Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes
An international team of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has discovered a new material which, when rolled into a nanotube, generates an electric current if exposed to light. If magnified and scaled up, say the scientists, the technology could be used in future high-efficiency solar devices.
Aug 29, 2019 // Technology, Japan, Asia, Tokyo, University of Tokyo, Yoshihiro Iwasa, bulk photovoltaic effect
Another 300 MW solar auction for Japan
The procurement exercise, which closes tomorrow, will be open to projects larger than 500 kW in size. The results will be announced on September 3.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Asia, auction
Japanese scientists develop dye-sensitized cell with 10.7% efficiency
The improved performance was achieved by using a methylene bridged material, the molecular dye DfZnP-iPr.
Aug 22, 2019 // Technology, Japan, Asia, Kyoto University, dye-sensitized solar cell
Tepco reveals plan to spin off global renewables unit
The Japanese utility will set up a new, separate company early next year to oversee its renewables generation business, but says it remains committed to developing 6-7 GW of new projects in the years ahead.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Tokyo
Agrivoltaics good for agriculture and panel efficiency
A U.S. research team has found the most efficient locations for agrivoltaics include western America, southern Africa and the Middle East. The researchers found crop land, grasslands and wetlands were the best environments for PV projects linked to agriculture. Conditions suitable for crops are ideal for improving solar module efficiency.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, USA, Japan, PV panels, plants, Netherlands, Oregon State University, agrivoltaics
Japanese giants have solar operations on the down-low
Aug 2, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, Japan, Malaysia, Panasonic, GS-Solar, Kyocera, Residential PV, Asia