Photovoltaics (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application
of solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity. Due to the
growing demand for clean sources of energy, the manufacture of solar cells and photovoltaic
arrays has expanded dramatically in recent years. Photovoltaic production has been doubling
every two yearsreasing by an average of 48 percent each year since 2002, making it the
world’s fastest-growing energy technology. At the end of 2007, according to preliminary
data, cumulative global production was 12,400 megawatts. Roughly 90% of this generating
capacity consists of grid-tied electrical systems. Such installations may be ground-mounted
(and sometimes integrated with farming and grazing) or built into the roof or walls of
a building, known as Building Integrated Photovoltaic or BIPV for short.
Behnke, Erdman & Whitaker
Engineering (BEW Engineering) | 925-867-3330 | San Ramon, CA
engineering consulting services and performs research and development distributed generation,
renewable energy systems (primarily wind and PV), and power electronics.
Berkshire Photovoltaic Services
(BPVS) | 413-743-0152 | Adams, MA
Installer of commercial, institutional
and residential PV Systems.
BP Solar International
| 301-698-4200 | Frederick, MD
Manufactures, designs, markets and installs a wide
range of photovoltaic solar electric systems for the residential, commercial and industrial
DayStar Technologies | 518-383-4600 | Halfmoon, NY
Develops, manufactures and markets photovoltaic products
that are inexpensive, form factor flexible, lightweight and have numerous applications
in a variety of market verticals.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions | 302 999 2705 | Wilmington, DE
A leading materials supplier to the Photovoltaic
ECD Ovonics |
800-528-0617 | Rochester Hills, MI
Thin-film amorphous photovoltaics (PV), fuel cell
and battery products.
EDTEK | 253-395-8084
| Kent, Washington
Manufactures high-quality, highly efficient photovoltaic cells
and is developing a unique product line of cost-competitive power generation systems.
EMCORE Corp |
626-293-3400 | Albuquerque, NM
Designs and manufactures Space solar cells, satellite
solar assemblies, satellite solar panels, terrestrial solar cells & receivers, and
terrestrial concentrator photovoltaic arrays.
Energy Photovoltaics (EPV) | 609-587-3000 | Princeton , NJ
A solar energy company that primarily designs, develops,
manufactures, and markets thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and Integrated Manufacturing
Systems for the growing international PV marketplace.
GE Energy | Photovoltaic module products.
Isolink | 408-946-1968
| Milpitas, CA
Offers a wide range of standard and custom optocouplers and optoswitches.
Solar and photovoltaic shingles.
Photovoltaics | Developer of photovoltaic paint.
| 508-943-1324 | Webster, MA
Manufactures PDA and PC solar chargers, solar battery
chargers, solar battery extenders, cellphone solar battery chargers and small solar panels
as well as providing poly- crystalline photovoltaic solar cells cut to size in small
or large quantities for customers.
PowerFilm | Developer and manufacturer of thin, flexible solar panels and photovoltaic modules.
SANYO Solar | Photovoltaic modules, solar cells.
| +49 7441 538-0 | Germany
Printed circuit boards, photovoltaics, FPD.
Sierra Solar Systems | 888-ON-SOLAR | Grass Valley, CA
Energy production, solar water pumping, inverters,
system control, batteries, PV panel mounting, solar hot water.
Systems (now Ameresco Solar) | 281-351-0031 | Tomball, TX
in complete integrated packaged systems and distributed systems components, SWPV delivers
least cost, state of the art engineered solutions for remote, stand alone, off-grid applications
as well as utility grid-connected systems for residential, industrial and commercial
customers primarily within the U.S.A. and North America.
United Solar Ovonic | 800-528-0617 | Rochester Hills, MI
World leader in thin-film amorphous photovoltaics
(PV) technology and commercial applications.
+49 (0) 7 91 946 00-0 | Germany
CIS solar modules.
Zomeworks Corp | 800-279-6342 | Albuquerque, NM
PV mounting racks, battery enclosures, sun control