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What are solar panels?
Solar panels are solar photovoltaic modules/arrays that use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity. The term is sometimes used to refer to solar thermal collectors that use the sun's energy to heat water or other fluids.
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2008-08-27 Quebec to house REC silicon production units
Renewable Energy Corp. (REC) has chosen Becancour, Quebec for the next phase of its silicon materials expansion.
2008-07-02 National ventures into photovoltaic market
National Semiconductor Corp. has entered the photovoltaic market with new technology designed to increase the overall energy output of solar electric power generating systems
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.
2012-05-14 Molex's PV panel DC connectors get certified
Molex's SolarSpec line of IEC compliant panel-mount DC connectors feature an internal locking and touch-proof design and a retention nut mechanism to ease panel assembly and ensure reliable cable connections.
2011-12-09 Inverter project targets grid PV systems
University of Malaya has developed prototypes of local inverter products for market commercialization.
2008-03-10 Hyundai Heavy, KCC join in polysilicon venture
A joint venture for polysilicon production is being planned by Korean companies Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and KCC Corp., according to a report from Korea.net.
2008-12-15 Group notes key markets to revive IC industry
Hedging away from continued downturn reports, The Information Network has compiled a list of growth markets for 2009 that could buck the downturn trend.
2014-04-23 GaAs cell scores 14% conversion efficiency with zinc oxide
Researchers modified the surface of a 9mm2 gallium arsenide solar cell through a chemical synthesis of thin films, nanostructures and nanoparticles to squash the sun's reflection and maximise the light absorbed
2009-12-28 Forecast: Good, bad signs for 2010 electronics biz
2009 started off bad, but the year currently seeing some positive signs. Heading into 2010, there are both good and bad signs in the marketplace.
2008-07-23 Efforts heat up in bid to draw investors on energy apps
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making beefing up efforts to attract entrepreneurs at early stages to commercialize renewable energy concepts.
2015-03-20 Cooler, faster way to grow electronic-grade graphene
Caltech researchers developed a faster method, at room temperature, an innovative technique to produce graphene, paving the way for commercially feasible graphene-based products.
2010-04-12 Applied cuts SunFab investments
Applied Materials Inc. disclosed plans to reduce its investments in its SunFab solar technology amid disappointing results in the arena
2002-06-04 TSTD photovoltaic modules produce up to 100W
Photovoltaic panels from Trony Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd are made of mono-crystalline silicon cells that are connected in series and can produce an output ranging from 10W to 100W
2009-10-06 Sharp green plant starts LCD production
Sharp's green fab uses photo-alignment technology that makes it possible to produce 40-inch LCD panels and larger
2010-10-08 National Semiconductor, Suntech to jointly develop smart panel tech
National Semiconductor Corp. is working with Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd to develop "smart panel" technology. The technology will merge National Semiconductor's SolarMagic power optimizer chipset into Suntech solar panels to enhance the power output of their solar systems.
2007-11-30 HP turns to sun, wind to power facilities
HP has switched to wind power in its Ireland facilities and to solar power in its U.S. facilities to save on power costs and reduce its global carbon footprint
2008-06-04 Nanotube fab looks forward to multiple chip apps
The first foundry offering carbon nanotube thin films to fabless chipmakers will soon be available, whose thin films will be on variety of substrates like displays, touchscreens, solar cells, sensors and MEMS devices
2013-09-09 ITRI shows atmospheric pressure process for GZO
ITRI's aePlasma offers thin-film deposition and organic film etching at atmospheric pressure for touch panel and transparent solar cell manufacturing. An alternative to ITO processes
2008-04-07 India IC policy pulls in $16B manufacturing proposals
Electronics and chipmakers in India are looking to work with the government to pull together proposals for establishing a chip fab, an LCD plant and solar manufacturing facilities
2010-01-04 What's the next big application?
Here's a list of the 10 technology applications to watch for in 2010, examining examine the features that make them so compelling as well unresolved issues that might keep them from breaking out.
2010-09-27 What happens when you try to store data on a single iron atom?
Physicists at the IBM Almaden Research Center perfected a new pump-probe pulsed-STM technique that may pave the way to enabling single-atom bit-cells for memory ICs.
2011-09-06 What happened to fuel cells?
Three years ago, fuel cells were believed to be the technology that would stop U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
2014-09-30 Vietnam to build its largest IC-making factory
Vietnam will soon have its biggest IC-making factory following the awarding of investment certificate to Saigon Semiconductor Technology, which will build the said factory for at least $257 million.
2015-04-17 US builds world's fastest supercomputer
The Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) project financed by the U.S. Department of Energy aims to one-up the Chinese with up to 200petaflops systems by 2018.
2010-04-19 TSMC tech event packs few surprises
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd presented a dizzying array of technology and new processes plus a few surprises at this year's Technology Symposium.
2008-10-28 Toshiba seeks to lower fab operating costs
For years, market officials have urged the IC and chip-equipment segments to collaborate in minimizing fab costs and introduce new technologies to the market.
2009-02-23 The lowdown on the fab tool market
2009 is off to a rough start for fab tool and materials vendors. But some technologiesand companiesare doing better than others.
2012-01-02 The lowdown on power line communication
Here's a discussion on power line communication and its segments, applications, and challenges.
2004-11-01 The humble power supply
Power supplies that provide ample standby power and full operating load can create enormous reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and even enormous markets for forward-thinking companies.
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.
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