Science & Technology

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

GT launches new metallization and interconnect technology for solar modules


US polysilicon production equipment supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc. has introduced a new cell metallization and interconnect... read more

Younicos cooperates with Italian grid operator to stabilise Sardinian island grid


German storage specialist and integrator Younicos AG will provide Italian grid operator Terna with a 1MW/1MWh high-power battery that... read more

Canadian Solar opens microgrid testing center in Ontario


Chinese-Canadian solar company Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) has officially opened its Canadian Solar Microgrid Testing Centre in Guelph,... read more

Imec announces 8.4% efficiency for fullerene-free organic solar cells


Belgian nanoelectronics research institute Imec announced it has developed a fullerene-free organic photovoltaic (OPV) multilayer stack... read more

Solar Impulse to start round-the-world flight in April 2015


The second iteration of solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse will start its first round-the-world flight in April 2015. According to a... read more

US and Colombia to hold first Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean in 2015


Representatives from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Colombian Ministry of Energy and Mines have signed a memorandum of... read more

Stion records 23.2% efficiency for a CIGS thin-film cell


US thin-film solar module manufacturer Stion has recorded a conversion efficiency of 23.2% for a CIGS thin-film cell based on its... read more

Microinverters and DC optimizers capacity to reach 12.8 GW in 2020


Annual installations of microinverters and DC optimizers will grow from 1,185 MW in 2013 to 12,844 MW by 2020, according to a new report... read more