A new Panasonic solar panel has established a new world record for efficiency, converting 22.5% of sunlight into electricity for more power per square foot.
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The UK startup Oxford Photovoltaics has just announced a second round of funding for 2015 that brings its haul for the year to $19 million. That enables a big step forward in the company’s R&D plans for solar cells based on perovskite materials — those promising but pesky crystals that could help lower the cost of solar […]
SolarCity announced October 2 it has developed the world’s most efficient solar panels and expects to build 10,000 a day at its new 1GW factory in Buffalo.
Silicore Materials is building a large new silicon factory in Iceland where electric power is inexpensive because of abundant hydro and geothermal power.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new solar tracking technology that uses kirigami techniques to track the sun and raise efficiency.
It is common knowledge that if your solar panels can track the sun, their energy output can increase by as much as 30–40%. In spite of this, only a small number of solar PV installations use trackers. Mostly, the problem is that sun trackers are bulky and can also be costly when it comes to residential […]
The world’s largest solar research institute, Fraunhofer ISE, has designed a new solar reference cell built to improve the quality of cell measurements. Build according to the international standards of the World PV Scale (WPVS), Fraunhofer ISE’s new reference cell will allow test laboratories and cell and module manufacturers to significantly improve the quality of their measurements […]
Solar power windows that can generate electricity from sunshine will soon be available from two companies. The cost more but pay for themselves in 1 year.
Rayton Solar, headquartered in California, says it can make a solar panel for less than any other manufacturer and that its panels convert more sunlight into electricity than any of its competitors. That makes a Rayton Solar panel the most cos- effective source of renewable energy in the world. That’s quite a claim. Can it back […]
A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut has created a “green antenna” is says will greatly increase solar panel efficiency at low cost.