Applied Materials was named among Technology Review’s 2012 TR50, which lists the world's 50 most innovative companies, for the third consecutive year. Applied is recognized for “helping lower the cost of solar power through a new innovative manufacturing system that allows solar producers to increase the output and efficiency of their cells.”
The Government of India hosted the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 recently on the theme of "Up-scaling and Mainstreaming Renewables for Energy Security, Climate Change and Economic Development". The show was the most significant event on renewable energy ever held in India, attracted more than 9,000 delegates and had more than 250 speakers and 600 exhibitors from 50 countries – including ministerial delegations from several countries.
I recently wrote a piece for EnergyBiz Magazine on advancing solar manufacturing technology to enable solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to become a significant part of the global energy portfolio by lowering the cost-per-watt. The following is a brief excerpt from the article.
Calisolar yesterday marked the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by California Governor Schwarzenegger and local officials. Also on hand to commemorate this expansion was Applied Materials VP of Crystalline Silicon Products Ken MacWilliams.
What policies will allow the U.S. to claim leadership in climate change and renewable energy? Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) and CEO Mike Splinter talked about this topic during the Congressman’s visit to Applied Materials' Silicon Valley headquarters last week.
The Taiwan-US Green Energy and Technology Delegation, led by Economic Affairs Vice Minister Dr. CJ Hwang visited Applied Materials’ Energy and Display Solutions group. The delegation came with the goal to better understand Applied’s solutions to cut solar manufacturing costs as well as gain insights into how the Taiwan government could develop energy incentives for solar cell makers.