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February 22, 2010

Research project Silicon-Light aims at better and cheaper solar cells on foil

Lead by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), a consortium of seven European partners and one Chinese university collaborate in a new solar cell research project with the name Silicon-Light. This project has started on January 1 of 2010 and will last for three years. The aim of this...[more]

January 20, 2010

HIFLEX for new low-cost scalable Organic Photovoltaics applications

On 1 January 2010 the European research project "HIFLEX" was launched. Over the next three years a European consortium comprising five research institutes and two industrial companies aims to jointly develop a technology for highly flexible Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) modules, which will allow the...[more]

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]

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