mariner xVu is now monitoring more than seven million devices, making it a global market leader in the IPTV industry.






October 2012

With the launch of the new Equostat 3, Switzerland-based Proceq has built on the successful metal hardness testers Equotip 3, Equotip Piccolo 2, and Equotip Bambino 2.






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