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Performance Of Plastic Solar Cells Improve With Disorder
2013-08-05 08:29:26

Stanford University Scientists have spent decades trying to build flexible plastic solar cells efficient enough to compete with conventional cells made of silicon. To boost performance, research groups have tried creating new plastic materials that enhance the flow of electricity through the solar cell. Several groups expected to achieve good results by redesigning pliant polymers of plastic into orderly, silicon-like crystals, but the flow of electricity did not improve. Recently,...

2013-05-09 23:24:08

Monocrystalline and Multicrystalline Wafer Utilization Rates Set to Increase, as Multi-Modules Gain Market-Share Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 After falling 15% in 2012, solar photovoltaic wafer production is forecast to grow 19% in 2013, passing 30 GW and recovering to the 2011 level, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly. However, industry utilization is expected to remain below 60%, and while prices have stopped falling, no...

New Technology Means Cheaper Solar Panels
2013-02-13 19:36:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Solar cells are nothing new, but what may be coming is a technology to make a less expensive version of them. Silicon is used in both computer chips and solar cells, and both require a surface coating before use. This coating requires a lot of heat and energy to run in a passivation process, making it a costly step. A group of MIT researchers wrote in the journal Advanced Materials they have found a way to passivate silicon at...


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