Science & Technology

European researchers announce 22.1% efficiency for black silicon solar cell

21/05/2015 - 01:00

A group of scientists from Finland-based Aalto University and Spanish university Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya announced that it... read more

Enel Green Power tests Tesla batteries on its solar and wind power plants

14/05/2015 - 01:00

Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power SpA (EGP), part of the Enel group, has signed an agreement with US electric vehicle (... read more

Solar-Fabrik identifies root cause of faulty junction boxes

12/05/2015 - 01:00

Two weeks after it announced that that tests had shown that the junction box on some of its modules may fail, thus potentially leading... read more

Power Electronics launches new inverter for MW-size PV plants

08/05/2015 - 01:00

Spanish inverter manufacturer has unveiled HEC1500V, a new inverter conceived for large-scale PV plants. The inverter has a power range... read more

US researchers seek to improve flaws of perovskite for solar applications

06/05/2015 - 01:00

A research team formed by scientists from the University of Washington and the University of Oxford has detected flaws in perovskite... read more

MIT study predicts c-Si technology will dominate the market for the next decades

06/05/2015 - 01:00

Lower-cost technologies and more effective solar policies are necessary in the US in order to make solar a compelling economic option,... read more

Heraeus opens R&D facilities in China and Taiwan

29/04/2015 - 01:00

German precious metals and technology group Heraeus announced that its Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit will open two R&D... read more

TSMC Solar announces 16.5% efficiency for CIGS module

29/04/2015 - 01:00

TSMC Solar Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan-based semiconductor producer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), reports that it has... read more

Manz announces 16% efficiency for CIGS module

28/04/2015 - 01:00

German equipment manufacturer Manz AG announced that it has achieved a 16% efficiency for a CIGS solar module. The company said the... read more

Shared solar could represent up to 49% of US DGPV market by 2020, NREL

28/04/2015 - 01:00

PV systems shared by households or businesses could represent between 32%and 49% of the US distributed generation PV segment by 2020,... read more