Solar Technology & PV R&D News

On this webpage, we present the news on solar power research and development. Here you can get acquainted with the latest photovoltaic technologies. The information presented is collected from various online resources and world’s major solar research centers and institutes. Everything related to PV R&D and technology is compiled in one category

Mapping exactly how energy flows in organic solar cells
Efficient as well as environmentally friendly solar cells are required for a transition to a fossil-free energy supply. Researchers at Linköping University have mapped exactly how energy flows in organic solar cells, something that formerly had been unknown. The outcomes, which can contribute to a lot more efficient solar cells, are published in Nature Communications.
May 18, 2022 // Technology, Linköping University, organic solar cells, Mats Fahlman, Xian'e Li
BIPV facade for new exhibition space in Switzerland
Switzerland-based Novartis has actually deployed a 36 kW building-integrated PV facade on its new exhibition center in Basel. The system features 10,680 organic PV modules from France's Asca.
May 16, 2022 // BIPV, Technology, Manufacturing News, Residential, Europe, Switzerland, Novartis
In the direction of more effective, non-toxic, and flexible thin-film solar cells
Climate change, among the major global worries today, has actually made it clear that fossil fuels are harmful to our atmosphere and are not a sustainable source of power. It is important to adopt clean sources of power, and also solar cells are a prominent prospect on this front.
May 13, 2022 // Technology, Japan, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, Ritsumeikan University, flexible thin-film solar cells, Jakapan Chantana, Takashi Minemoto
The Hydrogen Stream: Carbon-coated nickel anode to resolve troubles of hydrogen fuel cell without precious metals
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University, as well as Wuhan University have actually offered a completely rare-earth element-- free alkaline fuel cell with improved efficiency utilizing a carbon-coated nickel anode. At the same time, the Port of Rotterdam has actually supplied to provide northwestern Europe with 4.6 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2030. According to RMI, Europe will import green hydrogen in between 2024 and 2030. RenewableUK sees area for hydrogen exports from the UK to the EU.
May 13, 2022 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, hydrogen, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wuhan University
Like Solar Trees, The Solar 'Smartflower' Additionally faces Cost Challenges
Solar's initiative to be visually pleasing has been a tough journey thus far, with costs a crucial concern. Costs are one reason solar tiles for instance stay an industrialized country advantage even now.
May 12, 2022 // Technology, distributed solar, solar tree, energy management Inc, smartflower, Solar Cost, solar flower
Scientists progress renewable hydrogen manufacturing approach utilizing perovskite materials
Perovskite products may hold the potential to play an important duty in a procedure to create hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to an analysis from researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
May 11, 2022 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, hydrogen, perovskite
Large-area semitransparent perovskite PV module with 9.5% effectiveness
Singaporean scientists have created a semitransparent perovskite solar panels for applications such as building-integrated PV, vehicle-integrated solar, as well as clever glasses.
May 6, 2022 // Technology, Asia, perovskite, PV module, Singapore, efficiency, Nanyang Technological University, Monika Rai
Research study suggests solar power can be cleanly exchanged storable hydrogen fuel
Study led by the University of Strathclyde suggests that solar power can be accessed and also exchanged hydrogen-- a clean and also sustainable fuel.
May 6, 2022 // Technology, University of Strathclyde, Hydrogen Fuel, Sebastian Sprick
Coming Quickly: An Inexpensive, Long-Term Energy Storage Battery From Imperial College
It has polysulfide-air redox flow battery (PSA RFB) with two membranes to store excess renewable resource.
May 6, 2022 // Technology, Storage, Nigel Brandon, Mengzheng Ouyang, imperial college, polysulfide-air redox flow battery, PSA RFB
Physicists create perfect testing conditions of solar cells for space applications
This new method for screening perovskite solar cells leads the way for their usage in powering objects that require the cells' radiation firmness and durability.
May 4, 2022 // Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, solar cells, perovskite, University of Oklahoma
Titanium oxide nanoparticle-based perovskite PV cell with 24.05% effectiveness
A brand-new perovskite PV cell based on titanium dioxide nanoparticles exhibits low effectiveness losses when scaled up from cell to module.
May 3, 2022 // Technology, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, perovskite, Switzerland, efficiency, solar sell, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin
Alkaline polysulfide-air redox flow battery with 40% performance
UK researchers have actually developed a stable alkaline-based hybrid polysulfide-air redox flow battery that reduces "crossover" issues via a brand-new dual-membrane-structured flow cell.
May 3, 2022 // Technology, Storage, UK, Europe, efficiency, redox flow battery, Alkaline
EPFL achieves 29.2% efficiency for tandem solar cell with fully textured silicon
Researchers in Switzerland made substantial progress with a method to perovskite-silicon tandem cell layout that they state might become integrated right into existing silicon PV production. They have announced the success of a 29.2% cell efficiency-- not far from the total record for tandem cells, and confirmed by Germany's Fraunhofer ISE.
May 2, 2022 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, Switzerland, efficiency, EPFL, Christophe Baliff
Breaking performance records with tandem solar cells
Oxford PV layers perovskite over silicon to capture a wider wavelength range
Apr 27, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, oxford pv, efficiency, Chris Case
MIT, Standford scientists use machine learning for pervoskite solar cell development
Perovskites are a team of layered crystalline compounds defined by the configuration of the atoms in their crystal lattice. There are hundreds of such possible compounds as well as various methods of making them.
Apr 26, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, MIT, Sam Stranks, University of Cambridge, Standford, pervoskite