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Natcore aims for 2016 production of silver-less solar cells; companies express interest

Natcore will hold high efficiency laboratory demonstrations in the next two to three months

Natcore Technologies Inc. has said pilot demonstration of its silver-less solar PV cells is expected in early 2016, with production available later in the year, if successful. To date, four companies have expressed interest in...


Adler, viamon pilot project sees theft protection installed in 18 MW PV park

The anti-theft device is said to be the world’s first GPS-based safety concept for PV installations

Adler Solar and viamon have completed a joint pilot project in the U.K., which saw theft protection devices installed in an 18 MW solar PV park. The companies claim to have built the world’s first GPS-based safety concept for PV...


Natcore swaps silver for aluminum in solar cells

Nacore Technology has eliminated silver from a solar cell

In what is expected to bring "substantial" cost savings to the industry, Natcore technology Inc. says it has successfully swapped silver for aluminum in its solar cells. A provisional patent application will now be filed.


Hawaii, Scotland present energy storage approaches for Australia

AECOM sees energy storage as boosting RE deployment

Energy storage is on course to see a boom similar to that in the solar market; Australia aims to tap this potential to facilitate the further roll out of renewables. A new study has identified key investment areas, and barriers,...


Germany targeting 22.5% PERC efficiency

Demand for PERC solar cells is on the up

The SolarWorld coordinated "HELENE" research project, which set a new world record for PERC efficiency last month, is targeting an efficiency of 22.5% for industrially manufactured monocrystalline p-Type PERC solar cells by the...


EcoSolifer aims for mass HJT solar production with $29.5 million cell line

Last February, Meyer Burger and CSEM joined forces on a 600 kW pilot production facility for high-efficiency PV cells employing HJT in a demo system

EcoSolifer has signed contracts with Meyer Burger worth around CHF 29 million (approx. US$29.5 million) for a HJT solar cell line. The Hungarian technology manufacturer aims to begin production of the high efficiency cells in Q1...


Tesla's storage solutions sell out

According to Tesla's Q2 2015 earnings report, the company has reduced full-year delivery outlook for its vehicles, causing Tesla shares to fall yesterday. However, its storage solutions are seeing a surge in demand.


Lithuanian university develops new generation organic semi-conductors

Researchers at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have announced the development of a cheaper semi-conductor for use in hybrid solar cells. The development has been registered at the European Patent Office.


Imec perovskite breakthrough yields 11.9% efficiency

Imec's perovskite thin film PV module has achieved conversion efficiencies above 11% in recent tests.

Belgian nano-electronics researchers Imec achieve record active area efficiency on thin film perovskite PV cell, measured over an aperture area of 16cm2.


US: Solar to account for 24% of cumulative microgrid capacity by 2020

Microgrids increasingly emerging as a PV integration strategy

A new GTM Research report estimates that the U.S. microgrid market will reach a cumulative capacity of around 2.8 GW in 2020. Of this, renewables are set to account for 26%, led by solar.


Germany: Energy storage opportunity for struggling PV installers

Of the over 750 companies surveyed, 85% are either already offering energy storage solutions, or are planning to do so.

Germany's solar PV installers are "struggling" to deal with a changing manufacturer landscape, says EuPD Research. Energy storage, however, may offer them new opportunities. The company also finds that homeowners without solar...


US: 100% conversion to wind, water and solar power by 2050 feasible, PV to account for 38%

Solar PV a could account for 38% of power generation in the U.S. in 2050

In a new study by Stanford University, a solid financial, technical and economical case for the U.S to convert its all-purpose energy systems to ones powered by wind, water and sunlight (WWS) has been made. Based on their...


Analysis: Innovation is mounting

A floating PV array.

Cormac Gilligan from IHS examines pv magazine's 50 array-changing technologies selection and finds that while innovation in mounting technologies remains slow-paced, the signs are positive that change is coming. In the area of...


CEO interview: Innovations in solar technology; PERC the new PV benchmark

Goetz Fischbeck.

Goetz Fischbeck, CEO of Smart Solar Consulting, casts his eye across the solar PV cell and module technologies featured in pv magazine's 50 Array Changing Technologies free download, available now. In addition to the importance...


Solartech expands multi PERC to 240 MW

Solar cell

Taiwan’s Solartech Energy will expand its multicrystalline PERC production to 240 MW. The PERC expansion will add one PERC line per month July through September of this year, finishing up with four lines by the end of that month.


Soitec hits 38.9% with four-junction CPV cell

Soitec cell

France’s Soitec has achieved 38.9% conversion efficiency with a four-junction cell, assembled into a CPV module. The cell set an efficiency world record in December last year, and has now been incorporated into a CPV application.


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