Tags: thin film

Hanergy’s Thin-film Solar Modules to Power Shanghai’s ‘Rafael Gallery’

Hanergy has announced that its cutting-edge thin-film solar modules will cover the 150,000 square meter roof of the ‘Rafael Gallery’ located at a Tech City in Shanghai. Designed by the world renowned architect, Rafael Vinoly, the ‘Rafael Gallery’ at Songjiang District of Pudong is a 1.5 kilometer sky bridge stretching across the top of over […]

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Hanergy launches its Largest Thin-film Solar Power Industrial Park in the Netherlands

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group recently launched Roodehaan solar park in Groningen, Netherlands, generating power equivalent for 3,500 households annual consumption in the Netherlands. The event to mark the inauguration of the country’s one of the largest solar park took place in the presence of government officials and the senior management of Hanergy Thin Film Power […]

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Solar-Tectic granted breakthrough CZTS thin film tandem solar cell patent

Solar-Tectic LLC announced that a patent application for a breakthrough CZTS thin film tandem solar cell technology has been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is the first ever for a CZTS thin film on crystalline silicon thin film (CSiTF) architecture, and covers all inorganic materials, including germanium, for the bottom […]

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Breakthrough perovskite thin film solar cell patents granted by the US Patent Office to Solar-Tectic LLC

Solar-Tectic LLC (“ST”) announced that two patent applications for perovskite thin film solar cells have been allowed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). One patent covers all kinds of perovskites. The inventors are Ashok Chaudhari, Founding Manager of Solar-Tectic, and the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, renowned materials physicist. Recently perovskite materials have gained […]

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Meet “Humbrella” Hanergy‘s thin-film solar powered umbrella

Hanergy has announced the launch of its new product “Humbrella,” a thin-film solar powered umbrella providing clean, free and consistent electricity to people in energy-scarce areas of the world. At the launch of its “Lighting Africa” CSR project, Hanergy announced it would donate the first batch of a million RMB (US$160,000) solar-powered umbrellas, or “Humbrellas”, to regions of Africa where electricity […]

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Scientists at Stanford University shows how to create low-cost solar cells using nanotechnology

A team of scientists at Stanford University, including a researcher of Indian origin, has shown how nanotechnology can be used to create crystalline silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar cells that are more efficient at capturing solar energy. The discovery can reduce the cost of solar energy production globally, they noted. Dr Shrestha Basu Mallick, working with […]

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First Solar to Power Zorlu Enerji’s 100MW Solar Power Plant in Pakistan

First Solar is supplying over 860,000 high-performance thin film modules to power a 100 megawatt (MW)AC utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant developed by Zorlu Enerji in Pakistan. The Independent Power Producer (IPP) facility, part of the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in the country’s Punjab province, is expected to be completed and connected to the electricity […]

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Solar Frontier Achieves World Record Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency of 22.9%

Solar Frontier has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency on a 1cm2 cell using its CIS technology. Independently verified by the National Institute of Advanced […]

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Largest BiOPV Roof Installation Using Heliatek’s HeliaSol

ENGIE, Heliatek and the Department of Charentes-Maritimes inaugurated the world’s largest BiOPV installation on a roof. 500 m² of Heliatek’s solar films were installed on the roof of the “Pierre Mendes France” middle school in La Rochelle, France. With 3 different lengths of 2, 4 and 5.7 meters, nearly 400 films were applied in record […]

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