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Professor Shanhui Fan and postdoctoral scholar Wei Li atop the Packard Electrical Engineering building with the apparatus that is proving the efficacy of a double-layered solar panel. The top layer uses the standard semiconductor materials that go into energy-harvesting solar cells; the novel materials on the bottom layer perform the cooling task. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford researchers working on rooftop PV array that also cools buildings efficiently

November 13, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan wants to revolutionize energy-producing rooftop arrays. “We’ve built the first device that one day could make energy and save energy, in the same place and at the same time, by controlling two very different properties of light,” said Fan, senior author of an article appearingRead More

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

December 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

JA Solar Holdings Co. says the output power of its 60-cell PV modules assembled by mono-Si PERC cells has exceeded now 325 W. The actual output power clocked in at 326.67 W as measured and certified by TUV SUD. Buy that measure, this sets a new world record for 60-cellRead More

Suntech reports 20 percent conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon cell

Suntech reports 20 percent conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon cell

January 13, 2017 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Suntech, one of the world’s leading solar modules manufacturers recently announced that its highest mass production conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cell has reached 20%. In recent years, Wuxi Suntech devotes to the technical innovation to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells. On April 2015, its high-efficiency monocrystallineRead More

Trina Solar says it hit a new mono-crystalline PERC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar says it hit a new mono-crystalline PERC cell efficiency record

December 19, 2016 at 10:20 am 1 comment

Feels like its been awhile since a module manufacturer touted an efficiency record. The wait is over: Trina Solar Limited announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China set a new world conversion efficiency record of 22.61 percent for a high-efficiency p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si)Read More

Researchers exceed the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells (hit 30.2 percent)

Researchers exceed the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells (hit 30.2 percent)

November 11, 2016 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

So, get this: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG) say they have successfully manufactured a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and an efficiency exceeding the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells. Tell me more! For thisRead More

Panasonic breaks module conversion efficiency record by full percentage point

Panasonic breaks module conversion efficiency record by full percentage point

March 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Panasonic Corp. is the latest module manufacturer to break the efficiency record. The company reports it has achieved a photovoltaic module conversion efficiency* of 23.8 percent** (aperture area***: 11,562 cm2) at research level, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based PV modules. The previous record forRead More