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  • Natcore Successfully Passivates "Black Silicon" Solar Cells

    Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NXT)(PINK SHEETS: NTCXF) have been able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its liquid phase deposition (LPD) process in passivating the surface of "black silicon" solar cells. "Black silicon" refers to the apparent color of the surface of a silicon wafer after it has been etched with nano-scale pores. The etching takes place in a matter of a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Efficient solar cells from silicon wires

    US researchers have designed a new silicon-based solar cell which uses 100 times less silicon than conventional photovoltaic devices. The system relies on the geometry of the silicon being reconfigured from a flat wafer to arrays of tiny silicon rods aligned vertically on the cell. Currently silicon solar cells are fabricated on brittle wafers of silicon around 100-200 micrometres thick. While ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2010 Report on Global and China Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell Industry

    Bharatbook added a new report on '2010 Deep Research Report on Global and China Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell Industry' which gives Feasibility Analysis of China New Silicon Thin Film Project.  2010 Deep Research Report on Global and China Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell Industry  It was professional and depth research report on global and China silicon thin film solar cell ...


  • New energy-efficient manufacture of perovskite solar cells that rivals silicon solar cells

    ‘Perovskite solar cells’ (PSCs) are less costly than conventional silicon solar cells, but one of their key components is energy-intensive to manufacture as high temperatures are needed. Now researchers have identified new alternative materials for this component which cut energy demands as they can be produced at low temperatures. PSCs replace the energy intensive, expensive, ...

  • 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 ...

  • AstroWatt Appoints Curt Vass as CEO and Demonstrates 13% Cell Efficiency on Their SOM(R) Thin Silicon Solar Cells

    AstroWatt, a developer of thin crystalline solar cell technology that enables the production of low-cost solar cells, today announced the appointment of Curt Vass as Chief Executive Officer and the achievement of a 13% efficient champion cell utilizing AstroWatt's patented SOM® (Semiconductor-On-Metal) technology to create litho-less local back contact (LBC) hetero-junction solar cells. "Curt ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Developing nanowires for solar cells

    Original story at MIT News The next generation of solar cells may be flexible, transparent and more energy efficient, says Silvija Gradečak, the Thomas Lord Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, whose Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Electronics at MIT is working to develop ...

  • Solar panel silicon recovery methods tested

    A three-step chemical process could successfully recover high-purity silicon from recycled photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, new tests show. The scientists behind the research say that recycling not only helps the PV industry meet regulatory requirements, but also reduces pressure on demand for raw materials. Since 2014, the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive1 has required ...

  • Silicon Solar Solutions Expands Community Outreach

    Arkansas solar startup Silicon Solar Solutions (SSS) hosted their largest Science Outreach Day to date on March 28th. The event was hosted in collaboration with Hellstern Middle School and the University of Arkansas GK-12 Program. By the end of the day, over 400 students had participated in an activity focused on conversion of energy in which they learned how solar cells work and got to conduct ...


    By Marketwire

  • ResearchMoz: Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Industry Global and China Market 2012 Deep Research Report

      New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports DatabaseGlobal and China Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Industry 2012 Deep Research Report 2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon ...


  • Current development of key companies in Chinas crystal silicon solar cell and module industry

    Bharatbook.com added a new report on 'Current Development of Key Companies in Chinas Crystal Silicon Solar Cell and Module Industry' analyzes the development of first- and second-tier crystal silicon solar cell and module companies in China.Current Development of Key Companies in Chinas Crystal Silicon Solar Cell and Module IndustryBenefiting from Chinese specialists returning from overseas, ...


  • Natcore Receives Exclusive License from NREL to Develop "Black Silicon" Solar Cells

    Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NXT)(PINKSHEETS: NTCXF) has been granted a patent license agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop and commercialize a line of black silicon products--including equipment, chemicals, and solar cells---based on NREL patents. The license grants Natcore exclusivity in the field of diffused emitters ...


    By Marketwire

  • 21.2% World Record Efficiency PERC Silicon Solar Cell Using Heraeus Ag Metallization Pastes

    The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p–type silicon solar cells with screen-printed metal contacts from today’s typical 17.5% to 19.5% to a record value of 21.2%, using leading-edge front-side metallization pastes supplied by the Photovoltaics Business Unit of Heraeus Precious Metals. 21.2% is the highest efficiency ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Industry

    This research describes the background knowledge of Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell (A-Si A-Si/Uc-Si etc), including Concepts, Classification, Manufacturing process, technical parameters etc. Statistics for 48 International and China Manufacturers of Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell products including Capacity production, cost price, production value, profit margins and other ...


  • 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 ...

  • Canadian Solar Announces New Powerful Solar Cell

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5 percent cell efficiency for the monocrystalline and up to 18 percent for polycrystalline cells.Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar companies, will introduce its new powerful ELPS solar cell ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • 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 ...


  • Canadian Solar Announces New Powerful Solar Cell

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5 percent cell efficiency for the monocrystalline and up to 18 percent for polycrystalline cells.Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar companies, will introduce its new powerful ELPS solar cell ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

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