Financed by the European Commission, the Performance Plus project was launched with the goal of making PV systems more reliable and cost-effective and improving their overall performance.
Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.
Interview: On Monday the Meyer Burger Group and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) inaugurated their Swiss-Inno pilot line for heterojunction technology (HJT) in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Christophe Ballif,...
Swiss PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger inaugurated its first heterojunction (HJT) cell pilot line, in Neuchatel, Switzerland today. The line will be operated in partnership with the Swiss research body CSEM.
While the technologies are not currently in production, they will be part of the company's future commercialized Honey Plus and IBC products, says Trina Vice President and chief scientist Pierre Verlinden.
The output power of the record-setting solar modules can be further improved by fine tuning the company's module assembly process and encapsulation materials, the company says.
Humanity yesterday celebrated an historic step towards unlocking the mysteries of the oldest building blocks of our Solar System: Comets. Solar cells carried the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, Philae, onto the first-ever...
A 70-meter stretch of the cycle path in the Dutch capital has been fitted with solar panels that will generate clean power for the local grid.
The Japanese electrical giant has entered into a technical and marketing partnership with Sunpartner, which has developed the Wysips Crystal technology for touch screens.
Once complete, the 48-acre solar farm will be largest in the state, with Axion Power International providing its PbC batteries and PowerCube technology as storage.
The Solar Impulse story will enter its second chapter in March next year as it attempts to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun.
The group is working on the $12 million R&D project at both its U.S. and German facilities "to propel the company's full-production module power density beyond a once-unimaginable milestone of 300 watts-peak."
At the Solar Power International trade show the head of the Department of Energy announced new investments in projects to drive down the cost of electricity from solar, as well as a new round of loan guarantees to be launched in...
Fraunhofer ISE and the company's Global Advisory Board member Eicke Weber says the record module efficiency has moved Sunpreme "to the top of the class."
Backed by the German government, the PV-Regel project aims to study how PV can balance power, particularly on an international level, and to develop requirement profiles for PV to balance power in the future.
Allied Market Research growth forecast predicts rapid rise in organic electronics within a decade, driven largely by organic displays but PV to play pivotal role.
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