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The agreement will help Franco Traverso's recently launched Italian cell company to reach an annual capacity of 80 MW for bifacial BiSoN solar cells with 30% more energy yield. The German R&D institute's partnership with...
New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE has shown that brighter skies are leading to PV system output exceeding forecasts by 5%. Fraunhofer has adjusted its forecast models accordingly.
Australian research organization CSIRO says its solar cells, printable onto plastic, are nearing market. CSIRO says domestic solar dye cell manufacturer Dyesol is interested in commercializing the technology.
By switching from silver to copper, the cost of producing a solar cell would fall by a fraction of a cent. Yet in building a 100 MW facility, developers could save more than $100,000.
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.
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