Science & Technology

Heliatek announces 7% efficiency for a transparent solar cell


German manufacturer of high-end solar films Heliatek GmbH announced it has reached a 7% efficiency for an organic transparent solar cell... read more

Panasonic launches off-grid PV power package for areas without electricity


Japan-based electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. has launched the Power Supply Container, a stand-alone photovoltaic power package... read more

MIT researchers to use bacteria to improve solar cells


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have used bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate... read more

M+W Group and Siemens to jointly develop large-size lithium-ion batteries


Germany-based engineering and construction company M+W Group and Siemens Industry Automation Division will jointly develop production... read more

Swedish researchers develop new nanotube networks for flexible solar cells


A team of researchers from Umeå University, Sweden, has developed a new method for the placement of carbon nanotubes into nano-... read more

PlanetSolar to start 2014 campaign


Swiss company PlanetSolar SA announced that the 2014 campaing of its solar-powered catamaran MS Tûranor PlanetSolar will focus on the... read more

First Solar records 17.0% efficiency for a CdTe solar module


US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar Inc. set a new world record for a thin-film CdTe solar module at 17.0%. The new efficiency... read more

Electrovaya and Canadian Solar cooperate on micro-grid project


Canadian energy storage system provider Electrovaya Inc. will supply a 200 kWh storage system based on its Lithium Ion SuperPolymer®2.0... read more

DAW SE and Belectric OPV to cooperate on BIPV research


German construction paint and insulation system manufacturer DAW SE (Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke) and BIPV module producer Belectric OPV... read more

DVN GL acquires PV Evolution Labs


Norway-based provider of expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries has agreed to acquire US provider... read more