8% of total solar cell production presents a defect. Aimen Technology Center, recently announced that it has developed “a laser system to produce optimal photovoltaic modules from solar cells defective.” The system developed is the result of an R + D project called Reptile and thanks to it “we could retrieve all the defective cells produced by the photovoltaic industry,” according to Aimen.
The Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDEA) and the Solar Thermal Industry Association (ASIT) have developed CHEQ4, a computer program that is freely available in order to provide all actors in the sector Solar thermal energy of low temperature application, enforcement and evaluation HE4 section included in the basic requirement of the Energy Saving HE Technical Building Code.
Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Gipuzkoa Aurrera, the cluster of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications of the Basque Country (GAIA), IK4 and JEMA presented today at a press conference “iSarea. Gipuzkoa Microgrid ” project, which will allow Gipuzkoa have, in late 2012, a Micro Smart Grid.