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2012-08-13 02:28:01

ALBANY, New York, August 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Technologies, Markets and Players 2012-2023 [http://www.researchmoz.us/dye-sensitized-solar-cells-technologies-markets-and-players-2012-2023-report.html ] This brand new, independently researched report explores the technologies, players and markets of the DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cells) industry that has a projected market of $290 million by...

2012-07-26 06:26:06

BRUSSELS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- European solar manufacturers are today launching EU ProSun, a new initiative to maintain a sustainable and vibrant solar manufacturing base in Europe. Milan Nitzschke, President of EU ProSun commented: "We strongly believe in Europe's solar future. Therefore, this week we officially requested that the European Commission investigate unfair trade practices by Chinese solar manufacturers. Chinese companies have captured over 80% of...

2012-07-11 05:38:46

Two Queen´s researchers have contributed to a significant breakthrough in solar technology. Their research has led to a new solar photovoltaic thermal (PVT) system that generates both electricity and heat. Solar PVTs are normally made with crystal silicon cells which generate electricity, but little heat. Stephen Harrison and Joshua Pearce (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) designed and tested amorphous silicon cells in a PVT system. Their research shows increased heat generation...

New Solar Cells Shine With Potential
2012-05-24 11:34:04

Today´s solar cells have several limitations, including high production costs, low efficiency and durability, and reliance on scarce materials for production. Now, a group of Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a new solar cell that minimizes these problems. The device uses a Grätzel cell, a promising low-cost and environmentally friendly solar cell with a significant disadvantage: it leaks. The dye-sensitized cell's electrolyte is made of an...

2012-05-21 14:20:22

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Junction, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction solar energy cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market, announced today an agreement with SolFocus for a 5-megawatt order. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120213/SF52000LOGO) "It is great to see growth in the sales and manufacturing sides at Solar Junction. It's an indication that, ?technical? innovation in solar, will win the day," said Jim Weldon, CEO of Solar...

Wrinkles And Twists Boost Power From Solar Panels
2012-04-27 09:47:23

Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells. The team, led by scientists from Princeton University, reported online April 22 in the journal Nature Photonics that the folds resulted in a 47 percent increase in electricity generation. Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, the principal investigator, said the finely calibrated folds on the surface of the...

2012-04-20 10:20:30

NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the next five years solar energy in a large portion of the US will be cheaper than power from the grid. Costs of solar panels and installation keep moving down, while the transportation costs of electricity move up. When solar power reaches the 'holy grail' of grid parity the solar market in the US will boost, and a sleeping giant will awake, experts predict. "The awakening of the US solar market will be driven by grid parity within each...

2012-02-20 03:30:00

ALBANY, New York, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports DatabaseGlobal and China Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Industry 2012 Deep Research Report [http://www.researchmoz.com/global-and-china-thin-film-amorphous-silicon-solar-cell-industry-2012-deep-research-report-report.html ] 2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Industry was published on Feb 2012. It was a professional and...

2012-02-13 06:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Junction, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market, today announces the close of its Series D financial round of $19.2 mil from current investors with an additional strategic investment and partnership from IQE. This investment and partnership is to scale up Solar Junction's manufacturing of its world record cell of 43.5% efficiency. (Logo:...

2011-12-07 22:28:32

The public is being kept in the dark about the viability of solar photovoltaic energy, according to a study conducted at Queen´s University. “Many analysts project a higher cost for solar photovoltaic energy because they don´t consider recent technological advancements and price reductions,” says Joshua Pearce, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. “Older models for determining solar photovoltaic energy costs are too...