High Efficiency Solar

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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German Aerospace Center (DLR) Selects Ascent Solar’s CIGS Modules for Testing as Part of Solar Sail Development Project

CIGS thin-film solar developer and producer, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. of Thorton, Colorado USA, reported that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) selected the company for further testing to develop custom PV products for DLR’s upcoming solar array deployment system. DLR’s new GOSOLAR project intends …

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Skanska and Saule Technologies Agree to Bring Semi-Transparent Perovskites to Office Buildings

Skanska reports that it has signed an exclusive, license-based agreement with Saule Technologies. The agreement gives it the rights to utilize Saule Technologies’ solar cell solutions, in building façades and noise barriers in all Skanska markets around the world. Skanska Group of Sweden asserts that its commercial development business unit …

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Solar Frontier Reports CIS Cell Efficiency Record of 22.9%

Solar Frontier K.K. of Tokyo, Japan, a provider of copper indium selenide (CIS) solar energy solutions, reported that the company set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. The firm collaborated with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan …

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Solliance Achieves New Perovskite Efficiency World Record with R2R Fabrication

Solliance reports that the consortium’s perovskite-based photovoltaics have achieved module-level aperture area conversion efficiency of 12.2% and world record cell-level conversion efficiency of 13.5%. The company used roll-to-roll (R2R) production processes.  This latest record follows the consortium’s previous perovskite cell world record reported earlier this year. Perovskite-based solar cells promise …

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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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