Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
The latest edition of the International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV) will be presented in Berlin in March.
The CEO of solar testing company TÜV Rheinland has called on politicians in Germany and the European Union to make a huge effort to upgrade grids because, he told an audience at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, "our...
A report into the future of the U.S. clean energy industry has called upon President Obama and Congress to introduce measures to ensure the country does not fall further behind in the global renewable energy revolution.
The record-breaking Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) claims to have engineered a thin flim CIGS solar cell on a flexible polymer substrate that is as efficient as polycrystalline silicon...
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Incubator program has announced a further US$12 million of funding to develop solar hardware, and reduce the soft costs associated with installation and permitting.
UK trade body the Solar Trade Association (STA) has been closely involved with the development of a national solar centre of excellence by consultants BRE, which was launched this week.
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot initiative has announced a $21 million funding package to promote the development of off-the-shelf household solar systems.
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance (ECN, imec, TNO, Holst Cenre, TU/e, Forschungszentrum Jülich) are coming together for a joint research program on organic PV.
A new EU consortium will develop a training network for PV researchers. The KESTCELLS project as it is called has a total budget of over €3.7 million. The aim is to increase European competitiveness of existing technologies.
The Australian federal government has released a new round of funding for "early and mid career" photovoltaic researchers. The funding is a part of the government’s "Skills Development Program."
An influential lobby group, which counts energy policymakers of 102 governments plus the E.U. among its members, has produced a costing analysis that concludes renewable energy should be the default option for providing...
Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) cost reductions and "major" technological advancements will see global installations rising to almost 1.2 GW by 2012, states IMS Research.
According to a new report, the "explosive" growth of photovoltaics in the U.K., and the related falling costs, mean the market for nuclear is disappearing. Combined with "stiff competition" from other renewables, the case for...
A report commissioned by trade associations representing more than 100 solar companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has, perhaps not surprisingly, extolled the benefits of photovoltaics over conventional electricity generation.
Andreas Bett from Fraunhofer ISE and Hansjörg Lerchenmüller from Soitec Solar have been awarded the German Environmental Award 2012. SMA Solar Technology's Günther Cramer is another recipient of this year's prize.
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