Elkem provided US$ 1.8 m grant to pursue carbon-free silicon manufacturing, aims to license to other suppliers
Elkem has been offered NOK16 million (US$ 1.78 million) from the Research Council of Norway to establish a silicon manufacturing procedure that gets rid of all straight CO2 emissions associated with its manufacturing.
Dec 22, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Europe, silicon, Norway, Elkem, research and development
Helmholtz Center achieves 29.80% performance for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell
The result was certified by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems' (ISE) CalLab as well as included in the charts of the united state Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Nov 22, 2021 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, silicon, efficiency, HZB, Helmholtz Center Berlin, Alexandros Cruz Bournazou
TBEA planning 400,000 MT of polysilicon production in Inner
Chinese energy firm TBEA is intending to spend RMB6 billion (US$ 938 million) to establish a polysilicon manufacturing center with an annual outcome of 400,000 MT in China's Inner Mongolia region.
Nov 8, 2021 // Manufacturing News, China, xinte energy, Asia, silicon, TBEA, inner mongolia, polysilicon production
Solar Energy May Be the Next Victim of China's Coal Shortage
Silicon steel rises 300% after power aesthetics in Yunnan. Material is utilized to make polysilicon vital to photovoltaic panels.
Sep 30, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, silicon, PV panel
Incorporating perovskite with silicon, solar cells transform even more energy from sun
Lots of nations around the globe are devoted to reducing emissions or getting to net-zero exhausts to meet the United Nations' environment goals of keeping temperature increases listed below 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. Renewable energy modern technologies, particularly solar power panels, will play a substantial role in achieving these goals.
Aug 17, 2021 // Technology, UK, Europe, solar cell, oxford pv, perovskite, silicon, efficiency, Laura Miranda Pérez
New Study Accelerates Development of Organic Solar Cells
A lot of today's solar cells are made from silicon and are heavy, inflexible, and expensive to create. By comparison, organic solar cells hold the assurance of being light-weight, flexible, and also inexpensive to make.
Aug 16, 2021 // Technology, Canada, New Zealand, China, Europe, Asia, silicon, Oceania, Belgium, North America, University of Cambridge, organic solar cells, Alexander Sneyd
Rougher user interfaces may enhance performance of next-generation solar cells
In simulations as well as experiments, researchers demonstrate that introducing small nanoscale texturing on the surfaces of products in perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells can dramatically increase efficiency by decreasing the quantity of light energy that is lost as a result of representation.
Jul 28, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, silicon, efficiency, HZB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Tockhorn, Johannes Sutter, Philipp Tockhorn
New silicon/perovskite solar cell globe record nears 30% effectiveness
Silicon has long been the gold standard for solar cells, however it's starting to reach its limitation. Perovskite is emerging as a promising companion, and now designers have attained a new efficiency record closing in on 30 percent for this sort of tandem solar cell.
Dec 11, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, silicon, efficiency, HZB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells
HighLine Technology GmbH, a spin-off of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, declared that it has actually created a brand-new giving modern technology, which boosts the power yield of silicon solar cells. The firm has strategies to advertise this innovation.
Oct 12, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, solar cell, silicon, efficiency, HighLine Technology GmbH, Maximilian Pospischil, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE
German-led consortium aims for 33% efficient perovskite-silicon solar cell
The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as the Institute for Materials as well as Components in Electronics at the University of Hannover, in addition to Centrotherm, Singulus, Meyer Burger as well as Von Ardenne are associated with a study project focused on achieving a 27% conversion effectiveness for silicon solar cells based on perovskite.
Aug 25, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, silicon, KIT, isfh, efficiency
Destruction and also regrowth in polysilicon passivation layers
Scientists in Australia took a close consider the long-term efficiency of passivation layers in silicon solar cells, as well as found a surprising procedure of degradation and regrowth at the office within the product. The outcomes could have ramifications on the procedures used in industrial scale solar cell manufacturing.
Aug 25, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Australia, solar cells, JinkoSolar, silicon, Oceania, Australia National University, ANU
Screen-printed heterojunction solar cell with 20.48% performance
Researchers from the United States have utilized new passivated get in touch with styles to show a screen-printed silicon heterojunction solar cell on 40 micron thick standalone wafers.
Aug 25, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, solar cell, heterojunction, silicon, wafers, North America, Arizona State University
Prepare for Norwegian graphite battery manufacturing facility
Norwegian polysilicon manufacturer as well as silicon organisation Elkem is preparing to build a manufacturing facility in Herøya.
Aug 19, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, Europe, polysilicon, Asia, silicon, Norway, Elkem
German scientists determine source of contaminations in multicrystalline silicon
Scientists from Fraunhofer IISB, Wacker Chemie and also Alzchem claim undesirable metals go into the silicon mostly with finish of the quartz crucible. The searching for can make it possible for manufacturers to make forecasts concerning the high quality of silicon blocks.
Aug 18, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, wacker chemie, silicon, Alzchem, Fraunhofer IISB
New product handling actions dramatically boost functional security of crossbreed perovskite solar cells
Silicon has actually long been the traditional product of selection for solar cells, which transform power from the sunlight right into power. Nonetheless, due to the fact that light absorption in silicon mishandles, solar cells made from silicon are thick, hefty, and also stiff. Furthermore, their production is pricey as well as complicated. To deal with these concerns, researchers have actually been searching for options to silicon.
Apr 30, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Asia, Korea, perovskite, silicon, Heejoo Kim, Kwanghee Lee, GIST