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Rehm features void free Vacuum Soldering Solutions for solar and semiconductor packaging applications

Rehm Thermal Systems will showcase its newest vacuum soldering technology at this month’s Semi Con West and Intersolar exhibitions in San Francisco. Members of Rehm’s technical team will be on hand at the booth of American business partner Technica USA (#5757) to explain the numerous advantages available from this enabling technology.
3rd July 2012

Imec and Kaneka Achieve Breakthrough in Developing Next-Generation Heterojunction Solar Cells

Kaneka and imec report a large area (6 inch semi-square) heterojunction silicon solar cell with a certified (by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab) power conversion efficiency of 22.68% with an electroplated copper contact grid on top of the transparent conductive oxide layer. This breakthrough is achieved at Kaneka Osaka lab using Kaneka’s copper electroplating technology which is based on imec’s state-of-the-art copper electroplating knowhow.
12th June 2012

DuPont Solamet PV17x Photovoltaic Metallization Enables Lightly Doped Emitter Technology

DuPont Solamet PV17x photovoltaic metallization paste has become the leading frontside silver paste series on the market today due to its ability to raise efficiency in standard solar cell constructions and its unique properties which enable Lightly Doped Emitter cell designs. LDE is a strong differentiator for solar cell producers as it can boost efficiency by up to 0.4 percent.
15th May 2012

Anderson Power Product Solar SPEC Pak

Anderson Power Products is proud to announce that Solar SPEC Pak is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels. Solar SPEC Pak has power handling capabilities up to 1000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements.
11th May 2012

SunMaxx Solar New and Improved ThermoPower VHP30 Collector Receives SRCC Certification and Ranks Highest in the Solar Industry

SunMaxx Solar is pleased to announce that the SRCC (Solar Rating Certification Corporation) has completed testing of the company’s new and improved SunMaxx ThermoPower brand private labeled collectors which have received a re-certification on the VHP10, VHP20 and VHP30 models.
4th May 2012

Saft announces cooperation with Nedap to deliver effective energy storage for residential solar power systems

Saft and Nedap have decided to join forces to create effective energy storage systems, based on state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, that will enable on-grid photovoltaic (PV) installations to make the optimum use of the solar power they produce. Saft Li-ion battery modules, designed specifically for energy storage in residential and commercial PV applications, in combination with Nedap’s PowerRouter solar inverter with integrated battery manager, will be available this summer.
30th April 2012

Heliatek sets new world record efficiency of 10.7 % for its organic tandem solar cell

Heliatek GmbH continues to set new world records for organic solar cells. The company has commissioned SGS, an accredited and independent testing facility, with a measurement campaign of its latest organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The result of this campaign is a new world record for OPV with 10.7 % cell efficiency on 1.1 cm2. It also confirms the superior low light and high temperature performances of OPV compared to traditional solar technologies.
27th April 2012

Konica Minolta Sensing Announces World’s First Dedicated Triple Junction Solar Reference Cell

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. launched its AK-120/130/140 Photovoltaic (PV) Reference Cells, the world’s first triple junction solar reference cells. Now available, the AK-120/130/140 is the latest addition to the AK Series of reference cells. KMSA first introduced its AK Series in 2010 at the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference to much industry excitement. Reference cells are used as a standard point of calibration to ensure consistent measurements of newly developed photovoltaic cells.
25th April 2012

Boost for solar applications with 3 kW fixed off time (FOT)

The following application note describes the modifications implemented on the STEVALISF001V1 demonstration board, originally designed to work as a PFC rated for a power of 3 kW, to be used as a front-end boost stage for photovoltaic applications. In recent years the field of solar energy, the production of electric power using solar cells, is requiring power electronic solutions to manage the power delivered by the panels.
25th April 2012

The right technology for solar converters

Following a short overview of types of solar power systems and converters, this application note introduces a fully working, grid-connected solar inverter prototype suitable for rooftop applications. This solar inverter has been equipped with STMicroelectronics’ MDmesh and silicon carbide (SiC) devices to allow evaluation of these products in “green” technologies.
25th April 2012

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