Science & Technology

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

Toshiba to test transportable lithium-ion battery technology in Spain


Japanese engineering and electronics conglomerate Toshiba Corp. and Spanish natural gas company Gas Natural Fenosa plan to carry out... read more

Ford introduces solar-powered hybrid car that uses CPV tech


US automaker Ford Motor Company has introduced the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a hybrid car that relies on the sun to recharge its... read more