Latest headlines

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%.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

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...


Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit 800 million KM away from the sun

Artist concept of NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Image NASA

It is the furthest away from the sun that solar panels have produced energy, helping NASA's Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of the solar system’s largest planet, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of...


Das Energy expects big things from its flexible lightweight modules

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft

DAS Energy’s managing director Matthias Schoft spoke to pv magazine about its innovative new glass-less modules. DAS Energy is a joint venture of Diamond Aircraft Industries and Alternative Energy Solutions, which it believes...


Neo Solar Power: High-density solar modules on their way

pv magazine's Jonathan Gifford meets NSP Neo Solar Power’s senior vice president Alex Wen.

Video: pv magazine’s Jonathan Gifford met with NSP Neo Solar Power’s senior vice president Alex Wen to discuss NSP’s transformation from solely a cell manufacturer into module manufacturing and downstream development.


Siemens to invest EUR1 billion in new startup unit

next47 logo. Image courtesy of Siemens.

Siemens has announced the forming of a new dedicated startup unit, next47, with a war chest of EUR1 billion to be spent on it that will, among various other important innovations, focus on decentralized electrification.


Page 1 of 43

Daily newsletter

Keep your finger firmly on the photovoltaic pulse: sign up for our daily newsletter

Magazine subscription

Choose between a digital and print subscription from pv magazine's online shop. A non-subscriber? Check out our sample articles.

Press releases

Want to publish your press releases for free? Simply log in or register, enter the information you want to appear and we'll publish it for you!