Solliance and ECN touts 26.3% conversion efficiencies of tandem perovskite solar cell

Researchers at Solliance and ECN have fabricated a 6 inch industrially processed c-Si cell with a perovskite top layer that is mechanically stacked using ECN’s MWT-SHJ (metal-wrap-through silicon heterojunction) design that has achieved conversion efficiencies of 26.3%. The work was published during the Silicon PV/nPV conference, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Movers & Shakers: Azuri Technologies, ABB, IBC Solar, Solar Alliance Energy

The theme of this week's Movers & Shakers is international expansion. PAYG off-grid solar provider Azuri Technologies is strengthening its leadership team to target West Africa, while Vancouver, Canada-based Solar Alliance Energy targets US assets and expands its sales team to accommodate for this. ABB appoints new regional heads to ensure direct market contact with Europe and the AMEA region.

Movers & Shakers: SEPA, Meyer Burger, SPI Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports on various executive board shuffles; Meyer Burger lets go of its COO, SPI Energy revamps its senior management team and SEPA expands its board of directors. In addition, Mainstream Renewable Power establishes an investment arm and Chile appoints a new energy minister amidst a time of energy policy upheaval.

Movers & Shakers: JinkoSolar, Sunworks, SEPA, ABB, DP Energy and more

In this week’s Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech reports on JinkoSolar bringing solar PV front and centre at Europe’s B20 Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce, former SEIA chief Rhone Resch’s new industry venture, and utility-scale wind and solar projects in south Australia. Also this week, PV Tech partners with the Global Energy Talent Index - complete the survey for a chance to win!

Swiss research centre CSEM inaugurates PV labs

The Swiss non-profit research and technology organisation, the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), today unveiled new PV facilities to include a 500m² cleanroom and 600m² module testing and production laboratories.