Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Indoor Solar Perovskites Power Future
Harness the power of the sun with innovative perovskite solar cells that offer clean, renewable energy for indoor applications.
Aug 16, 2023 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Iran, efficiency, Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, CHOSE, Department of Electronic Engineering at Tor Vergata University of Rome, Department of Textile Engineering at the University of Guilan, GreatCell Solar Italia, Institute of Crystallography, IC-CNR, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies at the University of Salento, Institute of Nanotechnology, CNR NANOTEC
First Solar: Quantum Dot Efficiency for Solar
Discover the world's first solar energy breakthrough with quantum dot efficiency – from First Solar. Learn more now!
Aug 16, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, First Solar, efficiency, ubiqd, quantum dot
Eco-Friendly Hydrogen: OHP Photoanode Boosts Water Splitting
A research team has developed a highly efficient OHP-based photoanode for the production of hydrogen through photoelectrochemical water splitting. The team found that the addition of GTMACl to the OHP photoanode suppresses internal and external losses for an unprecedented efficiency.
Aug 14, 2023 // Technology, hydrogen, efficiency, GIST, Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology, KRICT, lawrence berkeley national laboratory, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
MAHLE's Bionic Plate: Battery Cooling Revolutionized
MAHLE, a Germany-based automotive supplier, has unveiled a bionic battery cooling plate to improve cooling performance by 10% and reduce pressure loss by 20%. The new plate also uses 15% less material, reducing CO2 emissions. MAHLE will present this innovation at IAA Mobility and will collaborate with ProLogium for the development of a thermal management system for solid-state batteries.
Aug 11, 2023 // Technology, Storage, Germany, Europe, MAHLE
"Cage Traps" for Perovskite Solar Pb Management
Researchers from Zhengzhou University and Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new lead capturing technique for perovskite solar cells to mitigate Pb leakage and shield from external invasion, providing insights into green and sustainable industrial processes.
Aug 8, 2023 // Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, perovskite solar cell, Zhengzhou University
Optimizing Perovskite Solar Cells: Improved Efficiency & Lifetime
Perovskite solar cell technology takes a step forward with improved upper and lower interfaces, resulting in a conversion efficiency of 24.3%, long-term stability and efficiency of up to 22.6% in mini-modules.
Aug 7, 2023 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, Belgium, efficiency, University of Hasselt at Energyville
Boost Solar Cell Lifetime with Metal Halide Perovskite
Researchers at imec and the University of Hasselt have developed a metal halide perovskite process to boost the lifetime of solar cells, achieving a conversion efficiency of 24.3% and a short-circuit density of 24.5 mA/cm2. After 1,000 and 1,850 hours, the cells retain 97% and 88% of performance, respectively. This process offers commercialization potential for perovskite solar cell technology.
Aug 4, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, University of Hasselt
RoboMapper Revolutionizes Semiconductor Research
Discover how N.C. State and Brookhaven National Labs have developed RoboMapper: a robot technology that automates materials research, leading to improved solar cell efficiency, reduced costs, and energy savings. Validated results show promising performance for converting light into electricity.
Aug 4, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, Brookhaven National Labs, RoboMapper
Passivating SnO2/Perovskite Interface: FA+/Oxalate Dual Action
New research strategy to modify Tin dioxide (SnO2)/perovskite interface by passivating buried defects and modulating carrier dynamics achieves record-breaking power conversion efficiency of 25.05%. Improved energy level alignment and superior interface contacts offer enhanced stability.
Aug 3, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, Korea, perovskite
US-German Alliance Launches Perovskite Solar Plant
REVKOR and H2GEMINI partner to construct a 5GW solar cell and module production facility, beginning production in Q2 2024. The project will utilize HJT/Perovskite technologies and mark a milestone for renewable energy.
Aug 2, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Germany, Europe, perovskite, North America
Israel, Saudi Forge Solar Alliance in Rare Pact
SolarEdge Technologies and Ajlan & Bros join forces to develop renewable energy in Riyadh for Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plan, a US-backed effort to diversify the economy from oil and attract investments. This groundbreaking collaboration may be the start of improved relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Aug 1, 2023 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, SolarEdge, Israel
Targeting Defects for Better Perovskite Solar Cells
Researchers from SARI, Southern University of Science and Technology, and City University of Hong Kong have developed a strategy for modulating the buried interface between perovskite and tin dioxide (SnO2). Through incorporating FOA, record power conversion efficiency of 25.05% is achieved with improved stability.
Aug 1, 2023 // Technology, SARI, City University of Hong Kong, perovskite solar cell, Southern University of Science and Technology
Hybrid Power: The PV Revolution of Solar Thermal Plants
Explore Hybridkraft: a project funded by the German government to combine solar thermal & photovoltaics. Harness 1 megawatt solar-powered heater to increase efficiency & reduce energy costs for industrial applications.
Jul 31, 2023 // Technology, Plants, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer Institute, solar thermal plant
Stabilizing FAPI: Additivization Strategy
This research breakthrough makes it possible to develop water-stable perovskites for perovskite solar cells. An innovative additivization strategy was used to achieve this, with the lowest formation energy for a 3C phase with exceptional stability against water infiltration, humidity and thermal stresses. A game-changer for solar cells!
Jul 31, 2023 // Technology, Spain, Europe, perovskite solar cell, BCMaterials, University of Barcelona, IKERBASQUE
AI-Designed Solar Panels: Israel's Promise To Climate
Discover the groundbreaking research from Bar-Ilan University to reduce carbon emissions with new, AI-powered solar panels. Their panels are highly efficient and cost-effective, recently presented to VP Kamala Harris by President Herzog.
Jul 24, 2023 // Technology, Asia, Israel, solar panel