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Govt Set to Divest its 100% Stake in CEL; Invites EoI by Mar 16

After BPCL and Air India, government is now set to privatise its solar products manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) and invited bids for selling its 100 percent shareholding with management control. The last date for interested parties to submit the bids is March 16, 2020. CEL is a Government of India Enterprise under the Department of […]

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Govt Modifies Provision; Cuts Application Fees for Small Solar Module Manufacturers

In a significant step towards providing further relief to small solar module manufacturers, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has modified its existing provisions related to application fees. As per the new provisions, for small photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers having total installed manufacturing capacity less than or equal to 50 MW, the application […]

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JinkoSolar, SISP Ink MoU to Develop Solar Cell Tech for Space Applications

With an aim to co-develop high-efficiency solar cell technology for both space and terrestrial applications, one of the leading solar module manufacturers globally, JinkoSolar Holding has entered into an MOU with Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources (SISP), a military research institute in China. As per the MoU signed, innovators and engineers from the two organisations […]

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Hanergy’s MiaSolé, Solliance Achieve New Record Efficiency on Flexible Solar Cells

This new record efficiency was achieved as a result of the combined expertise of both the companies i.e. MiaSolé’s specialisation in copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) development and manufacturing; and Solliance expertness in the area of perovskite technology. Just nine months after the presentation of first record breaking flexible solar cell, MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp jointly […]

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Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach a Record of Nearly 20% Efficiency

C2N has succeeded in trapping sunlight with 20 percent efficiency in a solar cell with an ultrathin absorbing layer of GaAs on nanostructured back mirror Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration in particular with researchers at the German Fraunhofer ISE, have succeeded to trap sunlight efficiently in a solar cell thanks […]

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Quantum Materials Licenses its Thin Film Cell Tech “Quantum Dot” For Indian Manufacture

Leading American cadmium-free quantum dot and nano-materials manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp has received an initial $500K (Rs 3.44 crore) along with confirmation that the $500K balance payment is in the process as part of the upfront license fee for the License and Development Agreement consummated with Amtronics CC. The license is the foundation for the […]

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ASU Engineers Break Solar Cell Record

Addition of chemicals to solution allows the team to surpass their own record from last year A team of researchers from the Arizona State University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nebraska claims to have set the world record efficiency of 25.4 percent for a tandem solar cell stacked with perovskite and silicon. […]

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Fraunhofer ISE Achieves Record Efficiency for Multi-Junction Solar Cell

Further, the outstanding achievement is that the III-V layers were directly grown on the silicon. The researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE) have achieved a new efficiency record of 22.3 percent for a multi-junction solar cell made of silicon and III-V semiconductor materials. Further, the outstanding achievement is that the […]

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Solar-Tectic Gets Patent for CZTS Thin Film Tandem Solar Cell

The patent, US 10,062,792 titled “Method of Making a CZTS/Silicon Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cell,” is for high efficiency and cost effective earth abundant non-toxic solar cells, with the potential to surpass current dominant silicon wafer solar panel efficiencies as well as those of the commercially available thin-film solar cell technologies such as CIGS, CdTe, and […]

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