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Heraeus Photovoltaics Heraeus Opens Front-side Metallization Paste Production in Taiwan

Heraeus Photovoltaics Heraeus Opens Front-side Metallization Paste Production in Taiwan

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, today announced it would begin manufacturing front-side metallization paste in Taipei, Taiwan as part of its continuing expansion in the region. [More]
Simple Solvent Enables Easy Manufacture of Ultrathin Films for Solar Cells

Simple Solvent Enables Easy Manufacture of Ultrathin Films for Solar Cells

Researchers have discovered that the manufacturing time for ultrathin BHL films can be significantly reduced by the addition of a simple solvent. [More]
HeraeusPhotovoltaics and SAS Sunrise Collaborate on Metallization Paste Research for PERC Cells

HeraeusPhotovoltaics and SAS Sunrise Collaborate on Metallization Paste Research for PERC Cells

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, today announced a joint development agreement with Sunrise Global Solar Energy (part of Sino-American Silicon Products Inc./SAS), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced photovoltaic solar energy products. Under the terms of the joint development agreement, the two companies will collaborate on research efforts the design and formulation of front-side metallization pastes for high efficiency passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) solar cells. [More]
X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Helps Probe Trapping Dynamics of Photogenerated Electrons

X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Helps Probe Trapping Dynamics of Photogenerated Electrons

Scientists at EPFL have successfully used X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to determine the electronic dynamics of photovoltaic materials. They have examined the trapping dynamics demonstrated by photogenerated electrons in titanium dioxide material. [More]
Study Results Pave Way for CIGS Solar Cells with Improved Conversion Efficiency

Study Results Pave Way for CIGS Solar Cells with Improved Conversion Efficiency

The structure of a zinc-based buffer layer in a copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) solar cell has been determined. Knowing the buffer layer's structure has allowed the research team to identify a method of increasing solar cell efficiency. [More]
Research Highlights of September 2015 Issue of the University of Electro-Communications e-Bulletin

Research Highlights of September 2015 Issue of the University of Electro-Communications e-Bulletin

Research highlights of the September 2015 issue of the University of Electro-Communications e-Bulletin include: innovative organolead halide perovskite solar cells solar cells with conversion efficiencies over 20%; quantum dot solar cells; analysis of apparently smooth movements that may help to understand jerky motor motion; and Professor Takayoshi Kobayashi’s pioneering research on ultrashort pulse lasers, ultrafast spectroscopy, and quantum information. [More]
Transparent Silica Overlay Enhances Solar Cell Efficiency by Cooling

Transparent Silica Overlay Enhances Solar Cell Efficiency by Cooling

Stanford researchers have created a thin, transparent, patterned silica overlay capable of raising efficiency levels of solar cells by cooling them even when they are exposed to full sunlight. [More]

New Solar PV Code of Practice Published by The IET

A new Code of Practice which sets out the requirements for the design, specification, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the UK is to be published ... [More]
Effective Charging of Lithium Ion Batteries Using Perovskite Solar Cells

Effective Charging of Lithium Ion Batteries Using Perovskite Solar Cells

Consumers aren't embracing electric cars and trucks, partly due to the dearth of charging stations required to keep them moving. Even the conservation-minded are hesitant to go electric in some states because, studies show, if fossil fuels generate the electricity, the car is no greener than one powered with an efficient gasoline. [More]
Aqueous Solar Flow Battery Provides More Energy Savings than Conventional Batteries

Aqueous Solar Flow Battery Provides More Energy Savings than Conventional Batteries

The Ohio State University researchers have now achieved a milestone to success, following the debut of the world's first solar air battery the previous year. Their patent-pending design, which integrates both solar cell and battery into a single device is capable of achieving 20% energy savings when compared to conventional lithium-iodine batteries. [More]