Monthly Archives: October 2018

Properties of Novel Non-Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications: A First-Principle Insight

Abstract Due to the low absorption coefficients of crystalline silicon-based solar cells, researchers have focused on non-silicon semiconductors with direct band gaps for the development of novel photovoltaic devices. In this study, we use density functional theory to model the electronic structure of a large database of candidates to identify materials with ideal properties for photovoltaic applications. The first screening

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Meyer Burger’s FABiA® Cell Deposition Equipment wins Solar + Power Award 2018

The FABiA® coating system developed by Meyer Burger was awarded this year’s Solar + Power Award in the category Solar PV Process Award during the EU PVSEC in Brussels. The Solar + Power Award annually recognizes innovative manufacturing and product solutions within the entire value chain of the PV industry. Meyer Burger’s process engineer Valdimir Breus and development engineer Marcel Leonhardt accepted the

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Schneider Electric Solar Business and Miller Bros. Solar enter into a Services partnership in North America

Schneider Electric Solar Business and Miller Bros. Solar enter Services partnership As a result, both firms strengthen their position as Tier 1 technology and O&M solution providers in the US market In 2018, Schneider Electric is #1 inverter manufacturer in the solar O&M space by GTM Research Miller Bros. Solar is in the top 10 O&M service provider by GTM

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JinkoSolar Supplies 10MW Mono PERC Modules for Solar Project in Inner Mongolia

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”), one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, announced that it has supplied 10MW of its mono PERC panel JKM295M-60 for a solar project in China. Located in Zhalai Nur Mining District, Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia,  China, this 10MW solar plant is developed and owned by China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd. and will generate 17,330,000 kWh

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REC solar panels to power the largest solar photovoltaic plant on a closed landfill in the U.S.

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, announced today that the company’s panels are powering the Annapolis Solar Park in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. Designed and constructed by EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, the 18.1 MW large system is expected to generate 24,000 MWh annually, enough to power 2,200 average US households and offset 13,200 tons of CO2.

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