Thin film photovoltaics using perovskites as a light absorbing material are a very recent development and they could propel the third generation of photovoltaics by a colossal step. The scientists at the Belgian research institute imec in Leuven have been vigorously focusing on this subject for some time Philip Pieters, the director in charge of business development at imec explains the advantages of this thin film photovoltaic technology and points out potential applications.
Analysts predict that whilst annual global single-phase and central inverter market revenues will decline, string inverter revenues will grow by 75 percent from 2014 to 2020. Alison Finch, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei Solar, Europe explains the reasons why.
Recombination losses in passivated rear emitter cell (PERC) designs can reduce the technologyâ€™s overall efficiency. A new laser-based technique called LDSE can improve performance without reliance on costly consumables. By Ernst Hartmannsgruber, InnoLas Solutions GmbH