Solar and Concentrated PV

Alta Devices and Power Oasis Partner on Battery and Solar UAV Reference Design

Alta Devices of Sunnyvale, California USA and PowerOasis of Swindon, UK are partnering to develop a reference design to integrate solar and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery power systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the companies, the UAV reference design will combine the hybrid power systems expertise of Power …

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CIGS Company Siva Power Adds $25 in Funding

Siva Power of Santa Clara, California USA, a fabricator of CIGS thin-film solar technology, reported the closing of a $25 million funding round. The company says it intends to use the funding to build out its pilot production line and develop the company’s CIGS solar module business. The $25 million …

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Iodide-Missing Defects Found to Degrade Perovskites

Perovskites have shown great promise for making flexible and cheap solar cells. However, so far researchers have been unable to overcome one big issue, they degrade rapidly in natural conditions. In fact, exposure of perovskites to natural conditions greatly decreases their performance in just days. However, scientists from Imperial College, London …

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Midsummer and Clix Steel Profile Launch BIPV Metal Roof System

Midsummer, the Swedish supplier of CIGS thin-film solar cell manufacturing equipment, announced the launch of a complete solution for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) metal roof systems together with the Swedish metal roofing company Clix Steel Profile AB. Midsummer previously developed a rapid process for producing flexible thin-film solar cells using sputtering of …

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Solliance and Imec Achieve 12.4 % Efficiency for 4x4cm² Perovskite Module

Solliance, a Dutch-German-Flemish thin-film photovoltaics research initiative and Imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy, and digital technologies, reported that they improved the efficiency of their 4x4cm² perovskite module. Industrial partners of the Solliance research initiative include Solartek, Dyesol, and Panasonic. The module achieved a certified conversion efficiency …

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