solar 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Nanotechnology cuts costs and improves efficiency of photovoltaic cells

    Researchers have summarised the most effective ways that nanostructures can improve the efficiency and lower costs of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells in a recent analysis. Sculpting ultra-thin solar cell surfaces at the nano-scale has been found to effectively boost their efficiency. Making solar cells ultra-thin reduces their material costs, but often at the expense of their efficiency. These ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ( ...


  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • BT Imaging Introduces the iLS-X1(TM) for Cost-Effective Inline Monitoring of Solar Photovoltaic Wafer and Cell Process Quality

    Enables Non-Stop Full Line Speed Inspection of 3,600 Wafers per HourSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/06/10 -- BT Imaging Pty Ltd (BTi), the world's leading supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic manufacturing industry, today announced the iLS-X1 inspection system that is specifically designed for cost-effective inline monitoring of ...


    By Marketwire

  • First Solar Achieves 5GW Photovoltaic Production Milestone

    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced cumulative production has reached 5 gigawatts (GW), or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately 2.5 million homes. The company began commercial production in 2002 and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, with ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By RealWire

  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you