In what is expected to bring "substantial" cost savings to the industry, Natcore technology Inc. says it has successfully swapped silver for aluminum in its solar cells. A provisional patent application will now be filed.
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...
Combined solar PV and biomass power generation plant is the first of its kind in China. 1.44 MW solar element due to come online later this month.
German laser systems provider InnoLas Solutions has reported that its 2014 bookings have shown an increase on 2013, on the back of orders for its Ultrafast PERC equipment. It reports bookings of over 1 GW of upgrades in Q1 2015.
Researchers have achieved an open voltage perovskite-cSi tandem cell with an open circuit (Voc) voltage of 1.65 V and a conversion efficiency of 13.7%. The team from MIT and Stanford report its work has identified key challenges...
Firm to use money to help develop its Smart Off-Grid technology.
The funds will assist the demonstration and deployment of Bosch's direct-current building-scale micro-grid platform, which the company says will provide a more reliable and resilient power supply to critical loads.
German PV equipment supplier Schmid is promoting its PERT technology as resulting in significantly reduced light-induced degradation than occurs in PERC multicrystalline cells. PERT refers to Passivated Emitter Rear Totally...
A study released today has found that solar can supply more than 60% of electricity demand in the remote town of Alice Springs and the grid remain stable. The study concludes that an additional 10 MW of PV can be added to the...
German PV production equipment supplier Singulus has booked a "substantial" order for process machines for the production of "high performance" solar cells. The order, in the "double digit of millions," brings Singulus' solar...
UK-based perovskite technology developer Oxford PV has closed an £8 million (US$12.15 million) first-tranche B equity round to continue to develop its solar perovskite technology. The round doubles the amount of equity...
This latest generation of the company's kerfless wafer production machinery, which avoids feedstock waste by forming wafers directly from molten silicon, is designed to make more than 5 MW per year.
The Dresden-based organic PV provider is partnering with vTrium Energy on a pilot program that will contribute to the creation of a base for Singapore's future energy mix while also delivering comprehensive data on the...
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