photovoltaic cell News

  • Industrial manufacturing on photovoltaic solar cell equipments in 2009

    Due to the sharp drop in polysilicon price, most solar cell manufacturers have reduced the price, which led to a fall of most manufacturers’ earnings. However, as to the output, most of them keep it the same to 2008 or more.A 25MW polysilicon solar cell production line calls for total investment of approximately RMB40 million to RMB50 million. According to the current competition conditions, it ...


  • Sunways Solar Cells for the Largest Transparent Photovoltaic Roof in the USA

      Transparent design solar cells for multifunctional energy roof Biggest order for building-integrated photovoltaics to date Sunways AG has received its largest individual order for building-integrated photovoltaics to date: the Konstanz-based photovoltaics specialist is supplying semitransparent design solar cells for the ...


    By Sunways AG

  • World Premiere: Organic solar cells for building integrated photovoltaics

    Konarka Technologies is starting as the first company world-wide to manufacture organic solar cells for building-integrated applications. In the consumer sector the innovative solar cells of the American manufacturer have been used successfully for many years. For their integration into buildings, the technology leader was now able to win over the cable manufacturer Lapp Kabel GmbH, the ...


  • Global and China Photovoltaic Industry and Photovoltaic Glass Industry

    Photovoltaic glass, also known as solar photovoltaic glass or ultra clear photovoltaic glass, is mainly applied to solar PV power generation and solar PV components. Currently, ultra-clear patterned glass used for crystalline silicon solar cell components and TCO glass used for thin-film solar cell components are utilized most widely. In the global photovoltaic market, China sees rapid ...


  • Solar cells light up prison cells on `The Rock`

    "Machine Gun Kelly," Al Capone, the "Birdman" - Alcatraz prison has had some infamous residents on the craggy island known as "The Rock" in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Now, the prison is host to 1,300 solar panels, powering lights and appliances that for three-quarters of a century were powered by diesel fuel ferried across the bay. The panels are part of an effort by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Analyzing Carbon Nanotubes and Photovoltaics

    Analyzing Carbon Nanotubes and Photovoltaics  Carbon Nanotubes and Photovoltaics Market  The Sun, believed by the mankind to be just a mere ...


  • Global Photovoltaic Inverter Industry

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Photovoltaic Inverter Market 2009 2013 " new market research report to its store. Photovoltaic Inverters, also known as Solar Inverters, are electrical inverters that convert Direct Current (DC) generated by a photovoltaic array into Alternating Current (AC). Photovoltaic inverters are used to provide a clean reusable energy source for running home ...


  • Solar Photovoltaic Supply Chain - Market Size and Company Analysis of Polysilicon, Wafers, PV Cells and Solar PV Modules to 2015

    Global Solar PV Supply Chain is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the major companies across PV value chain and trends in each segment of the supply chain. The report provides in depth analysis of the various segments of the PV value chain and provides capacity, price and revenue forecasts up to 2015. The research analyzes ...


  • Detecting defects in solar cells

    Solar panels, or photovoltaic (PV) modules, are being rapidly deployed across the world as costs fall and the need for sustainable, low-carbon energy grows. Being able to effectively characterise PV cells is a key factor in quality control during manufacturing and understanding their long-term behaviour. NPL researchers, Simon Hall, Matt Cashmore and John Blackburn, have developed a new technique ...

  • The Economist’s Innovation Award for Energy and the Environment given to inventor of the point-contact solar cell, for pushing the boundaries in photovoltaic technology

    Come and meet the president and chief technology officer of SunPower Corporation, Richard Swanson, as he accepts an award at The Economist’s Innovation Awards Ceremony in London on October 29th. - The Economist is pleased to announce that Richard Swanson is the winner of The Economist’s Energy and Environment Innovation Award 2009 for his contribution to the development of highly efficient ...


  • Boosting the power of solar cells

    New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT. Using computer modeling and a variety of advanced chip-manufacturing techniques, they have applied an antireflection coating to the front, and a novel combination of multi-layered reflective coatings and a tightly ...

  • Solar cell, heal thyself

    Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists have succeeded in mimicking a key aspect of that process. One of the problems with harvesting sunlight is that the sun's rays can be highly destructive to many materials. Sunlight leads ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Miniature Solar Cells Market Potential

    Miniature Solar Cells Market PotentialSolar power is the technology of obtaining usable energy from the light of the Sun. Solar energy has been used in many traditional technologies for centuries and has come into widespread use where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote locations and in space. ( ...


  • Magnolia Solar Corporation Announces Appointment of Dr. Thomas Surek, World Renowned Photovoltaic Solar Cell Expert, to the Technical Advisory Board

    Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar") announced today that Dr. Thomas Surek has joined the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Dr. Surek's career in photovoltaics (PV), the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, dates back more than 37 years to the formative stages of U.S. terrestrial PV programs. Dr. Surek began his pioneering work on the growth of shaped silicon ...


  • Recycling old batteries into solar cells

    Original story at MIT News This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a ...

  • Solar cells linked to greenhouse gases

    Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new book published by the University of Nebraska. Written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner, the book (Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism), explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Market

    Although initial products are aimed towards indoor and portable applications, starting out with chargers and solar bags with wireless solar keyboards demonstrated more recently, the end game for DSSCs is the ability to have these largely inexpensive solar cells incorporated into much bigger installations. For that purpose, development work is being undertaken in order to produce prototypes and ...


  • Improving a New Breed of Solar Cells

    Original story at MIT News Solar-cell technology has advanced rapidly, as hundreds of groups around the world pursue more than two dozen approaches using different materials, technologies, and approaches to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Now a team at MIT has set a new record for the most efficient quantum-dot cells ...

  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Facilitate Multifunctional Solutions

    Sunways AG (FRANKFURT: SWW) -- In the European Union, buildings account for 40 percent of total energy consumption. As a result, sustainable, energy-efficient architecture can make a vital contribution to environmental protection. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are an excellent means of enhancing energy efficiency. "BIPV3: Separating fact from fiction - an essential guide for designers" ...


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