German solar research institute Fraunhofer ISE has reclaimed the multicrystalline PV cell efficiency record, achieving 21.9%. Fraunhofer researchers deployed n-type high-performance multicrystalline technology to produce the record-setting PV cell.
Since 2015, our Technology Highlights feature has sought out the latest and greatest technological developments in PV. Now we’re ready to receive entries from across the industry for the 2017 feature, which will be a major highlight of our April edition, and enjoy a large media presence at the SNEC show in Shanghai.
The company’s Phase 3A facility in China’s Xinjiang is now up and running, and should reach full production capacity of 18,000 metric tons of polysilicon the first quarter of the year.
The Australian company will lead a research project focused on the commercialization of perovskite solar cell technology. The grant is being awarded under the Cooperative Research Centre Projects programme, administered by the Australian Department of Industry.
Carbon Tracker and Imperial College London report calls solar power and electric vehicles ‘game changers’ whose potential impact is consistently underestimated by large utilities.
Swedish production manufacturer Midsummer today announced that its client, an Asian module manufacturer, is producing lightweight flexible modules with CIGS technology with a conversion efficiency of 14%.
The bookings for the last four months include PECVD orders and an n-type bifacial turnkey line for customers in Asia, and will ship in the next six to nine months.