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Latest Polycrystalline silicon photovoltaics Stories

2012-09-27 22:18:45

Using amorphous and monocristalline silicon together, EPFL team achieved an astounding 22.4 percent efficiency In the medium term, an investment of only $2500 in photovoltaic cells would suffice to provide more than enough electricity for the consumption of a four people household. This promising scenario has been made possible by the innovations accomplished by EPFL's Institute of Microengineering in Neuchatel. The team of prof. Christophe Ballif, director of the Photovoltaics Laboratory...

2011-05-06 15:16:06

A bold new design for thin film solar cells that requires significantly less silicon "“ and may boost their efficiency "“ is the result of an industry/academia collaboration between Oerlikon Solar in Switzerland and the Institute of Physics' photovoltaic group at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. One long-term option for low-cost, high-yield industrial production of solar panels from abundant raw materials can be found in amorphous silicon solar cells and...

2011-03-17 20:02:54

TU Delft has demonstrated that the speed at which inexpensive solar cells are produced can be increased by a factor of ten "“ and that this can be achieved without any detriment to the energy yield of the cells. This will almost certainly result in a further reduction in the price of the cells, which are made of amorphous silicon. On Monday 14 March, Michael Wank defended his thesis on this subject at TU Delft. Crystalline silicon The production of electricity from solar cells is...

2008-07-12 00:00:10

SiGen's innovative "kerf-free" wafering equipment moves into pilot line Silicon Genesis Corporation Alessandro Fujisaka, 408-228-5858 solar@sigen.com Logo: http://www.sigen.com Silicon Genesis, a leader in process and technology for engineered substrates announced today that it has successfully produced solar substrates for the PV industry using a revolutionary "kerf-free" wafering process technology developed by SiGen called PolyMax(TM). This introduction represents a significant...


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