solar photovoltaic cell News

  • Nanotechnology cuts costs and improves efficiency of photovoltaic cells

    Researchers have summarised the most effective ways that nanostructures can improve the efficiency and lower costs of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells in a recent analysis. Sculpting ultra-thin solar cell surfaces at the nano-scale has been found to effectively boost their efficiency. Making solar cells ultra-thin reduces their material costs, but often at the expense of their efficiency. These ...

  • 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

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Market

    Although initial products are aimed towards indoor and portable applications, starting out with chargers and solar bags with wireless solar keyboards demonstrated more recently, the end game for DSSCs is the ability to have these largely inexpensive solar cells incorporated into much bigger installations. For that purpose, development work is being undertaken in order to produce prototypes and ...


  • BT Imaging Introduces the iLS-X1(TM) for Cost-Effective Inline Monitoring of Solar Photovoltaic Wafer and Cell Process Quality

    Enables Non-Stop Full Line Speed Inspection of 3,600 Wafers per HourSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/06/10 -- BT Imaging Pty Ltd (BTi), the world's leading supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic manufacturing industry, today announced the iLS-X1 inspection system that is specifically designed for cost-effective inline monitoring of ...


  • China Solar Photovoltaic Market 2011 Available on Researchmoz.us

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" Solar Photovoltaic Market,Industry, Share, Analysis, Forecasts, Trend, Size in China 2011" to its huge collection of research reports. The Solar Photovoltaic Market in China is growing at a fast pace which has made it the global leader in the manufacturing of solar cells and modules. This has been primarily driven by government policies and ...


  • Light at the end of the tunnel for the solar photovoltaic industry

    While the photovoltaic solar market has been one of fastest growing in the renewable energy sector, a new research study considers the current status and prospects as the economic recession grips the sector. Even if demand for solar modules continues to grow, the rapid expansion plans of many cell and module manufacturers could create periods where supply exceeds demand. In this scenario, ...


    By Research Analysts Ltd

  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Tokyo Electron enters the photovoltaic cell production equipment business

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) today announced that the company has entered the photovoltaic cell production business. Photovoltaic (PV) cells have been the subject of much attention recently, as they offer a solution to the various environmental and energy-related issues confronting the world today. After extensive exploratory research in the field, TEL has decided to form a new business around PV cell ...


    By Tokyo Electron Ltd

  • Tough climate persists for the solar photovoltaic industry

    Despite talk of the global economy emerging from recessionary times, many companies in the green energy sector continue to face a tough climate.  Indeed, a 40% cut in the global price of silicon wafers resulted in UK-based PV Crystalox Solar reporting earnings for the first six months of 2010 of €12.4m compared to €35.2m in the comparable period of 2009. Iain Dorrity, CEO of ...


    By Research Analysts Ltd

  • First Solar Achieves 5GW Photovoltaic Production Milestone

    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced cumulative production has reached 5 gigawatts (GW), or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately 2.5 million homes. The company began commercial production in 2002 and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, with ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • New generation of solar cells promises efficiency

    The laboratory for photovoltaics of the University of Luxembourg has produced its first thin film solar cells made from compound semiconductors, already reaching a 12 percent efficiency. Thin film solar cells are considered the next generation of solar cells and are expected to be considerably cheaper because they need much less material and energy in their production than today's photovoltaic ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 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

  • Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials. The new design grows optically active semiconductors in arrays of nanoscale pillars, each a single crystal, with dimensions measured in billionths of a meter. “To take ...

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

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  • Scientists set new record for solar cells efficiency

    Researchers at the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) announced that they have succeeded in improving the efficiency of solar cells, which are designed to convert available light into electricity. The quantum electronic phenomenon called the photovoltaic (PV) effect makes this possible. The team said the effectiveness of III-V semiconductor multi-junction solar ...

  • 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

  • First Photovoltaic Glazing in Switzerland

    A facade of 300 m2, composed of dyed solar cells, is being built on the Swiss Tech Convention Center. This first architectural integration of photovoltaic is a new realization of the partnership between Romande Energy and the University to develop a large-scale solar farm and conduct research and development programs. Translucent and colored solar panels, from ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

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