UNSW team achieves world’s highest efficiency using CZTS thin-film solar cells

The promise of ‘zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – has been held back by two hurdles: the cost of the thin-film solar cells (used in façades, roofs and windows), and the fact they’re made from scarce, and highly toxic, materials.

That’s about to change: a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, led by Dr Xiaojing Hao of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics at the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, have achieved the world’s highest efficiency rating for a full-sized thin-film solar cell using a competing thin-film technology, known as CZTS.

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Strathcona Solar completes solar rooftop PV project for Trillium Sales Group in Ontario

Strathcona Solar Initiatives, an Ontario based award-winning full-service integrator, announced yerterday that it has recently completed the installation of a high-yielding 80-kilowatt rooftop PV system for the Trillium Sales Group in North York, Ontario.

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Solaris Expands Online Store Offering Complete Solar Panel Kits with Electrical Diagrams

Solaris, a U.S. based solar distributor and dealer of residential and commercial solar products, announced today that it has added pre-configured solar Panel Kits with Electrical Diagrams to its already expansive portfolio of Solar Energy Products to bring additional value to DIY Homeowners and Professional Installers.

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Pattern Development and Green Power Investment Complete 14 MW Kanagi Solar PV Project in Japan

Pattern Development and Green Power Investment (GPI) today announced the completion of the 14 megawatt Kanagi Solar photovoltaic power facility.

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Global Energy firm signs LoI to assess Solar PV Project opportunities in Somalia

Global Energy, an international project development and advisory company registered in Turkey and Bulgaria specialized in renewable energy projects worldwide, signs Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Federal Republic of Somalia for assessing the opportunity of Development and Investment of Solar PV Projects in the country.

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