National Renewable Energy Lab

25% Efficiency Record Shattered: Perovskite Solar Cells
Breakthrough research at Northwestern Univ. yields record-breaking efficiency for perovskite solar cells. New dual-molecule solution solves electron losses from surface defects & interfaces, achieving 25.1% efficiency. Research builds on prior Nature paper.
Nov 20, 2023 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, perovskite, National Renewable Energy Lab, efficiency, Northwestern University
Modelling a 55% solar power system for the United States
The scientists from National Renewable Energy Lab have created a model of the potential energy system of the U.S. comprising 55 per cent of solar energy. The research has shown there would be some days in spring when too much electricity would be generated, which proves the importance of energy storage.
Nov 25, 2019 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, National Renewable Energy Lab
There are –data missing– solar power fires per year
International data suggests that fires caused by rooftop solar power systems are rare; however, the United States doesn’t centrally track this information – with the National Fire Data Center classifying them in the “other” category.
Aug 23, 2019 // Solar, USA, Fraunhofer ISE, North America, National Fire Data Center, Japanese Consumer Safety Investigation Commission, National Renewable Energy Lab