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What is photovoltaic?
The generation of voltage by a material that is exposed to light in the visible and invisible ranges.
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2008-12-15 Taiwan govt offers assistance to photovoltaics industry
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will provide assistance to support the domestic production of low-iron glass, EVA (ethyl-vinyl acetate), silver/aluminum paste, solder and other raw materials that are needed in the photovoltaic (PV) industry but not currently produced in Taiwan.
2007-08-10 NanoMarkets: Thin-film photovoltaics market up for rosy growth
NanoMarkets LC eyes a rosy market for the thin-film photovoltaics, saying the segment will hit $7.2 billion by 2015, up from $1 billion this year.
2009-08-05 Bosch boosts photovoltaics biz
Bosch group is beefing up its photovoltaics activities with the acquisition of two companies involved module manufacturing including CIGS thin-film modules.
2008-12-25 Yingli inks sales deals with German PV integrators
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd has entered into sales agreements with two German photovoltaic (PV) system integrators, City Solar Kraftwerke AG and Wirsol Deutschland GmbH.
2010-06-08 Trina Solar, SERIS team on high-efficiency solar cells
Trina Solar has entered into a research agreement with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) to develop an all-back-contact high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.
2008-07-31 Thin-film solar cells to generate 26GW of power by 2015
According to NanoMarkets, the thin-film photovoltaics market will produce the equivalent of 26GW by 2015 and will generate well over $20 billion in revenues in that same time frame.
2013-07-09 Solar panels get a splash of colour
Together with a Fraunhofer team and scientists from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, optics specialists are looking to increase the efficiency of solar panels and their design flexibility.
2008-11-13 Solar markets: Highlighting PV technology
It has been shown that solar energy harvesting will soon go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
2009-12-24 Solar Energy, ITRI Taiwan ink PV deal
Solar Energy Initiatives and the ITRI Taiwan have entered a business and technical collaboration agreement to build, integrate, test and commercialize solar products and solutions.
2008-08-20 Solar advocates beef up solar thermal efforts
The German Solar Industry Association group and other European solar enthusiasts have come to America to make the case for solar thermal technology, an alternative to photovoltaics that attempts to harness the efficient phase change from water to steam.
2009-04-07 Singapore R&D institute adopts Synopsys tools
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has adopted Synopsys Inc.'s Sentaurus TCAD to support its solar cell R&D programs. The Sentaurus TCAD tools will initially be used to support SERIS' silicon-based solar cell research.
2011-04-26 Researchers doubt OPV's market potential
Citing OPV's inability to beat crystalline silicon on cost per watt, researchers predict developers will focus on niche applications where OPV provides other capabilities like transparency and flexibility.
2008-10-27 REC taps M+W Zander to construct solar site in Singapore
M+W Zander has been awarded by the Norwegian Renewable Energy Corp. (REC) as contractor for the new photovoltaics manufacturing complex in Singapore.
2008-05-07 Qimonda debuts in solar cell market
Qimonda is entering the solar cell business through a joint venture with solar system integrator Centrosolar group.
2013-03-18 PVs still beat MEMS for energy harvest, says panel
The MEMS panel at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe discussed doubts regarding the potential of MEMS as energy harvesters while also being optimistic regarding the prosepects of the technology.
2009-03-25 PV materials sector to reach $600M sales by 2016
Sales of materials for both pure organic solar cells (OPV) and hybrid organic/inorganic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) are expected to reach almost $600 million by 2016, according to NanoMarkets' Organic Photovoltaic Materials Markets: 2009-2016 report.
2008-12-18 PV materials market to hit $2.4B by '11
NanoMarkets has released an updated analysis of the thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) and organic photovoltaics (OPV) materials markets. The new analysis and forecast projects revenues of $2.4 billion in 2011 that will grow to just under $7.5 billion in 2015.
2011-03-15 PV coatings boom seen as panels get more efficient, cheaper
NanoMarkets reports that sales of smart coatings to the PV sector will reach $504 million in 2016, and grow to $847 million in 2018.
2006-12-18 Polysilicon shortage could persist
The polysilicon shortage that has plagued the solar-cell industry for two years is worse than once thought, may persist through the end of the decade, and could affect the silicon wafer industry starting next year, analysts warn.
2009-07-31 Oversupply, low demand hit solar market
iSuppli Corp. reports that average inventories throughout the solar supply chain soared by 64.3 percent.
2012-10-16 Organic solar cell offers high voltage for Li-on batteries
Researchers at the University of Warwick have created an organic solar cell, that generates a sufficiently high voltage to recharge a lithium-ion battery directly.
2011-12-19 Organic solar cell achieves 8.3% efficiency record
Imec, Solvay and Polyera claims to set a world record efficiency of 8.3 percent for organic solar cells in an inverted device architecture.
2012-02-24 Organic PV consortium pushes for solar efficiency
CSEM SA has launched a 4-year $18.8 million project that aims to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, cheap and environmentally friendly printed organic photovoltaics.
2009-11-06 Optical fibers make flexible solar cells
Georgia Tech researchers they were able to demonstrate thin, flexible solar cells by assembling the components of a dye-sensitized solar cell along the outside of an optical cable.
2013-12-13 OE-A roadmap hints at next-gen technologies
The latest edition of the OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics reveals the possibility of OLEDs in small-scale design-projects and large scale lighting projects made entirely with OLEDs.
2009-09-30 Nanocrystalline silicon to cross $2B mark by 2016
NanoMarkets' new report on found that nanocrystalline silicon devices will reach around $2.1 billion in 2016.
2012-10-16 Method to prevent solar cell degradation established
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have established a method that hopes to answer the chemical damage that plagues solar cells.
2008-07-11 Intel invests in German solar firm
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, has invested 24 million euros ($37.74 million) in Sulfurcell, a leading German developer and manufacturer of thin-film, electricity-generating solar modules.
2014-04-09 Industrial machinery market growth to double in 2014
Increasing demand from auto making to packaging will drive growth in the industrial machinery market, said IHS.
2007-07-05 India pushes bid to be solar-industry hub
The Indian government announced incentives for manufacturing solar cells and panels and is targeting to meet 10 percent of the country's power needs through renewable energy by 2012.
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