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The Renewable Energy Corporation is a solar power company with headquarters in Norway. REC produces silicon materials for photovoltaics applications and multicrystalline wafers, as well as solar cells and modules. REC's business activities are organized into three divisions: REC Silicon, REC Solar, and REC Wafer.All of REC's solar cell and wafer production plants in Norway were shut down permanently in 2011 and 2012 due to weak market conditions and prospects of significant negative cash flow.On 25 October 2013, the solar division was split from the company and listed as a new company, Rec Solar ASA. It is headquartered in Singapore while traded on Oslo Stock Exchange. The remaining silicon division will from 1 December 2013 be headquartered in Washington state. Wikipedia.


Schneider-Poetsch T.,RIKEN | Usui T.,University of Tsukuba | Kaida D.,University of Pennsylvania | Yoshida M.,RIKEN | Yoshida M.,Renewable Energy Corporation
Nature Chemical Biology | Year: 2010

Following transcription, genomic information begins a long journey toward translation of its nucleotide sequence into the amino acids of a protein. In eukaryotes, synthesized pre-mRNAs become processed to mature mRNAs by 5′-end capping, splicing, 3′-end cleavage and polyadenylation in the nucleus, before being scrutinized for premature stop codons. Each step requires high precision and control to ensure that an intact and readable message is exported to the cytoplasm before finally becoming translated. Two important aspects of these processes are accurately managed by ribonucleoprotein machineriesthe spliceosome and the ribosome. Recently, several natural products targeting these macromolecular assemblies have been reported. For the first time in eukaryotes, these molecules allow chemical disruption and dissection of the sophisticated machinery that regulates post-transcriptional events. Beyond their great potential as bioprobes for investigating mRNA regulation and protein synthesis, these compounds also show promise in opening new therapeutic approaches. © 2010 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved. Source


Shafiee M.,Cranfield University | Dinmohammadi F.,Renewable Energy Corporation
Energies | Year: 2014

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been extensively used by wind turbine assembly manufacturers for analyzing, evaluating and prioritizing potential/known failure modes. However, several limitations are associated with its practical implementation in wind farms. First, the Risk-Priority-Number (RPN) of a wind turbine system is not informative enough for wind farm managers from the perspective of criticality; second, there are variety of wind turbines with different structures and hence, it is not correct to compare the RPN values of different wind turbines with each other for prioritization purposes; and lastly, some important economical aspects such as power production losses, and the costs of logistics and transportation are not taken into account in the RPN value. In order to overcome these drawbacks, we develop a mathematical tool for risk and failure mode analysis of wind turbine systems (both onshore and offshore) by integrating the aspects of traditional FMEA and some economic considerations. Then, a quantitative comparative study is carried out using the traditional and the proposed FMEA methodologies on two same type of onshore and offshore wind turbine systems. The results show that the both systems face many of the same risks, however there are some main differences worth considering. © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Source


Patent
Renewable Energy Corporation | Date: 2010-01-27

Method for providing at least one contact on a back surface of a solar cell comprising a silicon substrate comprising depositing a passivating layer onto the silicon substrate and thereafter providing at least one contact site and further providing a patterned exposed silicon surface. Then depositing a metal layer and annealing the structure to form metal silicide. Thereafter the process involves optionally removing excess metal and finally applying metal onto the silicide to form at least one contact. A solar cell comprising a back surface, the back surface comprising a contact, produced by the above mentioned method. A contact for back surface of a solar cell comprising a silicon substrate, an amorphous silicon layer deposited onto the silicon substrate, a reflective layer with at least one opening deposited onto the amorphous silicon layer, in the at least one opening there resides silicide, with additional metal covering the silicide.


The present invention relates to cost effective production methods of high efficiency silicon based back-contacted back-junction solar panels and solar panels thereof having a multiplicity of alternating rectangular emitter- and base regions on the back-side of each cell, each with rectangular metallic electric finger conductor above and running in parallel with the corresponding emitter- and base region, a first insulation layer in-between the wafer and finger conductors, and a second insulation layer in between the finger conductors and cell interconnections.


The present invention relates to cost effective methods for metallisation and or metallisation and interconnection of high efficiency silicon based back-contacted back-junction solar panels and solar panels thereof having a multiplicity of alternating rectangular emitter- and base regions on the back-side of each cell, each with rectangular metallic electric finger conductor above and running in parallel with the corresponding emitter- and base region, a first insulation layer in-between the wafer and finger conductors, and a second insulation layer in between the finger conductors and cell interconnections.

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