Black Silicon Solar Cells Reach Record-Breaking 22.1% Efficiency

Aalto University’s researchers in Finland  together with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.

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First Solar’s modules offer over 4% more energy than silicon PV panels in South Africa

Independent research into the performance of four solar photovoltaic (PV) module technologies in South Africa has confirmed that First Solar’s advanced thin film PV modules can offer over 4 percent more energy than conventional silicon PV panels.

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Rayton Solar set to make solar energy 62% cheaper via a laser beam

American company Rayton Solar claims to have developed the technology to produce solar panels in the U.S.  that are 62% cheaper than the industry standard and are 25% more efficient.

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