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..
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Panasonic today announced that it has developed a solar lantern that doubles as a charger for people living without electricity. With a built-in rechargeable battery to store solar energy during the day,..
Panasonic today announced it has achieved a record conversion efficiency of 24.7% at the research level, using its HIT solar cell at 98 μm thickness. The rate is the world’s highest for..
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has completed a 500 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation installation at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). The system was developed and built by Panasonic with..
MIT researchers develop new kind of solar cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires
MIT researchers have produced a new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires. The approach could lead to low-cost, transparent and flexible solar..
Sharp achieves world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 37.7% using a triple-junction compound solar cell
Sharp has achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 37.7% using a triple-junction compound solar cell in which three photo-absorption layers are stacked together. To achieve this latest increase in..
Sharp to display see-through solar modules that can be installed as balcony railings or windows at PVJapan2012
Sharp will display a range of residential and commercial products and technologies that will change the way we live at PVJapan 2012. Highlights of Sharp exhibits include: Cloud-Based HEMS Links Businesses and..
At PVJapan 2012, Kyocera will be exhibiting its newest solar modules for both residential and mega-solar applications, along with the company’s proprietary HEMS. Among the exhibits, Kyocera will be displaying its new..
Kyocera solar modules installed in a French village to the east of Lyon recently marked a special anniversary — the modules, which were used for France‘s first grid-tied solar power generating system,..
Sharp is in talks with overseas manufacturers to sell its flagship solar battery factory in Sakai, Osaka and also plans to off-load some of its prime property in the Tokyo metropolitan area..