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 make over at the issue of energy effectiveness in lithium-ion batteries
A worldwide research team including two Skoltech researchers has actually experimentally demonstrated that a long-lasting description for reduced energy effectiveness in lithium-ion batteries does not hold.
Sep 21, 2021 // Technology, Storage, Lithium-ion batteries, Skoltech, efficiency, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Arctech Launches Globe's First PV Company-owned Wind Tunnel Research Laboratory to Wisely Increase the Stability of Trackers
Technical database of laboratory will certainly empower trackers with much better wind resistance ability and reduced LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) of PV nuclear power plant
Sep 16, 2021 // Technology, China, Asia, trackers, arctech, Bruce Wang
Novel polymer can improve efficiency of organic and also perovskite solar cells
Skoltech scientists and also their coworkers have actually manufactured a new conjugated polymer for organic electronic devices making use of two different chemical reactions and also shown the influence of both approaches on its efficiency in organic and also perovskite solar cells. The paper was released in the journal Macromolecular Chemistry as well as Physics.
Sep 16, 2021 // Technology, Skoltech, solar cells, perovskite, efficiency, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Researchers discover the physics of perovskite, a product with lots of prospective technical applications
Perovskite is one of one of the most extensively examined products because of its several possible applications.
Sep 15, 2021 // Technology, South america, Brazil, perovskite, Sao Paulo
Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows
A brand-new transparency-friendly solar cell style can wed high performances with 30-year approximated life times, study led by the University of Michigan has revealed. It might lead the way for windows that additionally give solar power.
Sep 15, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, USA, China, Asia, solar cell, North America, efficiency, University of Michigan, Stephen Forrest
Aussie Firm Stirs Market with Silver-free Cell at Record 25.54% Effectiveness
Sydney-based solar technology start-up SunDrive has apparently made a breakthrough, producing a silver-free commercial-size silicon solar PV cell with a record damaging performance of 25.54%.
Sep 15, 2021 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Australia, Sydney, Institute for Solar Energy Research, Oceania, isfh, efficiency, David Hu, Solar PV cell, SunDrive, Vince Allen
PVpallet Offers Up A Greener Option For Moving Modules
Every effort to make the solar chain greener should be welcomed. Wooden pallets are often overlooked as waste, a bad reasoning call when you take into consideration sheer quantity of wood utilized in pallets presently.
Sep 13, 2021 // Technology, luke phelps, module transportation, philip schwarz, PVpallet, stackable pallets
Time to shine: researchers reveal at an atomic scale exactly how chlorine maintains next-gen solar cells
A group of scientists led by Professor Yabing Qi in the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and also Modern Technology Grad University (OIST) in Japan have actually imaged the atoms at the surface of the light-absorbing layer in a new type of next-generation solar cells, made from a crystal material called metal-halide perovskite.
Sep 13, 2021 // Technology, Japan, solar cells, Asia, perovskite, OIST, Afshan Jamshaid
Australian start-up collections 25.54% performance record for silicon cell
Australian start-up SunDrive has actually created the most effective commercial-sized silicon solar cell in the world, achieving an effectiveness number of 25.54% in screening accomplished by the Institute for Solar Energy Research Study in Germany.
Sep 10, 2021 // Technology, Australia, solar cell, Oceania, efficiency, silicon cell
A much more efficient means to discover a much more reliable battery
The rate of development in the renewable energy sector is restricted not only by the technology to catch energy from the sun, the wind, the seas or the Earth's convected heat, however additionally by the capacity to properly keep and also deploy that energy after it has been utilized.
Sep 10, 2021 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Vijay Ramani, Washington University, Kritika Sharma
Tandem solar cells border in the direction of 30% effectiveness
Late in 2020, scientists in Germany and also Lithuania announced a new landmark in so-called "tandem" solar cells-- that is, cells made from two different sorts of photovoltaic material. Writing in Scientific Research, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin/Kaunas University team reported that its perovskite/silicon tandem cell had a photovoltaic or pv conversion effectiveness (PCE) of 29.15%, vanquishing the previous optimum of 26.2% for a tandem cell.
Sep 9, 2021 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, Lithuania, efficiency
NREL Scientist Use Silica Sand to Store Renewable Power
NREL choices a modular, economical, build-anywhere particle thermal energy storage technology Energy storage space in sand offers affordable path for trusted electrical power and warm supply in renewable energy era
Sep 8, 2021 // Technology, Storage, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, biden administration, renewable energy sources, The ENDURING Mechanism, Zhiwen Ma
Effectiveness of flexible CIGS solar cells measured at record 21.4%.
A group of researchers at Empa has actually pushed the performance of flexible solar cells to a brand-new limitation. Independent measurements disclosed a performance of 21.4 percent when these sorts of solar cells transform light into electrical power. For comparison: the best performance of a non-flexible solar cell constructed from crystalline silicon is reported at 26.7 percent.
Sep 7, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, flexibl, CIG, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Missing item in photovoltaic panel puzzle found, may cause much more reliable technology
Silicon-based solar modules control the existing market. Nevertheless, they are costly and also have a high carbon footprint.
Sep 3, 2021 // Technology, solar module, PV panel, Loughborough University, solar efficiency, Pooja Goddardand, Roger Smith, Peter Hatton, Michael Watts
High-efficiency perovskite tandem solar cells making use of cross-linked layers
The power conversion performance (PCE) of single-junction perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has actually increased remarkably from 3.8% to 25.2% in simply a decade. As the quick development of PCE has been approaching the limit of its academic performance, making tandem solar cells by incorporating subcells with different bandgaps offers an avenue to surpass the Shockley-Queisser restrictions of single-junction solar cells.
Sep 3, 2021 // Technology, China, solar cells, Asia, perovskite, Hairen Tan, Nanjing University, efficiency