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June 12, 2014

DSM joins the Solliance CIGS research program for high performance solar modules

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announced that it joins the Solliance CIGS Research program. It has entered into a 3-year agreement to participate in this alliance that focuses on developing new solutions for solar modules. DSM is already developing...[more]

June 12, 2014

Qatar Solar Energy opens 300MW integrated PV manufacturing plant

The first vertically integrated PV manufacturer in the MENA region, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has officially opened a 300MW PV module production plant, located in a Doha industrial zone, Qatar.[more]

June 6, 2014

Solar panels could be more sustainable

Solar energy is hot. In the Netherlands, more and more companies and consumers are installing panels on their offices, homes or outbuildings. After all, they are sustainable. Green. And cheap. Or are they? How long does a solar panel actually last? And how easy is it to replace or recycle? ECN has...[more]

February 12, 2014

Experience the adventure of the Nuon Solar Team in Australia

In October 2013, the Nuon Solar Team from Delft University of Technology participated in the World Solar Challenge. The Nuon Solar Team, sponsored by ECN, made a stunning documentary about their participation in the World Solar Challenge. From the 6th till the 13th of October the 16 members of the...[more]

February 5, 2014

India and The Netherlands join forces on renewable energy

Today, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, gave the green light for intensifying cooperation on renewable energy between India and the Netherlands. The Minister presided over a ceremony where the Dutch Ambassador, H.E. Alphonsus Stoelinga and the Secretary of the Ministry...[more]

January 16, 2014

ECN in Abu Dhabi

The excitement is rising for the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi next week.[more]

December 6, 2013

ECN replaces silver by copper in solar module

ECN has designed and tested integrated Metal-Wrap-Through (MWT) solar modules with solar cells that use copper instead of silver. They perform well and they are more sustainable and affordable compared to solar panels that use solar cells with silver. A smalls-scale MWT module. At the front, flat...[more]

June 20, 2013

n-PASHA Alliance Awarded 100MW n-type Technology and Equipment Order for Nexolon Turnkey Project in USA

Guetenbach, Germany, June 19, 2013 -- The n-PASHA Alliance (RENA GmbH, ECN and Tempress Systems, Inc.), is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by Nexolon America LLC to provide n-type technology and equipment to its photovoltaic cell production facility in San Antonio, Texas. RENA,...[more]

March 25, 2013

Hiflex – New Organic Photovoltaic technology promises flexible, cheaper, on-the-go charging for mobile electronics

A light-weight, flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) module, which can be used as a standalone charger or integrated with small electronic products such as mobile phones or electronic packaging and labels to give them their own solar energy supply, has been developed by the Hiflex research project....[more]

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