Back-side view of the solar cells (here on a larger wafers) with positive and negative contact. Front-side view without any shadowing contact (Photo: CSEM)

EPFL and CSEM researchers unveil simplified fabrication process for high-efficiency solar cells

Friday 28 April 2017
Companies / Markets

A team of EPFL and CSEM researchers in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, presents in Nature Energy a new astonishing method of creating crystalline solar cells with electrical contacts at the rear, suppressing all shadowing at the front. Thanks to the new inexpensive approach, the fabrication process is strongly simplified with efficiencies in the laboratory already surpassing 23%.

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A look back at the IDTech Ex Cornerstone presentations in 2016

Toyota, ARM, VF Global and Galvani Bioelectronics to open “IDTechEx Show!” in Berlin

Wednesday 26 April 2017
Exhibitions / Events

The “IDTechExShow!” in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May, which also includes the well-known Printed Electronics Europe, is considered as one of Europe’s leading events for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.

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Thin film solar cells are the power source for the Solar Boat Twente team (Photo: Solliance)

Solliance partners with Solar Boat Twente

Tuesday 25 April 2017
Companies / Markets

The Solar Boat Twente team is realising the first boat that fully operates on energy generated by thin film solar cells. The Dutch solar research institute Solliance, which is based in Eindhoven, is proud to be one of the leading partners involved in the Solar Boat Contest 2017.

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Calf guards from ANTELOPE will be showcased at the IDTechExShow! in Berlin (photo: ANTELOPE)

Winners of IDTechEx Launchpad announced

Thursday 13 April 2017
Exhibitions / Events

With its Launchpad initiative, the business intelligence and market research company IDTechEx aims to help the best emerging technologies get international exposure to technology scouts and product managers from large corporations across many industries. The IDTechEx Launchpad winners come from early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research labs or government labs.

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The panellists at LOPEC: Vincent Sallé (Parlex), Armin Senne (ContiTech), Dr Nina Riegel (OSRAM OLED), Dr Giovanni Nisato (CSEM) and host Daniel Rogers (Smithers Apex)

LOPEC 2017 in Munich: Printed electronics are revolutionising vehicle manufacturing

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Exhibitions / Events

Printed and organic electronic components give vehicle designers previously unimagined possibilities, enable a higher level of sustainability, and also help to reduce the automotive industry’s manufacturing costs. This is the conclusion reached by this year’s LOPEC Panel Discussion, which took place on 29 March 2017, as part of the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics in Munich, Germany. According to the panellists—Dr Nina Riegel from OSRAM OLED, Dr Giovanni Nisato from CSEM, Armin Senne from ContiTech, and Vincent Sallé from Parlex—printed electronics is on the cusp of entering the mass market.

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