Solar Technology & PV R&D News

A non-flammable lithium steel battery
Scientists from Deakin University in Australia declare their battery chemistry is based upon a brand-new course of electrolyte product which brings no danger of unchecked thermal occasions and also stands for a sensible option to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Apr 16, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, lithium, Patrick Howlett
Jolywood takes TOPCon solar cell to 23.5% conversion efficiency record
Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Carbon Monoxide, the PV module production arm of significant PV backsheet producer Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Carbon monoxide stated it had actually made a conversion performance development with n-type TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) high-efficiency bifacial solar cells.
Apr 16, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, monocrystalline wafer, topcon, jolywood suzhou sunwatt co
Australian researchers assist unlock capacity of wearable as well as flexible solar
Australian scientists have actually aided accomplish an advancement in the manufacturing of reliable and also flexible solar energy products, which might supply a path to wearable solar energy.
Apr 15, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Australia, solar cells, Asia, Oceania, flexible, wearable solar, Wenchao Huang, RIKEN
Tandem solar cell globe document: New branch in the NREL graph
Tandem cells integrate 2 various semiconductors that transform various parts of the light range right into electric power. Metal-halide perovskite substances mostly make use of the noticeable parts of the range, while CIGS semiconductors transform instead the infrared light.
Apr 15, 2020 // Technology, NREL, Germany, Europe, solar cell, efficiency, CIGS, Steve Albrecht, Marko Jost
ClearVue's luminescent solar concentrators create clear PV windows
The attraction of structure incorporated photovoltaics remains to draw in start-ups as well as business owners.
Apr 14, 2020 // BIPV, Technology, USA, North America, ClearVue, PV windows, BeyondPV, thin-film CIGS, Victor Rosenberg
Redox circulation batteries for $66/kWh from steel market waste
UNITED STATE scientists assert to have actually included iron sulfate to anthraquinone disulfonic acid in a redox circulation battery for the very first time. The researchers stated the mix might bring about economical and also much more steady redox circulation storage space for simply $54/kWh and also claimed $66/kWh is currently feasible.
Apr 14, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, redox flow battery
Pressing quantum dots onward
Researchers in Korea have actually examined efficiency destruction in quantum dot solar cells-- a vital factor to consider for a modern technology that has actually seen quick effectiveness rises in current months. The team located surface area oxidation of quantum dot product stands for a considerable hazard to longer-term efficiency and also the scientists recommend that an extra layer in the cell might address the trouble.
Apr 14, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Asia, Korea, DGIST, efficiency, QDSCs
A wood solar home for EUR1,700 per square meter
French startup Solaire Box has actually increased EUR1.5 million to back its service providing wood homes full with PV roofs. The structures price EUR1,700-2,000/ m ² and also function PV components made by French company Systovi. The business intends contribute to include attributes such as power storage space systems as well as carbon-free home heating.
Apr 14, 2020 // Technology, Residential, Rooftop PV, France, Europe, rooftop PV, Thomas Coquil, Solaire Box
NREL Six-Junction Solar Cell Establishes 2 Globe Records for Efficiency
Researchers at NREL have actually produced a solar battery with an efficiency of almost 50 percent. The cell currently holds 2 globe documents for solar conversion efficiency
Apr 14, 2020 // Technology, NREL, solar cell, modules, efficiency, International, John Geisz, Ryan France
USC researchers create a much better redox circulation battery
USC researchers have actually established a brand-new battery that can address the electrical energy storage space issue constricting prevalent use renewable resource.
Apr 13, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, USC, Sri Narayan, Surya Prakash
Eindhoven scientists existing cutting edge light-emitting silicon
Emitting light from silicon has actually been the 'Holy Grail' in the microelectronics market for years. Fixing this problem would certainly change computer, as chips will certainly come to be quicker than ever before. Scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology currently was successful: they have actually established an alloy with silicon that can emit light. The outcomes have actually been released in the journal Nature. The group will certainly currently begin developing a silicon laser to be incorporated right into existing chips.
Apr 13, 2020 // Technology, Europe, silicon, Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology, light-emitting, Erik Bakkers, Silicon laser
These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household
Photovoltaic panel driveways might quickly be powering all our families with tidy electrical power thanks to this Budapest-based start-up.
Apr 10, 2020 // Technology, PV panels, Europe, Budapest, Platio Solar
Manz to partly return to procedures after Easter
The PV manufacturing devices supplier claimed its workers will certainly go back to operate at to 2 areas in Germany as intended after the Easter break, regardless of problems regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apr 10, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Italy, Europe, Martin Drasch, covid-19, WESTERN EUROPE, Manz
Beam! You're on photoluminescence cam!
Scientists in Australia and also China made use of intensity-modulated photoluminescence to map the collection resistance of perovskite solar cells with a strategy which might even more understanding of the reasons for instability problems in such gadgets.
Apr 9, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, Australia, solar cells, Asia, perovskite, Oceania
A large grid service to harness little solar arrays
Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory are establishing an interaction system to work with as well as manage the quantities of solar energy infused right into grids by tiny range solar arrays.
Apr 9, 2020 // Technology, Residential, Grids, USA, NREL, North America