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SunRISE TechBridge Challenge winners announced by DSM, Fraunhofer TechBridge and Greentown Labs

Five early-stage companies are announced as winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge, which was designed to identify innovations in solar materials and technologies to reduce the levelized cost of energy for photovoltaic systems.

UNSW takes out CZTS efficiency world record

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have achieved a world record conversion efficiency of 7.6% for a 1cm2 copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) solar cell. Japan’s Solar Frontier, with IBM and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, have previously achieved 12.6%, however on a smaller 0.42cm2 substrate.

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Ecosummit 2016: time for open innovation in renewable sector

More than 50 renewable energy startups will be showcasing their solutions at Ecosummit in Berlin on April 26 and 27. Is there still room for early stage companies to make an impact in the solar industry? pv magazine discusses new trends and opportunities in cleantech fundraising with Ecosummit founder and CEO Jan Michael Hess.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

“Large” – the word that dominates in the solar news this week. Large projects, storage systems and hopes. What would Sigmund say?

7th ITRPV: PV tracks 21 percent learning curve, 200 GW cumulative landmark passed in 2015

The seventh edition of the International Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) has confirmed that PV producers are continuing to track the historic solar learning curve of 21%. A range of wafer, cell and module production technologies will see multicrystalline PV modules being produced by 2026 with an efficiency of 310 W, in a 60-cell configuration.

DNV GL: long term reliability testing required for new materials

Renewable energy advisory DNG GL has called for more sophisticated reliability testing for new and novel materials being deployed in the renewable energy sector. Alternative semiconductor technology, such as perovskites, and innovative battery chemistries will be required if the Paris climate goals are to be met, the international advisory group argues.

Future PV: manufacturers poised for new technology investment cycle

As solar manufacturers return to profit an appetite for new technologies is growing. This was one of the key messages at this year’s Future PV Forum where PERC production at volume, new processes for III-V semiconductors and the rapid progress of perovskites were discussed by technologists, researchers and investors.

New approach greatly enhances pervoskite stability

UCLA researchers have developed a metal oxide sandwich perovskite cell that enhances the stability of the promising semiconductor by more than 10 times. The approach uses two metal oxide layers on either side of the perovskite material, protecting it rapid degradation when exposed to air.

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Invisible solar Cloaking technology refracts light around metallization fingers Decreasing the width of PV metallization and interconnection fingers and busbars has long been exploited as an incremental pathway to higher cell and module efficiency. And German researchers now believe that light can be guided around the contacting structures, boosting efficiency. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute […]

Changing times, driving technology

EU PVSEC: From PV poster exhibition to towering trade show, the EU PVSEC has evolved over time. In 2016 it will take another bold step, becoming collocacted with Intersolar Europe in Munich. So it is no surprise in Hamburg this year there was the feeling of it being a last hurrah.

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