solar technology

What makes a solar panel last?

A solar panel is constructed from many layers, all of which play a vital role in the panel’s capacity to produce electricity and its ability to withstand environmental stresses and the rigors of prolonged use.  


First interdigitated back contact (IBC) n-type solar cells based on 6-inch wafers

ECN is focusing its research on n-type silicon solar cells as these are potentially more efficient than p-type cells and are less sensitive to degradation and impurities. Additionally, the back contact design of solar cells offers several advantages. They exhibit a higher voltage and deliver a higher current, because of reduced losses via recombination and a larger surface on the sunny side.

Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell w

Fraunhofer ISE Claims Efficiency Record With New Solar Cell

LG Electronics Bringing NeON 2 Solar Panel To The U.S.

LG Electronics has announced that its NeON 2 solar panel will be available in the U.S. in August and that it is planning to roll out a new solar module in the fall.

The LG NeON 2 is equipped with LG Cello technology, which consists of 12 thin wires instead of three busbars - offering significantly improved performance and reliability over the original NeON solar panel, the company says.

Sandia Begins Testing Of Advanced Thermal Storage System For CSP


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.

Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day?

RENA Unveils New Machine For Wet Chemical Processing Of PERC Solar Cells

Germany-based RENA Technologies GmbH has developed its InOxSide+ wet chemical processes machine for producing passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar cells.

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