Solar and Concentrated PV

Sunflare Solar Introduces Flexible CIGS Panels at CES 2017

At CES 2017, Sunflare Solar, a Los Angeles-based producer of thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells, has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto roofs and walls. According to the company, the new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. “Sunflare has worked for six …

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Oxford PV Gets Further Investment of £8.1m

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (Oxford PV), a developer of Perovskite solar technology, announced a further equity investment of £8.1m. The investment adds to the £8.7m first close investment reported on the 18th of October 2016. Three new strategic investors, Legal & General Capital, Statoil ASA, and a technology-focused, innovative family fund …

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Silicon Multi-junction Cell Achieves 30.2 Percent Efficiency

Fraunhofer ISA/A Silicon/III-V multi-junction cell achieves 30.2 percent efficiency

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE worked with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG) to successfully fabricate a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with an efficiency exceeding the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells. The researchers used direct wafer bonding to transfer a few micrometers of III-V …

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