Browsing the "Fraunhofer" Tag

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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

Renewable Energy In Germany (In Charts)

Germany is arguably the leading renewable energy market in the world. It’s big in wind energy, biomass energy, and of course solar energy. Prof. Dr. Bruno Burger of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE releases charts one a month on the Germany renewable energy market. The following are the latest, released just a few days ago. My […]

November 15th

New Solar Panels Slash Cost Of Installation

By Steve Hanley The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit applied research and development laboratory whose mission is to foster economic development through the commercialization of clean energy technologies. It is part of the massive German organization Fraunhofer. Recently, the center announced a breakthrough in solar panel design and […]

October 15th

Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts

Need some solar energy facts or solar power facts? This page is aimed at becoming the best go-to source on the web for solar facts… if it isn’t already. The solar facts below are succinct and organized by categories and subcategories. To help improve the page, please feel free to add any solar facts you […]

June 29th

Natcore Takes Another Step

Black silicon solar technology is a fun one that I’ve been keeping an eye on for a long time. Black silicon solar cell technology offers some potentially very useful efficiency improvements for commercial solar panels… if the costs can be lowered enough. A handful of researchers have been working on this, and on other aspects […]

April 14th