Skip to content

Germany

Flexible solar panels for vehicle-integrated applications

The frameless panel is based on 22% efficient solar cells and is designed for high, one-sided heat load.

Lithium-metal battery with capacity retention of 88% over 1,000 cycles

German scientists have applied a new combination of cathodes and electrolytes to improve the stability of lithium-metal batteries. They fabricated a device with an energy density of 560 watt-hours per kilogram and a Coulombic efficiency of 99.94%.

1

Crystal arrangement results in 1,000x more power from ferroelectric solar cells

Researchers discovered a ferroelectric crystal lattice that increases a solar cell’s photovoltaic effect by a factor of 1,000.

1

German start-up offers 5.2 kWh AC battery that works without inverter

Sax Power has developed a new residential battery which it describes as a game-changer in the battery technology.

7

Sonnen battery still running after 28,000 full charge cycles

The battery maker published test results indicating the longevity of its storage systems after extended use.

1

Another week, another wave of solar PPAs

Unsubsidized solar keeps moving forward in Germany, the US, Egypt, the Philippines, and South Africa.

1

Energy Infrastructure Partners invests $640m in Baywa re

The Baywa group will maintain a 51% stake in the German renewable energy company.

QuantumScape finally unstealths — with breakthrough performance in solid state batteries

After ten secretive years, several hundred million dollars spent, and the efforts of hundreds of scientists and engineers, QuantumScape went public on a video call today with the performance results of its solid-state battery — and its potential impact on the electric vehicle industry.

7

Even if it is cheap enough, efficiency does matter

A British-German research team claims that organic PV technologies may become mature enough to compete with crystalline silicon and thin-film products not only in BIPV, but also in power generation in the electricity market. In order to get there, however, organic PV products will have to achieve higher efficiencies.

Inverter builder SMA swings to profit in first three quarters of 2020, grows despite pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the photovoltaic inverter maker grew its revenue compared to the previous year.

Welcome to pv magazine USA. This site uses cookies. Read our policy.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close