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Amtech Announces the Sale of its SoLayTec Solar Business

TEMPE, Ariz.: Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing and wafer handling automation, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power chips and solar cells, announced today the sale of its SoLayTec business as the first step in the previously […]

Trina Solar recognized as “Top Performer” module manufacturer by PVEL/DNV GL, fifth time in a row

CHANGZHOU, China: Trina Solar, the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, was recently been recognized as the “Top Performer” among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and DNV GL. The company is one of only two PV module manufacturers with worldwide reach to garner the prestigious recognition for […]

Quick Mount PV Doubles Manufacturing Production to 1.2 Gigawatts

High Demand for Company’s Industry Leading Watertight Solar Roof Mounting and Racking Systems Powers Growth SAN FRANCISCO: Quick Mount PV, the leading American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, is doubling their manufacturing production. The company is adding a second shift for the first time at its Walnut Creek, California manufacturing facility–increasing […]

IIT-Hyderabad develops new process to improve solar cell efficiency

Dye-sensitised solar cells hold a lot of promise because of possible cost and environmental benefits A novel process to improve the performance of Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSC) has been developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Dye-sensitised solar cells hold a lot of promise because of possible cost and environmental benefits. But, […]

First installation of Midsummer´s new improved integrated solar cell roof carried out in Kivik, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden: Midsummer’s new and slimmer energy-producing solar cell roof, ”Midsummer solar roofs”, have been successfully installed on a house in Kivik, in the southern part of Sweden. It is the first installation of the new roof. The roof is a beautifully folded metal roof that is integrated with Midsummer’s thin film solar panels and […]

Scientists Increase Stability and Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

MOSCOW: Scientists from NUST MISIS and IPCE RAS (Moscow, Russia) together with Italian colleagues from University of Rome Tor Vergata managed to significantly increase stability and effectiveness of perovskite elements – promising materials for solar energy – by adding a layer of copper iodide (CuI). The article on the research is published in “Materials”. Hybrid perovskite […]