Solar Films Articles

  • Case study - Future Business Centre - Cambridge

    System kWp: 4.6 Area: 57 m sq Inverter: Aurora Modules Used: PS-A opaque, PS-C transparent Double Glazed Unit (DGU) Polysolar was requested to provide the PV glazing for the stairwell curtain walling and the decorative rainscreen cladding. This saw the first truly transparent curtain wall elements employed in the UK and a BREEAM rating of Excellent. ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • New documentary showcases the promise of solar energy

    What do an unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist and a Chinese entrepreneur have in common? They’re all part of a new documentary film highlighting the growth of solar energy around the world. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya and featuring stories from the U.S. ...


    By Ensia

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

    The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The result is a sustainable design capable of harvesting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In situ indium–induced crystallisation of low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin film on ITO glass substrate

    For the first time, the low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin films were formed on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass with a temperature of ∼200ºC using the in situ indium–induced crystallisation of the plasma enhanced CVD (PECVD) deposited a–Si. Compared with the conventional method for transfer of the PECVD formed amorphous structure to the nano–poly one, the technology features a low ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Window Film independently proven to save energy by top University - case study

    Location: Padua, Italy Problem: Heat, Glare, Energy Efficiency Product: LLumar Helios RHE20 SI ER HPR Problem Despite modern glazing and cooling systems, the MG Tower of the University of Padua, Italy,  suffered from excess heat gain, resulting in high energy consumption. In addition, cooling capacity was often not sufficient and the installation of additional ...


    By ARC Window Films Ltd.

  • Modelling of thin–film tandem solar cells

    Numerical modelling of thin–film tandem solar cells is investigated using PC–1D program. The program is adapted to simulate the performance of multi–junction solar cells. Cadmium–zinc telluride (Cd0.6Zn0.4Te) is chosen as an absorber layer material for the wide band gap top cell and copper indium diselenide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

  • Solar Photovoltaic System in Kaimakli case study

    Location: Kaimakli, Nicosia Size: 2.97 kWp Annual generation: 5062 kWh CO2 savings per year : 4.5 tonnes The Problem Mr Michael wanted urgently to cut his high annual electricity costs for his 4-family house in Nicosia. Taking advantage of the area’s high sunshine hours and the government’s Net metering scheme for solar photovoltaic system installations ...


    By C.A.S. Energy Ltd

  • Effect of trap depth and interfacial energy barrier on charge transport in inverted organic solar cells employing nanostructured ZnO as electron buffer layer

    Inverted organic solar cells with device structure ITO/ZnO/poly (3–hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]–phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM)/MoO3/Ag were fabricated employing low temperature solution processed ZnO as electron selective layer. Devices with varying film thickness of ZnO interlayer were investigated. The optimum film thickness was determined from photovoltaic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The comparison of several silicon solar cells

    The solar cell is also known as the "solar chip", it is a kind of photoelectric semiconductor wafer that works by solar energy. Solar energy refers to solar radiation energy. Since the formation of the earth, organism mainly light and heat, provided by the sun to survive, and as a method of food preservation, such as salt and salted fish. But nowadays, the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Panels

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of solar electricity panels. The Process The Company uses a multiple zone conventional printing dryer for thin-film deposition onto solar cells. A special foil substrate is passed through rollers that transfer a proprietary ink formulation and epoxy adhesive ...

  • ERCOT steps up capacity to make Texas land of opportunity for PV

    An increase in capacity and potentially of reserve margin in Texas shows that the state which traditionally has relied on fossil fuels and natural gas continues to accommodate and look for solar. The Electric Reliability council of Texas recently announced that they are increasing the capacity value for solar to 100 percent capacity for up to 200 megawatts of installed capacity.  After that, ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Effect of Na and Ti–doping on photovoltaic properties of CuInS
    2
    solar cells

    CuInS2 (CIS) films were deposited on In2S3/TiO2/FTO/glass under air by spray pyrolysis, resulting in superstrate–structured solar cells. We found a significant difference of images between scanning electron microscope and optical microscope, which suggests ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Full factory automation

    Spire Corporation is a global solar company and the leading supplier of turnkey solar factories and equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide. With over 40 years and $100 million in R+D and PV, Spire’s unique experience and technical depth puts Spire in a unique position to ensure the success of our customers. Applying expertise in materials technologies across all product ...


    By Spire Solar

  • Scale up factory

    Spire Corporation is a leading global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules and cells. With over 40 years and $100 million in R+D and PV, our years of experience and technical depth put us in a unique position to ensure the success of our customers. Applying this expertise across all product lines, Spire has a rich heritage of utilizing ...


    By Spire Solar

  • Spi-Sun simulator sets the standard

    Solar Simulators are critical to the industry testing photovoltaic modules featuring light sources that closely match the solar spectrum. Spire’s simulators can test the full range of solar modules – including crystalline or thin film. The importance of solar simulation is clear – solar modules must be tested under a standard set of conditions to assure consistency of results. ...


    By Spire Solar

  • Speakers at Thin Film Europe 2012 answer your crucial questions about the industry

    During our recent webinar on the future of thin film, your peers sent in countless questions about how this burgeoning technology will fare in 2012. So, we went away and asked our industry contacts and upcoming conference speakers – read on to see iSuppli & Solar Buzz respond to your questions on the future of Thin Film for 2012 and beyond. When should we expect the next round of ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Top industry experts set to gather at Thin Film Summit in Berlin

    PV Insider announce that ‘Busting the Myths’ will be the main focal point of the 4th Annual Thin Film Solar Summit Europe (5-6th March 2012, Berlin), helping to steer the thin film industry out of confusion and fear towards reality and promise. 2011 proved to be a turbulent year for the European thin film industry, with big names going bust, consolidation of the market, ...


    By New Energy Update

  • The clouds are breaking: The financier’s perspective of thin film post-Solyndra

    Peter Nieh, Managing Director of Lightspeed Ventures believes that the reaction to Solyndra’s bankruptcy was overblown – as their investment Stion goes from strength to strength. Amongst the doom and gloom of Solyndra’s collapse, a bright spot was seen in Mississippi earlier this month. Thin film start-up Stion cut the ribbon on its 100MW manufacturing factory in Hattiesburg and ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you