German researchers have applied the approach used by invisibility cloak research to direct sunlight around busbars and metallization fingers to potentially increase PV cell and module efficiency. The research was carried out by a...
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...
The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to market.
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The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy's first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.
Solar PV and battery storage companies have featured prominently in BNEF's New Energy Pioneers awards, handed down last night in New York. The awards are presented as a part of the 8th BNEF summit currently under way.
The collaboration between Japan's Gifu University and Germany's ZSW is expected to create better conditions for the "efficient transfer of research results into the marketplace."
Leading solar researcher Professor Martin Green says that the solar industry has entered a new phase of manufacturing, in which the focus is firmly on efficiency gains. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) researcher believes...
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