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2009-03-26 06:00:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm based here, Amorphous silicon (a-Si) --- a thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) material that has been around since the late 70s --- will continue to lead the TFPV space for several years to come. The firm projects that $1.3 billion in revenues for a-Si based photovoltaics this year that will grow to $4.1 billion in the year 2014. These and other findings are from the firm's newest report titled,...

2009-03-18 11:57:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The third-generation of photovoltaics (PV) -- organic PV (OPV) and dye sensitized cells (DSC) -- are in the early stages of development but hold out the promise of cheap solar power that can be integrated into consumer electronics and building materials, according to a Webinar presented this morning by NanoMarkets, LC, an industry analyst firm based here. In the presentation, NanoMarkets discussed the current state of the OPV and DSC materials markets...

2009-03-18 11:45:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sencera, a manufacturer of thin-film silicon based photovoltaic modules, has successfully deposited single-junction silicon solar cells with an initial 8.7% sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency under standard test conditions. As a result, the Company has secured the final $5.2 million of a $15.6 million investment from the California based lead investor Quercus Trust. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/CLTH022LOGO)...

2009-03-05 07:00:00

SolarMagic Power Optimizers Dramatically Improve Photovoltaic Performance, Test Shows SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Test results released today reveal that a new technology from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) can recoup up to 57 percent of the power lost due to temporary or partial shading of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Building on its more than 50 years of power management experience, National Semiconductor's SolarMagic(TM) power optimizers improve the...

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2009-02-18 15:08:27

Availability of solar cell materials could limit large-scale deployment of photovoltaics Unconventional solar cell materials that are as abundant but much less costly than silicon and other semiconductors in use today could substantially reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, according to a new study from the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). These materials, some of...

2009-02-04 13:52:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Surfect Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUFH), a provider of advanced interconnect and packaging solutions for solar cells, LED and power management applications, today announced a number of key milestones for the company including: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090204/NY66844 ) - successful demonstrations for leading solar manufacturers of copper plating over silver paste on solar cells using Surfect's proprietary tool...

2009-02-02 09:21:00

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", "CSI" or "we") (Nasdaq: CSIQ) today announced the official opening of its new PV Cell Research Center. The new center is located in the Company's solar cell Fab II in Suzhou and consolidates all of the Company's R&D facilities in one place. The purpose of the center is to improve the efficiency and production yield of both regular polysilicon cells and our proprietary solar grade e-cells. CSI has...

2008-12-23 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec.23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's solar cell industry. Affected by global financial crisis in 2008, the global economy is going through a difficult winter. China's solar cell industry has been enjoying a period of stable and rapid growth in recent years,...

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2008-12-08 13:35:00

In an ambitious effort to revolutionize the green energy world, scientists at Harvard University and IBM are hoping to harness the power of a million idle computers to develop a new, cheaper form of solar power. The project uses IBM's World Community Grid, which taps into volunteers' computers across the globe to run calculations on a myriad of compounds, which could potentially shorten the project from the proposed 22 years to just two years. Scientists at Harvard are hoping the project will...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

CHANGZHOU, China, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced its development of a new product line fully based on Upgraded Metallurgical Grade (UMG) silicon material. UMG is a variety of solar grade polysilicon feedstock capable of delivering conversion rates comparable to...


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