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Most Efficient Solar Cell Comes into Being

September 30, 2013 / No Comments

These days, the fastest developing fields in science and technology could be those related to solar power generation. Every passing day, the technology behind solar power generation is being updated, and new technologies towards increasing efficiency are being invented. The efforts aimed at switching to renewable energy sources are behind this fast growth. And now, here comes another nice invention in ...

Willis Tower to Turn into a Solar Plant

March 22, 2011 / No Comments

Chicago’s landmark Willis Tower, earlier known as the Sears Tower, is preparing to transform into a solar power plant. The project will add pilot solar electric glass on the south side of the 56th floor. The photovoltaic glass developed by Pythagoras Solar will replace the existing window panes; produce the same energy as a conventional solar panel and reduce ...

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

Plastic Solar Cells for Portable Electronic Devices

January 28, 2009 / 1 Comment

A U.S. company, Solarmer, is developing plastic solar cells for portable electronic devices. Technology for the project was invented at the University of Chicago.  A commercial-grade prototype will be ready later this year, said the vice president of IP development and strategic alliances at Solarmer. The prototype measures eight square inches (50 square centimeters) and is expected to achieve 8 percent ...

Eneos and Sanyo Envision 1GW Solar Cell Production by 2015

January 26, 2009 / No Comments

Nippon Oil Corp,also know as Eneos and Sanyo Electric Co Ltd have a joint venture - 50:50 to produce amorphous Si thin-film solar cells and marketing power generation systems. Panasonic, which recently bought Sanyo has not put up any money yet. Sanyo will develop manufacturing technologies for thin-film solar cells as well as the production of cells and modules. Eneos will ...

4 Japanese Companies Race to Boost Solar Cell Materials

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

The world's economy may be taking a hit, but solar-cell-related business is still on the up and Japanese companies know this well. Four such companies are increasing the output of their contribution to the solar-cell industry. Mitsui Chemicals produces a sealant film to prevent solar cells from cracking. The firm will raise its annual production of the film from 9,000 tons ...

Sharp, Sanyo and Gifu University Team Up on Solar Cell Research

October 10, 2008 / No Comments

Ah, this is something Japan knows how to do, and do well. Research. Sharp Corp. Sanyo Electric Co. and 15 other companies has joined forces with Gifu University to conduct research on nanocrystalline silicon, a promising material for highly energy-efficient thin-film solar cells. The consortium will explore the nanocrystalline silicon as the next-generation photovoltaic material = solar cell. Japan is a leader in ...