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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: China’s Photovoltaic Cell Production to Exceed 60GW

China Photovoltaic Industry Association Secretary-General Wang Bohua expects that Photovoltaic Cell Production will exceed 60GW in 2017 despite complex international trade environment and other challenges. It is worth taking a minute to appreciate to have a high opinion of what China is doing in solar right now. China, already known for its iconic Great Wall […]

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells hit new world efficiency record

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have smashed the world efficiency record for perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells. The 12.1% efficiency rating was for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, the largest single perovskite photovoltaic cell certified with the highest energy conversion efficiency, and was independently confirmed by the international […]

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Tesla to team up with Panasonic to collaborate on manufacturing of photovoltaic cell and module production

Tesla and Panasonic have entered into a non-binding letter of intent under which they will begin collaborating on the manufacturing and production of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in Buffalo, New York. Under this agreement, which is contingent upon shareholders’ approval of Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla will use the cells and modules in a […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics, JinkoSolar partners to develop new generations of super PV cells

Heraeus will work with JinkoSolar’s new R&D efforts in efficient black silicon cells and n-type cells are expected to further increase the cell efficiency. Heraeus Photovoltaics has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with JinkoSolar to jointly develop new-generation Super PV Cells with higher efficiency and lower costs. Additionally, the agreement includes exploring energy markets […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics and Tongwei Solar Will Together Develop New Generations of Solar Cell Technologies

  Heraeus Photovoltaics and Tongwei Solar will conduct joint research and development of new-generation efficient front side silver paste, with the goal of leading the industry standard. Heraeus Photovoltaics, the supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced that it has established a cooperation agreement with Tongwei Solar on the R&D and applications of […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics, Meyer Burger join forces to pave the way for new heterojunction solar cell technologies

Heraeus and Meyer Burger are developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Best Known Methods (BKM) for the heterojunction solar cell production at Meyer Burger. Heraeus Photovoltaics and Meyer Burger have formed a cooperation to further drive the development of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell technology. With efficiencies above 23 %, heterojunction solar cells are regarded as […]

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Voltalia Wins a Mixed Photovoltaic and Battery Storage Power Plant in French Guiana

Voltalia is the sole winner of the fifth period of the CRE 4 tender for non-interconnected areas for ground-based solar power plants in French Guiana. The project, called “Parc Sable Blanc”, combines a five-megawatt photovoltaic power plant with a lithium-ion battery storage facility with a capacity of 5 megawatts and of 9.3 megawatt-hours. Located in […]

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Carbon Dots From Human Hair Used to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers have used carbon dots created from human hair to create a kind of “armour” to improve the performance of perovskite solar cells Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have used carbon dots, created from human hair waste sourced from a Brisbane barbershop, to create a kind of “armour” to improve the […]

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JinkoSolar Has N-type Mono Cell Verified at Record 24.9% Conversion Efficiency

Leading global solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it has achieved a record large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell conversion efficiency of 24.9 percent independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany. The firm stated that it has invested huge resources in R&D. Its experts in the fields of […]

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