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Just Ask Antarctica: Yes, Thin Film Solar Cells Work In Freezing Cold Temps (#CleanTechnica Interview)

Thin film solar cells may sound like shrinking violets — after all, they are thin — but they are about to get an acid test in the subzero climate of Antarctica, where they will equip researchers from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Polar Meteorological Science Research Institute of Chinese Academy of  Meteorological Science. Got all … [continued]

Gold & Silver Nanoparticles Improve Efficiency of Thin-Film Solar Cells at Australia’s Swinburne University of…

Researchers from Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech Power Holdings have developed the world’s most efficient broadband nanoplasmonic solar cells for use in thin-film technology. Project scientists report improving the efficiency of existing thin-film cells by up to 8.1 percent through incorporating nucleated gold and silver nanoparticles.

A Crystal Ball for Solar Modules

NREL Links Rapidly Evolving Photovoltaic Module Technologies With Potential Reliability Impacts Historically, photovoltaic (PV) modules have demonstrated high reliability, making them a dependable and growing part of global decarbonization efforts. PV module technology also has a history of iteration and evolution over time, with potential impacts for module reliability. With … [continued]