Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Scientist create a roadmap for development of brand-new solar cells
Beginning with higher-value specific niche markets and after that increasing might assist perovskite-based photovoltaic panels come to be affordable with silicon.
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, USA, solar cell, perovskite, MIT, North America, Ian Mathews, Marius Peters
GE is utilizing DOE funds to create sophisticated PV inverter controls for an extra reputable grid
GE Research, the main innovation advancement arm for the General Electric Company, has actually been granted $4.2 million in financing from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to aid create and also release innovative grid-forming PV inverter control innovations that can dependably sustain greater quantities of solar energy on the grid.
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, USA, North America, SETO, Maozhong Gong, GE Research
Panasonic gets to 16.09% performance with perovskite solar module utilizing inkjet-based finishing
Panasonic has actually attained the globe's greatest power conversion effectiveness of 16.09% for a perovskite solar module (aperture location 802 cm2: 30-cm x 30-cm x 2-mm thick) by creating light-weight modern technology utilizing a glass substratum as well as a large-area finish approach based upon inkjet printing.
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NEDO, Panasonic, perovskite, solar module
Searching concealed electrical power in crystalline solar batteries with brand-new encapsulation strategy
Korean scientists assert it is feasible to draw out greater than 10% of 'surprise electrical power' in crystalline solar batteries making use of a brand-new encapsulation procedure based upon poly‐dimethylsiloxane finishes as well as a three-dimensional module framework. Contrasted to EVA movies, the brand-new finishing is stated to prevent removing short-wavelength light
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, Asia, Korea, poly‐dimethylsiloxane
Power Ledger wins agreement with Italian power utility
Australian peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading leader Power Ledger has actually won a financially rewarding agreement with Alperia SpA, among Italy's biggest eco-friendly power energies.
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Italy, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Power Ledger, Jemma Green, Anna Lena Hörter
Solar plus the snow
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in the United States are working to measure the results of bountiful snowfall on PV systems as well as to identify affordable methods to alleviate energy losses as well as integrity problems triggered by snow and ice.
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, USA, North America, bifacial modules
Fraunhofer ISE researchers develop bifacial hybrid HCPV module with output of 326 W/m2
The EyeCon module has a hybrid power output of 326 W/m ² or a bifacial performance of 28%, determined with the offered global plus behind irradiance. According to the research group, the silicon cell creates in between 23 and 42 W/m ² of additional power when the diffuse irradiance element increases from 8 to 30%.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, bifacial, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, hybrid HCPV module
A new solar desalination system to resolve water shortage
SolarCity, a nonprofit gotten by Tesla, released the not-for-profit GivePower in 2013-- and the Rive siblings, SolarCity's creators, are on the board.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, USA, SolarCity, desalination, Hayes Barnard, GivePower, North America, Kyle Stephan
Ricoh launches solar cell for indoor applications
The Japanese electronics company has actually produced a solid-state, dye-sensitized solar cell for combination into sensing units and customer electronics. The company states the gadget can generate electricity from indoor light.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Japan, Asia, solar cell, Ricoh, Tetsuya Tanaka
Mercedes-Benz partner with Hydro-Québec for solid-state battery development
The luxury car maker is banking on the timely advancement of market-ready solid-state batteries. Mercedes will work with the Canadian research institute to rapidly incorporate brand-new technology into field applications to cut development cycle times.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Canada, France, Texas, Europe, North America, Mercedes-Benz, Jochen Hermann
Solar PV panel with encapsulated tracking mirrors unveiled at Intersolar
Canadian solar product developer ISP Solar presented its development 'Intensifying Solar Panels' at Intersolar in San Diego, California
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Canada, solar pv, North America, ISP Solar, Suneet Singh Tuli
Yotta to set up SolarLEAF at CSU Dominguez Hills
Yotta, the designer of safe panel-level energy storage, has partnered with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to set up Yotta'' s exclusive technology for energy storage on school.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Software, California, USA, North America, Yotta, SolarLEAF, Omeed Badkoobeh, Kenneth Seeton
Forecasting solar power generation with 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting'
The 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting' task established by Chile's Institute of Engineering Sciences of the University of O'Higgins, Canada's Laval University and Japan's Kyoto University, seeks to make short-term, high-resolution forecasts of solar power generation.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Canada, Chile, South america, Asia, North America, Rodrigo Verschae
UK designers introduce freestanding curved panel
Item advancement company the Cambridge Design Partnership, dealing with compatriot solar service Solivus, has actually developed a curved solar module featuring a natural thin movie. The style is based upon Solivus' desire to "create a product so attractive that individuals would enjoy to have one in their garden".
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, UK, Europe, solar panel, Solivus, Jo Parker-Swift, Ben Crundwell
Eskom looks for modules and installing structures for off-grid job
The South African utility is seeking deals for the supply of 1,383 320 W polycrystalline modules and installing structures, to be used for the construction of 4 off-grid PV projects at its proving ground.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Grids, tender, Africa, eskom, South Africa