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Zinc-Oxide Coating Enables Solar Cells to Achieve High Conversion Efficiency

Zinc-Oxide Coating Enables Solar Cells to Achieve High Conversion Efficiency

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved the highest efficiency ever in a 9 millimeter-squared solar cell made of gallium arsenide. After coating the cufflink-sized cells with a thin layer of zinc oxide, the research team reached a conversion efficiency of 14 percent. [More]
Major Japanese Solar Power Plant Project Places Order for 43 MW of Canadian Solar PV Modules

Major Japanese Solar Power Plant Project Places Order for 43 MW of Canadian Solar PV Modules

Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. [More]
New High-Efficiency Honey Ultra Module Developed by Trina Solar's State Key Lab

New High-Efficiency Honey Ultra Module Developed by Trina Solar's State Key Lab

Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has developed a new high-efficiency Honey Ultra solar module. [More]
Organic Solar Cells with Molecules in Face-On Orientation Demonstrate More Efficiency

Organic Solar Cells with Molecules in Face-On Orientation Demonstrate More Efficiency

New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell technology. [More]
New Report Forecasts and Analyzes Markets for Dye Sensitized Cells

New Report Forecasts and Analyzes Markets for Dye Sensitized Cells

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dye Sensitized Cell Markets 2014" report to their offering. [More]
Krannich to Distribute Silevo’s Triex Solar Modules in US and Europe

Krannich to Distribute Silevo’s Triex Solar Modules in US and Europe

Silevo, Inc., a California-headquartered solar cell innovator and photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturer, and Krannich Solar, a global leader in the distribution and wholesale of solar products today announced a partnership for Krannich to distribute Silevo’s Triex™ high performance, high efficiency solar modules in the United States and Europe. [More]
Novel Solar Cell Material Also Emits Light

Novel Solar Cell Material Also Emits Light

In future, when your mobile or tablet runs out of battery, you could just recharge it by putting it out in the sun. [More]
Amtech Receives $10 Million in New Solar Orders from Korea and Taiwan

Amtech Receives $10 Million in New Solar Orders from Korea and Taiwan

Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced it has received approximately $10 million in new solar orders, including orders for its diffusion and PECVD systems from respected solar technology leaders in Korea and Taiwan. The orders are expected to ship within the next six months. [More]
Suntech CTO Honored with A F Harvey Engineering Prize

Suntech CTO Honored with A F Harvey Engineering Prize

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (the "Company" or "Suntech") today welcomed the January 20th announcement that Suntech's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Professor Stuart Wenham, was awarded the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize of 300,000 pounds for Professor Wenham and his team's discovery of a new technique which can improve the efficiency of lower-grade silicon used in the production of solar panels. [More]
New Higher Capacity Off-Grid Concentrator PV Product from Soitec

New Higher Capacity Off-Grid Concentrator PV Product from Soitec

Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has introduced the Plug&Sun+, a new higher capacity version of its off-grid concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) product. [More]