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2013-09-26 08:22:32

HANAU, Germany, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be exhibiting at this year's EU PVSEC, to be held in Paris from October 1-3 (EU PVSEC Conference: September 30 - October 4) and will showcase their new metallization pastes for n-type solar cells. Heraeus provides their customers with the complete family of pastes for the metallization of bifacial n-type solar cells. The new SOL9350 Series for p(+) wafer surfaces has recently been...

2013-09-25 08:22:32

- Heraeus metallization pastes enable higher cell efficiencies at a lower cost per Wp HANAU, Germany, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High efficiency and low silver cost - a contradiction? Tests from the German based Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) show that it's not. The institute printed and tested a high efficiency solar cell (eta: 20.2%) with a silver cost less than $ 0.01 per Wp for front-side metallization using Heraeus pastes. This cell is a Passivated...

2013-09-23 23:19:57

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players London (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 According to market projections by IDTechEx, the market for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) will slowly grow to over $130 million by 2023. Although initial products are aimed towards indoor and portable applications, starting out with chargers and solar bags with wireless solar keyboards demonstrated more...

2013-09-18 23:03:32

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Players London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 This report focuses on the markets, requirements and current and emerging technologies of transparent conductors. Worldwide research and design efforts are presented, both from research institutes and companies that are developing the necessary materials and processes - in total 53 organizations are profiled. It...

2013-08-14 09:38:02

The positive sides of doping Flexible thin film solar cells that can be produced by roll-to-roll manufacturing are a highly promising route to cheap solar electricity. Now scientists from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have made significant progress in paving the way for the industrialization of flexible, light-weight and low-cost cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells on metal foils. They succeeded in increasing their efficiency from below eight...

2013-08-08 14:44:24

Organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis, could revolutionize renewable energy - but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the more costly commercial silicon cells. Currently, organic solar cells can achieve as much as 12 per cent efficiency in turning light into electricity, compared with 20 to 25 per cent for silicon-based cells. Now, researchers have discovered that manipulating the 'spin' of electrons in these...

2013-08-08 14:05:03

Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts. Now, researchers have discovered a synthetic, high-performance polymer that behaves differently from other tested materials and could make inexpensive, highly efficient organic solar panels a reality. The polymer, created at the University of Washington and tested at the...

Natural Processes ‘Channeled’ By Self-Healing Solar Cells
2013-08-08 10:56:15

North Carolina State University To understand how solar cells heal themselves, look no further than the nearest tree leaf or the back of your hand. The "branching" vascular channels that circulate life-sustaining nutrients throughout leaves and hands serve as the inspiration for solar cells that can restore themselves efficiently and inexpensively. In a new paper, North Carolina State University researchers Orlin Velev and Hyung-Jun Koo show that creating solar cell devices with...

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,...

2013-07-30 08:26:26

Scientists make significant progress toward quantum dot solar cell, improve manufacturability of cell structure RED BANK, N.J., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The research program of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) being conducted under a joint research agreement with Rice University has accomplished extremely significant steps toward realization of a manufacturable quantum dot solar cell. The work is being supervised by Prof. Andrew Barron, a Natcore co-founder. Three...