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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...

2012-09-12 23:04:14

Shipment includes New Hybrid-Cell HIT Power® Modules Rated at 240- and 235-watts San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announces the availability of the HIT Power® 240S and HIT Power® 235S solar modules in the United States. The 240S panel offers integrators and installers a cell conversion efficiency of 21.6% and module efficiency of 19.0%, and the 235S with a cell conversion efficiency of 21.1% and module efficiency of 18.6%. Sales of...

2012-09-03 23:01:52

Lucintel Estimates Robust Growth for Solar Photovoltaic Operation and Maintenance Market during 2012—2017 Irving, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 The global solar photovoltaic (PV) operation and maintenance (O&M) market, which experienced robust growth in 2011, is expected to continue growing rapidly and reach approximately $18.4 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of approximately 43% over the next five years (2012-2017). Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market...

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2012-08-25 09:53:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The same technology that helps you reheat your day-old pizza or cook a breakfast burrito could help produce lower-cost, more environmentally friendly solar-powered technology, a team of Oregon State University (OSU)  researchers have discovered. According to a Friday press release, engineers at the Corvallis-based university have developed a method that uses the technology found in microwave ovens to produce thin-film...

2012-08-13 14:52:05

Nanoparticle coating makes it easier to keep solar panel clean, which reduces maintenance and operations costs A University of Houston researcher has developed a nanoparticle coating for solar panels that makes it easier to keep the panels clean, maintaining their efficiency for longer and reducing the maintenance and operations costs. The patent-pending coating developed by physics professor Seamus "Shay" Curran, director of UH's Institute for NanoEnergy, has successfully undergone...


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