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CPI Collaborate in the Roll to Roll Production of Large Area Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6m long and 50cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and development project named “FabriGen“.

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Flexible Solar Building Elements Open New Doors for Architects

The ambitious EU project SmartFlex is now underway. Its objective is to demonstrate how photovoltaic building elements can be individually designed and then manufactured on an industrial scale, all at the click of a button.

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New Research Reveals Energy Performance of In-roof Solar PV

It’s common knowledge that solar PV module performance reduces as temperatures rise.  It follows that rack-mounted above roof systems should out-perform in-roof systems, but by how much?

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Loughborough Academics Support Research Into The Viability Of Solar Energy

Academics at Loughborough University are embarking on a million pound research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK.

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Solar Energy Research Centre to put Wales at Forefront of Solar Industry

A new, world-class solar energy research centre to support the growth of the solar industry in Wales, and headed by one of the world’s pre-eminent solar energy research scientist, has been launched today by Swansea University after being awarded £6 million from the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru programme.

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Sheffield University Study Reveals Solar Panels “do what they say on the tin”

A solar energy project at the University of Sheffield which is celebrating its second anniversary has shown almost all of the 2,000 systems in the scheme are “doing what they say on the tin”.

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SolarWindow™ The "Spray-On" Photovoltaic Window

New Energy Technologies, Inc. a solar energy startup here in the US, has developed a technique to manufacture “spray-on” photovoltaic windows.

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Will Graphene Change Our Material Future, Layer By Layer

Researchers are aiming to develop a new class of materials with remarkable properties using one atom-thick substances such as graphene in a new collaborative project.

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DNV Unveils its SUNdy Floating Solar Field Concept

Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which launched at Singapore International Energy Week.

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Imec and Solvay Announce World Record Efficiency for Organic Photovoltaic Module

Imec and the chemicals company Solvay have announced an organic photovoltaic module with a world-record certified efficiency of 5.5 percent*.

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