Latest Multijunction photovoltaic cell Stories

2009-07-08 03:00:00

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland and PETACH-TIKVA, Israel, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thin-Film Photovoltaics Laboratory at IMT, a world leading lab in silicon-based thin-film solar cells research, part of the renowned Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and BrightView Systems, an innovative developer of production process optimization tools for the solar industry are joining forces to introduce novel solutions for the optimization of next generation thin-film solar cells production....

2009-02-03 08:00:00

Award honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the development of science and technology of photovoltaic solar energy conversion ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER), the leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for the building integrated and commercial rooftop markets, today announced that Dr. Subhendu Guha, Senior Vice President of ECD and Chairman of United Solar Ovonic, a...

2008-09-28 03:00:24

By Shelley, Suzanne ENERGY Scientists at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have set a world record in solar cell efficiency with a photovoltaic device that converts 40.8% of the light that hits it into electricity. This is the highest confirmed efficiency of any photovoltaic device to date. The so-called inverted metamorphic triple-junction solar cell was designed, fabricated and independently tested at NREL. The 40.8% efficiency was measured under...

2008-09-15 15:15:00

U.S. scientists say they have devised a method of slicing wafers of germanium for use in more efficient types of solar power cells. University of Utah researcher Dinesh Rakwal and Assistant Professor Eberhard Bamberg say their new method should lower the cost of such cells by reducing the waste and breakage of the brittle semiconductor. Inexpensive solar cells are used mainly on spacecraft. But the researchers said they believe their improved wafer-slicing method will allow the use of...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

Cyrium Technologies, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaic systems, announced today that the firm has closed a Series B round of funding for a total of $15 million. The round was led by The Quercus Trust of Costa Mesa, California. Major investors from previous rounds of financing also participated in this round including: BDC Venture Capital, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, and Pangaea Ventures Ltd. Cyrium is a developer of innovative...

2008-06-30 15:02:56

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ("Ascent Solar") (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, thin-film photovoltaic materials, announced today that the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Ascent Solar for a Broad Agency Announcement award to develop high-performance thin-film multijunction photovoltaics (PV) based on Ascent Solar's flexible monolithically integrated CIGS technology. The new contract represents approximately $1.5 million in value over a 48-month period....

2008-06-16 06:00:33

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XsunX, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: XSNX) , a solar technology company, announced today that it has secured supply of Germane gas required for its thin film deposition process for the manufacture of solar panels. The Germane, manufactured by Voltaix, LLC, is a key material for production of high efficiency tandem solar cells. XsunX is refurbishing an existing 90,000 sq. ft. building, located in Wood Village, near Portland, Oregon, to house its...

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