Science & Technology

Tesla's so-called Gigafactory could lead to cheaper solar energy storage solutions

25.02.2014

In a letter to investors about Tesla Motors’ 2013 financial results, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk says the company plans to build a... read more

Saft provides batteries for 1.25 MW storage system at US Army facility

24.02.2014

French battery system provider Saft Industrial Battery Group will supply US construction firm Tri-Technic Inc. with two of its Intensium... read more

CSEM and Meyer Burger to develop pilot production line for heterojunction cells

21.02.2014

Swiss equipment maker Meyer Burger Group and Swiss research institute CSEM intend to jointly develop a pilot manufacturing facility in... read more

JA Solar announces efficiency of over 19% for its multicrystalline solar cells

19.02.2014

Chinese solar company JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. announced it has achieved a conversion efficiency of over 19% for its multicrystalline... read more

SMA unveils new microinverter in Europe

18.02.2014

Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is now offering the Sunny Boy 240 microinverter in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With... read more

German companies to develop 5 MW modular storage system

17.02.2014

A German consortium consisting of E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, electric utilty E.ON, battery manufacturers... read more

REC Solar and UNSW partner to improve hydrogen passivation process

17.02.2014

Norwegian solar company Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has partnered with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia... read more

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

14.02.2014

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

14.02.2014

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

Avancis announces 16.6% efficiency for CIS module

14.02.2014

German thin-film manufacturer Avancis GmbH has achieved a world record efficiency of 16.6% for an encapsulated CIS thin-film module. The... read more