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November 16, 2015

Wim Sinke receives royal distinction

Last Friday, Wim Sinke was appointed a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his contribution to the development of solar energy. Wim received the distinction during the symposium “The future of solar energy” that was organised by AMOLF, with support of ECN, in honour of his 60th...[more]

October 15, 2015

World record for MWT heterojunction solar cells paves way for high-power and aesthetically appealing modules

New research at ECN is paving the way for new opportunities for silicon heterojunction technology. A reliable and industrially proven foil-based back contact module technology, developed by ECN, can now also be applied to heterojunction solar cells.  In cooperation with its industrial...[more]

June 8, 2015

From solar panel to shadow panel

Due to the growing popularity of solar energy, optimum solar energy locations are becoming rarer. Shade is, or rather was, an important cause of loss of efficiency. ECN presents ‘Tessera’, an affordable shade-tolerant PV module based on back-contact technology.[more]

June 8, 2015

'Merging' on the energy highway

Sustainable energy sources are becoming increasingly important. The number of solar panels in the Netherlands doubled last year. A success? Certainly, but now the time has come for fossil and sustainable energy sources to 'merge' on the energy highway. ECN assists businesses and governments with...[more]

April 10, 2015

Zonne-energie is een essentiële bouwsteen voor de duurzame energiehuishouding

Wim Sinke (ECN) reageert op CPB Discussion Paper 301: “Technological Uncertainty in Meeting Europe’s Decarbonisation Goals” gepubliceerd januari 2015[more]

November 26, 2014

5 Dutch companies partner with KazAtomProm to achieve solar energy goals

Today, a combination of 5 Dutch partners and KazAtomProm presented themselves at a meeting between the Kazakhstan Energy minister and the Dutch minister of Economic affairs. KazAtomProm has very ambitious goals with solar energy and the Dutch partners will provide technology to achieve these...[more]

September 19, 2014

Back-contact modules: cheaper and better performance

The development of solar cells and modules continues at a rapid pace. Yield must be increased and production costs must go down. ECN conducted a test with a back-contact module. We will present the spectacular results at the European PV Solar Energy Conference. This newsletter will at least offer a...[more]

July 16, 2014

Solar Highways

An innovative noise barrier that generates solar energy will be installed along the A16 motorway near Dordrecht. Commissioned by the Directorate for Public Works and Water Management, ECN is developing a prototype for this noise barrier, which will be no less than 450 metres long and 6 metres high....[more]

July 7, 2014

Save-the-date Back Contact Workshop 2014

After last year’s successful MWT workshop in Freiburg, ECN and ISE warmly invite you to the Back Contact Workshop on back contact solar cell- and module technology (Amsterdam, 13-14 November 2014). [more]

June 12, 2014

Grand opening of the Solliance building for solar technology on the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

An advanced laboratory for developing thin-film solar cells is an enhancement to the ELAt region[more]

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