Science & Technology

Light-induced degradation in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells: New insight into microscopic mechanism


Research into amorphous silicon solar cells at the Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB) has enabled a deeper understanding of an undesired... read more

British researchers aim to develop new materials for solar cells


A University of Bristol-led research team working to develop new active materials for thin-film solar cells based on abundant and low-... read more

NREL study details importance of energy storage for CSP technology


The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has completed a comprehensive study that shows the increasing... read more

Sumitomo installs energy storage system based on old EV batteries at Japaneses solar park


Japanese business group Sumitomo Corp. has developed and installed the world’s first large-scale power storage system based on used... read more

UCLA researchers develop new solar cell technology using perovskite materials


A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new process for manufacturing highly efficient... read more

New theory could lead to more efficienct organic solar cells


Researchers from the University of Houston (UH), Texas and the Université de Montréal, Quebec have developed a new theoretical model... read more

Intersolar introduces award for electrical energy storage


The Intersolar trade fair will grant a new award this year to a company operating in the energy storage sector. The Electrical Energy... read more

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