solar technology

NYU Engineers’ Solar ‘Sandwich’ Is Breakthrough In Solar Cell Efficiency

solar sandwich

Researchers from the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering have come up with what they call an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells.

Tandon Associate Professor André D. Taylor of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department led the team of researchers on the project.

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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