Navigation Links
Innovalight Establishes New Record With Silicon Ink Solar Cells
Date:4/26/2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held firm selling a platform of silicon ink-based high efficiency solar cell materials and technology, today announced that the company has achieved a new record of 19 percent conversion efficiency with silicon ink processed solar cells. The conversion efficiency of a solar cell is the proportion of sunlight energy that a cell converts to electrical energy.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Germany, an official independent solar cell testing center also measured the results on industry standard size cells made by Innovalight.

Innovalight's proprietary platform, Cougar™ offers a readily transferable process to crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturers that allows them to improve solar cell performance, reduce cost and boost output capacity by adding a simple step to already installed manufacturing lines. The opportunity is significant – this year close to four billion crystalline wafers will be processed into solar cells, according to Navigant Consulting, Inc., a leading solar industry research firm.

"We continue to push toward our goal of delivering over 20 percent conversion efficiency to our customers," said Homer Antoniadis, chief technology officer at Innovalight. "Our patented solar cell process with silicon ink is simple and optimized for use with silicon wafers and widely adopted industry printing tools," he added.

Dr. Antoniadis will present these results at the 2010 SNEC 4th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Exhibition and Conference which will take place from May 5 to 7 in Shanghai, China.

Innovalight is currently working with several solar cell manufacturing companies and is ramping production of silicon ink in Sunnyvale, California.

In February, the company was awarded a key patent by the US patent and trademark office for the manufacturing of crystalline wafer solar cells with silicon ink. Innovalight has filed for over 60 patents for silicon ink and high efficiency solar cells using silicon ink processes.

About Innovalight

Innovalight is based in Sunnyvale, California. The company licenses a low-cost, high-performance solar energy technology using proprietary silicon ink nanotechnology to solar cell manufacturing companies. Innovalight is venture capital backed and has received additional development funds from the U.S. Dept. of Energy. For more information visit www.innovalight.com.

About the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) conducts research on the technology needed to supply energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold and developing countries. To this purpose, the Institute develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of thermal use of solar energy, photovoltaic, solar building, electric power supplies, micro-energy technology, chemical energy conversion, energy storage and rational use of energy. The institute's work ranges from investigation of scientific fundamentals for solar energy application, through the development of production technology and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems. The institute plans, advises and provides know-how and technical facilities as services. For more information please visit www.ise.fraunhofer.de.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Innovalight, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. DFG establishes 10 new research units
2. TGen Drug Development establishes European footprint
3. March of Dimes establishes 2 new perinatal bioethics awards
4. MU research team establishes family tree for cattle, other ruminants
5. $29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation
6. The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites
7. UBC study establishes formula for predicting climate change impact on salmon stocks
8. Rice University establishes National Corrosion Center
9. Sharper image: UH optometrist establishes sports vision clinic
10. Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment
11. A brain-recording device that melts into place
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/1/2016)... NEW YORK , Feb. 1, 2016  Today, ... Heart Association (AHA) announced plans to develop a first ... cognitive computing power of IBM Watson. In the first ... disease, AHA, IBM (NYSE: IBM ), and Welltok ... metrics and health assessments with cognitive analytics, delivered on ...
(Date:1/25/2016)... --  Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS ) today announced the ... Airport, New York City , to help ... enter the United States using passports that ... testing of the system at Dulles last year. The system ... January 2016. --> pilot testing of the system ...
(Date:1/21/2016)... 2016 --> ... research report "Emotion Detection and Recognition Market by Technology (Bio-Sensors, ... Expression, Voice Recognition and Others), Services, Application Areas, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Emotion Detection ... 22.65 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Benchmark Research, a ... promotion of two long-standing principal investigators (PI) to the roles of Chief Medical ... Development. , Dr. Laurence Chu, a Benchmark Research PI in the Austin office, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... SonaCare Medical, LLC reports the introduction ... remote monitoring. The inaugural launch of this new technology occurred over the course ... Peretsman to a HIFU technical expert at SonaCare Medical headquarters. , Sonalink ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Global Stem ... agreement with Singapore-based Global Stem Cells Network (GSCN) and its affiliate Global ... in the latest adipose and bone marrow therapies. , Through the new ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... With a presidential election in November and ... Conference will bring together over 500 top healthcare leaders for a night and day ... conference, organized by MBA students of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will be ...
Breaking Biology Technology: