N-type solar cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact achieves 21.9% performance
Scientists in Australia have shown a new way to apply a passivating call layer to silicon cells. They generated an n-type cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact and also 21.9% effectiveness, and also declared the technique could open new possibilities for making use of transition metal oxides in cell passivation.
Aug 5, 2022 // Technology, Australia, solar cell, Oceania, efficiency, aluminum-titanium
Ultra-thin silicon nanoparticle solar cell with 11% efficiency
Iranian scientists have demonstrated a multi-layer silicon nanoparticle (SNP) solar cell based upon nanoparticles that are densely stacked inside a dielectric medium. They considered different SNP frameworks as well as arrangements to customize these particles as a p-- n junction cell.
Aug 4, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Asia, solar cell, Iran, efficiency
Chalcopyrite solar cell for tandem applications, photocatalytic water splitting
Japanese scientists have built a chalcopyrite PV device for tandem solar cells and water splitting for hydrogen generation. The tool has a power conversion performance of 11.05%, an open-circuit voltage of 0.960 V, a short-circuit current density of 15.9 mA centimeters − 2, and a fill element of 72.4%.
Aug 3, 2022 // Technology, Japan, Asia, solar cell, efficiency, AIST
Solar wafer, cell prices rise as reports suggest state intervention could be near
Solar wafer as well as cell prices have actually risen once again this week, with the price of polysilicon remaining to climb unmitigated.
Jul 28, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Tongwei, polysilicon, solar cell, LONGi, supply chain, solar wafer, materials, pricing
Four-terminal flexible perovskite-CIGS tandem mini-module with 18.4% effectiveness
Swiss scientists have actually developed a 4T tandem perovskite/CIGS mini-panel with a geometric fill factor of over 93%. It combines a 10.8%- reliable small perovskite module and a 15.1%- efficient CIGS device.
Jul 26, 2022 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Switzerland, efficiency
Monolithic perovskite-silicon solar cell with 20% effectiveness via new lamination method
The solar cell accomplished an open-circuit voltage of 1.75 V, a short-circuit present density of 15.5 mA cm − 2, and a fill element of 73.6%. It was likewise able to retain 93% of its first performance after 100 hrs at a temperature of 80 C.
Jul 26, 2022 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, KIT, perovskite-silicon
Researchers fabricate highly transparent solar cell with 2D atomic sheet
Solar panels frequently obtain a bad rap for ruining the look of homes as well as businesses. Yet, this might will alter.
Jul 20, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, Tohoku University, Toshiaki Kato
GAF Energy to develop solar shingle manufacturing facility in Texas
GAF Energy has committed to developing a new solar shingle manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas that will see its annual capacity rise to 300MW.
Jul 20, 2022 // Manufacturing News, USA, Texas, solar cell, North America, GAF Energy, solar shingles, factory
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell with 23.5% performance
United States and South Korean scientists claim to have actually achieved a power conversion performance of 23.50% in a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell developed with a special distinctive anti-reflective layer (ARC) polymeric film. The cell is likewise able to maintain 91% of its first effectiveness after 120 hours.
Jul 19, 2022 // Technology, USA, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, North America, efficiency, UNIST, perovskite-silicon
Environment-friendly solvent for a 16.7% perovskite solar cell
Researchers in Germany aimed to get rid of making use of harmful solvents in the manufacturing of perovskite solar cells, changing them with a much more environmentally worldly called dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) which has so far shown difficult to integrate right into processes appropriate for large-scale production.
Jul 14, 2022 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Jan-Philipp Becker
All-perovskite tandem solar panel with 19.1% efficiency
German scientists have created a two-terminal, all-perovskite solar panel with laser scribing as well as module interconnections. It has a fill factor of 75%.
Jul 11, 2022 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, KIT, efficiency
'Dual globe record' for perovskite tandem solar cells asserted by EPFL, CSEM
Researchers at EPFL's Photovoltaics and also Thin Film Electronics Laboratory as well as CSEM's Sustainable Energy Centre have actually declared two world records by attaining an effectiveness of over 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells.
Jul 8, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NREL, solar cell, perovskite, CSEM, perovskite cells, EPFL
Tata Power to open up 4GW solar cell, module manufacturing facility run by robots
Indian energy titan Tata Power has authorized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian state government of Tamil Nadu to invest roughly INR3,000 crores (US$ 380 million) in setting up a 4GW cell and 4GW module manufacturing facility in the state.
Jul 6, 2022 // Manufacturing News, India, Tamil Nadu, solar pv, Asia, solar cell, modules, module manufacturing, tata power, robots
Researchers enhance efficiency of solar cell light-absorption capacity
DGIST has announced that the research team led by Professor Choi Jong-min of the Department of Energy Engineering at DGIST enhanced the light absorption capacity and also photocurrent generation of solar cells by applying a nano-structured electrode on the back of a perovskite quantum-dot solar cell, a next-generation solar cell material. On top of that, the group systematically verified the connection between the shape of the nanostructure and the performance of the solar cell and the optimized conditions for the formation of nanopatterns in organic materials.
Jul 5, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, DGIST, efficiency, Choi Jong-min
Tongwei treks PV cell costs, indications polysilicon deals worth US$ 18 billion
Tongwei has actually ended up being the latest upstream solar maker to raise costs as the cost of basic materials remains to spiral.
Jul 5, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tongwei, polysilicon, solar cell, solar wafer
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