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...
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed what it says is a "game-changing" furnace for the solar cell industry.
Ideal Power Converters (IPC) has been awarded USD$2.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop lighter and cheaper solar inverters.
U.S.-based Natcore Technology Inc. and the Italian MX Holding S.p.A. are looking to form a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing new technologies for a consortium of Italian photovoltaic panel producers. They will also open a...
Mercom Capital Group provides an update on the Indian solar market, including the funding status of current photovoltaic projects, accumulated capacity, and the country's proposed pipeline.
In an exclusive interview, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) SunShot initiative talks to pv magazine about the program, in addition to solar funding in the U.S., future technological...
A new high-performance, flexible copper nanowire, first developed at Duke University in the U.S. last year and now being commercialized at a spin-off company called NanoForge Corporation, may drive down the cost of solar cell...
Stion has opened a 100 megawatt (MW) thin film manufacturing factory in Hattiesburg, the U.S. Meanwhile, the company has reached 14.1 percent efficiency on its thin film circuits.
New research has indicated that the installed cost of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. "substantially" decreased in 2010 and during the first six months of 2011. For the first time, data is available on utility-scale installed...
Under a new €30 million government funded project designed to develop a French smart grid, Tenesol will install 500 photovoltaic systems and 250 converters.
Although the adoption of new photovoltaic inverter technologies "strongly" grew in 2010, they accounted for under one percent of overall inverter revenues, according to new research. However, predictions are this market will grow...
Day4 Energy has signed an agreement with Ever Energy Co. Ltd under which its Day4 DNA photovoltaic cells will be manufactured in Taiwan.
The U.S. non-residential photovoltaic pipeline is sitting at 24 gigawatts (GW), up from 17 GW two months ago, according to new research. The increase is attributed to falling factory gate module prices.
A USD$150 million loan guarantee for 1336 Technologies Inc. has been finalized by U.S. Energy Secretary, Steven Chu for the development of its multicrystalline wafer manufacturing project.
A new joint venture has been set up, in order to produce metal products and other, valuable materials from old photovoltaic modules.
Collaborative research between Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Amtech Systems Inc. has resulted in laboratory efficiencies of 19.7 percent and 17.6 percent for...
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