PV cells

Fraunhofer Institute produces efficient solar cell 'recycling' process
The organization claims that in the first trial, the solar cell conversion performance was 19.7%. Currently it is feasible to recycle all crystalline silicon PV modules, regardless of just how they were manufactured and what's their beginning
Feb 10, 2022 // Technology, Germany, India, PV, Fraunhofer, Europe, Asia, solar cell, recycling, PV cells, Dold
New manufacturing technique for antimony sulfide-selenide PV cells
Chinese researchers have discovered a brand-new hydrothermal method for the straight deposition of antimony sulfide-selenide films. They utilized ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid to regulate the response system, giving the film a flat, portable surface morphology. It has a performance of 10.5%, an open-circuit voltage of 664 mV, a short-circuit current of 23.8 mA centimeters − 2, and a fill element of 66.3%.
Sep 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, Asia, PV cells
Jetion's Thailand PV manufacturing facility 'not influenced' up until now by COVID-19
Chinese solar maker Jetion Solar asserts to have actually handled to maintain its cell and also module assembly line in Thailand secure up until now from any kind of disturbance from the COVID-19 emergency situation.
Mar 19, 2020 // Manufacturing News, solar pv, Thailand, Asia, PV module, PV cells, jetion, Coronavirus, covid-19
New technology for flexible and efficient PV panels
A scientific team from Saudi Arabia has proved that silicon-based PV cells can be efficient and stretchable at the same time. The innovative solution can be used in artificial skin or flexible e-devices.
Dec 30, 2019 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, PV panels, Asia, PV cells, flexible e-devices
Research on technologies for roll-to-roll production of organic photovoltaics
German Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and partners are developing technologies for the roll-to-roll production of organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the »EffiLayers« project.
Dec 20, 2019 // Technology, Germany, Europe, OPV, PV cells, organic photovoltaics, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Chalcogenide perovskite materials for waste heat recovery and solar power
The recent study has shown that metal chalcogenide perovskite materials may be utilized for conversion of heat energy into consumable electrical power. These compounds, suitable for solar cell production, feature excellent aqueous and thermal stability. Another benefit is nontoxicity of their elements.
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, USA, perovskite, North America, PV cells
Innovative material to boost performance of photovoltaic cells
A group of scientists from the Korean IBS, in collaboration with the Netherlands-based UvA, has created a new 2D material with atomic layer thickness, which offers super high energy conversion efficiency.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Korea, Netherlands, PV cells, flexible PV, IBS
Researchers have discovered how to avoid energy waste by solar modules
Hot electrons can appear a key to maximizing energy collection from the sun by photovoltaic panels.
Nov 27, 2019 // Technology, pv modules, Europe, Asia, Netherlands, Singapore, PV cells, UG, NTU
What is wrong with Fe photovoltaic cells
Scientists at Swedish Lund University are exploring the process due to which about a third of Fe-based solar cells’ energy is wasted. Identifying the way charge loss happens, they insist, is going to be the initial move toward solving the problem and creating high-efficiency photovoltaic cells of cheap and available material.
Nov 14, 2019 // Technology, Sweden, Europe, PV cells, Lund University
Taiwan’s solar makers fight back to escape market turbulence
The rollercoaster witnessed in recent years by Taiwan’s solar manufacturers is written all over the words of Jenny Hsu, global sales manager of Motech Industries.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, PV cells, Taiwan, energy taiwan, auo, ks terminals, motech, Jenny Hsu
French start-up launches solar engine
The invention converts the energy produced by PV cells directly into mechanical motion without the need for batteries or power electronics. Its developers claim the robustness of the solar motor can drive water pumps and ventilation turbines for more than 20 years without the need for maintenance.
Sep 10, 2019 // Technology, France, Europe, PV cells, Saurea, Isabelle Gallet-Coty
Trump ratchets up tariffs on Chinese products – including batteries
While the damage is largely done for cells, modules and inverters, increased tariffs on U.S. module components and 15% measures on lithium-ion batteries are not good news for either sector.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, Tariffs, USA, Lithium-ion batteries, TESLA, Sungrow, Trump, Inverters, Huawei, North America, tariffs, PV cells, modules, Enphase, Flex, USTR, Kelly Speakes-Backman