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

This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects
A full-scale model was applied at Acciona Solar Power's Nevada Solar One CSP Facility
Oct 19, 2020 // Technology, NREL, efficiency, Acciona Solar Power
Surrey is leading the way in perovskite tandem solar cells
Scientists from the University of Surrey have actually exposed the considerable renovations they are making in perovskite-based solar cells. Perovskite solar cells have revealed significant capacity within the effectiveness restriction of the extensively used solar cells currently on the market by soaking up light in a more comprehensive range of wavelengths.
Oct 19, 2020 // Technology, UK, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, University of Surrey, Ravi Silva, ATI, Wei Zhang, Hui Li
DragonSCALES solar cells to introduce on Sparkwing in-orbit demonstrator
Ingenious solar innovation business, mPower Technology, has actually announced that its DragonSCALES solar cell prototype has completed integration and also testing on a Sparkwing in-orbit solar array technology demonstrator in preparation for incorporation on Momentus' Vigoride transfer vehicle launch happening in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Oct 19, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, solar panel, Kevin Hell, mPower Technology, DragonSCALES, Marloes van Put
LiU scientists initially to create an organic battery
Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have for the first time showed an organic battery. It is of a kind called a "redox flow battery", with a big capability that can be utilized to store energy from wind generators as well as solar cells, and also as a power bank for cars.
Oct 16, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Sweden, Europe, Linkoping University, organic battery, Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Redox flow batteries, Mikhail Vagin, Viktor Gueskine
A new approach increases lithium-ion battery efficiency as well as produces fires, too
In a completely brand-new technique to making lithium-ion batteries lighter, more secure and also extra effective, researchers at Stanford University and also the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reengineered among the heaviest battery elements - sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as present enthusiasts - so they evaluate 80% much less and promptly relieve any kind of fires that flare up.
Oct 16, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Stanford University, Yi Cui, lithium-ion battery, efficiency
WMG and Senergy Innovations launch graphene enabled all polymer solar thermal cell
Solar thermal cells continue to draw in much passion as they have substantial capacity to warmth water in a cost-effective and also lasting process. To day, the effectiveness of these cells has actually been limited as the polymers utilized in their manufacture are poor thermal conductors.
Oct 16, 2020 // Technology, UK, Europe, solar cell, efficiency, WMG, Senergy Innovations, polymer solar thermal cell, Tony McNally, Greg Gibbons, Christine Boyle
Solar-powered system extracts drinkable water from "dry" air
Scientists at MIT and somewhere else have significantly boosted the result from a system that can remove drinkable water straight from the air even in dry regions, using warmth from the sun or another source.
Oct 15, 2020 // Technology, Asia, Korea, MIT, Evelyn Wang, Guihua Yu
Tape-record high values of peak power with picosecond generators
Effective picosecond generators are in need in different fields of speculative electrophysics to create ultrashort electron beams as well as X-ray pulses in vacuum cleaner diodes and to develop runaway electron flows in gases.
Oct 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Washington, North America, Sergei Rukin
The ideal angle for e-skin energy storage
Products researchers Sungwon Lee and also Koteeswara Reddy Nandanapalli at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) developed the manufacture process with colleagues in Korea. A trick for success is splashing a specific quantity of graphene ink onto flexible substratums at a certain angle and temperature.
Oct 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, DGIST, Graphene, Sungwon Lee, Koteeswara Reddy Nandanapalli
Neutrons reveal twinning in halide perovskites
A great 10 years back, study groups uncovered the class of semi-organic halide perovskites, which are currently making a rapid career as brand-new products for solar cells. The combined organic-inorganic semiconductors accomplished efficiencies of over 25 percent within a few years.
Oct 15, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, perovskites, Joachim Breternitz
Lightweight, bendy, cheaper-- the promise of organic photovoltaic panels
Today's silicon solar panels are an industry criterion, but these stiff, hefty blocks might be shunted apart by plastic opponents-- light-weight, flexible photovoltaic panels that could be published and also stuck onto structures or put in home windows or cars and trucks, transforming light into electrical power in locations unattainable to their larger cousins.
Oct 12, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Italy, Europe, solar panel, North America, Francesca Fassioli, Organic PV panels, Stefano Baroni
Scientist Pinpoint Way To Improve CIGS Solar Cells
CIGS thin-film solar cells have an optimum academic efficiency of about 33 percent, however the real-world efficiency has gotten to just around 23 percent. This shortfall is attributable to loss systems in the CIGS solar cell in the practical layers as well as at varied user interfaces. But where specifically and why these losses occur has been a point of opinion.
Oct 12, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, CIGS cells, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, CIGS thin-film, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg
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
Saudi scientists launch solar-powered air conditioning project
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy intends to prove effectiveness of the technology in an industrial setting
Oct 9, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, cooling project, KACARE
New layout pattern can boost solar panel efficency
Designing photovoltaic panels with checkerboard lines enhances their capability to take in light by 125%, according to a brand-new research study led by scientists at the University of York.
Oct 9, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar panel, Christian Schuster, efficency, University of York