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2011-01-26 10:01:59

Paul Preuss, Berkeley Lab Solar cells are made from semiconductors whose ability to respond to light is determined by their band gaps (energy gaps). Different colors have different energies, and no single semiconductor has a band gap that can respond to sunlight's full range, from low-energy infrared through visible light to high-energy ultraviolet. Although full-spectrum solar cells have been made, none yet have been suitable for manufacture at a consumer-friendly price. Now Wladek...

2010-12-09 04:35:03

Paves the way toward widespread energy harvesting, generating self-sufficient power from the surrounding environment Tokyo, Dec 9, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light. With this single device, it is possible to derive energy from two separate sources, which previously could only be handled by combining individual devices....

2010-11-26 01:38:00

SYDNEY, Australia and WUXI, China, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, supplied 384kW of Pluto-powered solar panels for a rooftop solar array on The Wharf, home of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC). The solar installation's completion was commemorated today at a switch-on event hosted by STC Artistic Directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101126/CN07908...

2010-11-10 14:22:27

New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale. PhD student Peter Krogstrup, Niels Bohr Institute, in collaboration with a number of well-known researchers and the company SunFlake A/S, is behind the breakthrough. The new findings have recently been published in the prestigious journal Nano Letters. Nanowires are one-dimensional...

2010-11-09 05:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- XsunX, Inc. (XSNX), the developer of hybrid, thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, today announced it has further enhanced the conversion efficiency levels of its cell devices to 15.1 percent based upon the Company's CIGSolar(TM) technology. With other market-ready thin-film technologies functioning within the range of 8-11 percent for solar modules, the CIGSolar(TM) technology illustrates...

2010-10-19 05:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- XsunX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XSNX), the developer of advanced, thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, today announced the successful fabrication of cells based upon the Company's CIGSolar(TM) technology that surpass 14 percent conversion efficiency. This achievement supports the Company's assertion that small-area, co-evaporation production provides the best platform to deliver the highest...

2010-10-17 23:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloPower, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin film solar cells and modules has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin film CIGS modules. This pacesetting accomplishment enables SoloPower to sell flexible, lightweight CIGS modules in Europe in addition to North America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/SF33099)...

2010-09-15 08:07:00

RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; Pink Sheets: NTCXF) have discovered methods to increase dramatically the rate at which thin films are grown using Natcore's proprietary liquid phase deposition (LPD) process. Natcore's research team working at the Ohio State University facilities has discovered how to increase the rate of LPD film growth by up to ten times. Importantly, the small-area films grown with this accelerated process show...

2010-08-04 05:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XsunX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XSNX), the developer of advanced, thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, announced today the favorable results from a study done by IBIS Associates, Inc., a technology strategy and business development consulting company specializing in advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, regarding the potential impact of XsunX's hybrid solar technology,...

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2010-07-22 09:16:49

Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things "” water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires. Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them "” some have diameters 150 billionths of a meter. Because of their small size, surface tension that occurs during the manufacturing process pulls them together, limiting their usefulness. This is a problem because the wires are seen as a potential core element of new and more powerful...