Science & Technology

PHOTON module yield measurement data for January is now online


The results of the PHOTON module yield measurements are updated monthly and are immediately available online. The analysis for the month... read more

Altatech partners with Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin to develop next-gen cell technology


French semiconductor production system provider Altatech Semiconductor, a subsidiary of Soitec SA, and German research center Helmholtz-... read more

Tesla's so-called Gigafactory could lead to cheaper solar energy storage solutions


In a letter to investors about Tesla Motors’ 2013 financial results, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk says the company plans to build a... read more

Saft provides batteries for 1.25 MW storage system at US Army facility


French battery system provider Saft Industrial Battery Group will supply US construction firm Tri-Technic Inc. with two of its Intensium... read more

CSEM and Meyer Burger to develop pilot production line for heterojunction cells


Swiss equipment maker Meyer Burger Group and Swiss research institute CSEM intend to jointly develop a pilot manufacturing facility in... read more

JA Solar announces efficiency of over 19% for its multicrystalline solar cells


Chinese solar company JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. announced it has achieved a conversion efficiency of over 19% for its multicrystalline... read more

SMA unveils new microinverter in Europe


Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is now offering the Sunny Boy 240 microinverter in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With... read more

German companies to develop 5 MW modular storage system


A German consortium consisting of E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, electric utilty E.ON, battery manufacturers... read more

REC Solar and UNSW partner to improve hydrogen passivation process


Norwegian solar company Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has partnered with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia... read more

Avancis announces 16.6% efficiency for CIS module


German thin-film manufacturer Avancis GmbH has achieved a world record efficiency of 16.6% for an encapsulated CIS thin-film module. The... read more