Tag: Solar-cell

  • Ricoh Launches New EH DSSC Modules with 20% Increase in Power Generation

    Ricoh Launches New EH DSSC Modules with 20% Increase in Power Generation

    Ricoh today announced the launch of a new generation of RICOH EH DSSC Series, a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) module that achieves high-power generation performance even under weak lighting conditions. The new module’s maximum power output has improved by approximately 20% from the previous product. Ricoh’s DSSC is developed by applying the organic photoconductor…

  • Casio Announces MT-G Series Watches With Newly Developed Dual Core Guard Structure

    Casio Announces MT-G Series Watches With Newly Developed Dual Core Guard Structure

    Casio today announced today the latest additions to its G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The new MTG-B2000 models are part of the MT-G series of watches, which are known for a construction that makes the most of the properties of both metal and resin. The MTG-B2000 features a new innovation—the Dual Core Guard structure—which accentuates…

  • Suzuki Makinohara Solar Power Plant Starts Operation

    Suzuki Makinohara Solar Power Plant Starts Operation

    Suzuki Makinohara Solar Power Plant by Suzuki Motor’s at the Nakazato Industrial Park located in Makinohara, Shizuoka with a maximum capacity of 20MW (megawatt) has been making test operation since October 2015. At present construction is underway to increase its generation capacity and is scheduled to be completed by the end of July. Additional construction…

  • Hydrogen Produced by Solar Electricity at World’s Highest Efficiency

    Hydrogen Produced by Solar Electricity at World’s Highest Efficiency

    University of Tokyo and the University of Miyazaki (UOM) researchers have made a system capable of water electrolysis using electricity generated by solar cells and succeeded in storing 24.4% of sunlight energy as hydrogen. In the latest research, Sumitomo Electric Industries , concentrating solar cell with a new optical design was mounted on THK Co…

  • Casio announces World’s First Standard Scientific Calculator Equipped with a Spreadsheet Function

    Casio announces World’s First Standard Scientific Calculator Equipped with a Spreadsheet Function

    Casio today announced world’s first standard scientific calculator ClassWiz fx-991EX with a spreadsheet function that is useful for entering recursive formulas and studying statistics. Equipped with a high-resolution LCD, the new model will be available in the first quarter of 2015. The new Casio ClassWiz fx-991EX model features a high-resolution film-compensated super-twisted nematic (FSTN) display…

  • Sharp’s 14-Inch TFT-LCD Recognized as IEEE Milestone

    Sharp’s 14-Inch TFT-LCD Recognized as IEEE Milestone

    The 1988 release of Sharp’s world-first 14-inch TFT-LCD for TVs has been named an IEEE Milestone by the IEEE, the world’s largest academic society for electrical, electronics, information, and telecommunications engineering. Sharp’s announcement in 1988 of the 14-inch TFT-LCD for TVs came at a time when 3-inch LCDs were the industry norm. With high image…

  • Panasonic HIT solar cell achieves world’s highest energy conversion efficiency

    Panasonic HIT solar cell achieves world’s highest energy conversion efficiency

    Panasonic today announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area*3: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT solar cells, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based solar cells. The previous record for the conversion efficiency of crystalline silicon-based solar cells of a practical size (100 cm² and over) was…

  • Panasonic to provide technical support to Tokai University’s solar car team

    Panasonic to provide technical support to Tokai University’s solar car team

    Panasonic today announced that it has agreed to provide technical support to Tokai University’s solar car team, which will compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC 2013), one of the world’s biggest races for solar cars, to be held from October 6 to 13 in Australia. Under the sponsorship agreement, Panasonic will provide the…

  • Sharp develops concentrator solar cell with world’s highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

    Sharp develops concentrator solar cell with world’s highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

    Sharp has achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity. . Sharp’s concentrator triple-junction compound solar cells use a proprietary technology that enables the efficient conversion of…

  • Sharp triple-junction compound solar cell achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency of 37.9%

    Sharp triple-junction compound solar cell achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency of 37.9%

    Sharp today achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 37.9% using a triple-junction compound solar cell in which three photo-absorption layers are stacked together. Compound solar cells utilize photo-absorption layers made from compounds consisting of two or more elements, such as indium and gallium. The basic structure of this latest triple-junction compound solar…