Science & Technology

Meta-analysis confirms link between electric drives and climate protection

04/02/2019 - 22:49

A meta-analysis of 16 studies on the role of electricity and electricity-based fuels in transport by 2050 presented by the German... read more

Advice centre for building-integrated photovoltaics in Berlin

04/02/2019 - 19:12

Next spring, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin plans to open a »national consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings«. The... read more

HZB optimizes processes for Perovskit CIGS tandem cell

04/02/2019 - 11:21

A research team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy, HZB) has... read more

Jinko Solar’s n-type Topcon monocrystalline silicon solar cell reaches efficiency of 24.2 percent

29/01/2019 - 17:54

Jinko Solar Holding Co. announced a record high efficiency of 24.2 percent was achieve by its large-area n-type Topcon monocrystalline... read more

Module quality has improved in recent years, PI Berlin

22/01/2019 - 19:33

Module quality has improved and scale has played an important role, but quality still remains variable among both large and small... read more

US energy department announces battery recycling prize and battery recycling R&D center

17/01/2019 - 19:27

The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced the launch of a »Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize« and the establishment of an associated... read more

Longi Solar sets new bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

17/01/2019 - 17:57

Chinese solar manufacturer Longi Green Technology Co., Ltd. (Longi Solar) has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record... read more

ISE developed adhesive process for shingle cell technology

09/01/2019 - 16:19

The German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg has developed a special adhesive process to interconnect... read more

DNV GL transfers ownership of solar reliability test lab to PVEL management team

07/01/2019 - 22:08

The management of Norwegian DNV GL and California-based PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) have jointly decided that PVEL will become a separate... read more

ISE achieved efficiency record of 22.3 percent for silicon-based multi-junction solar cell

07/01/2019 - 21:31

Scientists at German Fraunhofer ISE in cooperation with partners have achieved a new efficiency record of 22.3 percent for a multi-... read more