Designed by Dresden-based Heliatek, the technology utilizes small, organic molecules in the
A U.S. company has developed a new manufacturing technique that it says could cut the cost of producing solar cells in half by producing silicon wafers that are about one-tenth as thick as conventional wafers.
Twin Creeks Technologies, a San Jose-based company, says it can produce crystalline silicon
The photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process typically requires solar cells to be heated to extremely high temperatures. Traditional methods for heating involve utilizing conventional electric or infrared furnaces to heat the cells for long periods of time.
The heating process allows for the fabrication of the
Specialized Technology Resources (STR) is a Connecticut-based company that makes plastic sheeting material for encapsulating solar cells.
In the 1990′s, STR engaged in about five years of intensive R&D to develop a proprietary method to produce a “low-shrink”
The cost of a solar cell is given per unit of peak electrical power. Manufacturing costs necessarily include the cost of energy required for manufacture. Solar power must become more efficient and less expensive to compete with energy produced by fossil fuels. Silicon-based solar cells are the dominant
The Intel Developer Forum that kicked off yesterday in San Francisco and folds tomorrow is a major event for developers and IT companies to find out about the latest Intel innovations.
Keynote presentations are the hottest tickets at IDF, especially the one made by President and CEO Paul
A nanoengineered graphene coating could make it possible to generate hydroelectric power without disrupting river ecosystems.
Humans have been harvesting the power of moving water for centuries, from waterwheel’s to hydroelectric dams. The only problem with most of
MIT researchers have developed a method for producing photovoltaic cells on paper and fabric.
Innovative solar technologies are popping up at a staggering rate. Last week MIT announced a new method for producing PV cells that’s compares in price and simplicity to printing photos at home.
In 2010 Taiwan’s annual production of solar cells grew by 118 percent, reaching a capacity of 27.2 gigawatts, while combined solar cell shipments by China and Taiwan accounted for 62.2 percent of global exports of solar cells, making Asia the world’s leading region for solar cell exports.
Alta Devices, a Santa Clara, California solar PV company, recently announced that its gallium arsenide solar cells have set a new efficiency record of 28.2%.
The company’s press release quotes Alta co-founder Eli Yablonovitch, who says the trick
Wendy Jameson’s life slogan is “Fear Mediocrity: don’t be afraid to be bold”; a motto that Wendy and her partner in Colnatec, Scott Grimshaw (whom she met on Twitter), established. Wendy has always been an individual who stands out from the crowd and takes risks each and every day, the epitome of an
A recent study found that current solar technology is more efficient at transforming sunlight into energy than plants.
Biomimicry is basically the practice of observing processes in nature, and copying Mother Earth’s strategy for efficiency and waste reduction. In an interesting twist, however, an article published in the