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,..
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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..
Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics
In some isolated clinics in parts of Africa, the electricity needed to power lights and medical devices is generated by expensive imported diesel fuel; the water supply can be so cold in..