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

New discoveries made concerning an appealing solar cell product, thanks to new microscope
A group of researchers from the Department of Energy's Ames National Laboratory has created a new characterization tool that permitted them to gain unique understanding into a possible alternative material for solar cells.
Dec 1, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Richard Kim, Ames National Laboratory
Scientists use machine finding out to increase computational research study of perovskite alloy products
Researchers in the CEST team have actually released a research study demonstrating the performance of machine learning approaches to identify ideal perovskite solar cell products. Perovskite solar cells are a novel technology gathering a lot of rate of interest due to their high efficiency as well as possibility for radically lower manufacturing expenses when compared to the standard silicon-based solar cells.
Nov 30, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, CEST, Jarno Laakso, Patrick Rinke
Scientists realize perovskite-based phase heterojunction solar cells
Over the past few decades, engineers as well as material scientists have produced progressively innovative as well as effective solar innovations. Some of these innovations are based upon photovoltaics with a supposed heterojunction framework, which involves the combination of two materials with distinct optoelectronic homes.
Nov 29, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Yana Vaynzof, Technische Universität Dresden
A strategy to assist crystallization for effective as well as stable perovskite solar cells
Recent growths have enabled perovskite solar cells (PSCs) to achieve power conversion effectiveness going beyond 25.7%; thus, these tools are considered increasing stars in the photovoltaics area. Nonetheless, the uniform crystallization of perovskite may bring about disordered crystalline positionings as well as defects in the bulk phase and also grain limits, thereby restricting the performance and also stability of PSCs. Defect passivation and also crystallization law are considered reliable strategies to boost the performance of these gadgets.
Nov 29, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jian Zhang
IIT and IISER Researchers Create New Synthetic Photosynthetic System
A new man-made light-harvesting system has actually been created by scientists from IISER-Thiruvananthapuram and IIT-Indore. This system successfully harvests light for power conversion by mimicing photosynthesis, the procedure through which plants absorb sunlight and make sugars.
Nov 29, 2022 // Technology, clean energy, Biswarup Pathak of the Department of Chemistry, IISER-Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Indore, New Synthetic Photosynthetic System
New solar panels from photovoltaic panel waste
Solar energy is great information for planet Earth-- but solar panels are not as climate-friendly as they should be. Researcher Martin Bellmann is using what he calls the "black gold" waste materials from solar panel manufacture to make new panels.
Nov 29, 2022 // Technology, solar panel, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Martin Bellmann
Stable and efficient organic solar cells based upon oligomer acceptors
Organic solar cells are solar technologies with light-absorbing layers made from conductive organic polymers or organic molecules. These solar power solutions can have remarkable advantages over their non-organic counterparts, including lighter weight, a bigger area insurance coverage and lower construction costs.
Nov 28, 2022 // Technology, organic solar cells, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, China University of Technology, Ning Li
Researchers unveil multi-mode reactions in perovskite solar cells
As an appealing photovoltaic or pv material, metal halide perovskite yields high efficiency in solar cells. Nonetheless, the deep-level traps of minority service providers at the surface of the p-i-n perovskite solar cells can reduce nonradiative recombination. The accurate passivation of deep-level traps has actually been a major emphasis in increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) to the theoretical Shockley-Queisser restriction.
Nov 28, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xu Jixian, Wu Xiaojun
Scientist establish new perovskite-based approach for blue quantum dots synthesis and analysis
Scientists from The University of Tokyo as well as Yamagata University have attended to the trouble in producing blue quantum dots by developing a unique self-organizing strategy for producing lead bromide perovskite quantum dots. The research study additionally integrates advanced imaging innovation to characterize these novel blue quantum dots.
Nov 25, 2022 // Technology, perovskite, The University of Tokyo an, Yamagata University
Qcells signs up with European group in new project to promote perovskite-silicon tandem cell commercialization
South Korea-based Qcells and also a European research study group (led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)) have actually jointly established a pilot manufacturing line for silicon-perovskite tandem cells in Thalheim, Germany. The project intends to speed up the innovation's mass production as well as market infiltration. The project started on 1 November.
Nov 25, 2022 // Technology, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, HZB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Bernd Stannowski, perovskite-silicon tandem cell
Researchers publish perspective on silicon-based microparticle anodes for lithium-ion batteries
Silicon is one of one of the most appealing anode products for high-energy lithium-ion batteries. Nonetheless, silicon-based anodes are not being extensively utilized yet as a result of a series of challenges that should be resolved before silicon can be commercially applied in lithium-ion batteries.
Nov 24, 2022 // Technology, Storage, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xianluo Hu
Photovoltaic or pv windows unlock goal of increased energy effectiveness for skyscrapers
Skyscrapers dominate city sky lines, however these massive glass-walled structures can be made a lot more power efficient via the addition of thermally effective solar (PV) windows, according to an evaluation by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Nov 24, 2022 // Technology, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lance Wheeler
Solar Farm in Space? European Space Agency Contemplates the Idea
Scientists are propogating an enthusiastic plan to harness solar power from orbit to power the planet. At a two-day conference in Paris, the European Space Agency (ESA), which the UK is a part of, is disputing ideas for developing a solar farm in space. To transfer microwave energy to Earth, analogous to the high-frequency radio waves located in a microwave oven, the SOLARIS project gathers sunshine over a huge location in space.
Nov 24, 2022 // Technology, Paris, ESA, SBSP, microwaves can pass through clouds, orbit to power the planet, space-based solar power, the European Space Agency
Popular NREL cell efficiency chart shines in new interactive version
There is a new means to explore the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) famous chart highlighting the efficiency of solar cells.
Nov 22, 2022 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, efficiency
Researchers optimize efficiency as well as stability of multi-layer organic solar cells
Acceptor layers made from oligomers can enhance the efficiency of organic solar cells as well as ensure a lengthy operating life at the same time. This is the result of a series of intricate laboratory experiments conducted by products researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
Nov 22, 2022 // Technology, organic solar cells, FAU, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nurnberg