All posts by Mike Wheeler

New record for IBC mono-crystalline silicon solar cell

Trina Solar has announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) has set a new record of 24.13 per cent total-area efficiency for a large-area (156 x 156mm2) n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) solar cell. The cell was fabricated on a large-sized phosphorous-doped Cz Silicon substrate with … Continue reading New record for IBC mono-crystalline silicon solar cell

Futek Micro Reaction Torque Sensor

Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma. This is accomplished with a hand cranked thoracic retractor operated by the surgeon. Utilising this methodology, current loops are typically applied in place of a torque sensor to monitor torque when automating small systems. However, this setup offers poor accuracy and … Continue reading Futek Micro Reaction Torque Sensor

‘Carbon-free’ fuel discovery to make Australia world’s leading renewable energy supplier

Multi-million dollar research into separating hydrogen from Australia’s mixed gas streams could present an alternative to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, an energy champion has said. It is hoped a two-year project led by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will plug a gap in global energy technology, which could make Australia the … Continue reading ‘Carbon-free’ fuel discovery to make Australia world’s leading renewable energy supplier