The researchers created an artificial optical structure on the facet of the laser, generating highly collimated rays, leading to efficient collection and high power density without the need for lenses.
The BIANCHO project (BIsmide And Nitride Components for High temperature Operation), is a €2.190 million funded three year R & D initiative focused on decreasing power consumption of telecommunications and data networks.
IBIS Associates says that portions of the global PV market utilizing multi-crystalline silicon solar cells could achieve savings of over $646 million by replacing only 500 megawatts with XsunX CIGS by 2015.
The Joint Venture will focus on producing thin-film solar cells in Italy’s largest photovoltaic panel plant and expanding independent photovoltaic power generation businesses in the Europe, Middle East and African regions.
The firm’s flexible PV laminate modules have successfully passed IEC 61646 tests, and Ascent says once formally certified, it will be the first to achieve such certification, allowing entry into the largest markets.
GT Solar will gain entry into the fast growing sapphire market with Crystal Systems who are experts in manufacturing large area sapphire substrates used in the LED, defense, medical and aerospace industries.