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New Olympus Application Note Explores New Avenues in Organic Solar Cell Research

New Olympus Application Note Explores New Avenues in Organic Solar Cell Research

Moving towards the sustainable manufacture of photovoltaics, Dr Manuela Schiek’s research group at the University of Oldenburg, Germany has discovered how the quick and non-destructive nature of the Olympus LEXT OLS4100 high-resolution analysis and stitching function capabilities have enhanced their research. [More]
Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

Completely Transparent Solar Collector Created Using Organic Materials

This new transparent solar concentrator uses organic molecules to absorb energy from infrared and ultraviolet light, channeling it into photovoltaic cells whilst allowing all visible light to pass through unaffected. [More]
Charge Formation Efficiency Helps Choose Materials for Organic Photovoltaics

Charge Formation Efficiency Helps Choose Materials for Organic Photovoltaics

Organic photovoltaic cells hold great promise for conversion of energy. They are flexible and can be produced at low cost, which make them attractive for various applications. However, their power conversion process is complex, which has been detrimental to their wide adoption. [More]
Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Lead pollution is a constant risk when disposing of batteries. Now a team at MIT have proposed a system capable of recycling materials from old car batteries into durable solar panels. The development uses perovskite technology and could offer an new life for waste battery material. [More]
EMCORE to Supply Multi-Junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells for Lockheed Martin's Satellite Program

EMCORE to Supply Multi-Junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells for Lockheed Martin's Satellite Program

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it has entered into a new, long-term supply agreement with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and manufacture high-efficiency, multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed Martin's satellite program requirements. [More]
Fuji Electric Honours Yingli Green Energy Among Best Suppliers for 2014

Fuji Electric Honours Yingli Green Energy Among Best Suppliers for 2014

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that it was recognized by Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Fuji Electric) as one of its best suppliers of 2014. [More]
Shin-Etsu Chemical Establishes Mass Production Process for Advanced Mono Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Shin-Etsu Chemical Establishes Mass Production Process for Advanced Mono Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. has established a mass production process for 156 x 156mm advanced mono crystalline silicon solar cells that have a conversion efficiency of 21%. [More]
U.S. Government’s Determination to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels Receives Commendation

U.S. Government’s Determination to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels Receives Commendation

SolarWorld today commended the U.S. Department of Commerce’s determination to impose preliminary anti-dumping import duties averaging about 42 percent on crystalline silicon solar panels made by the state-controlled Chinese solar industry from solar cells fabricated in third countries using Chinese inputs and about 36 percent on solar cells made in Taiwan. [More]
Suniva to Open Second US Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

Suniva to Open Second US Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announces today that it is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility, to be located in Saginaw Township, Michigan. [More]
Crystal Solar’s Novel Epitaxial Deposition System Receives R&D 100 Award

Crystal Solar’s Novel Epitaxial Deposition System Receives R&D 100 Award

Crystal Solar, a leader in driving innovative technologies for the next generation of solar photovoltaic products, announced that it received the prestigious R&D 100 Award for its revolutionary Epitaxial Deposition System used to create kerfless, monocrystalline wafers for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications. [More]