24 Jan '12, 3pm

Q-Cells' crystalline 60-cells solar modules set new records: Q-Cells SE has set two records – for module efficie...

Renewable power generation – a status report Despite the international economic crisis and the reduction of Government incentives, renewable energy is continuing to have a growing impact on the world energy market. Experts from Lahmeyer International and the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum examine the 2009 statistics, and highlight newly-installed capacity, major technological developments and emerging market trends. PV innovations: Thin-film technology update Joyce Laird examines the latest technology developments in CIGS thin-film solar cells, and picks out the key new players in the industry on both sides of the Atlantic. EU PVSEC: Suntech reaches 16.53% solar PV multi-crystalline module conversion efficiency Suntech Power Holdings Co, a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, has reached a 16.53% multi-crystalline silicon PV module conv...

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treehugger.com 24 Jan '12, 3pm

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spectrum.ieee.org 23 Jan '12, 6pm

When you see 45 percent energy conversion efficiency for solar cells, you stop and take notice. The story of nanotechnolog...