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Chromasun Harvests Sun’s Heat & Photons with Hybrid Concentrated Solar Photovoltaic — Thermal Modules

December 14th, 2011 | by Andrew

By harvesting both heat and photons from sunlight, Chromasun's latest hybrid concentrated solar photovoltaic-thermal (CPVT) system can provide at least three times the energy conversion efficiency of standalone solar PV systems. Field tests, the most recent at Santa Clara University's 2007 Solar Decathlon House, indicate that installing Chromasun's MCT Collector system on building rooftops is grid-competitive without any subsidization.


New Flexible Solar Cell on Plastic Efficiency Record

June 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Solar records are broken left and right. We can't cover them all, of course, but try to cover the big ones. Recently, researchers ar Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, set a pretty big one. They increased the solar cell efficiency record of flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (aka CIGS) from 17.6% to 18.7%, a pretty significant increase



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