Adler Solar and viamon have completed a joint pilot project in the U.K., which saw theft protection devices installed in an 18 MW solar PV park. The companies claim to have built the world’s first GPS-based safety concept for PV...
Leading CIGS producer Solar Frontier has announced the first installation using its flexible modules. The modules have been install at Singapore’s newest port terminal, operated by PSA Singapore Terminals.
Holland’s SoLayTec will ship four of its InPassion PECVD tooling to two Chinese Tier 1 manufacturers. One tool is for a new customer’s R&D line, while three will go to an existing customer for volume production.
U.S. thin film manufacturer First Solar has achieved a major boost in module efficiency using its cadmium telluride technology. Today the company announced a full module efficiency of 18.2%, from an 18.6% aperture efficiency...
Germany’s Fraunhofer has announced the launch of a spin-off company, NexWafe GmbH to transfer its kerfless wafer production technology into production. Fraunhofer Venture will supply seed funding.
The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin has developed a new automated process whereby up to 1,000 solar modules daily can be examined using electroluminescence measurements.
Australian-made technology that will allow householders to remotely monitor and control their electricity usage, and utilities to coordinate demand management programs, is being trialed in the city of Perth and regional...
New research has revealed microscopic flaws in perovskite crystals used in PV applications. The discovery indicates that there is a very large potential for conversion efficiency gains, if these faults can be removed.
Solar has been singled out by the MIT Energy Initiative (METEI) as holding the best potential for meeting humanity's future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The research calls for more funding into...
The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.
The German engineering group is expanding oversees with new facilities focusing on local metallization paste modifications. Heraeus recently relocated its PV business unit headquarters to Shanghai.
German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...
Germany's Singulus is one of the European and North American PV equipment suppliers that has had a difficult time in recent years. The company on Friday announced a restructuring of its debt and an acceleration of its move into...
The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina's multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company's PERC solar...
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