Science & Technology

PPG wins $2.1 million grant to develop new module assembly process

04.02.2014

US-based industrial coatings producer PPG Industries Inc. has received a $2.1 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) that... read more

Intersolar introduces award for electrical energy storage

04.02.2014

The Intersolar trade fair will grant a new award this year to a company operating in the energy storage sector. The Electrical Energy... read more

Fraunhofer ISE study shows the LCOE for PV is decreasing rapidly

28.01.2014

A study from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE shows that the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for renewable... read more

PHOTON module yield measurement 2013: Average module Performance Ratio on the rise

28.01.2014

Over the past 8 years, PHOTON Laboratory has been monitoring an increasingly large number of solar modules on a shade-free area of land... read more

German-Irish research team sees kesterite grains being used for thin-film solar cells

24.01.2014

Researchers at German research institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy and the University of Limerick, Ireland have... read more

NREL study finds that wind power could be used to actively stabilize the grid

22.01.2014

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners from the Electric Power Research Institute... read more

Turkmenistan could join Algeria and Japan's Sahara Solar Breeder project

21.01.2014

A delegation of six researchers from the Turkmenistan have met with the coordinator of the Sahara Solar Breeder (SSB) project to discuss... read more

MIT researchers use heat to improve efficiency of silicon-based PV cells

21.01.2014

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new approach to harvesting solar energy that could... read more

CSUN signs R&D agreement with University of New South Wales

17.01.2014

Chinese cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (CSUN) has signed an R&D cooperation agreement with Austrialian... read more

CECEP announces 18.32% efficiency for solar cell using Applied Materials' technology

16.01.2014

CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned company specializing in the research, production and installation of... read more