High Efficiency Solar

Fraunhofer ISE Lays Cornerstone for New Solar Research Facility

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE) has served as one of the world’s leading research institutes for solar energy for more than 30 years. In photovoltaics, the institute has achieved world-record efficiency levels for different solar cell technologies, and it makes a significant contribution to Germany’s …

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Flisom Shows Off CIGS Thin Film Solar Modules

Flisom AG of Niederhasli, Switzerland, a solar technology company, supported by Tata Industries, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), and a group of Swiss investors reported that the firm is open for global orders for its newly released flexible, thin-film CIGS solar modules. The company fabricates the …

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DOE Reports that Solar Industry Acheived SunShot Initiative 2020 Price Targets

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the solar industry has realized the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative of having an average price of utility-scale solar at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now the DOE is looking ahead. In addition to hoping to drive …

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Capital Dynamics Buys First Solar California Flats Project

First Solar, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona USA, reported that it had completed the sale of the Monterey County, California 280 Megawatt (MW)AC California Flats Solar Project to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The California Flats Solar Project will produce enough electricity to …

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DOE Awards Stion Grant of About $1 Million

Stion is among the grant winners from the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative Program, which intends to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. The DOE awarded the start-up company based in Hattiesburg, Missouri, USA a $956,630 grant. In parallel with work done at Colorado …

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