Latest Photovoltaic engineering in Australia Stories

2014-02-18 04:20:23

WUXI, China, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (OTC: STPFQ) (the "Company" or "Suntech") today welcomed the January 20(th )announcement that Suntech's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Professor Stuart Wenham, was awarded the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize of 300,000 pounds for Professor Wenham and his team's discovery of a new technique which can improve the efficiency of lower-grade...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

Continued Strong Pipeline of Photovoltaic Technologies Key to Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels Wilmington, Del. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 As part of its ongoing commitment to help the world reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, DuPont has introduced a suite of science-powered photovoltaic innovations "“ expanding the solar industry's broadest portfolio of photovoltaic solutions to meet the needs of the fast-growing solar energy market. DuPont innovations are designed to...

2009-12-01 13:21:21

In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitized solar cells with a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency compared with previously reported tandem dye-sensitised solar cells. Lead researcher Dr Udo Bach, from...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RoseStreet Labs Energy (RSLE) scientists announced a leap forward in generating hydrogen gas directly from sunlight by a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC). This hydrogen fuel is generated spontaneously in a single device without external power and without petroleum products such as natural gas. Hydrogen gas is a key resource for next generation hydrogen fueled cars, and also a key component in the renewable process of harvesting biofuels and biodiesel for...

2008-10-24 10:12:20

UNSW's ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence has again asserted its leadership in solar cell technology by reporting the first silicon solar cell to achieve the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency. The UNSW ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence already held the world record of 24.7 per cent for silicon solar cell efficiency. Now a revision of the international standard by which solar cells are measured, has delivered the significant 25 per cent record to the team led by Professors Martin...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

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, announced today a new technique has been developed to further reduce the cost of its BioBacksheet(TM) product. BioSolar, whose breakthrough technology dramatically reduces the cost of solar cells by replacing traditional and expensive petroleum-based components with bio-based materials derived from renewable plant...

2008-08-05 06:00:41

BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB:BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, today reports that Chief Technology Officer Dr. Stanley Levy will deliver a key oral presentation at the SPIE Symposium on Solar Applications and Energy on August 12th in San Diego, California. Dr. Levy will detail the various scientific breakthroughs underlying the company's BioBacksheet(TM) product and its role in...

2008-07-24 00:00:43

By Sarah Webb Pupils at a Forest of Dean school are doing their bit for the environment with a new renewable energy system. Coalway Junior School has installed solar panels to convert the sun's energy into electricity for the school as well as a display on renewable energy. Head teacher Fay White said everyone was delighted to have the eco-technology in place. She said: "The children and the staff are very excited about having the photovoltaics installed. "It fits in very well with...

2008-06-17 09:01:02

Semiconductor major Intel has spun-off key assets of a start-up business effort inside its New Business Initiatives group to form an independent solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing company called SpectraWatt. Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, is leading a $50 million investment round in SpectraWatt and is joined by Cogentrix Energy, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund and Solon. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2008. SpectraWatt will...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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