Science & Technology

Trina and Australian National University develop IBC solar cell with 24.4% conversion efficiency


Researchers from Chinese solar manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. and the Australian National University (ANU) have jointly developed a lab-... read more

IEA study shows that integration of wind and solar power requires little additional costs


A new study from the International Energy Agency (IEA) claims that integrating high shares – 30% or more of annual electricity... read more

SMA now offering inverters with battery backup function


Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has added a battery backup function to its Sunny Island 6.0H and 8.0H battery inverters. The... read more

Alan Beale appointed to Georgia Solar Energy Association board


Swiss soalr inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG, which operates under the SolarMax brand, announced that Alan Beale, general... read more

PHOTON module yield measurement data for January is now online


The results of the PHOTON module yield measurements are updated monthly and are immediately available online. The analysis for the month... read more

Altatech partners with Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin to develop next-gen cell technology


French semiconductor production system provider Altatech Semiconductor, a subsidiary of Soitec SA, and German research center Helmholtz-... read more

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


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


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