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NREL Six-Junction Solar Cell Establishes 2 Globe Records for Efficiency
Researchers at NREL have actually produced a solar battery with an efficiency of almost 50 percent. The cell currently holds 2 globe documents for solar conversion efficiency
Apr 14, 2020 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, modules, efficiency, International, John Geisz, Ryan France
A large grid service to harness little solar arrays
Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory are establishing an interaction system to work with as well as manage the quantities of solar energy infused right into grids by tiny range solar arrays.
Apr 9, 2020 // Technology, Residential, Grids, USA, NREL, North America
Concentrate on the downsides: A brand-new course to extremely effective tandem cells
Researchers in the U.S. and also South Korea have actually recognized what could be a brand-new course to high-efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. With design adversely billed bits in the passivation layer, the team made a tandem cell with 26.7% performance. With more tweaks to the silicon layer they anticipate to be able to exceed 30%.
Mar 31, 2020 // Technology, USA, NREL, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, North America, perovskite-silicon, Kai Zhu
Newest Data Book Shows U.S. Renewable Capacity Surpassed 20% for First Time in 2018
Growth Continues in U.S. Installed Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Capacity, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Sales
Mar 6, 2020 // Market Research, USA, NREL, North America, Sam Koebrich
NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells
An adjustment in the chemical make-up has actually made it possible for researchers at the United States DOE's NREL to improve the durability as well as performance of perovskite solar cells.
Mar 6, 2020 // Technology, USA, NREL, solar cells, North America, perovskites, International, Innovation, US DOE, Caleb Boyd
Reusing lead-acid batteries for perovskite solar battery production
Scientists from China are recommending to utilize invested battery lead for producing a perovskite that can be made use of in the manufacturing of solar cells that are based upon this appealing product. The suggested one-step procedure, which was evaluated in the manufacturing of a 17.38% reliable perovskite heterojunction cell, is stated to be less expensive and also much less energy-intensive than various other reusing procedures for waste lead from lead-acid batteries.
Feb 25, 2020 // Manufacturing News, NREL, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskit
Texas perovskite business gets to 18% performance with its ink-based solar cell procedure
Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT), a Dallas, Texas-based perovskite product developer, got to a turning point in the advancement of a highly-durable perovskite modern technology for the manufacture of inexpensive published solar batteries.
Feb 12, 2020 // Technology, USA, NREL, Texas, perovskite, North America, Hunter Hunt, Hunt Energy, Michael D. Irwin, Joe Berry
Declining Renewable Costs Drive Focus on Energy Storage
Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price of lithium-ion batteries has fallen by about 80% over the past five years, enabling the integration of storage into solar power systems.
Jan 8, 2020 // Storage, Market Research, USA, storage, NREL, Hawaii, North America
Impossible breakthrough method of creating solar material at NREL
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) achieved a technological breakthrough for solar cells previously thought impossible.
Dec 19, 2019 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, Kevin Schulte
US research laboratory rewires solar cell raising efficiency to 27.3%, sees path to greater than 32 percent
NREL has released a paper showing an experimental solar cell, using a unique method for wiring two different solar cells to a single, that raised the cell's efficiency by 4 percent. As well the document provides a respectable review of different technologies being developed.
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, USA, NREL, solar cell, North America
Best Practices Guide for Photovoltaic System Operations and Maintenance
A best-practices report on photovoltaic (PV) operations and maintenance (O&M) released by NREL and the PV O&M Working Group provides valuable insights on improving the performance of PV systems, extending their lifespan, and saving costs.
Oct 23, 2019 // Market Research, NREL
Dynapower introduces new financing program for energy storage systems
Energy storage system manufacturer Dynapower has announced its involvement with a new energy storage financing program. Partnering with Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower will offer financing to system integrators and energy storage system buyers.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, NREL, ENERGY STORAGE, Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower, LCA, Palombini
NEW DESIGNS COULD BOOST SOLAR CELLS BEYOND THEIR LIMITS
THE SUN BLANKETS the Earth with enough photons every hour to meet the entire world’s energy needs for a year. The question is how to efficiently convert them into electricity.
Jul 11, 2019 // BIPV, Marc Baldo, Shockley-Queisser, NREL
It's time for energy freedom in Alabama
Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity.
Jul 4, 2019 // Plants, USA, NREL, Alabama, Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, North America