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Fraunhofer ISE has developed record-beating multicrystalline solar cell

Fraunhofer ISE has developed record-beating multicrystalline solar cell

The Fraunhofer ISE has developed a new multicrystalline solar cell with an efficiency of 22.3%, beating its own previous record of 21.9%.

The inverter – indispensable Achilles’ heel of a solar system

The inverter – indispensable Achilles’ heel of a solar system

Inverters are indispensable for solar systems. While solar modules are generating electricity from the sun rays they are exposed to, they are the essential component of a photovoltaic system that ensures that this electricity can be used or forwarded.

Electronic ink: solar modules from the printer

Electronic ink: solar modules from the printer

The first test facility at the University of Newcastle in Australia is intended to set a new direction for the solar industry: with special ink, researchers have succeeded in producing solar modules via conventional printer presses.

Sinking storage costs may make renewables the winning team

Sinking storage costs may make renewables the winning team

Energy storage costs are sinking, which benefits the success of renewables on the energy market. The University of California and the Technical University in Munich have now conducted a study on the matter, explaining concern that a decrease in research and development funding may impede a possible growth for renewables.

Personalized solar panels are just one step away

Personalized solar panels are just one step away

In the Swiss town of Neuchâtel, CSEM have developed a new technology called KALEO which allows for solar panels to be personalized with photographs. The first six panels of this kind can now be admired in the gardens of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), a major sponsor of this project.

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