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February 27, 2015
Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight
Luxembourg (SPX) Feb 26, 2015
Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current. The improvement concerns a conductive oxide film which now has more transparency in the infrared region. Similar attempts had been made before, but this is the first time that these films were prepared by a one-step process and, at the same time, st ... read more
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Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells
Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA I ... more

Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systems
How did fuzzy logic help a group of researchers in Tunisia and Algeria create an ideal photovoltaic system that obeys the supply-and-demand principle and its delicate balance? In the Journal o ... more

Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells
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Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production
Research at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. It has also resulted in an exceptional number of scholarl ... more


Borrego solar begins construction of 4MW Long Island solar plant
Borrego Solar Systems has announced that it is about to commence construction of a 3.9 megawatts (MW) (DC) wholesale distributed generation (WDG) solar PV system in Suffolk County, Long Island, New ... more
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Southern acquires two Georgia solar projects totaling 99 megawatts
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has announced the acquisition of two photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 99 megawatts (MW) in Georgia - the 80-MW Decatur Parkway Solar Project and t ... more

Regulus solar facility in Kern County operational and generating energy
SunEdison has announced the successful completion and start of operation of the Regulus solar facility in Kern County, California. The 81.6 MW (megawatt) DC (direct current) facility is one of SunEd ... more
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SunEdison has announced the completion of a 677 kilowatt ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide energy for the AT and T materials distribution facility in Lancaster, Texas. ... more

SunEdison and GRID announce major workforce Initiative
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Natcore produces first germanium quantum dot-based solar cell
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New solder for semiconductors creates technological possibilities
A research team led by the University of Chicago's Dmitri Talapin has demonstrated how semiconductors can be soldered and still deliver good electronic performance. "We worked out new chemistry for ... more

Lockheed selects advanced roofing to construct large solar energy array
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Ikaros Solar and Esdec BV Join Forces
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AORA Solar's Ethiopia Pilot Project Takes Step Forward
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Coronal Group Acquires HelioSage Energy
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Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines

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NRG Renew and SunShare form strategic alliance

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Pinholes are pitfalls for high performance solar cells

Los Alamos develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

U.S. beer maker boasts of solar power capacity

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