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Heliatek raises bar for OPV efficiency to 13.2%

The new Heliatek OPV multi-junction cell has achieved a new world record conversion efficiency of 13.2%.

The German organic PV developers reveal new record conversion efficiency for an OPV multi-junction cell; measurement independently verified by Fraunhofer CSP.

CG joins CEA to explore solar market potential in India

Delhi airport

The Indian conglomerate and European research organization have teamed up to examine opportunities for solar energy in the country's airports, which have an estimated solar potential of more than 500 MW.

GSA taps Solaria for Green Proving Ground program

Berkely Lab's FLEXLAB

The PV module technologies provider will participate in the U.S. government program, which evaluates innovative sustainable building technologies.

US DOE: Austin Energy biggest winner under SHINES storage program

Improving energy storage is now on the US DOE agenda

Austin Energy has emerged as the biggest winner under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) latest funding round, which has seen US$18 million awarded to six energy storage+solar projects. It will partner with the likes of...

ViZn Energy Systems wins flow battery system contract from INL

ViZn Energy battery system

Idaho National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Energy Department's national laboratory network, will use the battery system for research and development.

First Tesla Powerwall operational in Australia under Energex solar battery trial

Annastacia Palaszczuk launched Energex's battery storage trial today in Queensland

Queensland has seen the first Tesla Powerwall home battery switched on in Australia under Energex’s battery storage trial, launched today by State Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk.

US announces $220 million in grid modernization funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The research and development funding will help finance a comprehensive grid-related research and development effort to address a range of emerging challenges and opportunities in the United States' power grid.

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