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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Organic Solar Cells Market (2012-2018)

    A solar cell is a device that captures solar energy and converts the light energy into electricity using organic electronics. This is done due to the photovoltaic characteristics of the solar cell that helps in converting the light energy into electricity. Organic solar cell use is one of the recent developments in this field. It holds the potential to reduce the overall cost involved in ...


  • Magnolia Solar Demonstrates Novel Cell Design That Exceeds Traditional Limits on Solar Cell Performance

    Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar") announced that Dr. Roger E. Welser, the Chief Technology Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., presented a summary of recent ground-breaking results at the 220th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit. The presentation, entitled "Probing the Radiative Limits of III-V Quantum ...


  • NREL reports 31.1% efficiency for III-V Solar Cell

    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Lab has announced a world record of 31.1% conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination. NREL Scientist Myles Steiner announced the new record June 19 at the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Tampa, Fla. The previous record of 30.8% efficiency was held by Alta Devices. The tandem cell was ...

  • Panasonic`s Cumulative Production of Solar Cells for its HIT Solar Modules Reaches 1 billion

    On 7 May, 2014, Panasonic announced that since the start of production in 1997, the total cumulative production of the solar cells used in its HIT solar modules has reached 1 billion cells, equivalent to approximately 3GW. If all these cells were lined up in a row, they would be about two and a half times the circumference of the world*1. HIT solar cells have a unique hybrid configuration ...

  • Konica Minolta Sensing Announces World`s First Dedicated Triple Junction Solar Reference Cell

    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and 3D shape, launched its ...

  • Global Organic Solar Cells Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    A solar cell is a device that captures solar energy and converts the light energy into electricity using organic electronics.  This is done due to the photovoltaic characteristics of the solar cell that helps in converting the light energy into electricity. Organic solar cell use is one of the recent developments in this field. It holds the potential to reduce the overall cost involved in ...


  • Organic Solar Cells Market - Global Industry Analysis Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report"Organic Solar Cells Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 " to its huge collection of research reports. A solar cell is a device that captures solar energy and converts the light energy into electricity using organic electronics.  This is done due to the photovoltaic characteristics of the ...


  • Analyzing Solar Power Technologies

    Analyzing Solar Power Technologies  Solar Power Technologies Market  The solar PV market has been booming over the last years and is forecasted to confirm this ...


  • Bright future for British solar

    Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge’s commercialisation office, and the Carbon Trust today announced the launch of Eight19 Limited, a new solar energy company which will develop and manufacture high performance, lower cost plastic solar cells for high-growth volume markets. Spun-out from the Carbon Trust’s Cambridge University-TTP Advanced Photovoltaic Research ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Suntech Sets World Record 20.3% Efficiency for Pluto Cell Technology

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, today announced that its industry-leading Pluto cell technology set a world record 20.3% efficiency for a production cell using standard commercial-grade p-type silicon wafers.  Developed by Suntech's research and technology development (R&D) team, in collaboration with the University of New South ...

  • SANYO HIT® Solar Modules to Become

    SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., announces that as of April 1, 2012, the branding of its HIT®*[1] solar modules will change from "SANYO" to "Panasonic." SANYO's solar modules are recognized in North America for their power generated per square foot performance.   ...


  • How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

    Original story at MIT News The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that ...

  • New flexible microcells increase opportunities for solar power

    Windows in buildings and cars could be used as 'solar panels', thanks to a new design of solar cell. The new silicon-based 'microcells' are lightweight, flexible, partially transparent and can be coated onto other surfaces such as glass and plastic. While photovoltaic cells are becoming ever more efficient, incorporating them into different designs often remains a challenge and restricts ...

  • SANYO to Expand Solar and Energy Solutions Business in Europe

    Tokyo, June 10, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) has announced that it will begin full-scale development and expansion of its solar and energy solutions business in the European market in 2010. SANYO is aiming to achieve a business scale of 800 million Euros in itssolar and energy solutions business in Europe by March 2016, providing photovoltaic modules, lithium-ion ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Canadian Solar Provides Research and Testing Plant with High Efficiency ELPS Solar Modules

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced that it delivers 1 MW of high efficiency ELPS solar modules for a research and testing plant – installed by Nordwest Solar - in the German area Emsland. In various zones of the 3 hectare-sized solar park located in Werlte different characteristics of ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • 127 Megawatt Utility-Scale Solar Installation Opens in Arizona with 25MW of U.S.-Made Solar Modules from KYOCERA

    Kyocera Solar Inc. today joined LS Power and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to officially open the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation in southwest Arizona. Kyocera is providing 25* megawatts (MW) of proven, reliable solar modules for the 127MW photovoltaic (PV) installation; all Kyocera modules included in the project were U.S.-made. Block 1 of the 5-section ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • Soluzione Solare presents the solarimeter `Sunmeter` at the 24th EU PV SEC

    In a solar PV system, by measuring solar radiation, we can determine whether, at a given moment, the facility is operating correctly or underperforming. As it yields with “feed in tariff” this check is unquestionably important during the testing phase and also during normal operation, if the facility is of a certain size. “Soluzione Solare” is an Italian company which has developed from a small ...


    By Soluzione Solare

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