Tag Archive for 'ETH Zurich'

High-performance flexible and lightweight photovoltaic solar cells produced in Swiss laboratory

September 23rd, 2011 by Empa

‘Nature Materials‘ has published a paper on the technology yielding flexible solar cells with an 18.7% world record efficiency developed by scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). Key to the breakthrough is the control of the energy band gap grading in the copper indium gallium (di)selenide semiconductor, also known […]

GE Launches Phase II Multi Million Euro Open Innovation Challenge

January 28th, 2011 by Science Business

GE (NYSE: GE) today launched the second phase of its ecomagination Challenge, seeking partnerships with European researchers and innovators. Called Powering Your Home, GE has set aside a $200 million fund to invest globally into promising start-ups and breakthrough ideas for home energy creation, management and use. GE and its venture capital partners will also […]