Solar Technology & PV R&D News

LONGi announces perovskite/crystalline silicon tandem solar cells with 31.8% efficiency
It was reported that on May 24, at the 16th (2023) International Solar Photovoltaic and Smart Energy (Shanghai) Event (SNEC), LONGi Green Energy Technology introduced its "STAR Innovative Ecological Cooperation Platform" and also its newly accomplished performance of 31.8% for perovskite/crystalline silicon tandem solar cells based upon industrial CZ silicon wafers.
Jun 5, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cell, perovskite, LONGi, efficiency
Oklahoma State University group selected to receive a $750,000 grant from NASA
A project from Oklahoma State University was picked to receive a $750,000 grant from NASA.
Jun 5, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, NASA, perovskite solar cell, Oklahoma State University
KAUST group introduces 33.7% effectiveness for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell
Less than 2 months after achieving a new world record for tandem solar cell effectiveness of 33.2%, KAUST scientists have actually introduced an enhancement to this number by getting to a power conversion effectiveness of 33.7% for a perovskite-silicon solar cell.
Jun 2, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, KAUST
Stanford team demonstrates how water additives enhance the performance of violet perovskite light-emitting diodes
Scientists from Stanford University have actually reported a novel way to boost the performance of perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs) in the violet region. The new method could stand for an appealing step toward economical as well as reliable ultraviolet PeLEDs.
Jun 2, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Stanford University, efficiency
Maxeon Solar achieves record efficiency of 24.7%, various other improvements
Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: MAXN) on Thursday revealed a world-record module aperture efficiency dimension for its Maxeon 7 panel as well as a number of efficiency improvements to IBC products.
Jun 2, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NREL, efficiency, Maxeon Solar
FuturaSun acquires perovskite solar start-up Solertix
Italian solar company, FuturaSun, has actually acquired Solertix, a start-up specialized in perovskite solar cell research and also upscaling for commercial applications.
Jun 1, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, FuturaSun, Start-up, Solertix
New technique based upon bis-diazirine (BD) molecules enables stable and also efficient perovskite solar cells
Scientists from China's Fudan University, Central South University, East China Normal University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Suzhou University of Science as well as Technology, together with Canada's University of Victoria and also Austria's University of Vienna, have actually recommended a novel strategy to achieve reliable and also stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs) through introducing bis-diazirine molecules to paralyze the organic cations by covalent bonds.
May 31, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Chinese Academy of Sciences, East China Normal University, China's Fudan University, Central South University, Suzhou University of Science and Technology
Solar trees could soon be charging your car
Metal trees with a seven-meter canopy of photovoltaic panels that generate electricity may soon be coming to car parks and shopping malls in the UK.
May 30, 2023 // Technology, Transport, solar tree
Researchers achieve record 19.31% effectiveness with organic solar cells
Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have achieved a breakthrough power-conversion performance (PCE) of 19.31% with organic solar cells (OSCs), additionally referred to as polymer solar cells. This exceptional binary OSC effectiveness will certainly help enhance applications of these sophisticated solar energy devices.
May 29, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU
Researchers create flexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells
A big group of technologists associated with numerous institutions in China, collaborating with two coworkers from Germany and also an additional two from Saudi Arabia, has located a way to create flexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells.
May 26, 2023 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Germany, China, solar cells, Europe, Asia, silicon
Oxford PV introduces new performance record
Oxford PV has actually revealed 'a new globe record for the performance of a commercial-sized solar cell'. The effectiveness record was achieved on a commercial-sized'M 4' (258.15 cm2) solar cell. The cell is a 2T device made by transferring a perovskite thin-film cell onto a conventional silicon heterojunction cell.
May 25, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, oxford pv, efficiency, Chris Case
Photovoltaic panel effectiveness to increase 50% with "miracle" cells
" Miracle" tandem cells are stated to enhance solar panel effectiveness by 50% with the globe's initial commercialisation of perovskite solar cells
May 23, 2023 // Technology, South Korea, Asia, perovskite solar cell
"Katana" project to establish reliable measuring system for tandem solar cells
To pave the way for the industrial application of reliable perovskite-silicon PV modules, a reliable measuring system for tandem solar cells and also modules have to be established. Just after that can objective comparisons in between various cells and modules occur. In comparison to conventional silicon PV modules, nevertheless, the calibration is considerably more challenging.
May 23, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, solar module, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Scientist introduce a fullerene-derivative interlayer for enhanced solar efficiency
Scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China and also Dongguan University of Technology have discovered a way to boost perovskite solar cells by adding a layer that improves security as well as efficiency at capturing power from sunlight.
May 23, 2023 // Technology, Solar, efficiency, perovskite solar cell, University of Science and Technology of China, Dongguan University of Technology
Scientist layout tandem perovskite-silicon solar cell making use of a new approach to interface engineering
Scientists from Solliance companions Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and TNO have established a tandem perovskite-silicon solar cell using a new strategy to interface engineering.
May 22, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Eindhoven University of Technology, TNO, Solliance partners Delft University of Technology