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

Photovoltaic panel: we require to recycle parts of them to use once again and prevent a mountain of waste
Billions of photovoltaic panels globally will quickly come to the end of their lives, however when they obtain thrown away important products that are required to make future panels are being wasted.
Nov 26, 2021 // Technology, Solar Panels, Swansea University
Researchers show exactly how graphene can enhance perovskite solar cells
Recent research study has actually shown that the unification of graphene-related products enhances the performance and stability of perovskite solar cells. Graphene is hydrophobic, which can enhance a number of residential properties of perovskite solar cells.
Nov 25, 2021 // Technology, Spain, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, Graphene
Directional administration of interface problems achieved in perovskite solar cells
Organic-inorganic halide perovskite products have superb optical capture capacity and also carrier conductivity.
Nov 25, 2021 // Technology, China, solar cells, Asia, perovskite, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Pan Xu, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, HFIPS
Ultrathin solar cells get a boost
Rice University engineers have accomplished a new standard in the style of atomically thin solar cells made from semiconducting perovskites, increasing their performance while keeping their capacity to withstand the atmosphere.
Nov 24, 2021 // Technology, USA, solar cells, perovskite, North America, Rice University, efficiency, Aditya Mohite
Scientists from UK & Japan Unravel Perovskite's High Effectiveness Enigma
Its heterogeneity of chemical aspects triggers problems in perovskite that reduce the photovoltaic or pv performance of solar cells made from it. Despite this, perovskite products still show effectiveness levels equivalent to their silicon choices.
Nov 23, 2021 // Technology, Japan, Asia, perovskite, Sam Stranks, University of Cambridge, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Cavendish Laboratory, Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility, Kyle Frohna
Helmholtz Center achieves 29.80% performance for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell
The result was certified by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems' (ISE) CalLab as well as included in the charts of the united state Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Nov 22, 2021 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, silicon, efficiency, HZB, Helmholtz Center Berlin, Alexandros Cruz Bournazou
Great opportunities for solar cells as building materials
Building integrated photovoltaics, BIPV, is an expanding renewable energy source. This innovation makes use of photovoltaic or pv products to change standard building materials on roofing systems and facades.
Nov 19, 2021 // BIPV, Technology, bipv, Europe, Building-integrated photovoltaics, University of Stavanger, Hassan Gholami
Australian Scientists to Study How Tesla Car Batteries Can Power Grid
For the very first phase of the study, Tesla owners in Australia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Britain can apply. The programme could be expanded later on to include various other electric vehicle firms.
Nov 19, 2021 // Technology, Storage, Grids, Australia, Oceania, University of Queensland, Jake Whitehead, Tesla Inc, UQ, V2G technology
Solar Inventions receives patent for solar cell production process that can conserve millions in silver costs
The U.S. Patent and also Trademark Office has granted Solar Inventions a patent on its better architecture for solar photovoltaic cells, the company revealed today, opening the door to industrial approval and also licensing by leading suppliers.
Nov 18, 2021 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, North America, patent, Bill Nussey, Configurable Current Cells
New optimizations for a 24.5% efficient heterojunction solar cell
Scientists in Germany evaluated the major sources of performance loss in a silicon heterojunction cell, as well as developed numerous optimization approaches to improve overall performance.
Nov 18, 2021 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, heterojunction solar cell, efficiency
Indian Researchers Recover Pure Silicon from Obsolete Solar Cells
The ordinary life expectancy of a photovoltaic panel has to do with 25-30 years. Today, around the world, around 60 million lots of photovoltaic panels remain in their end-of-life phase.
Nov 16, 2021 // Technology, India, Tamil Nadu, Asia, solar cell, hydrofluoric acid, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, photovoltaic panels, solar recycling, Solar Waste
A strategy to make organic solar cells with performances over 17% utilizing non-harmful solvents
Over the past couple of years, designers have actually produced progressively sophisticated technologies to create as well as save energy a lot more sustainably. Solar cells made from organic particles or polymers are among the most promising sustainable energy solutions, as they are generally thin, light-weight and also flexible.
Nov 15, 2021 // Technology, China, solar cells, Asia, Soochow University, Haiyang Chen, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Recently developed substance may allow lasting, affordable, large-scale energy storage space
To create an affordable redox flow battery, scientists based at the South China University of Technology have manufactured a molecular compound that functions as a low-cost electrolyte, allowing a steady flow battery that retains 99.98% capacity per cycle. They released their approach on August 14 in the Energy Material Advances.
Nov 15, 2021 // Technology, Storage, China, Asia, Beijing Institute of Technology Press Co., Zhenxing Liang, TEMPO
UK Researchers to Develop Anti-soiling Coating for Solar Modules
' Soiling' triggers problems like the accumulation of dirt, dust, snow, as well as other particles on the cover glass on solar modules. The brand-new project is anticipated to raise power outcome as well as aid the UK attain its net zero goals.
Nov 15, 2021 // Technology, UK, Europe, solar modules, Loughborough University, anti-soiling coating, Michael Walls
3D chemistry increases perovskite efficiency to 23.9%.
A global cooperation led by EPFL chemical designers has actually gotten rid of a trouble in the manufacturing of perovskites that decreases their performance as solar panels. The strategy produced perovskite solar panels with an effectiveness of 23.9 percent and functional security longer than 1000 hours.
Nov 12, 2021 // Technology, Europe, perovskite, Switzerland, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, efficiency