Solar Archive

23 Apr 2014

Eguana bags new supply order from Sonnenbatterie for solar energy storage products

Canadian energy storage products manufacturer Eguana Technologies has signed a new supply agreement with German firm Sonnenbatterie for solar energy storage products. CTBR – News
23 Apr 2014

Highest Efficiency Achieved for Small GaAs Solar Cells

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved the highest efficiency ever in a 9 mm2 solar cell made of gallium arsenide. Read more » The Daily Fusion
23 Apr 2014

Plasmonic Metamaterials Could Improve Solar Cell Performance

New plasmonic metamaterials that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk. Read more » The Daily Fusion
22 Apr 2014

Panasonic Achieves 25.6% Conversion Efficiency for HIT Solar Cell

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cells, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based
22 Apr 2014

SunEdison completes 20MW Adobe solar facility in California, US

SunEdison has completed the development of the 20MW AC (alternating current) Adobe solar facility at Kern County in California, the US. CTBR – News
21 Apr 2014

FLS Energy issues RFPs for acquisition of 100MW solar projects in US

US-based solar energy services provider FLS Energy has issued request for proposals (RFPs) seeking acquisition of the pre-developed and shovel-ready solar power projects totaling 100MW in North Carolina. CTBR – News
21 Apr 2014

Trina Solar connects two PV plants totaling 23.8MW to grid in UK

China-based manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules Trina Solar has connected its two power plants totaling 23.8MW to the grid in the UK. CTBR – News
20 Apr 2014

Solar Industry’s Threat To Utilities Greatly Exagerrated, Says Solar CEO

One of the world’s leading solar company CEOs, Arno Harris of Recurrent Energy (a US arm of Sharp), has backed up Warren Buffet and said that much of the hype over solar’s threat to utilities is an
19 Apr 2014

ET Solar sets up Australian subsidiary focused on business solutions

ET Solar Energy, a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces the establishment of its new subsidiary ET Solar Australia, a company focused on business solutions for Asia-Pacific region customers. CTBR – News
19 Apr 2014

‘MatHero’ Project to Create Greener Organic Solar Cells

A new project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), called “MatHero”, aims at making organic photovoltaics competitive to their inorganic counterparts by enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells, reducing their production costs and increasing their life-time.