thin-film solar panel Articles

  • Thin film investments and opportunity in India with the IFC

    Last week PV Insider spoke to Joseph Hudgins of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) about the drivers behind thin film investment decisions and how the Indian PV market can take off Ahead of his presentation at Thin Film USA (1-2 December, San Francisco), Joseph Hudgins, Principal Solar Scientist, Climate Business Group of the IFC, put a positive spin on a difficult year for the PV ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar Panels

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of solar electricity panels. The Process The Company uses a multiple zone conventional printing dryer for thin-film deposition onto solar cells. A special foil substrate is passed through rollers that transfer a proprietary ink formulation and epoxy adhesive ...

  • Top industry experts set to gather at Thin Film Summit in Berlin

    PV Insider announce that ‘Busting the Myths’ will be the main focal point of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6th March 2012, Berlin), helping to steer the thin film industry out of confusion and fear towards reality and promise. 2011 proved to be a turbulent year for the European thin film industry, with big names going bust, consolidation of the market, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • New Antenna, merged with solar panels

    The EPFL researchers have managed to merge antennas and solar cells in a mixed device that promises unprecedented efficiency. It is a first step towards the development of more compact and lighter satellites, but also to the improvement of mobile communication systems used in case of disaster. Traditionally, telecommunication antennas and solar cells do not mix. They must function independently ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market is Expected to Reach $37.8 Billion by 2020

    According to a new report by ApacMarket.com titled, "Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market - Types, Mounting Systems, End Users, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the APAC Solar Energy Panel Market would reach $37.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 14.8% during 2014 - 2020. Solar Panels function on the process of photovoltaic (PV), ...


  • For cheaper solar photovoltaic systems

    It is known for several decades, photovoltaic devices that exploit the sun's energy to convert into electricity used to provide a sustainable alternative - and potentially unlimited - the use of fossil fuels. So why these solar technologies have they not been adopted more widely? Simply “because they are too expensive," said Ji-Seon Kim, professor of Solid Physics at Imperial College of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • How a Solar Light Works

    A solar light is a light that has the ability to convert sunlight from the afternoon hours into electrical energy that eventually powers the light whenever it is required. It looks no different from a regular light but there are very many subtle differences in the background. A solar panel collects the sun’s radiation and then transforms it into electrical energy. The converted ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Streetlights in Extreme Weather

    Nature is brimming with its different forces. They are all meant for good but can have a damaging effect on other items that it comes into contact with. Take for example anything that is outside but is not natural. It can easily get damaged by water and get rusty. Even natural things can be blown away or struck down by the very same beautiful nature. It is very easy to assume that ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • A brighter future for solar in Texas

    I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. - Thomas Edison, in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, 1931 According to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas has the greatest solar energy potential of any state in the country. “If photovoltaic (PV) systems operating ...

  • Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output. Annual PV production has grown nearly 100-fold since 2000, when just 277 megawatts of cells were made.  Newly installed PV also set a record in 2010, as 16,600 megawatts were installed in more than 100 countries.  This brought the total worldwide ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

  • Nano Coating for Solar Street Lights

    Nanotechnology is a discovery that has been around for a while and has taken every industry by storm and is set to revolutionize how everything works. It has already caught up with the lighting industry and is already making changes there as well. Solar street lights are usually installed ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Water and wastewater treatment for Solar industry

    Solar cells arc manufactured in a complex process thai requires enormous know-how. The objective is to produce panels with a high level of efficiency at low cost. To achieve this, different production processes are used. A fundamental distinction is made between solar cells on the basis of silicon wafers and thin-film cells, in which a special process is used to apply the photovoltaic layer onto ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Solar Photovoltaic System in Kaimakli case study

    Location: Kaimakli, Nicosia Size: 2.97 kWp Annual generation: 5062 kWh CO2 savings per year : 4.5 tonnes The Problem Mr Michael wanted urgently to cut his high annual electricity costs for his 4-family house in Nicosia. Taking advantage of the area’s high sunshine hours and the government’s Net metering scheme for solar photovoltaic system installations ...


    By C.A.S. Energy+ Ltd

  • The Future of Nano Coating Solar Street Lights

    Although it is commonly thought that shade is the worst threat to a solar panel’s productivity, dirt can be an even greater problem. As dirt, dust and debris like bird poop collect on its surface, the productivity of a panel is markedly reduced over time unless cleaned regularly. While doing such maintenance might be easy for small, compact array, the time and labor it takes to ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Water vapour permeation measurement for PV Solar Cell packaging

    With fears of carbon dioxide causing global warming and diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, a looming energy crisis is affecting all countries.  As a consequence, a great deal of world-wide effort is going into the development of alternative energy technologies.  At present, wind, hydro and geothermal are becoming well established with more niche roles for tidal and solar. The latter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Demonstration of a 33% efficient Cassegrainian Solar Module

    Abstract The Cassegrainian solar concentrator module concept we shall describe here uses a primary and a dichroic secondary mirror to split the solar spectrum into two parts and direct the infrared and near visible portions of the spectrum to two separate cell locations. An efficiency of 32.9% (STC) is reported measured outdoors for a solar concentrator PV module using InGaP/GaAs dual ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Interactive Resources Wins National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contract for Roof Structural Assessments for Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Arrays

    Richmond CA, October 19, 2010   – Richmond architecture and engineering firm Interactive Resources was recently awarded a contract by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide solar feasibility studies for 24 California K-12 school buildings in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Sequoia Foundation ...


    By Interactive Resources

  • Net-zero energy: a case study on renewable energy and policy issues at Richardsville Elementary School, Kentucky

    Blazing the trail as the first net-zero energy school, Richardsville Elementary School, Kentucky produces as much renewable energy as it consumes. The high performance, LEED® Gold certified facility was opened in October 2010 for 550 students. Key elements included insulated concrete form-walls, geothermal HVAC systems with decentralised and distributive pumps, active day-lighting with light ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Full factory automation

    Spire Corporation is a global solar company and the leading supplier of turnkey solar factories and equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide. With over 40 years and $100 million in R+D and PV, Spire’s unique experience and technical depth puts Spire in a unique position to ensure the success of our customers. Applying expertise in materials technologies across all product ...


    By Spire Corporation

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