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Dyesol announce CSIRO collaboration plan

Dyesol will work with the CSIRO to continue their development of perovskite solar technology. Image: Dyesol

Leading Australian developers Dyesol have today announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the development of perovskite solar...

HPQ Silicon invests in PyroGenesis' PUREVAP technology for polysilicon production

Solar grade polysilicon.

The Canadian material exploration company has acquired the intellectual property for the PUREVAP process, as well as a pilot plant from PyroGenesis, to produce solar grade silicon metal from quartz.

Longi Silicon and Zhonghuan Semiconductor announce new expansions with over 10GW of new capacity planned

Yunnan Province in China.

The two Chinese companies are making movements on significant capacity increases for their mono-crystalline products.

Uganda set to roll with solar PV bus

Kiira Motor Corp.'s Kayoola solar PV bus, Uganda

The East African country is leading the way in green vehicle manufacturing. The state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation has developed three electric vehicles, including the Kayoola, which could become a first on the continent.

SolarWindow unveils electricity transportation system for solar glass

SolarWindow invisible wire glass panel

The prospect of a virtually invisible electricity transportation system within and on the surface of windows could be especially attractive to architects, designers and building occupants in tall towers and skyscrapers.

Meyer Burger receives another significant order for its MAiA technology

Meyer Burger CEO Peter Pauli

The Swiss company is continuing with its strong year, this time confirming an order from an unnamed Chinese manufacturer worth CHF 18 million for its MAiA 2.1 technology upgrade platform.

Harvard adds organic electrolyte to redox-flow batteries

Widener Library, Harvard University. Flickr image by Joseph Williams.

The research team from Harvard has taken a leaf out of nature’s book and has added an organic electrolyte, which was inspired by vitamin B2, to redox-flow batteries in an attempt to increase its energy storage capacity, as...

SolarWorld under pressure to find resolution to Hemlock court case

SolarWorld array being installed.

IHS Senior Research Director Ash Sharma spoke to pv magazine to give his take on the SolarWorld and Hemlock Semiconductor initial ruling last week, and how the two companies are likely to proceed from here, expecting that...

Crew aboard the International Space Station is testing new 3D solar cells

Astronaut Scott Parazynski of STS-120 conducting a spacewalk to repair a damaged solar panel at the ISS. Image courtesy of NASA.

The wordy NanoRacks-Earth Abundant Textured Thin Film Photovoltaics investigation is looking into a new design of 3D PV cell, which should, in theory, absorb sunlight more efficiently, while also investigating the effects that...

Trina Solar pushes industrial-scale multi PERC efficiency to 20.16%

Trina Solar module production.

The Chinese solar firm achieves new record efficiency for its industrially produced multicrystalline silicon PERC cells, and also ups efficiency of its P-type double print cells to 18.7%.

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Solar PV installation in Spain.

Another seven days of solar brings a call from SolarPower Europe for the EU to end trade duties on Chinese components, the unveiling of Hanergy's zero charge EVs, and the first shoots of Nigeria's solar market.

Berkeley Lab discovery could push perovskites to 31 percent efficiency

Berkeley Lab perovskite research team.

New research has indicated a pathway for perovskites to achieve a conversion efficiency of 31%. The findings were published by researchers from Berkeley Lab this week. Nanoscale images of perovskite solar cells revealed a...

First Solar's Malaysian fab to begin Series 5 module assembly

Module production at First Solar.

U.S. solar firm will end production of its TetraSun crystalline silicon solar panels at the plant, and expects to incur impairment charges of around $100 million as transition is made.

Trina Solar hits 21.1% efficiency for mono PERC cells produced in industrial conditions

Trina Solar cell production.

The Chinese solar module producer says it has achieved 21.1% average efficiency for P-type monocrystalline PERC cells produced in industrial standard conditions.

European solar industry puts forward case to end trade measures on Chinese PV

34 European solar and renewable energy organizations signed the letter

SolarPower Europe appears to be the driving force behind a letter, signed by 34 European solar and renewable energy organizations, calling on the EU to immediately remove the trade measures that exist against imports of Chinese...

Jinko Solar looking to invest in innovation

Jinko Solar’s Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González

Jinko Solar's Senior Technical Manager Juan Carlos González joined pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford to talk about Jinko’s award winning new modules, the Eagle series. The new modules have been optimized by Silicon Valley company...

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