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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]

February 21, 2013

Silicon PV - 3rd International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics

25-27 March 2013 in Hamelin, Germany[more]

January 2, 2013

ECN presents state of the art n-type PV cells in world’s largest market China

ECN is front runner in the field of solar energy technology and together with the Dutch businesses Tempress, Levitech, Eurotron and European partners, it promotes state-of-the-art technology and process equipment for high-efficiency solar cells and modules. The recently held CSPV solar energy...[more]

October 4, 2012

World’s major PV solar industries at the international MWT Workshop

How to achieve materials innovations and cost reductions to move from laboratory to mass production in solar energy as soon as possible? This is the main topic at the international 4th MWT Workshop on 20 and 21 November 2012 in Amsterdam.The world’s major PV industries and leading R&D...[more]

September 24, 2012

How silicon purity affects the performance of solar cells

Most solar cells are made from crystalline silicon. Crystalline silicon is expensive because it has to be very pure to make efficient solar cells. Unfortunately, nobody knows exactly how pure and that is why manufacturers play it safe. In other words: they generally use too pure and therefore too...[more]

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