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  • Chinese Solar Cell and Panel Manufacturers Market Survey - 5th Edition

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Chinese Solar Cell and Panel Manufacturers Market Survey – 5th ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Methods to increase indium supplies for the manufacture of thin-film solar cells

    Shortages of indium, a key metal found in thin-film solar cells, could limit their large-scale deployment in the future. A new study has outlined four ways that indium supplies could be increased to meet future demand. For example, indium could be extracted more efficiently from zinc ores, or historic wastes containing indium could be processed to extract the element. CIGS solar cells are a thin ...

  • Determination of fluoride species in etching baths used in the manufacturing process of solar cells

    Metrohm presents a method for the straightforward ion chromatographic determination of HF, HNO3, short-chain organic acids and H2SiF6 in acidic texturing baths used in the manufacturing process of solar cells. Standard ions such as fluoride, nitrate, acetate and sulfate are determined via suppressed conductivity detection while dissolved silicate is spectrophotometrically detected in the same run ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Miniature Solar Cells Market Potential

    Miniature Solar Cells Market PotentialSolar power is the technology of obtaining usable energy from the light of the Sun. Solar energy has been used in many traditional technologies for centuries and has come into widespread use where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote locations and in space. ( ...


  • Solar cells linked to greenhouse gases

    Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new book published by the University of Nebraska. Written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner, the book (Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism), explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Efficient solar cells from silicon wires

    US researchers have designed a new silicon-based solar cell which uses 100 times less silicon than conventional photovoltaic devices. The system relies on the geometry of the silicon being reconfigured from a flat wafer to arrays of tiny silicon rods aligned vertically on the cell. Currently silicon solar cells are fabricated on brittle wafers of silicon around 100-200 micrometres thick. While ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Research and Markets: Advances in Thin-Film Solar Cells

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  • ABB automates solar cell chemical technology

    The expansion will enable Evonik to triple production of ultra-pure chlorosilanes, raw material in the production of photovoltaic (PV) silicon. PV silicon is the substance from which solar-grade silicon wafers are made, which are the key components in solar cells and solar power systems. Evonik is the world’s leading supplier of ultra-pure chlorosilanes, and the only company to operate dedicated ...


    By ABB

  • China Sunergy Begins Manufacturing Solar Modules in France

      NANJING, China, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN) ("China Sunergy" or the "Company"), a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, is pleased to announce that the Company has begun assembling solar modules in France through OEM cooperation with KDG Energy, a French manufacturer of high quality PV modules. Today, the first order will be ...


    By China Sunergy

  • First Solar Consolidates Manufacturing, Increases Conversion Efficiency

    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has consolidated its manufacturing capacity plan and accelerated progress toward its module conversion efficiency and production throughput targets. The company will postpone commissioning of its Vietnam factory until global supply and demand dynamics support the additional capacity. First Solar will continue ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • New solar manufacturing plants coming to four states

    The Dow Chemical Company announced on February 3 that it has picked Midland, Michigan, as the site for the first full-scale production facility for its Dow Powerhouse solar shingle, if the company obtains sufficient local, state, and federal funding. That became more likely on February 25, when the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) awarded $61.3 million in tax credits over 15 years ...

  • NREL scientists report first solar cell producing more electrons in photocurrent than solar photons entering cell

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high energy region of the solar spectrum. The external quantum efficiency for photocurrent, usually expressed as a ...

  • Trina Solar Ranked Top Solar Manufacturer on SVTC`s Green Scorecard

    Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, has been ranked No. 1 globally for environmental and social performance in the 2012 Solar Scorecard, an award system established by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition ("SVTC"). SVTC's ...


    By Trina Solar Limited (TSL)

  • Solar Modules Built With Calisolar Cells Attain Industry Certification

    Rigorous Testing of Open Renewables Modules Demonstrates Performance, Durability, Efficiency, Stability and Safety of Calisolar CellsSUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/10 -- Calisolar, a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar silicon, wafers and cells, today announced that modules built using Calisolar cells have passed all tests required to be ...


  • High-efficiency solar cell made from Earth-abundant materialse

    IBM today announced it has built a solar cell -- where the key layer that absorbs most of the light for conversion into electricity, is made entirely of readily-available elements -- that set a new world record for efficiency and holds potential for enabling solar cell technology to produce more energy at a lower cost. Comprised of copper (Cu), tin (Sn), zinc (Zn), sulfur (S), and/or selenium ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Natcore Technology Develops Solar Cell That Eliminates Use of Silver

    When Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) announced the development of a breakthrough solar cell structure on July 9, they indicated that the new low-cost configuration might allow for the elimination of silver from mass-produced solar cells. In the ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • Efficiency record of 17.6% on flexible CIGS solar cell on plastic developed at EMPA

    Flexible thin film solar cells on polymer film with a new record efficiency of 17.6% have been developed by the scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology (EMPA). The conversion efficiency record has been independently certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany.  Scientists under the leadership of Dr. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Biomimetic non-reflective coating for solar cells wins MADMEC

    Original story at MIT News Biomimicry — known as “innovation inspired by nature” — has led to the invention of bullet trains, vaccines, adhesives, and light bulbs, among other things. Add to that list the winning invention of last night’s MADMEC competition: ...

  • DUNMORE Backsheets to Protect and Insulate PV Modules Manufactured by Advanced Solar Photonics

     DUNMORE Corporation is providing solar module backsheets to Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) - one of the largest manufacturers of crystalline silicon PV modules in the U.S. with 100 megawatts (MW) of production capacity in 2012. DUNMORE backsheets will insulate and protect the circuitry of modules manufactured by ASP which will be applied to solar ...


    By Dunmore Corporation

  • Trina Solar Announces Research Partnership with Australian National University to Enhance High-Efficiency Solar Cells

    Trina Solar Limited (TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, today announced through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., the signing of a three year research agreement with the Australian National University ("ANU"). The joint research and ...


    By Trina Solar Limited (TSL)

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