Solar Technology & PV R&D News

A electrode Arrangement for PV panels that are shingled
Researchers in Korea have suggested a layout for bonding and dividing that's believed to provide increased efficiency. The number of palms optimized to five cells for branch has been 171 and 128. Five provide power conversion efficiency of 17.346percentage and three 16.855%.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, PV panels, Asia, Korea
Solving seasonal storage with aluminum cycling
Scientists at Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil have demonstrated an aluminum conversion process which could be valuable for long-term renewable energy storage. Simulations suggest that by employing the process, a new multi-family building in Switzerland could meet all its energy demand from a 7-11 kWp solar system.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Europe, hydrogen, Switzerland, Aluminum, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
Perovskites meet the stability standard
European research group Solliance says its perovskite modules have passed three key industry standard reliability tests: Light soaking, damp heat and thermal cycling. The group said it is the first time perovskite modules of that size have achieved such results and represents a milestone in the technology’s move toward commercialization.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Europe, perovskites, Solliance
The best models for predicting solar cell performance
A research has been conducted to select the optimal math model for prediction of photovoltaic panel performance in different ambient conditions.
Jan 22, 2020 // Technology, pvcellefficiency, Photovoltaicpanelefficiency, Photovoltaicefficiency
Panasonic creates superlight perovskite solar module with efficiency of 16%
The 3 millimeter thick module has an 802 sq cm area. The weight of the panel has been decreased via an ultrathin glass substrate, while conversion rate has been increased by an ink-jet coating technology.
Jan 22, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, perovskite, MODULES & UPSTREAM MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY
New solar-plus-storage material is on the way
Innovative solar-plus-storage technology is being created in the United Kingdom.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Storage, storage, UK, Europe
JinkoSolar establishes new efficiency records for its solar modules
The global solar industry leader has demonstrated new achievements for its HOT bifacial N-type and mono-PERC P-type module. Both types of solar devices have been tested by German TÜV Rheinland.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, monocrystalline, JinkoSolar, cell module
Losing a few PV panels in space can cost millions of dollars
European satellite operator Eutelsat has revealed one of the two solar arrays on its recently launched 5 West B satellite has been lost. Only 45% of the craft’s generation capacity can be operated, hitting the company’s bottom line to the tune of $5-10 million.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Solar, PV technology, Eutelsat, satellite
Inorganic perovskite cells achieve 16.1% efficiency
Hongkongese scientists have created all organic perovskite solar cells claimed to reach 16.1 percent efficiency. The technology is based on Lewis-base small molecules passivating the layer of inorganic perovskite.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Hong Kong, solar cells, perovskite
Promising materials to make efficient batteries
Lithium has been considered the most attractive material for battery manufacturing for quite a while. However, the production process has a number of limitations and frequently causes accidents. So developers are in search of better options to replace lithium in battery making.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Storage, hydrogen, lithium, Zinc, Sodium-sulphur
Jinko claims two more efficiency records for bifacial panels
The Chinese manufacturer has achieved conversion efficiencies of 21.82% and 22.49% for its p-type PERC and n-type HOT bifacial panels, respectively. The results were confirmed by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, bifacial, PV panels, Asia, PERC, Jinko
S²A Modular acquires rights to FreeVolt graphene solar technology
Luxury sustainable home builder S²A Modular has acquired exclusive rights to use graphene solar panels incorporating graphene photovoltaic technology, PV Graf, patented by Polish headquartered solar specialist FreeVolt.
Jan 16, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, FreeVolt, S²A Modular, Ryan Leusch
In search of a golden mean for boosting battery performance
The research team from Rice University has found out that too many defects intentionally created in crystalline lattice can lead to lithium-ion battery degradation.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, lithium-ion battery, Rice University, lithium-ion cells
Power Ledger introduces new product for management of solar assets
Power Ledger has acquired a photovoltaic power plant in Western Australia with a capacity of 250 kilowatts, where it will implement its new product – PPA Vision. The system allows managing and settling energy transactions to make them more transparent.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Software, pv power plants, Western Australia, Power Ledger
Microsoft May Have a Plan to Use Solar Panels to Charge the Next Surface Pro Through Its Type Cover Accessory
Type Cover for the Surface Pro Will Also Be Able to Charge Machine Using an Artificial Light Source
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Solar Panels, Microsoft