The Germany-based research institute becomes one of only three non-American research partners on the SunShot program, which aims to lower the electricity generation costs of solar energy in the U.S.
The Californian solar company's new identity will focus on CIGS technology and a platform developed to deliver profitable, GW-level production capabilities.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will sponsor the Merck-led project into achieving further breakthroughs in the development of organic photovoltaics (OPV).
Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
The acquisition of the robotic solar panel cleaning technology -- which reduces water usage and improves LCOE -- enhances SunPower's energy services portfolio.
The cutting-edge establishment -- Institut Photovoltaique d'Ile-de-France (IPVF) -- will be part-funded by the country's state-backed French National Research Agency (ANR) to promote solar R&D.
Australia's UNSW and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are working with Arizona State University, Caltech and MIT to produce high-efficiency, ultra-thin silicon solar cells.
Swansea University, with the financial backing of the Welsh government, has launched the Ser Solar Initiative at Baglan Energy Park, which will be chaired by Professor James Durrant.
The Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Modules has compared the results of their PV modules measurements with three other top international measurement labs for PV modules. The round robin tests show that all measurements have a minimal...
A new world record efficiency for solar sunlight conversion has been set by a cell structure with four solar sub-cells. The solar cell has managed to hit a new record efficiency of 44.7% and is the brainchild of researchers from...
Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola successfully closes $70 million securities offering on the NYSE, announcing that proceeds received are to be used for polysilicon production optimization.
The Sweden-based startup convinces Norwegian investors Umoe and others to invest close to $10 million to help the company develop the nanotechnology that can create 25% more efficient solar cells.
Innovative solar system installed on a pyramid-shaped office building by the U.K.'s Sustainable Renewable Technologies (SRT) earns nomination for "Most Innovative System Design" in the Solar Power Portal Award.
European PV specialists Scatec Solar connect their 75 MW solar plant to South Africa's grid three months ahead of schedule, making it the first renewable energy independent power producer procurement program (REIPPPP) in the...
The breakthrough will allow solar cell manufacturers to create stacked solar cells that can handle high-intensity solar energies without losing voltage at the connecting junctions, potentially improving conversion efficiency.
Portugal added 16.8 MW of solar PV in May and June, but latest figures show that micro generation is still the country’s dominant sector.
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