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New research has revealed microscopic flaws in perovskite crystals used in PV applications. The discovery indicates that there is a very large potential for conversion efficiency gains, if these faults can be removed.
Solar has been singled out by the MIT Energy Initiative (METEI) as holding the best potential for meeting humanity's future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The research calls for more funding into...
The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.
The German engineering group is expanding oversees with new facilities focusing on local metallization paste modifications. Heraeus recently relocated its PV business unit headquarters to Shanghai.
German PV and battery manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has claimed a module efficiency world record for CIGS technology on its innovation line. The 16% conversion efficiency record was unveiled on Monday at the SNEC...
Germany's Singulus is one of the European and North American PV equipment suppliers that has had a difficult time in recent years. The company on Friday announced a restructuring of its debt and an acceleration of its move into...
The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina's multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company's PERC solar...
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