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Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

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 with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

Storage Company sonnen Establishing U.S. Hub In Atlanta

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

sonnen, a Germany-based residential energy storage company, says it is increasing its investment in the growing U.S. market by establishing a new InnovationHub to combine the firm’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development (R&D) under one roof. Located [Read More]

SunRISE Challenge II Seeks Solar Innovations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Fraunhofer TechBridge program, part of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), is now accepting applications for a second round of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge. In partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs, SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Offers Rapid Shutdown Combiner For Three-Phase Inverters

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, has introduced its commercial rapid shutdown combiner for three-phase string inverters, offering a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, which requires commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors [Read More]

National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. That’s why researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are tackling ways [Read More]

Fraunhofer ISE Puts Novel TPedge Modules To The Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) says it has successfully tested the reliability of TPedge PV modules, novel solar technology the institute developed with project partners. According to Fraunhofer ISE, the TPedge concept reduces the material and [Read More]

AES Further Embraces Drones For Energy Project Inspections

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]

Vaisala Launches Ground-Based Solar Measurement Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Vaisala, an environmental and industrial measurement company, has officially announced the availability of a ready-to-install solar weather station that the company claims provides all of the instrumentation required by solar project developers, operators and their engineering teams for best-practice resource [Read More]

NREL Scientists Further Explore ‘Promise’ Of Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) say they determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells. According to NREL, considerable research into perovskites at the national lab and elsewhere has [Read More]

SolarWorld Doubles Workmanship Warranty On Panels To 20 Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Module manufacturer SolarWorld has doubled the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in consumer protection, the company says it is among the first major producers of solar [Read More]