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December 15, 2009

ECN and REC repossess world record in solar energy

ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has made the world’s first multi-crystalline silicon solar panel with 17.0 percent efficiency. This will be reported in the January 2010 issue of the journal “Progress in Photovoltaics” and represents a 1.5% improvement over the previous 15–year old...[more]

December 10, 2009

ECN unit Solar Energy wins innovation prize

The unit Solar Energy of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has won the European Innovation Prize. This announcement was made in Brussels last Wednesday evening, 9 December.[more]

November 30, 2009

Unit Solar Energy innovative in Europe

The ECN unit Solar Energy has every reason to celebrate: the unit has been nominated for a European innovation prize, the winner of which will be announced on December 9.[more]

June 4, 2009

Yingli Green Energy, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Amtech Systems announce research collaboration to develop next generation high efficiency solar cells

Patented method for improved solar cell efficiency expected to lower solar energy costs BAODING, China; TEMPE, Arizona, PETTEN, The Netherlands – June 4, 2009 – Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy”), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated...[more]

April 17, 2009

ECN achieves world-record efficiency for innovative solar module

Module Conversion Efficiency Independently Verified by TÜV Researchers of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have achieved a premium conversion efficiency of 16.4% (aperture area) on a full-size solar module, a new world-record efficiency for photovoltaic modules with...[more]

July 3, 2008

Joined forces on organic photovoltaics

Petten/Eindhoven - ECN and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative by TNO (The Netherlands) and IMEC (Belgium), signed an agreement to offer a joint research program on Roll-to-Roll organic photovoltaics (OPV) to the industry. The aim of the program is to transfer lab-scale processes to...[more]

April 16, 2008

Increased effectiveness by new technology for silicon solar cells

Petten - Researchers at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a simple method to improve the solar cell efficiency for a new generation of crystalline silicon industrial solar cells. [more]

March 28, 2008

Dutch consortium paves the way to affordable solar electricity

Petten - Within the scope of the Dutch Sunovation II project, the consortium TTA/Eurotron, Solland Solar, TNO and ECN have developed pilot-line equipment and corresponding low-stress interconnection technology to produce solar modules with extremely thin rear-contact solar cells. This pilot line...[more]

January 30, 2008

European consortium develops innovative solar module assembly technology

Petten - Within the framework of CrystalClear - a large European project on the development of low-cost, highly efficient silicon solar modules - a manufacturing process has been developed to allow modules to be made using very thin solar cells. [more]

May 15, 2006

State-of-the-art photovoltaic systems have Energy Pay Back Times as low as 1.7 years

Photovoltaic module production has shown a tremendous increase, with production of PV modules accelerating from ~80 MWp in 1995 to ~1700 MWp in 2005.[more]

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