Science & Technology

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


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


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


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


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

REC Solar and UNSW partner to improve hydrogen passivation process


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

German companies to develop 5 MW modular storage system


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

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


Research into amorphous silicon solar cells at the Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB) has enabled a deeper understanding of an undesired... read more

Avancis announces 16.6% efficiency for CIS module


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

British researchers aim to develop new materials for solar cells


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

NREL study details importance of energy storage for CSP technology


The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has completed a comprehensive study that shows the increasing... read more