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...
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered a patent license agreement with Natcore Technology Inc. to develop a line of black silicon products that can help to increase solar PV cell efficiency.
The next coat of paint on the exterior of our houses may just generate electricity from the sun. University of Notre Dame's researchers have taken a leap towards this vision by creating 'solar paint'.
The solar racing car SolarWorld GT has crossed Australia and New Zealand, ending the first leg of the round-the-world trip. The solar powered car will now move on to San Francisco and then across the North American continent.
Imec, Polyera and Solvay announce that they have achieved a world record efficiency of 8.3 percent on their organic solar cells, which use inverted architecture.
Solar3D, Inc., developer of a three-dimensional solar cell technology, has announced that simulated tests on its new cell design, have indicated that conversion efficiencies of over 25 percent are achievable.
Just over a week after Imec and Kaneka announced they had developed a silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell, Germany-based Scott Solar says it has produced a cell using copper contacts, instead of the precious metal. The...
SunPower has been chosen to supply its photovoltaic cells to Solar Impulse’s new solar airplane, HB-SIB, which will attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 2014.
Roth & Rau AG says it has reached a new milestone, having achieved 21 percent efficiency on a 156 mm wafer. The company expects the heterojunction technology to be ready for mass production "in the near future".
Imec and Kaneka have developed a silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell, with a conversion efficiency of over 21 percent. Imec speaks to pv magazine about the achievement and states that the use of copper in commercial...
Proving its thin film prowess, First Solar has announced its cumulative photovoltaic module production has reached five gigawatts (GW). It is the second solar company in the world to do so.
Würth Solar will hand over its CIGS production line, located in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, to Manz AG, in order to focus on the sales side of its photovoltaic business. Production capacity will be more than halved.
A new €5 million, three-year smart grid project has been unveiled in Austria. Designed to prepare for the expected "onslaught" of new solar capacity in the country, the pilot project will see 120 photovoltaic systems installed....
A spatial concept from Spain won this year’s Bauhaus Solar Award 2011 in Erfurt, Germany. Second prize, meanwhile, was awarded to two students from Munich.
Sharp Corporation has achieved what it says is the highest silicon solar cell conversion efficiency globally. At 36.9 percent, the company says the results have been confirmed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial...
According to a new U.S. survey, solar is the most popular energy resource. The majority of Americans, it found, believe it should receive federal subsidies. Meanwhile, many say they would be more likely to buy a product if it...
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