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2008-01-21 Solar inverters get efficiency boost from SiC transistors
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany claims it has achieved record efficiency for its inverter designed for PV generators using SiC power transistors from U.S. vendor Cree.
2013-06-18 Solar cell claims 44.4% conversion efficiency
The concentrator triple-junction compound solar cells from Sharp are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity
2009-12-16 Soitec breaks into solar with Concentrix acquisition
Soitec will leverage its expertise in engineered substrates to improve solar cell performance to meet the growing need of renewable energy
2011-04-29 Silicon solar cell breaks record with 19% efficiency
Sunrise Global has set a new record for mass produced conventional solar cells with a peak efficiency rate of 19.2 percent
2008-08-04 Researchers tout 24/7 solar power
A team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers claims to have developed a solar energy system that could generate electricity around the clock by combining liquid catalyst with photovoltaic cells
2014-12-05 Record solar cell efficiency achieved by French-German team
The solar cell, boasting 46 per cent efficiency, has been developed by Soitec and CEA-Leti, France, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany.
2011-11-29 Partnership targets space-based solar tech
Fraunhofer ISE and Azur Space will develop and produce multijunction solar cells based on III-V semiconductors
2007-08-14 Organic solar cell tech touts new efficiency record
Plextronics announced that its organic photovoltaic technology has achieved a new efficiency record of 5.4 percent in the conversion of solar light to power for single-layer solar cells
2010-07-16 JA Solar, Innovalight reach for 20% conversion
JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd has signed strategic agreements with Innovalight Inc., raising the bar for solar cell conversion efficiency
2010-05-25 Groups tout low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells
Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Illinois have separately claimed breakthroughs in solar cell production
2013-06-06 Fraunhofer, EV Group work on direct wafer bonding for solar cells
Fraunhofer ISE collaborated with EV Group to develop equipment and process technology to enable electrically conductive and optically transparent direct wafer bonds at room temperature.
2008-10-01 Fraunhofer ISE touts new solar cell efficiency record
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have claimed a European efficiency record of 39.7 percent for a III-V semiconductor multi-junction solar cell.
2009-09-22 Canadian Solar taps ECN metal wrap-through tech
Canadian Power will use the metal wrap-through technology developed by the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands
2008-12-08 Aerosol printing hikes solar cell efficiency
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is reporting a 2 percent efficiency gain for silicon solar cells by switching from conventional screen printing to a non-contact aerosol jet printer
2011-05-30 Wireless sensor node powered by solar harvesting source
Silicon Labs has launched an energy-efficient wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source
2009-07-06 Wells Fargo, SunPower dip $100M in solar power
Wells Fargo and SunPower Corp. have entered a new collaborative effort to fund up to $100 million in SunPower commercial-scale solar systems
2007-05-09 Wal-Mart taps SunPower subsidiary for solar installation
SunPower Corp. announced that its PowerLight subsidiary has signed a contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for solar electric power systems totaling 4.6mW in seven Wal-Mart facilities in California
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.
2009-06-03 Trio to work on N-type solar cells
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Amtech Systems Inc. have announced a three-party research collaboration agreement to develop next generation high efficiency solar cells.
2009-08-20 Taiwan injects $1.4B in green energy industry
The Taiwan government plans to invest about $1.4 billion in the domestic green energy industry, which includes solar energy equipment and lights that reduce power consumption
2010-03-10 SunPower, Toshiba ink 32MW solar supply deal
Under a strategic supply agreement, Toshiba Corp. will order 32 megawatts of high-efficiency solar panels from SunPower Corp. in 2010
2010-04-28 SunPower, Flextronics build solar plant in Silicon Valley
SunPower Corp. has partnered with Flextronics to begin manufacturing solar panels in Milpitas, California by the end of this year
2007-10-05 SunPower sets up 2MW solar plant in Korea
SunPower Corp. announced it will work with Korean energy company EnE System to build a 2MW solar electric power plant in Jeonju, a city in the Jeolla province of Korea
2010-08-06 SunPower completes largest solar power tracking system in Australia
SunPower Corp. announces its completion of a 505KW solar power installation for Horizon Power, a government-owned utility providing power to remote and regional communities and resource operations in Western Australia
2006-11-14 STMicro, Taiwanese groups team on solar power
STMicroelectronics is teaming up with Delta Electronics Inc. of Taiwan and its majority-owned subsidiary DelSolar Co. Ltd for the development of solar power technologies
2003-07-25 Spire receives repeat assembly equipment order from Shell Solar
Spire Corp., a supplier of solar electric manufacturing equipment and solar systems for distributed power generation, has announced the sale of a SPI-ASSEMBLER 5000 to Shell Solar Ind. LLP
2008-09-16 South Korea, Germany shine brighter than U.S. in solar energy
It's a sunnier climate for solar equipment makers in Germany and South Korea than in the beach state of California in the United States, according to presentations from leaders of the three hot spots competing for global investment from the emerging green tech industry
2008-07-22 Soudai pours $100M in China district for solar PV
The Changzhou National Hi-Tech District announced that Japan-based Soudai will invest $100 million in the district to create a new solar PV enterprise
2010-01-19 Solar sector presents new EMS opportunities
Arthur Tan, president of IMI, talks about the opportunity provided by the solar sector to EMS companies like his own
2009-06-23 Solar PV capex to pick up in 2011
Solar PV capital expenditures will begin a steady recovery in 2011, rising 13 percent to $772 million, says IC Insights
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