The search engine giants have given financial backing to SolarAid to assess the impact solar power can play in alleviating poverty in Africa.
Over 100 scientists are meeting in Germany’s capital today to discuss the interim results of their research and development projects, funded by the Photovoltaics Innovation Alliance. The goal is solar power cost reductions.
Solar and wind power generation complement each other better than previously thought, according to a study released by the Reiner Lemoine Institut and Solarpraxis AG.
The Free University of Berlin and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has opened a new laboratory for photovoltaic research in the German capital.
EnStorage Inc. has developed the first ever grid-connected hydrogen-bromine (HBr) flow battery with its 50 kW battery connection at the company's test site in southern Israel. The battery is said to provide up to 100 kWh of...
New research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has drawn the conclusion that a “fully renewable” electricity system could not only be possible but cost effective. Key to the research, is that the study...
Researchers have published results showing that organic solar cells can be produced on cellulose nanocrystal substrates (CNC). The cells are easily recyclable and are being touted as the first solar cells from materials that...
PV equipment producer Singulus Technologies and solar cell manufacturer M-Cells have signed a letter of intent to expand technological cooperation for commercial production of crystalline silicon cells.
Fires and theft have become growing problems for the solar industry. Leto Solar is now waiting for a patent for its HĖMOS technology which, the company claims, enables the development of solar panels with capabilities to combat...
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding research into battery development and more efficient convertors and capacitors for use in advanced electric vehicles.
Dyesol Limited has secured strategic investment from The National Industrialization Company of Saudi Arabia, or Tasnee, worth AU$4 million. Potential to expand this investment to $20 million exists. Meanwhile, R&D collaboration...
The Panasonic Corporation has claimed what it says is a world record for a crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic cell of a "practical size" with an efficiency of 24.7%. Japan’s Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and...
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot solar initiative has awarded another $9 million of funding to seven data projects.
U.S.-based Solar Bankers LLC and Germany’s Apollon GmbH & Co. KG have unveiled a new concentrated solar module using holographic foil, which they claim can be produced at costs lower than other manufacturers. They aim to...
With 8.4 GW of new solar projects announced in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 12 months, market research provider GTM Research is predicting that 450 MW of new grid connected capacity will come online this year.
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's ongoing attempts to reach the theoretical maximum efficiency of solar cells, the department's SunShot initiative is making available another US$12 million of funding.
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