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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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2011-09-20 U.S. gov't backs printed electronics
Fuel efficiency, cost reduction and advanced electronics performance drive the ever-increasing government support for printed electronics.
2006-02-24 Thin-film electronics to reach $15.5B by 2011
Emerging thin-film electronics applications will generate $15.5 billion in revenue by 2011, according to a report from industry consulting firm NanoMarkets.
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight.
2008-12-25 Survey reveals downside of globalization on EEs
EE Times' Annual Salary & Opinion Survey found that while globalization has delivered tremendous opportunities to the electronics industry over the past two decades, it has cost many engineers in Europe, North America and other developed regions, a world of pain in terms of fewer job opportunities and lower wages.
2009-09-29 Suntech sets new PV cell conversion record
The new world record conversion efficiency (aperture area only) was measured at 16.53 percent.
2012-09-06 Suntech Power, Hanwha Solar sign collaborative research deal
An advanced processing technology being pioneered at UNSW to improve the efficiency of first generation silicon solar cells has the competing solar makers into unlikely collaborators.
2010-06-28 Stanford top engineer weighs in on CMOS outlook
EE Times recently sat down with James Plummer, dean of Stanford's school of engineering, for a wide ranging interview on the outlook for CMOS, engineering, education and globalization.
2013-05-09 Solliance reveals earth-friendly OPV production
The research initiative achieved a world first with an inkjet printing process for manufacturing environmentally friendly OPV cells that deliver benchmark efficiency.
2008-10-07 Solar vendors strive to lower costs amid setbacks
Amid uncertain markets and policies, solar panel makers are gearing up factories with an objective of pulling down costs to a competitive level.
2008-07-18 Solar thermal tech soars as alternative energy
Solar thermal technology that attempts to harness the efficient phase change from water to steam is emerging as the preferred alternative energy technology in the race to replace fossil fuels with sustainable energy sources.
2010-08-17 Solar JV focuses on concentration PV
EMCORE Corp. and San'an Optoelectronics Co. Ltd have formed a joint venture for the development, manufacture and distribution of concentration photovoltaic receivers, modules and systems.
2008-09-02 Solar cells top thin-film markets for energy apps
The global market for thin films in energy applications is expected to achieve $3.9 billion in 2013 higher than the $1.1 billion in 2007 for a CAGR of 23.5 percent, according to BCC Research.
2011-09-07 Solar cell technology achieves new levels of efficiency
Imec, in collaboration with Plextronics and Solvay, created an organic solar cell architecture, which was able to achieve 6.9 percent record-breaking performance efficiency.
2010-08-20 Solar cell spot price to grow 2.87% in Q3 2010
Spot market price of solar cell wafers continues to rise with strong demand, and it is estimated to reach $1.43 per watt in Q3 2010.
2004-02-04 Solar cell production gains momentum, buyers jack up demand
According to a November 2003 survey conducted by Global Sources Electronic Components, demand for solar cells is on an upswing as buyers increase their inventory levels and order volumes.
2010-07-07 Singapore aims to boost high-tech presence
Singapore EDB director for electronics Damian Chan talks about the nation's future directions for the electronics industry and competition with other countries for attracting tech investment.
2010-03-08 Shifting towards electronics sustainability
According to Molex Inc. VP, solid-state lighting Mike Picini, To survive and thrive in this environment will require a new approach to product design, development and delivery.
2005-03-16 Semiconductor aerogels advance sensors
A university research team creates a variety of semiconducting aerogels to replace the common oxides used in ICs.
2011-07-14 SEMI releases PV manufacturing standard
SEMI has released a new PV manufacturing standard specifically for silicon feedstock.
2015-06-24 Scalable production of low-temperature 2D MoS2 films
Researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute characterised large-area 2D films of molybdenum disulphide at room temperature using a process that is scalable to any size wafer.
2006-12-01 Russia tech growth hinges on government push
Russia ranks near the bottom of the ladder among participants in the world's electronics and semiconductor markets, but the country has the technical resources to forge a formidable industry presence.
2012-07-24 Roll-to-roll processing for small molecule flexible OLED devices
Read about a roll-to-roll line designed to carry out research and develop flexible OLED lighting modules.
2009-01-19 Researchers claim 'world-record' PV efficiency
Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have managed to squeeze an efficiency of 41 percent out of photovoltaic cells, which it is a world record.
2008-12-05 Report: Samsung is solar patent king
Canon, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung are among the largest patent holders in solar photovoltaic panels, although they have no products in the field today.
2012-02-09 Recovery for solar inverter market seen this year
Despite a stall in market growth last year, solar inverters are forecasted to increase by five percent to 24.5GW.
2011-04-26 Quantum dots enable photon-electron coupling
Doped semiconductor quantum dots could enable coupling of photonic and electronic properties, impacting such areas as light harvesting, nonlinear optics and quantum information processing.
2008-05-30 Q-Cells to build a solar plant in Mexico
Q-Cells AG has agreed with the Mexican Federal Government, the Government of the State of Baja California and Silicon Border Development to build a production complex for thin-film modules in Mexicali.
2013-02-15 PV spot market price expected to rise again
The spot market in December of 2012 accounted for 20 per cent of total polysilicon sales, down dramatically from its peak of 47 per cent in May, according to IHS.
2012-07-04 PV modules potentially more durable with Silicones
Researcher from Fraunhofer and Dow Corning Cooperation collaborated in studying the potential of silicone in making durable and efficient PV modules.
2012-04-25 PV mfg strategy focused on cost cutting
Capacity expansions by PV manufacturers in the past two years have caused manufacturing capacity to significantly exceed demand, but the industry is adopting ways to adapt to these changes.
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