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GreatCell Solar gets perovskite funding from EU Horizon 2020 programme

Australia-based perovskite solar cell developer GreatCell Solar, formerly Dyesol has recently secured European Union (EU) funding of €500,000 (approximately A$800K) through the Horizon 2020 project. The company qualified for the H2020-SGA-FET-GRAPHENE project funding via its small R&D operations in Rome, Italy. The project is focused on the development and the installation of a Perovskite Solar […]

Japan researchers invent super-thin, wearable organic solar cell patches

TOKYO -- A group of Japanese researchers has developed a super-thin organic solar cell that can be heat-printed onto clothes just like a T-shirt design, it was announced on April 16.   The photovoltaic cells developed by a joint Riken research institute-Toray Industries Inc. team are just 3 micrometers thick, can be affixed to cloth [...]

More Good News About Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cells

US coal and nuclear energy stakeholders are still holding out hope for their aging power plants, but the window for relief is closing fast. They face stiff competition from low-cost natural gas, and renewables are flexing their muscles, too. This is all happening before perovskite solar cells hit the market at scale. Why does this […]

PERC Solar Cells

PERC technology is increasing becoming the newest platform for solar module manufacturing.To start, PERC stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell technology and in the simplest terms, it means that manufacturers add an extra layer to the rear side of a solar cell, as seen below.  The extra layer increases a module’s overall energy production […]

Solar Cell

Solar cell, also called photovoltaic cell, any device that directly converts the energy of light into electrical energy through the photovoltaic effect. The overwhelming majority of solar cells are fabricated from silicon—with increasing efficiency and lowering cost as the materials range from amorphous (noncrystalline) to polycrystalline to crystalline (single crystal) silicon forms. Unlike batteries or […]

R&D solar cells and modules

R&D solar cells and modules  1) Status Quo • Sunways ahead of average of industry, but behind Benchmark • Benchmark uses new technologies which are not always cost effectiv (LFC, plating) • goal: being Benchmark with cost effectiv technologies !!! 2) Why higher efficiencies? 3) R&D Roadmap Solar cells 4) Customized Solar cells: • designing new products • improving efficiency […]

Energy revolution – what?

"Through appropriate energy mix." The PV today provides relevant contributions to the power supply. On sunny days PV electricity can be up to 35% cover on Sundays and public holidays up to 50% of our current electricity consumption. Energy revolution – Our contribution Economic Environment The development of the global photovoltaic industry: Price development for […]

Acid Texturing

Perfect wafer surfaces at the lowest process costs The Acid Texturing Inline System of SCHMID ensures the most efficient texturing of multi-crystalline wafers. Minimum chemistry and water consumption, a low breakage rate, high throughput and a smooth-action conveying system suitable for all common wafer sizes ensure stable production. The automatic process control and the easy […]

MEP Solar Cells

P3 – Technology power – performance – protection Highest cell efficiencies  – Multi 6“:  up to 20.4% (average ~ 18.8%) 3 – Busbar-technology – to avoid series resistance losses on module level    – very good solderability with new paste    – CTM-ratio up to 99% (Multi) possible       (depending on module technology) Optimized front side   – […]