Monthly Archives: July 2018

The VCI’s Bavarian Branch Confers 2018 Responsible Care® Award on WACKER POLYSILICON

WACKER is Bavarian Responsible Care® winner 2018. The Bavarian branch of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) has honored the company for its polysilicon, which makes renewable energy sources possible thanks to photovoltaic applications. The VCI adopted a motto of “Our Contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals” for its Responsible Care® competition this year. Thanks to its photovoltaic-grade polysilicon,

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European project leads to new standard for photovoltaic classification

European researchers developed a new classification system for photovoltaic (PV) devices, which can be used to reliably estimate their efficiency under real operating conditions. The findings of the EURAMET ENG55 PhotoClass Project, which involved a consortium of six European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH (Germany) and the European Commission’s

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Effect of Reflector Geometry in the Annual Received Radiation of Low Concentration Photovoltaic Systems

Abstract Solar concentrator photovoltaic collectors are able to deliver energy at higher temperatures for the same irradiances, since they are related to smaller areas for which heat losses occur. However, to ensure the system reliability, adequate collector geometry and appropriate choice of the materials used in these systems will be crucial. The present work focuses on the re-design of the

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