Latest Low-cost photovoltaic cell Stories

2008-11-10 15:00:21

Despatch Industries, the leading process technology provider for the clean technology and thermal processing industries, announces that it has organized its business into three units: Despatch Solar, Despatch Carbon Fiber and Despatch Thermal Technology. The company has seen unparalleled growth in these markets and is now suitably aligned to focus on building strong partnerships with its customers, to expand its technology and process innovations and broaden its reach in these industries....

2008-11-07 12:10:00

Scientists have reported the development of tiny solar cells that are only a quarter of the size of a grain of white rice. The team of researchers, led by Xiaomei Jiang of the University of South Florida, foresee the solar cells may be used as a coating on a variety of surfaces, including clothing. They might generate energy to power small electronic devices or charge a cell phone, for example. "They could be sprayed on any surface that is exposed to sunlight -- a uniform, a car, a house,"...

2008-11-03 09:00:32

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SolFocus, a provider of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy solutions, today announced the signing of a $103 million (euro 80M) agreement with EMPE Solar to install over 10 megawatts (MW) of CPV solar energy projects in several sites across southern Spain by the end of 2010. SolFocus' CPV systems use a proven combination of high-efficiency PV cells and advanced optics to provide high solar energy yields at competitive costs for...

2008-10-20 09:00:34

GreenVolts (www.greenvolts.com), a leader in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, today announced that it was the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. GreenVolts' proposal, entitled Low Cost Installation of Concentrating Photovoltaic, was rated highest among all applicants to this highly competitive grant program. "This PIER grant is continued validation of our technology and our approach to the...

2008-10-15 09:00:36

1366 Technologies, an MIT spin-off focused on engineering and manufacturing advanced silicon solar cells, today announced the company will host a grand opening reception on October 16 to debut its new Lexington, MA manufacturing facility. The speaking program will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET. Ian Bowles, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will deliver the Keynote address. Guided tours of the facility will be offered beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. "I commend 1366...

2008-10-13 06:00:38

BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB:BSRC), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of solar cells, says it anticipates unprecedented growth and benefits for the solar industry thanks to the recent passage of Federal legislation. H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, provides an eight-year extension of solar energy tax incentives, thereby assuring industry stability. The Solar Electric Power...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cf37d8/research_and_devel) has announced the addition of the "Research and Development (R&D) in Solar PV Technology" report to their offering. Photovoltaics (PV) is a solar power technology that uses solar cells or solar photovoltaic arrays to convert light from the sun directly into electricity. Photovoltaics is also the field of study relating to this technology and there are many research institutes devoted to work...

2008-09-30 18:01:10

Osaka, Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--Sanyo Electric Co. and Nippon Oil Corp. said Tuesday they have started talks to set up a joint venture to make and sell thin-film solar cells, demand of which is expected to grow. If an agreement is reached, the two companies may launch the new firm in April 2009. The two sides hope to begin mass production of thin-film solar cells, currently being developed by Sanyo, at the joint company in fiscal 2010. The joint firm should have an initial annual capacity...

2008-09-26 09:00:35

Dr. Vishal Shrotriya, Director of Technology Development, will present Solarmer Energy, Inc.'s progress toward delivering commercial grade plastic solar cells and future plans at the Organic Semiconductor Conference in Frankfurt, Germany on September 30, 2008. The talk will focus on three key efforts contributing to significant progress towards the company's goals: success in materials development leading to improvements in efficiency, an emphasis on making translucent solar cells a reality,...

2008-09-16 03:00:25

LDK Solar, a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, has signed an 11-year processing service agreement to process upgraded metallurgical grade solar-grade silicon provided by Germany-based Q-Cells into wafers. Under the terms of the agreement, LDK Solar will process a minimum of 20,000 metric tons of upgraded metallurgical grade (UMG) solar-grade silicon in the years 2008-2018, with an option to process an additional 21,000 metric tons during the same period. The processing...

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