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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 5, 2016

Harnessing possibilities of the nanoworld, food additive boosts solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 5, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 7, 2015

Designing defects in nanomaterials, boosting output of CIGS solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 7, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 26, 2013

Corning announces increased quarterly dividend and new $2 B share repurchase program The Corning Inc. Board of Directors approved an increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend. Corning’s second quarter dividend will rise to $0.10 per share of common stock held, versus $0.09 per share previously. Corning previously increased its dividend payment to $0.09…

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CIGS solar cells from Empa break efficiency record

By / January 25, 2013

High-efficiency flexible CIGS solar cells developed at Empa. Credit: Empa. (From Materials Views) Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4 percent for converting sunlight into electricity. The cells are based on CIGS semiconducting material…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 5, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Tam Ceramics expands its custom materials processing and recycling program Tam Ceramics recently announced it has expanded its material processing and recycling services, and has made additional investments in dedicated calcining, crushing, milling and sizing equipment. Discrete circuits and additional classification capabilities help ensure the quality and efficiency needed…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 31, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: MTC launches high-temperature bimorph range Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its electro ceramics portfolio, with the launch of a new range of high temperature piezoelectric bimorph components, suitable for sensor and actuator applications in the fields of aerospace, automotive, medical and general industry. Manufactured in the company’s facility in Ruabon,…

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DOE announces $136M in new funding for advanced hydropower and photovoltaic projects

By / April 6, 2011

Credit: CNSE. DOE Secretary Steven Chu made two major announcements today that indicate the agencies strong and continued support for renewable energy such as advanced hydro and photovoltaic power systems. In the first announcement, Chu and Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar indicate that they are soliciting proposals for over $26 million which will…

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Tosoh says its new sputter targets add 1% to solar energy conversion

By / March 1, 2011

Credit: Tosoh SMD. Tosoh SMD, a maker of the type of sputtering targets often used by photovoltaic manufacturers, says it has developed a new transparent conducting oxide target that can add a 1 percent gain to the solar conversion efficiencies of thin films. According to a company news release, the new TCO targets (available in either indium…

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Crystalline silicon PV makers continue tough market fight with thin film tech

By / November 16, 2010

Credit: SunPower. It doesn’t appear anyone is making a lot of money in the solar power arena, but the players — working in different camps based on the materials they use — seem to positioning for a strategic victory based on cost and market share rather than performance. For example, in a new report from…

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Saint-Gobain to open new PV facility in Korea

By / October 11, 2010

Hyundai Heavy Industries Chairman Min Keh-sik, left, sits with Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Chairman Pierre-Andre de Chalendar, center, after HHI and Saint-Gobain agreed to build a new CIGS solar module plant. (Credit: Hyundai Heavy Industries.) Saint-Gobain today announced (PDF) the building of its third high-efficiency photovoltaic panels facility in Korea. Saint-Gobain is partnering up with…

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