Saturday 27 December 2014
solar cell

German firm sets world record for solar efficiency

Germany-based Manz AG, a high-tech mechanical engineering company, has presented an efficiency of 21.7 per cent for CIGS thin film solar cell from exclusive research partner ZSW, marking a new world record. It is the highest effic


Panasonic HIT achieves energy conversion efficiency

Panasonic Corporation said it has achieved the world's highest energy conversion efficiency of 25.6 per cent through its HIT(R) Solar Cell at research level. This is a major increase over the previous world record for crystall


Aramco plans solar cell output with Showa Shell

The chief executive of state-run Saudi Aramco, Khalid Al-Falih, aims to begin production of solar cells in Saudi Arabia in two to three years in a joint venture with Japanese thin-film solar cell maker Showa Shell Sekiyu KK, Japan's Nikkei busines


LG to invest in solar cell production line

LG Electronics said it has plans to convert the A1 plasma panel-manufacturing line in Gumi, Korea, into solar cell production lines and also invest KRW220 billion ($154 million) in two more production lines by 2010. Both lines will manufac

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