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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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2008-06-16 India preps Karnataka as next IC hub
Inspired by Bengaluru's success in attracting semiconductor and embedded design companies, the government of Karnataka will develop its own semiconductor and electronics manufacturing blueprint.
2009-07-17 IMEC, partners join hands on solar cell R&D
IMEC has established new partnerships with solar cell material and equipment suppliers for the newly launched wafer-based silicon photovoltaics industrial affiliation program (IIAP).
2012-03-14 Heliatek opens organic solar film production facility
According to Heliatek, they developed the world's first manufacturing line producing organic solar panels in a roll-to-roll process using vacuum deposition at low temperatures.
2013-08-01 Global PV market to drop 5% to $6.7 B in 2013
Despite PV inverter shipments rising to 34.2GW in 2013, average global inverter prices will fall by 11 per cent this year, noted IHS.
2007-06-29 Germany to invest $483M in organic PV
The German government and several industry giants launched an initiative to invest heavily in the development of organic photovoltaics (OPV), targeting to lower the price of solar cells and widen its application range.
2009-11-17 Dow, Caltech tie up on photovoltaic R&D
Dow and Caltech enter a four-year research agreement that will initially focus on less expensive and more available direct band gap materials.
2010-04-12 Dow Corning, IMEC team on solar cell research
Dow Corning and IMEC have signed a three-year contract for joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells.
2008-06-23 CSI delivers BIPV modules for Beijing Olympics
Canadian Solar Inc. has completed the delivery of 66kW of BIPV modules for the lamp posts along the Olympic Boulevard from the "Bird's Nest", the main stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, to the Olympic Square in China.
2009-03-27 China Sunergy inks 35MW PV agreement
China Sunergy Co. Ltd has entered into a 35MW solar photovoltaic (PV) products framework agreement and a 5MW solar PV products sales contract under the 35MW solar photovoltaic products framework agreement with Global Service LTM. L.L.C. (GSL) in Taiwan.
2009-02-10 Building integrated PV hotspots emerging in Europe
The European building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market is showing great investment and growth potential as it spreads through Europe. A Frost & Sullivan report says that there is substantial amount of interest in this market due to its high year-on-year growth and an increasing number of countries that now have legislation supporting the BIPV technology.
2008-05-16 A call for new investment in innovation
Notes Decision's Jean-Philippe Dauvin: The electronics industry has a tremendous track record in improving productivity in areas like accounting, communications and computing.
2011-07-29 Transparent conductor market to top $6.9B by 2016
According to NanoMarkets, LCD industry will boost the market for transparent conducting oxides, polymers and nanomaterials used in display and photovoltaics.
2010-12-16 Solvent-free PV coating system allows contactless application
Plasmadust technology from Reinhausen Plasma allows solvent-free, dry and non-contacting deposition of busbars for back-contacting directly onto the aluminium layer of photovoltaics.
2011-01-21 Oxford PV creates printable, low-cost solar cell
Oxford Photovoltaics’s solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells can be manufactured at low-cost and scaled to any volume. Replacing the liquid electrolyte with a solid organic semiconductor, the new technology enables entire solar modules to be screen printed onto glass or other surfaces.
2008-08-25 Neo Solar, Centrotherm team to improve solar cell efficiency
Neo Solar Power and Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on research and development collaboration to significantly improve solar cell efficiency targeting at over 20 percent for mass production.
2011-09-08 Imec, Solliance collaborate in thin film PV research
The companies will work on three main thin film technologies, namely: thin film Si, alternatives for CIGS, and organic photovoltaics.
2013-10-14 Imec outlines roadmap for power generation and storage
During the company's technology forum Imec revealed that it is looking into silicon and organic photovoltaics to develop explores electrochemical solutions for solid-state batteries.
2008-05-20 IBM touts efficiency 'breakthrough' in solar cells
IBM has managed to squeeze 230W of power onto a centimeter square of solar panel using concentrator photovoltaics, and converted this to 70W of usable electric powerachieving the best power efficiency yet possible.
2014-03-03 First Solar claims 20.4% conversion efficiency achieved
The solar cell from First Solar is developed with CdTe photovoltaics, bettering the previous record of 19.6 per cent.
2006-01-16 Cypress' solar-power gambit bears fruit in SunPower IPO
When free-market champion T.J. Rodgers touts solar photovoltaics and invests in solar-cell specialist SunPower Corp., you suspect the days of government subsidies for residential solar electricity are numbered.
2013-05-16 Crystal silicon raises efficiency of solar cell production
Researchers from the Institute for Photovoltaics at the University of Stuttgart boasted 22 per cent efficiency in manufacturing cells from crystal silicon.
2009-03-04 Consortium eyes Qimonda PV operations
A German-Portuguese consortium is reportedly one of the suitors for Qimonda AG's photovoltaics activities in northern Portugal.
2010-04-16 Ascent Solar, Cambrios partner on CIGS PV research
Cambrios Technologies has selected Ascent Solar as research partner to explore on innovative, wet-processed, transparent conductive films can be applied to lightweight, flexible CIGS photovoltaics.
2007-06-28 Applied Materials fortifies PV biz with acquisition
Applied Materials announced plans to acquire Swiss company HCT Shaping Systems SA, a move that's expected to strengthen Applied's position in the photovoltaics business.
2009-04-06 Analysis: PV market to tighten in '09
The global photovoltaics (PV) market is set to contract for the first time in 2009 in terms of new installations, according to IMS Research.
2011-05-12 3D-based solar cell boosts efficiency by 80%
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a 3D-nanocone-based solar cell platform that boosts the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.
2012-05-08 Zinc dyes enables creation of renewable PV devices
Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland are claiming a new approach to creating sustainable and renewable photovoltaic devices.
2009-06-29 World's 'first' OPV module developed
What is probably the world's first organic photovoltaic (OPV) module was unveiled at PV Japan World Expo.
2012-07-11 Utilities weigh battery storage option for solar energy
Renewable energy from solar and wind sources are prompting the need to lower cost for energy storage mediums such as lithium ion and zinc bromine.
2011-09-01 Understanding inverters' role in the solar industry
Learn how solar inverters can eventually pave the way for further development of future energy-harvesting systems.
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