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

A new regime for examining residential or commercial properties of topological materials
2 recent researches demonstrate that there is a topological origin of two associated metal alloys' ability to transform light into electrical present. New basic research study on rhodium monosilicide (RhSi), released in NPJ Quantum Materials, and also on cobalt monosilicide (CoSi), released in Nature Communications, might give a brand-new technique for developing devices such as photo detectors as well as solar cells.
Jan 16, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, Liang Wu, Joe Qiu, Zhuoliang Ni, Charlie Kane, Eugene Mele
Green power: Just how to enhance the effectiveness of solar cells
Dr. Torsten Schwarz, senior scientist in the team "Nanoanalytics and also Interfaces" at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, evaluated just how surface area therapies of chalcogenide semiconductors influence their problem concentrations and also thus their efficiency and which modifications during the manufacturing of solar cells are needed to achieve a much better efficiency.
Jan 15, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, Torsten Schwarz, University of Luxembourg
Blue light ways large development for perovskite-based LEDs
Scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, have actually developed effective blue light-emitting diodes based on halide perovskites. "We are extremely excited concerning this breakthrough," states Feng Gao, professor at Linköping University. The brand-new LEDs may break the ice to inexpensive and also energy-efficient illumination.
Jan 14, 2021 // Technology, Sweden, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Linköping University, Feng Gao, Weidong Xu
ANU to obtain $4.5 million to develop "future generation solar cell technology"
The Australian National University (ANU) got an AUD 4.5 million (USD 3.5 million) funding to assist researchers creating a "next-generation solar cell modern technology."
Jan 14, 2021 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, solar cell, ANU, Hieu Nguyen
Long-range energy transport in perovskite nanocrystal films
Producing clean power and lowering the power intake of illumination and personal gadgets are key difficulties to reduce the effect of contemporary world on the atmosphere. Therefore, the surging demand for solar cells and also light-emitting tools is driving researchers to explore brand-new semiconductor products and enhance their performances, while decreasing the production expenses.
Jan 13, 2021 // Technology, Transport, solar cells, perovskite, NTU, Tze Chien Sum, David Giovanni, Marcello Righetto
International scientists create two-sided solar cells to accumulate scattered light
To raise the performance of solar panels, a team of scientists based in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany and Canada has developed a bifacial, or two-sided, tandem solar cell, constructed by combining the very best of the perovskite and silicon innovations.
Jan 13, 2021 // Technology, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy, solar cells, Europe, Asia, North America, KAUST, Stefaan De Wolf, Ted Sargent, Yi Hou, Michele De Bastiani
Which materials work best for solar? NCSU scientists lay out framework for discovery
North Carolina State University-led researchers have created a logical dimension "structure" which can allow organic solar cell researchers as well as manufacturers to identify which products will generate one of the most stable solar cells before manufacture.
Jan 12, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, organic solar cells, North Carolina State University, Harald Ade, Brendan O’Connor, Masoud Ghasemi
New suggested multifunctional nanomaterial can enhance solar power, quantum computer
An irregular two-dimensional sandwich has the yummy component on the outside for researchers as well as engineers establishing multifunctional nanodevices.
Jan 12, 2021 // Technology, Solar Panels, Solar Energy, perovskites, Boris Yakobson, Jun-Jie Zhang, Dongyang Zhu
Supercapacitors difficulty batteries: graphene hybrid material gets to power thickness of batteries
A team working with Roland Fischer, Professor of Inorganic and also Metal-Organic Chemistry at the Technical University Munich (TUM) has developed a highly reliable supercapacitor. The basis of the power storage device is a novel, powerful and likewise lasting graphene hybrid product that has equivalent performance information to currently utilized batteries.
Jan 11, 2021 // Technology, Storage, Germany, Europe, Graphene, Roland Fischer, TUM
New approaches for designing electroluminescent products
New study information exactly how a course of electroluminescent materials, crucial elements of devices such as LED lights and also solar cells, can be developed to function a lot more efficiently.
Jan 11, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, efficiently, Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Andrew M. Rappe, University of Tennessee, Universitat de Valencia, Harbin Institute of Technology, Arvin Kakekhani
Colorful solar modules via "Morpho Color"
German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has actually created procedures to create solar panels with a homogeneous and vibrantly tinted surface. The tinted parts could be integrated nearly secretly right into a facade or roof covering.
Jan 11, 2021 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, PV module, Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Thomas Kroyer
Engineers locate anti-oxidants improve nanoscale visualization of polymers
Reactive particles, such as totally free radicals, can be generated in the body after direct exposure to certain atmospheres or materials and also go on to trigger cell damages. Anti-oxidants can lessen this damage by connecting with the radicals prior to they affect cells.
Jan 8, 2021 // Technology, USA, solar cell, North America, Enrique Gomez
Pollutants improve efficiency of organic solar cells
Sunshine uses a prospective service in the look for an energy resource that does not damage the planet, but this relies on discovering a method to successfully turn electro-magnetic power into electricity. Scientists from KAUST have demonstrated how a recognized herbicide can improve this conversion in natural devices.
Jan 7, 2021 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, KAUST, organic solar cells, Yuanbao Lin, Thomas Anthopoulos
Researchers have developed invisible solar panels which resemble windows
Scientists have actually developed the initial fully transparent solar panel in the hope that it may lead to a bigger rollout of solar power usage in domestic setups.
Jan 6, 2021 // Technology, Germany, South Korea, Europe, Asia, solar panel, Incheon University, Stuart Irvine
First glance of polarons creating in an appealing next-gen power material
Polarons are short lived distortions in a material's atomic latticework that develop around a moving electron in a couple of trillionths of a 2nd, then promptly disappear. As ephemeral as they are, they impact a material's actions, as well as might even be the reason that solar cells made with lead crossbreed perovskites attain astonishingly high effectiveness in the lab.
Jan 5, 2021 // Technology, USA, solar cell, perovskite, North America, Stanford, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SIMES, Burak Guzelturk