Solliance manufactures complete back-end interconnected CIGS mini-module

At the end of 2016, Solliance started a project to develop a stable, reproducible and industrial up scale able process to manufacture CuInGa(Se,S)2 devices using electrochemical deposition, with a cell conversion efficiency above 15%. A record cell with an efficiency...
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Young Brainport Summer School engineering challenge with thin-film solar

Yesterday Solliance hosted Young Brainport Summer School (YBSS). YBSS consist of over 40 top talents in the age of 15 to 18 years from all around the world. In a busy program they are visiting high tech companies in the Brainport Eindhoven region in a unique and...
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Three designers selected for SolarSquare Design challenge

Did you know that the center of Eindhoven is getting a new park coming years? The White Lady, located on the Emmasingel, becomes the gateway to a green zone that goes all the way to the Steentjeskerk on the Vonderweg. The use of renewable energy is one of the main...
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Thin-film solar boat Twente ends third in Monaco

Fantastic third place for debutant racing team Solar Boat Twente, who entered the Solar & Electric Boat Challenge of the Yacht Club de Monaco with a thin-film solar boat, ended at a successful third place in the general ranking for open class boats. After months...

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Solar Square Design Challenge kicks off

Solar Square, what if your city generates its own energy? Imagine the square where you meet your friends, skate, talk and enjoy the sun, can actually power its own lighting or fountain or even your mobile phone?   At the High Tech meets Design, last May at...

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Solliance joins discussion on solar roadmap

At the TKI Urban Energy days last week, Solliance presented its vision on different thin film photovoltaics subjects. Subjects discussed were: Infrastructure for thin film PV development Hybrid tandem solar technologies, CIGS technologies and Perovskite based...

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Large CIGS rooftop installation at Plantion, Ede

On the longest day of the year, Wednesday 21th of June, a 2.4 Megawatt peak thin film rooftop solar installation was taken into service at Plantion, Ede, The Netherlands. The 18.500 installed CIGS-modules are manufactured by Solibro, in Germany. The installation...

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NWO funds development of hybrid tandem solar cells

NWO has made a €2 million grant available for a strategic programme in the field of solar cell technology, the Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3). The aim of the programme is to develop fundamental knowledge of hybrid tandem solar cells with a conversion efficiency of...

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Kick -off for SolarSquare initiative

During the High-tech Meets Design event on May 16th, was the kick off of the concept development for a SolarSquare. The idea of a SolarSquare was pitched for designers and they were informed on the state-of-the-art on thin film solar and flexible solar. Quickly new...

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HighTech meets Design

The next gear towards creative innovation The strong design and high tech scene in Eindhoven creates impressive concepts where these two worlds collide. Still, there is a huge potential for these powers to put their creative heads together. What we have seen so far is...

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Solarix wants to make solar energy sexier

Studio Solarix wants to bring a façade tile to market that looks good, in addition to generating energy. The green start-up is looking into ways of integrating thin film PV into façade tiles together with Solliance. Marloes van Heteren from Solarix understands that...

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Solliance present at Intersolar Europe 2017 in Munich

From 31 May to 2 June Solliance will attend at the Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry. Joining forces in Research and Development for solar is essential keep on track with the global solar cost-price reductions....

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Solliance is proud partner of Solar Boat Twente

Solar Boat Twente team is realising the first boat that fully operates on energy generated by thin film solar cells.Solliance is proud to be one of the leading partners involved in the solar boat contest 2017. The special developed laminates on base of Hanergy/Mia...

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View back the election debate?

You can view back the BNR Nieuwsradio / NVDE election debate of February 6th. You can do this on the mobile apps of BNR Nieuwsradio or on the website of BNR. Or just here. (Warning, its all in Dutch).  ...

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BNR Election debat on Energy Transition

On Febuary 6th BNR Nieuwsradio organises an Election debate on Energy Transition between candidate Members of Parliament, which will be broadcasted live at 15.30hr and available via live steam on www.bnr.nl. The event is hosted by the Nederlandse Vereniging Duurzame...

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Solliance Partner Day 2016

On December 15 the results of the Solliance programs were reviewed by researchers and the industrial partners and the plans for 2017 were fine-tuned. The day provided a load of information for people who were interested in the main story and in the finest details...

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Sunday 2016

Once more the 2016 edition of the Sunday conference gathered more than 200 people from research and industry to learn and discuss about the world of PV and the challenges ahead. For Solliance the key take-away message is the importance of aesthetics and the need for...

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Hanergy starts testing thin film PV at Solaroad

We are proud to see Hanergy has joined the Solaroad project and started testing two new road elements based on Hanergy's Global Solar PowerFlex thin film PV (CIGS) at the Solaroad in Krommenie (Ned). Aim is to test Hanergy’s Powerflex modules as an enabling technology...

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Solarix wins the Solar Design Challenge 2016

photo: Bart van Overbeeke Fotografie On October 25th the first version of the Solar Design Challenge took place as part of the Dutch Design Week. The top three designs of this year’s competition were presented in the 'Mind the Step' theatre. The Solar Design Challenge...

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Solliance Solar Design Challenge 2016

This challenge is aimed at designers with good ideas about the functional integration of solar cells in all kind of final products. These products can for example be components for the buildings and infrastructure of the future, for transport means and other wireless...

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ALD team receives best paper

Wednesday June 15th, during the International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics, the Hans Pulker Award for the best paper has been granted to the ALD team of Solliance and Holst Centre. The paper Developments in Plasma Enhanced Spatial ALD for High...

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Obituary Hein Willems

To our great sorrow and bewilderment, we received the news that on Tuesday afternoon Hein Willems passed away at the age of 63. With great effort and dedication, Hein has been one of the initiators and the first director of Solliance. Hein was an inspired leader, a...

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EU Commissioner Sefcovic visits Solliance Labs

EU commissioner Maros Sefcovic of Energy Union, visits together with Deputy Anne-Marie Spierings, the labs of Solliance Solar Research. Commissioner Maros Sefcovic, responsible for Energy Union, pays a working visit to the High Tech Campus and specially Solliance...

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Bussemaker and Schuette visit Solliance

During the visit of the german goverment to the High Tech Campus, german state secretary Schütte and minister Bussemaker visited Solliance Solar Research. During the visit of Bondskanselier Angela Merkel to the High Tech Campus, Minister of Education, Culture and...

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Interreg-V project “PV OpMaat” van start

Een regionaal consortium van acht kennisinstellingen en een groot aantal bedrijven start een samenwerkingsproject met een budget van 7 miljoen euro om integratie van zonnepanelen in gebouwen efficiënter, esthetischer én goedkoper te maken. Het project wordt uitgevoerd...

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FOM finances plasma research at Solliance & TU/e

At the request of the topteam of the Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM), FOM en STW organize, in accordance with the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), six High Tech Materials (HTM) calls. This spring the 5th High Tech Materials (HTM) call took place...

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Solliance congratulates René Janssen

Solliance congratulates René Janssen with the Spinoza Award! Winning this prestigious price is a great achievement and it is a public confirmation of what we at Solliance were already convinced of: the team of René Jansen is showing great academic performance and...

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Dyesol Joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner

Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE), a leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, and Solliance are pleased to announce that today an agreement was signed making Dyesol an Industrial Partner of Solliance, a world-class solar energy consortium situated in Eindhoven, The...

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