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2013-12-02 08:23:51

Move could further reduce cost, raise efficiency RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks after an independent study concluded that Natcore Technology's (NXT.V; NTCXF.PK; 8NT) black silicon technology could reduce silicon solar cell production costs by up to 23.5%, the company has taken additional steps that could further reduce production costs and hazardous effluents. Black silicon technology can eliminate the plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) of...

2013-10-30 08:24:43

"Making plans to take our technology to market": Provini ?RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study has concluded that Natcore Technology's (NXT.V; NTCXF.PK; 8NT) black silicon technology could reduce silicon solar cell production costs by up to 23.5%. The savings derive from a streamlining of the production process whereby a silicon wafer is processed into a black silicon solar cell. To make solar cells, manufacturers typically acquire silicon wafers from...

2013-10-25 12:21:41

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Because Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) has added a meaningful number of new shareholders recently, the company would like to update new and existing shareholders about their progress in bringing their solar energy applications to commercialization. Focused on the photovoltaic/solar industry, Natcore currently holds 16 granted patents and 21 pending patents. While the company is focused on earth-bound solar applications, their...

2012-10-25 07:26:22

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have created the world's first black silicon solar cell using processes amenable to low-cost mass production. After recently treating a wafer to make it the "blackest" silicon solar cell surface ever recorded, Natcore's technicians used their scalable liquid phase deposition (LPD) process to create the black silicon solar cell, from wafer to finished cell, in their R&D Center in...

Black Silicon Used To Make Solar Cells
2012-10-09 16:01:15

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun℠s spectrum into electricity — yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifi cally designed to absorb this part of the Sun℠s spectrum — and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency. The Sun blazes down from a deep blue sky — and rooftop solar cells convert this solar energy into...

2012-03-29 02:21:58

RED BANK, N.J., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK), using simple liquid bath processes, have created a black surface on a silicon wafer with an average reflectance in the visible and near-infrared region of the solar spectrum of 0.3%, making it the "blackest" silicon solar cell surface ever recorded. Compared with standard production cells now available, this represents a tenfold reduction in reflectance over that portion of the...

2011-12-20 08:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) has been granted a patent license agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop and commercialize a line of black silicon products--including equipment, chemicals, and solar cells---based on NREL patents. The license grants Natcore exclusivity in the field of diffused emitters with liquid phase passivation. Natcore and NREL...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

BEVERLY, Mass., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SiOnyx, Inc. today announced the award of a multiphase contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWC DD) in support of the Detect program. Detect looks to develop next generation sensing technologies for detecting laser light in targeting systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111025/NE92396LOGO) "We are excited to work with NSWC DD to solve advanced warfighter...

2011-10-25 08:51:00

BEVERLY, Mass., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SiOnyx, Inc. today announced that its patented ultrafast laser texturing technology known as Black Silicon has achieved a 0.3% (absolute) efficiency boost over industry-standard baseline solar cells. The SiOnyx 156 mm multicrystalline silicon cells, made in collaboration with German research institute ISC Konstanz, achieved average absolute efficiencies of over 17%. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111025/NE92396LOGO )...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have been able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its liquid phase deposition (LPD) process in passivating the surface of "black silicon" solar cells. "Black silicon" refers to the apparent color of the surface of a silicon wafer after it has been etched with nano-scale pores. The etching takes place in a matter of a few minutes in a liquid solution at room temperature; the...