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New Class of Solar Cells from Oxford Promises Lowest Cost Solar Energy

Oxford researchers have developed a photovoltaic (PV) technology that has the potential to deliver low cost, efficient solar cells that can be readily incorporated into glass building facades.

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Loughborough University to lead new £5 million SUPERSOLAR hub

Experts from Loughborough University will be leading a new £5 million project to boost research, training and industry partnerships in the solar energy sector.  

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Coating for Solar Photovoltaic Cells Wins Venture Prize Award

Researchers at the University of Oxford have won a major materials science prize to develop a high-technology coating with the potential to significantly reduce the manufacturing costs of new-generation solar photovoltaic cells.

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Suntech Sets World Record 20.3% Efficiency for Pluto Cell Technology

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd, the world's largest producer of solar panels, has announced that its industry-leading Pluto cell technology set a world record 20.3% efficiency for a production cell using standard commercial-grade p-type silicon wafers.

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New Solar Cell Developed by Cambridge University Scientists

Scientists have developed a new kind of solar cell which could capture significantly more of the energy from the sun than current cells.

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Siemens and Masdar Institute Sign Agreement on Solar Technology Development in Middle East

Siemens Energy and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the UAE have signed a one-year agreement for cooperation in solar energy technology research and development to enhance the use of photovoltaic (PV) panels in the Middle East region.

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New Organic Photovoltaic Window Glass Project

This one year project will target the development of industrial processes for organic electronic devices. The particular focus will be large area coating methods for building integrated organic photovoltaics.

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University of Bedfordshire Files Ground-breaking Patent

The patent, based on a new technique for powering electronic devices by using alternative energy sources, was developed by Professor Ben Allen from the University of Bedfordshire’s Computer Science and Technology Department with help from colleagues David Jazani and Tahmina Ajmal.

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Yingli Green Energy, ECN and Amtech Join Efforts to Develop PV Cell and Module

Yingli Green Energy, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Amtech Systems Inc have announced the achievements of a three-party research collaboration on the N-type Metal Wrap Through ("N-MWT") PV cell and module technology.

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Innovative Organic Solar Cell Architecture Sets New Performance Level

imec pvThe Belgian research centre imec, together with Plextronics and Solvay, present this week at (PVSEC) an organic polymer-based single junction solar cell with 6.9% performance in an innovative inverted device stack.

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