Monthly Archives: October 2018

Thin films for more efficient solar cells

The team led by Stefaan De Wolf (left) and Xinbo Yang (right) created a silicon solar cell that used an electron-selective tantalum-nitride-metal contact that improved the power conversion efficiency. Credit: KAUST   The efficiency of solar cells can be increased by thin-film contacts developed by researchers at KAUST. Improving the performance of solar cells requires scrutinizing every aspect of their design.

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SolarEdge to Acquire Kokam, A Provider of Li-Ion Cells, Batteries, And Energy Storage Solutions

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd.  Headquartered in South Korea, Kokam is a provider of Lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions. Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Lithium-ion cells and providing reliable,

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