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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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World’s 1st Commercial Installation of Perovskite Solar Cells in Poland

Poland-based Saule Technologies, a perovskite solar tech company, has launched its first installation of photovoltaic blinds – sun breakers with perovskite solar cells. This world’s first commercial implementation of perovskite solar cell technology was a collaboration with Aliplast, said the company. Saule’s new product was first presented in October 2020. The profiles with solar modules, […]

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Scientists Make Bifacial Solar Cell with Record Power Output at 29%

A team of scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have used laser processing to produce a record-breaking bifacial solar cell with a front conversion efficiency of 24.3% and a rear conversion efficiency of 23.4%, representing a bifacial factor of 96.3%. This performance represents an effective power output of approximately 29%, well exceeding the performance of the […]

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New Research Accelerates Development of Organic Solar Cells

A team of researchers is working to replace heavy and expensive silicon solar cells currently being used in the solar industry with light and low-cost organic solar cells – made from materials and elements found in plants and animals – which could help in the battle against climate change. Most of today’s solar cells are made from […]

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