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Seoul City to Subsidize Installation of Building-integrated Photovoltaics

Seoul City to Subsidize Installation of Building-integrated Photovoltaics

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be the first local government in South Korea to subsidize the installation of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), which are used to replace conventional building materials and form an essential part of a permanent building’s structure. The city said Monday it will invest a total of [...]

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

GWANGJU, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed by South Korean researchers that can convert even ultraviolet light into electricity. A joint research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) and the Korea Photonics Technology Institute said Monday that it had succeeded in developing hybrid flexible copper indium gallium [...]

Central Government, Solar Power Industry Hold Discussion about Potential US Protectionist Policies

Central Government, Solar Power Industry Hold Discussion about Potential US Protectionist Policies

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A meeting held on September 25 was attended by officials from the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Energy and Foreign Affairs and representatives from the South Korean solar power industry to discuss potential repercussions from looming U.S. protectionist activity. The meeting was held in the aftermath of the USITC’s [...]

Scientists Use Graphene to Triple Solar Cell Battery Life

Scientists Use Graphene to Triple Solar Cell Battery Life

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology have developed solar cells with better life and efficiency, using graphene – a near-transparent, high electricity conductive carbon allotrope, often used in electronic devices such as smartphone touchscreens.  The new [...]

CNPV to Invest in and Develop Solar Cell & Module Plants in Korea

CNPV to Invest in and Develop Solar Cell & Module Plants in Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese solar power company CNPV signed an agreement to develop 300 billion won (US$ 270 million) plant facilities for solar cell and module production in Saemangeum, on June 10 at an investment briefing in Yeouido. CNPV’s ‘Greenfield’ investment is the largest investment in Korea from a Chinese company. According [...]

Korean Scientists Develop New Solar Cell Platform with Higher Energy Efficiency

Korean Scientists Develop New Solar Cell Platform with Higher Energy Efficiency

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The energy efficiency of solar cells is expected to rise thanks to a newly established tandem solar cell platform developed by Korean scientists, which overcomes the limitations of its theoretical maximum efficiency. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced on November 24 that its Photo-electronic Hybrids Research Center, led [...]

“Smart Windows” Developed to Generate Electricity While Controlling Sunlight

“Smart Windows” Developed to Generate Electricity While Controlling Sunlight

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A smart window technology was jointly developed by Korean and British scientists enabling automatic sunshine control and generating electricity at the same time. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced on October 22 that its Center for Opto-Electronic Convergence led by lead scientist Ko Doo-hyun succeeded in developing [...]