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Fraunhofer ISE solar cell manufacturing spin-off could reduce silver content

Highline Technology GmbH has a production process in which metal contacts are applied without touching the front of solar cells, reportedly saving resources and raising efficiency.

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Solar power generation has risen 13% in Germany this year

The proportion of German electricity generated from renewables is five percentage points higher already than it was in the first nine months of last year.

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Aerosols affect photovoltaic generation in Europe

The German meteorological service, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and solar forecaster Meteocontrol are investigating how weather events can be better factored in when forecasting solar power generation. The Federal Ministry of Economics is funding the ‘Permastrom’ research project with €2.5 million.

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