Archive for the ‘solar cells’ Category

Trina Solar Ready to Separate its Photovoltaic Module and Systems Units

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

On 11 September, 2012, Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) revealed plans to shape its business by separating photovoltaic module and system units. This step was taken after the Chinese solar products maker made plans to reduce costs because of increasing competition in solar PV industry. (more…)

New Solar Panel Technology to Produce – Electricity and Hydrogen

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Solar panel material research proves that there is a huge potential in new solar panel technology, which can generate electricity and hydrogen at a time. This will enhance effective energy efficiency of the panel by producing additional energy in an environmentally-friendly way. It’s also believed that hydrogen will be the clean energy source of the future. (more…)

US Solar Power Project in Bihar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Schanti Partners, a US based agency in New York, is interested in investing INR 580 crore for setting up a solar energy project in Kaimur district of Bihar. (more…)

Windows Generate Electricity Through Transparent Solar Cells

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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There have been new developments in the solar industry. Scientists have now developed a transparent solar cell. This transparent solar cell will enable buildings to produce electricity while at the same time allowing people to look through windows of their homes . This latest development was reported in the journal, ACS Nano. (more…)

New Solar Power Design Inspired by Telescope

Friday, August 10th, 2012

It’s great to know that ongoing invention for transforming solar power design is profitable and rewarding. Some researchers have proved this by designing a new solar power module, which utilises a curved mirror to centre sunlight onto a 5-inch glass ball. (more…)

Solar Panel by Any Semiconductor

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Now make a solar panel by any semiconductor. The researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a new technology, which allows manufacture of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells using any semiconductor material. (more…)

MIT Research: Strano’s Nanotube Solar Cells

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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An atomic-force microscope image of a layer of single-walled carbon nanotubes deposited on a silicon surface, as the first step in manufacturing the new type of solar cell developed by an MIT team. Individual nanotubes can be seen in the image. Photo: Rishabh Jain et al

A new kind of all-carbon solar cell made from buckyballs (also known as C60) has been discovered by Michael Strano, a MIT researcher, who was formerly involved in several projects such as thermopower waves, carbon nanotube energy storage and other projects related to carbon nanotubes. (more…)

Ivanpah Solar Power Plant: A Cause of Concern

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Mojave Desert, U.S. is home to the largest solar power plant in the world. Many experts believe the Ivanpah plant and its 170,000 garage-door sized solar mirrors will cause blinding lights, vaporization to birds and other life threatening issues in the future. (more…)

Underwater Solar Cells for US Navy

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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Solar cells that can operate efficiently up to nine meters depth underwater have been developed by scientists at the US Navy Research Laboratory(NRL). The cells can power up marine systems for a longer duration. (more…)

Sales of PV Cells and Modules Decreased in the US and Increased in Germany: Hanwha SolarOne

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Hanwha SolarOne Company Ltd. a leading global manufacturer of PV cells and modules in Shanghai, China declared that it faced losses during its first quarter of year the 2012. (more…)