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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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JinkoSolar Inaugurates Solar Cell & Module Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia

China-based JinkoSolar, a global leader in the PV industry, today announced the inauguration of a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The ceremony was attended by JinkoSolar CEO Kangping Chen, and some Malaysia prestigious government officials.

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Successful launch of German research rocket to improve the quality and efficiency of solar cells

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced last week  the successful launch into space of TEXUS 51 research rocket from the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna in northern Sweden on 23 April.

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Promising applications of Quantum Dots for Solar Energy

Researchers from around the world gathered last week in Santa Fe, New Mexico to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, “20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos.” The conference is hosted by the New Mexico Consortium and its program committee includes several past and present members of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team (NanoTech team) of the Chemistry Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory lead by Victor I. Klimov.

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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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