Science & Technology

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

Sumitomo installs energy storage system based on old EV batteries at Japaneses solar park


Japanese business group Sumitomo Corp. has developed and installed the world’s first large-scale power storage system based on used... read more

New theory could lead to more efficienct organic solar cells


Researchers from the University of Houston (UH), Texas and the Université de Montréal, Quebec have developed a new theoretical model... read more

UCLA researchers develop new solar cell technology using perovskite materials


A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new process for manufacturing highly efficient... read more