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Scientists from the Aalto University offer yet another way of using nanostructures to improve solar cell efficiency. A new nanoscale coating technique can significantly reduce the losses of solar radiation that occur due to reflection. The new cost-effective photovoltaic material is currently being developed under a research program called “Photonics and Modern Imaging Techniques.” The [...]
Anti-reflective coating is used in many types of solar cell on the market today. They do add a few percentages to overall performance, however, there are further improvements to be made. This is what Professor E. Fred Schubert and his team at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working on. Recent improvements in nanotechnology have made [...]
Envision Solar has taken a bold step forward in modularizing its iconic Solar Tree design. The California company announced this week that it has developed a process for pre-casting and shipping the concrete columns that form the trunks of its Solar Tree. “In the past we always poured the columns in place,” said Envision CEO [...]
Seamus “Shay” Curran, director of the University of Houston’s Institute for NanoEnergy, doesn’t like cleaning windows. “My wife gets after me about it,” he said. A new hydrophobic nano coating he and his team of researchers at UH have developed holds the promise of self-cleaning windows. Of course, that’s just a pleasant byproduct. Curran developed [...]
Sixtron Advanced Materials, a provider of silane-free coating solutions, has introducedthe patent-pending Silexium technology, an antireflective passivationcoating designed to nearly eliminate light-induced degradation (LID) insolar cells. LID reduces the efficiency of modules in the fieldby up to 5% in the first few hours of exposure to the sun, thussignificantly reducing the net energy harvest. Sixtron [...]
Think of it as flexible glass, says CEO Dave Pearce. Palios, a very small start-up, will try to commercialize a flexiblecoating for thin film solar cells that it says will both cut costs andallow thin film makers to penetrate a wider variety of markets. Right now, thin film solar cells are somewhat of a paradox. [...]
Thenew Dallas Cowboys stadium features 300,000 square feet of low-e glass.Applied is the leading glass equipment manufacturer with the largestinstalled base of 178 glass coating systems worldwide. Therecent installation of a new R&D glass coater at Applied Materials’Glass Coating Technology Center in Fairfield, California, is anothermilestone in the company’s large-area glass coating systems focus on [...]
Singulus Technologies recently delivered the first inline coatingmachine for anti-reflective coating of silicon solar cells with theproduct name SINGULAR to a European manufacturer of silicon solarcells. In 2008, SINGULUS developed a trend-setting concept fora coating machine for silicon solar cells with the product nameSINGULAR. The machine integration know how, which SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIEShas proven in the [...]
Oerlikon Systems and Meyer Burger signed a strategic distribution andcooperation agreement for the SOLARIS thin-film coating equipment. Aspart of the agreement, Meyer Burger’s sales & service organizationwill represent the SOLARIS for crystalline Silicon PV application inmost regions, such as China, Taiwan, Europe, Middle East, India and theAmericas. The two companies will also work together to [...]
Singulus Technologies, based in Kahl am Main, Germany, has deliveredits first Singular machine – an inline coating machine that supplies ananti-reflective coating on silicon solar cells – to a Europe-basedmanufacturer of silicon solar wafers. This product fullyautomates the production of the anti-reflective layer. According to thecompany, the anti-reflective layer provides improved light transmissionand passivation properties, [...]
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