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The Japanese electronics company revealed as only solar firm to rank as performance leader in all six testing categories by PV Evolution Labs.
Cell developed with light harvesting transparent solar concentrators delivers just 1% efficiency, researchers aiming for 5% in near future.
Some 200 research institutes and companies are taking part in the initiative, part of the country's ambitious goal of an 80% renewable energy share by 2050.
Solar PV manufacturers are stepping up R&D efforts to achieve greater efficiencies, with industry standard modules set to reach 275 W within a year, research finds.
Yann Brandt of SolarWakeup.com praises Bill Gates' commitment to clean energy R&D, he dares the philanthropist and investor to fund new technology projects in an effort to create a real enery miracle.
The U.S.-based solar equipment manufacturer will ship its IonSolar Implant system to an unnamed Chinese solar company within six months.
A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.
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