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.
The agency's first three published reports focus on PV performance and the impact of PV module failure of both crystalline silicon and thin-film technologies.
Research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory finds that solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint during manufacturing stage.
Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories say the project will help increase the United States' share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05% to at least 14% by 2030.
In their Nature paper, researchers from Imec and a number of U.S. universities discuss the importance of having crystals larger than 4 nm in the fullerene material of organic solar cells as a way to obtain cells with a maximal...
The Swedish solar equipment manufacturer says the shift towards more rooftop installations make lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells ideal.
"It would be difficult and expensive, but the payoff would be immense, and not just in economic terms," says Susumu Sasaki, professor emeritus at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
With an eye on the burgeoning PV market in the MENA region, the testing and certification organizations are bolstering test offerings for PV systems in desert conditions with simulated sandstorms.
The Stuttgart-based ZSW will work with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The five-year collaboration will drive research into the performance of thin film cells under desert conditions.
Employing tin instead of lead, the new cell may well lead to an environmentally friendly breakthrough in photovoltaics.
Hanwha Q Cells adopts LED flasher from Wavelabs as a fully fledged replacement for the xenon flasher during cell testing and production.
Some industry representatives have raised more than a big question mark as to what the future holds for the production of thin film modules. A quick spot check shows, however, that things are developing and progressing swiftly...
The tech giant snaps up New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a startup that is developing unmanned, solar-powered jets designed to fly nonstop for years at a time.
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has verified the new CIS conversion efficiency breakthrough, achieved at the Atsugi Research Center (ARC) in Kanagawa, Japan.
The company’s Power Supply Container generates and stores solar energy, and is ideal for for rural off-grid areas.
The organic solar film producers have achieved a new record in efficiency for 40% transparent solar cells, achieving 7.2% in recent lab tests.
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