14 Mar '12, 8am

Flexible CIGS Solar Panel Efficiency Record Set by SoloPower

Flexible CIGS Solar Panel Efficiency Record Set by SoloPower

Another week, another solar power efficiency record set! A California-based manufacturer of flexible thin-film solar cells and solar panels, SoloPower, yesterday announced a record aperture area efficiency for flexible copper, indium, gallium and (di)selenide (“CIGS”) modules — 13.4%. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) independently certified the record efficiency. “Importantly, the cells were made in SoloPower’s San Jose manufacturing facility, so we know we have the systems in place to deliver high-efficiency, light-weight, flexible modules to our customers around the globe,” said SoloPower CEO Tim Harris. “This benchmark is a testament to our technology team and to our commitment to continuously pushing the envelope in power and performance, while reducing costs for our customers.” These solar panels also “require less balance-of-system hardware and are eas...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/14/flexible-cigs-solar-p...

Tweets

Great news: World wind power blows through a ne...

treehugger.com 14 Mar '12, 3pm

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world ...

Georgia Solar Company Installs 220 Panel #Solar...

altenergymag.com 13 Mar '12, 2pm

Ellijay, Georgia is a quaint little town nestled in the foothills of the legendary Appalachian Mountain Range. This week, ...

Update: Suntech Joins Solar Firms Setting Recor...

greentechmedia.com 12 Mar '12, 8pm

While the recent solar market has its dark side (bankruptcies, layoffs, slim profits, and consolidation), the industry con...

New Solar Financing Now Available In California...

altenergymag.com 14 Mar '12, 10pm

San Francisco (California), March 14, 2012. – KURIOS ENERGY, a solar and wind integration corporation, announced today tha...

Suntech Sets New Conversion Efficiency Record for Mass-Produced Solar Cells — 20.3%

Suntech Sets New Conversion Efficiency Record f...

cleantechnica.com 12 Mar '12, 12pm

Solar cells as a technology are under constant scrutiny and constant research as numerous teams try to make them cheaper a...

Efficiency stds for appliances, lighting &other equipment will save more than $1.1 trillion by 2035.

Efficiency stds for appliances, lighting &other...

homeenergy.org 14 Mar '12, 4pm

Amanda Lowenberger, Senior Analyst at ACEEE. National efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and other equipment w...

Thinner silicon wafers could cut cost of solar ...

e360.yale.edu 13 Mar '12, 4pm

13 Mar 2012: Thinner Silicon Wafers Could Cut Solar Cell Costs in Half A U.S. company has developed a new manufacturing te...

Singapore's customer satisfaction hit record high in 2011

Singapore's customer satisfaction hit recor...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Mar '12, 7am

SINGAPORE: Customer satisfaction in Singapore hit a record high last year, with the banking industry showing some of the b...

check my work in Christie's upcoming auction. a unique set titled " The Virgin

check my work in Christie's upcoming auction. a...

christies.com 14 Mar '12, 5pm

Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Part II Wednesday 18 April 2012 Dubai I confirm that I have read thi...

New Solar Panels Blossomed Despite a Tough Year...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Mar '12, 4am

Last year seemed like a dark one for the solar industry: Stiff competition from China drove American manufacturers to layo...

Siemens y Semprius logran un récord de 33,9% de #eficiencia en #energía fotovoltaica #innovación

Siemens y Semprius logran un récord de 33,9% de...

siemens.com 13 Mar '12, 2pm

The photovoltaics manufacturer Semprius has achieved a record efficiency rating of 33.9 percent for its high-performance c...

New Energy Technologies Turns Windows into Invisible Solar Panels

New Energy Technologies Turns Windows into Invi...

triplepundit.com 22 Mar '12, 9am

Last year, New Energy Technologies caught the eye of the Department of Energy, which through President Obama’s Sunshot Ini...

#Siemens improves #energy efficiency of product...

siemens.com 14 Mar '12, 1pm

Environmental protection, energy efficiency and optimized use of resources are important aspects of efficient and sustaina...

Space-Based Solar Power | Energy Bulletin: A so...

energybulletin.net 21 Mar '12, 10am

Let’s do our own quick analysis. A standard rooftop panel delivers about 10 W per kilogram of mass (slightly better than t...