Solar and Concentrated PV

Hanergy Introduces Solar Umbrella, “Humbrella”

Hanergy, a clean energy company, announced the launch of its new product “Humbrella,” a thin-film solar powered umbrella. According to the company, the Hanergy solar-powered umbrella (“Humbrella”) can deliver clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its “Lighting Africa” CSR project, …

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Saule Technologies Now Offering Licenses for Perovskite BIPV “Solar Window” in Middle East

In January 2018, Polish solar company Saule Technologies signed a cooperation agreement with European construction company Skanska. Skanska intends to deploy semi-transparent perovskite solar cells onto office buildings as “solar windows” on a commercial scale. Since 2014, Saule Technologies has been developing an ink-jet printing process for fabricating free-form perovskite …

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Calyxo GmbH Applies for Insolvency and Insolvency Administrator Looks at Options

After CdTe solar module and turnkey solar system producer Calyxo GmbH applied for insolvency in Thalheim, Germany, Dr. Lucas F. Flöther with legal firm Flöther and Wissing, became company’s provisional insolvency administrator. Flöther released a statement that business operations will continue, and reported that he is currently exploring options including restructuring. The …

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Imec to Coordinate “ESPResSo” Project to Make Perovskite Solar Commercially Viable

Imec, a research and innovation hub in energy, nanoelectronics, and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille was named the coordinator of a project intended to Perovskite solar cells commercially viable. The ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project ESPResSo (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), brings together …

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MicroLink Devices Achieves 37.75 Efficiency with Solar Cell, and NASA and U.S. Navy Award Company Project Grants

MicroLink Devices, Inc. reports that its three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell achieved a 37.75% power conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The testing was under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. In other company news, the U.S. Navy …

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Magnolia to Develop Single Junction GaAs Solar for DARPA Program

Magnolia Optical Technology, Inc. based in Woburn, Massachusetts USA announced that the company is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Phase II SBIR Program for the Development of High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells for Portable Power Applications (Contract No D15PC00222). Magnolia develops novel optical technologies for …

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Vectren Selects First Solar for 50WM Project in Troy, Indiana

Indiana energy holding company Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren), has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct the 50-megawatt (MW) cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar array sketched out last month as part of Vectren’s long-term plan for electric generation. Over the last few months, Vectren has been working with Orion Renewable Power …

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