Posts tagged: solar cell

Panasonic to Release 96-cell Solar Panels to North American Market this Year

By: Kelly Pickerel   Panasonic Eco Solutions Company announced the company’s expansion of larger solar panels into North America’s fast-growing residential solar market. Panasonic’s complete high-efficiency photovoltaic module HIT product range will be available beginning this month, including high efficiency, 96-cell panels that meet the demand for the growing residential market. Panasonic will also announce its […]

Chinese solar firm says policy instability holding back Australian investment

Hareon Solar executive says firm is considering a billion dollar investment in large scale solar within a year but policy stability, not subsidies, is needed Chinese firm Hareon Solar is “actively” considering a billion dollar investment in large scale solar projects in Australia, but the stability of government climate policy is its major concern, a […]

Thursday December 10th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

Panasonic Announces 22.5% Module-Level Efficiency Solar Panel

By:  Ian Clover Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.   Mere days after U.S. solar company SolarCity claimed to have produced the world’s most efficient rooftop PV module – achieving 22.04% module-level efficiency – […]

Wednesday October 7th, 2015 in , , | No Comments »

Researchers have shown a new way to help solar cells track the sun as it moves across the sky, which could boost a panel’s energy generation by 40 percent.

By Mike Orcutt Most of the solar panels in the world sit on rooftops at a fixed angle, so they miss out on capturing energy during parts of every day. Now researchers have shown that by cutting solar cells into specific designs using kirigami, a variation of origami which entails cutting in addition to folding, […]

Stealing Apollo’s chariot: the inner workings of solar panels

By: Will Nicol Electricity surrounds us. Whether in the grids of power cables blanketing every developed nation, or the currents coursing through the human bloodstream to keep the heart beating, electricity drives our lives. It has powered the great advances of the last century and the hunger for more — and a more efficient — means of […]