Science & Technology

PPG wins $2.1 million grant to develop new module assembly process


US-based industrial coatings producer PPG Industries Inc. has received a $2.1 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) that... read more

Fraunhofer ISE study shows the LCOE for PV is decreasing rapidly


A study from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE shows that the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for renewable... read more

PHOTON module yield measurement 2013: Average module Performance Ratio on the rise


Over the past 8 years, PHOTON Laboratory has been monitoring an increasingly large number of solar modules on a shade-free area of land... read more

German-Irish research team sees kesterite grains being used for thin-film solar cells


Researchers at German research institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy and the University of Limerick, Ireland have... read more

NREL study finds that wind power could be used to actively stabilize the grid


The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners from the Electric Power Research Institute... read more

Turkmenistan could join Algeria and Japan's Sahara Solar Breeder project


A delegation of six researchers from the Turkmenistan have met with the coordinator of the Sahara Solar Breeder (SSB) project to discuss... read more

MIT researchers use heat to improve efficiency of silicon-based PV cells


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new approach to harvesting solar energy that could... read more

CSUN signs R&D agreement with University of New South Wales


Chinese cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (CSUN) has signed an R&D cooperation agreement with Austrialian... read more

CECEP announces 18.32% efficiency for solar cell using Applied Materials' technology


CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned company specializing in the research, production and installation of... read more

Innovationsallianz announces 306 W Perc-Module


Innovationsallianz Photovoltaik, an R&D initiative controlled by Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and... read more