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

Recom unveils tri-cut solar panel collection
The Jaguar series, with 20.81% effectiveness and 445 W of optimal outcome, may be a service for setups with room restrictions. The panels are based upon an unique cell design, which Recom describes as an evolution of the half-cut cell principle.
Aug 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, France, Europe, Recom, efficiency
Getting serious about dirtying
Scientists in the United States as well as India are examining the influences of staining on PV installations in the Indian state of Gujarat. The group, which discovered that soiling losses for the state might amount to $12 million per year, is searching for inexpensive means to keep an eye on as well as decrease the impacts of staining on modules in the field.
Aug 5, 2020 // Technology, India, Asia, soiling, module pv
Wanting to phosphorous for next-gen batteries
Scientists in the United States have produced a working lithium-ion battery making use of a phosphorous-based anode The batteries show dramatically greater ability than today's lithium-ion tech, and can function as a standard for future layout of high-performance anodes for Li-ion batteries.
Aug 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Li-ion batteries, North America, Gui-Liang Xu
CPV panels for agrivoltaics
Swiss start-up Insolight has actually raised EUR4.6 million to bring its focusing PV module technology to commercial manufacturing. The panels have a claimed performance of 30% and power result of 160 W. Originally conceived for rootop solar, the item is currently being recommended as a fascinating alternative for agrivoltaic projects.
Aug 4, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance, Europe, Switzerland, Insolight, Laurent Coulot, Start-up, CPV panels
Green hydrogen economic situation evaluation for United States, Europe
A brand-new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation offers forecasts for eco-friendly hydrogen costs by 2050. The group claims to have consisted of system expenses that have been neglected in eco-friendly hydrogen economic situation evaluations thus far. Typical eco-friendly hydrogen costs, however, will certainly almost be cut in half in the United States and Europe.
Aug 4, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Market Research, USA, Europe, IRENA, hydrogen, North America
Scratching the surface of LeTID
The devices behind light-elevated temperature-induced deterioration are still not completely comprehended, yet it is known to cause considerable efficiency losses for modules in the field. Researchers in China are investigating the causes of the sensation, as well as are currently concentrated on the surface area of the materials and the user interfaces in between the silicon and passivation layers.
Aug 4, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, Asia, letid
USTC makes development in solar cell performance
A study team led by Prof. CHEN Tao and also Prof. ZHU Changfei, and also their partner Prof. HAO Xiaojing at UNSW, created a hydrothermal deposition approach for the synthesis of antimony selenosulfide for solar cell applications. With this absorber material, the solar cell break the 10% benchmark performance obstacle. This outcome has actually been released in Nature Energy entitled "Hydrothermal deposition of antimony selenosulfide thin films enables solar cells with 10% performance".
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, China, solar cells, Asia, efficiency, Chen Tao, Hao Xiaojing, ZHU Changfei
Highly efficient as well as stable double layer solar cell developed
Solar cells transform light into energy, but they can be inefficient and at risk to the atmosphere, deteriorating with, paradoxically, too much light or other variables, including dampness and also low temperature level. An international study team has established a brand-new sort of solar cell that can both stand up to environmental dangers and is 26.7% efficient in power conversion.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, kaist, Byungha Shin
Inkjet printing manufacture leads method for functional perovskite solar cell manufacturing
Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a brand-new manufacture strategy based on inkjet printing that might make it possible for quick, effective and also scalable production of perovskite solar cells.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Washington, solar cell, perovskite, North America, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Helge Eggers, Inkjet printing, Ulrich W. Paetzold
Amorphous lithium exploration might cause brand-new high-performance batteries
Researchers have actually laid out to research the kinetics of lithium deposition during biking in a battery. By changing various specifications, they've discovered that it's relatively easy to put lithium right into amorphous type, which is superior on an electromechanical degree.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, lithium, North America, Shirley Meng, amorphous
Cadmium-free CIGS solar cell with 18% effectiveness
South Korean researchers made the cell with the chemical bath deposition method, utilizing various thiourea focus. For the buffer layer, they used zinc as opposed to cadmium sulfide. The cell is flexible and also is readily available in 7 various shades.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, efficiency, CIGS, Cadmium-free
A step forward for single-crystal perovskites
Researchers in the United States have actually established a lithography-based process for the construction of single-crystal perovskites. Thin films made using this procedure have been incorporated into a range of devices, including solar cells, and also have demonstrated much better security performance than their more frequently looked into polycrystalline counterparts.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, USA, solar cells, North America, perovskites, Yusheng Lei, UCSD, Sheng Xu
Perovskite mineral sustains solar-energy sustainability
When it involves the future of solar power cells, say farewell to silicon, and also hello there to calcium titanium oxide-- the substance mineral better known as perovskite.
Jul 31, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, perovskite cells, Fengqi You, Cornell, Silicon pv, Xueyu Tian
Techniques to stop overvoltage-induced inverter disconnections
Australian scientists have actually recognized 7 methods to avoid PV losses when overvoltage-induced inverter disconnections happen. The techniques consist of battery storage space, responsive power inverters, export restrictions, distribution static synchronous compensators, the replacement of old conductors in power grids, load reconfiguration, as well as dynamic voltage repair.
Jul 31, 2020 // Technology, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Australia, Oceania
Fuzzy logic MPPT to enhance PV system performance
A Pakistani-Chinese research team has actually demonstrated a new maximum power factor tracking technique, based upon a fuzzy logic algorithm to supply faster results. The converter tech is asserted to have an effect on PV system performance and offer seclusion between the tons as well as the PV range.
Jul 31, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Inverters, China, Asia, Pakistan, PV system, Comsats University