Science & Technology

MIT researchers win prize for increasing output of shaded solar cells

01/05/2014 - 01:00

A group of MIT researchers has been awarded a prize at the seventh annual MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) competition for developing an... read more

Semprius announces four-junction, four-terminal stacked solar cell with 43.9% efficiency

30/04/2014 - 01:00

US CPV module manufacturer Semprius Inc. announced it has achieved 43.9% conversion efficiency for a four-junction, four-terminal... read more

Soitec and Exosun start CPV technology partnership

30/04/2014 - 01:00

French solar tracker manufacturer Exosun SAS and French semiconductor materials manufacturer and CPV technology provider Soitec SA... read more

EU-funded research project aims to produce solar kerosene

29/04/2014 - 01:00

A research project funded by the EU is attempting to develop a jet fuel based on simulated sunlight. The project, named Solar-Jet, is... read more

German energy provider Wemag to install 5 MW storage system

16/04/2014 - 01:00

Wemag AG, an energy supplier operating across Germany with headquarters in Schwerin, northern Germany, will complete the installation of... read more

Correction: Panasonic's new efficiency record was confirmed by a third entity

15/04/2014 - 01:00

In the PHOTON Newsletter published on Apr. 11, 2014, it was wrongly reported that the new Panasonic’s conversion efficiency of 25.6% for... read more

Danfoss expand its FLX inverter series

14/04/2014 - 01:00

Danish inverter producer Danfoss Solar Inverters has expanded its FLX inverter line with five new inverters with the power size ranging... read more

Stanford researchers create model to combine PV with crop production for biofuels

11/04/2014 - 01:00

A research team from Stanford University has recently created a new computer model that aims to combine the crop production for biofuels... read more

Solar-Fabrik launches two new rooftop modules

11/04/2014 - 01:00

Germany-based solar manufacturer Solar-Fabrik AG has presented Premium XM mono and Premium XM poly, two new rooftop PV modules, that... read more

Panasonic announces 25.6% efficiency for its HIT solar cell

11/04/2014 - 01:00

Japan-based electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. has announced that its HIT® solar cell, which is an hybrid of monocrystalline... read more