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Fraunhofer ISE Develops New Solar Reference Cell

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 […]

September 12th

Qatar Entering the Solar Energy Era

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org. Sitting under a tent in the bright, clean sunshine of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser listened intently as His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani shared an inspiration with her. It was early 1995, and together the noble couple conceived a plan for the post-carbon, cleantech future of […]

June 17th

First Solar Breaks Solar Cell Efficiency Record For CdTe Solar Cells… Yet Again

A new world record conversion efficiency for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaic cells was recently achieved by researchers at First Solar’s Research & Development Center in Perrysburg, Ohio. The new record of 21.5% efficiency was verified and certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center PV Lab — and keeps the solar developer on track […]

February 8th

SolarCity & NREL Team Up In Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the hottest solar markets in the world. Good solar resources, high electricity prices, and low solar panel prices have made it one of the first markets to hit “grid parity.” But there are still challenges getting the utilities to accept and allow this, as well as actually integrating the electricity into […]

November 24th

Solar Sunflower Made By IBM Can Power Several Homes

Solar power is going through a major transition now due to much lower costs. Because attention has been focused on the greater affordability, perhaps there has been less emphasis on the fact that solar technology continues to advance. IBM and Airlight Energy have partnered to create a solar sunflower for sale in 2017. It can […]

September 29th