Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Photocatalytic fiber optics transform water right into solar fuel
Scientists at the University of Southampton have actually changed fiber optics right into photocatalytic microreactors that transform water right into hydrogen gas making use of solar power.
Apr 3, 2020 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, UK, Europe, Matthew Potter, Pier Sazio, Robert Raja
An all-organic proton battery stimulated for lasting power storage
Lasting power storage space remains in excellent need. Scientists at Uppsala University have actually as a result established an all-organic proton battery that can be butted in an issue of secs. The battery can be billed as well as released over 500 times with no considerable loss of ability. Their job has actually been released in the clinical journal Angewandte Chemie.
Apr 3, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Sweden, Europe, Uppsala University, Christian Strietzel
All-in-one gadget incorporating a microinverter as well as optimizer
The supposed Optiverter is an all-in-one property remedy established by start-up Ubik Solutions as well as scientists from Estonia's TalTech Power Electronics Research Group. The programmers declare that the brand-new remedy can supply 30% even more power than typical microinverters under partly shaded problems.
Apr 3, 2020 // Technology, Inverters, Europe, Estonia, Optiverter, TalTech Power Electronics Research Group, Ubik Solutions
No such point as 'next-generation' modules
According to one Dutch researcher, the growth of PV innovation in current years need to be viewed as a transformative procedure, instead of the consistent introduction of brand-new generations of tools.
Apr 3, 2020 // Technology, Europe, Netherlands, Win C. Sinke, Martin Green
Carbon nanotubes lead the way for silicon in storage
Researchers in the United States have actually established a carbon nanotube approach of producing a lithium-ion battery with a silicon anode. The gadget apparently showed far better than 87% capability retention after 1,500 cycles. The designers claim their exploration gets over a number of the challenges to using silicon as an anode as well as might open making use of various other products for electrodes in lithium-ion gadgets
Apr 2, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, silicon, North America, lithium-ion battery, PNNL, Rice University, carbon nanotube method
TOPCon modern technology strikes 23.5% in automation
Chinese producer Jolywood asserts it has actually gotten to 23.5% cell performance on the assembly line for its n-type TOPCon innovation. The success, which has actually not been confirmed by a 3rd party, stands for a 0.3% renovation to Jolywood's reported automation effectiveness.
Apr 2, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar cell, topcon, Jolywood, efficiency
Solar pump relocated by blurry reasoning
Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have actually recommended a PV-powered watering system that operates on a blurry logic-based formula, with a remote-control cordless tracking system user interface.
Apr 2, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Asia, United Arab Emirates, solar pump
A Truly Green Electric Grid Will Need Very Big Batteries
It takes a great deal greater than simply solar farms and also wind generators. Keeping excess power is important for renewable resource to truly be renewable.
Apr 1, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, NASA, Australia, Oceania, North America, Sumitomo Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Vanadium, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos
Just how to make photovoltaic panels last much longer
When outfitted with embedding products to protect against potential-induced deterioration or PID, the efficiency of solar panels stays almost unimpaired also after 60 computed years of procedure.
Apr 1, 2020 // Technology, pv modules, Europe, ZSW
Stopping PID at 1500 volts
Researchers in Germany have actually created a "sturdy" examination to offer understanding right into the long-term results of capacity generated destruction in PV modules. The examinations work out past those developed by IEC criteria and also look for to direct makers and also financiers on the very best selection of products-- encapsulants specifically-- when it pertains to long-term PID resistance.
Apr 1, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, pv modules, Europe, PID
A mechanical method for PV module recycling
An Italian consortium has actually created a panel reusing procedure it asserts can recuperate as much as 99% of basic materials. The programmers declare their method takes just 40 secs to totally reuse a basic panel, depending upon dimension as well as reusing website problems.
Apr 1, 2020 // Technology, Italy, Europe, recycling, Mauro Zilio
Concentrate on the downsides: A brand-new course to extremely effective tandem cells
Researchers in the U.S. and also South Korea have actually recognized what could be a brand-new course to high-efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. With design adversely billed bits in the passivation layer, the team made a tandem cell with 26.7% performance. With more tweaks to the silicon layer they anticipate to be able to exceed 30%.
Mar 31, 2020 // Technology, USA, NREL, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, North America, perovskite-silicon, Kai Zhu
French-German partnership for upright PV
French power large Total as well as German start-up Next2Sun have actually signed up with pressures to create upright PV services in the French market. The oil team's device Total Quadran strategies to utilize the remedy in agrivoltaic projects.
Mar 31, 2020 // Technology, France, Germany, Europe, Total, Thierry Muller, Next2Sun
TTP, SOLshare Partner to Develop Next Gen Solar Energy Trading Platform
TTP, an independent innovation & item growth firm, has actually become part of a collaboration with Bangladeshi company ME SOLshare Ltd (' SOLshare'), a business working with budget-friendly solar energy throughout peer-to-peer micro-grids.
Mar 31, 2020 // Technology, Software, International, Dr David Smith, Dr Sebastian Groh, ME SOLshare, Micro Grids, TTP plc
Handling energised as well as spatial circulations of catch states in steel halide perovskite solar cells
In a brand-new record released on Science, Zhenyi Ni as well as a research study group in used physical scientific researches, mechanical and also products design as well as computer system and also power design in the U.S. profiled energised and also spatial circulations of catch states or issues in steel halide perovskite single-crystalline polycrystalline solar cells.
Mar 30, 2020 // Technology, USA, solar cells, perovskite, North America, Zhenyi Ni