News: EU endorses €17 million aid to Solibro for solar modules plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

[tweetmeme The European Commission has authorised €17 million of regional investment aid for the German company Solibro GmbH for the production of solar modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany. The project involves an investment of €142 million and is expected to create at least 260 new jobs in the region. Germany limited the aid amount … Continue reading

News: €8.5 million EU aid for solar wafer production in Spain

[tweetmeme Brussels, 20 July 2010. The European Commission has authorised €8.5 million of regional investment aid to the Spanish company Silicio Solar SAU for the production of solar wafers in Puertollano, Ciudad Real (Castilla-La–Mancha). The project involves investments of €219 million for the construction of a new plant next to an already existing one. … Continue reading

Comparison of Hybrid Blends for Solar Cell Application

In the area of hybrid and organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC), like the ‘Grätzel-cell’, show the highest power conversion efficiency. In such ‘Grätzel-cells’, I−/I3− dissolved in acetonitrile is commonly used as electrolyte. However, cells based on this volatile and corrosive electrolyte present problems in their sealing, which is a major drawback in terms … Continue reading

IEA releases Photovoltaics and Solar Power Technology Roadmaps

Note: Both technology roadmaps are available for download using the links at the end of this news item. Solar electricity could represent up to 20% to 25% of global electricity production by 2050. This important finding emerges from two new analyses by the International Energy Agency (IEA): the solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrating Solar Power … Continue reading

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