Solar Technology & PV R&D News

New findings lead the way for stable organic solar cells that may enable cheap as well as renewable electrical energy generation
Because of the current improvements in the efficiency with which solar cells made from organic (carbon-based) semiconductors can transform sunlight right into electricity, improving the long-term security of these photovoltaic or pv devices is ending up being a progressively vital subject. Real-world applications of the innovation demand that the efficiency of the photovoltaic or pv device be preserved for several years.
Apr 20, 2023 // Technology, organic solar cell, efficiency, University of Cambridge
Researchers recognize 13.8% certified effectiveness of kesterite solar cells
A research study team led by Prof. Meng Qingbo from the Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) as well as Prof. Xin Hao from Nanjing University of Posts as well as Telecommunications has actually reported 13.8% accredited effectiveness of emerging kesterite solar cells. The research study was released in Nature Power on April 13.
Apr 18, 2023 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Meng Qingbo
Utilizing machine learning to find reliable and low-cost solar cells
Researchers at the University of California, Davis College of Engineering are making use of machine learning to identify new materials for high-efficiency solar cells. Making use of high-throughput experiments and also machine learning-based formulas, they have actually found it is possible to anticipate the products' dynamic behavior with really high accuracy, without the demand to carry out as many experiments.
Apr 18, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, University of California, Davis College of Engineering
Saudi university achieves 33.2% performance for perovskite/si tandem
Scientists at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and also Technology (KAUST) have actually established a perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with the world's highest possible power conversion effectiveness (PCE) of 33.2%, according to an announcement on Monday.
Apr 17, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Asia, solar cell, efficiency, KAUST
Researchers report on the problem of hybrid perovskite prototypes after 10 months in space
Perovskite solar films developed by a graduate student in the Department of Physics at UC Merced while on an internship at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) not just survived 10 months in space with minimal degradation, but the little damage they did incur was greater than 90% relatively easy to fix.
Apr 17, 2023 // Technology, NASA, perovskite, Department of Physics at UC Merced, Glenn Research Center, GRC, Sayantani Ghosh
Researchers report a perovskite nanoplatelet laser on a diamond substrate that can effectively dissipate heat
Scientists from China's Taiyuan University of Technology and Lund University in Sweden have demonstrated a perovskite nanoplatelet laser on a diamond substrate that can efficiently dissipate heat generated throughout optical pumping.
Apr 17, 2023 // Technology, Sweden, China, Europe, Asia, perovskite, Lund University, Taiyuan University of Technology
Scientist produce retina-inspired narrowband perovskite sensor array for panchromatic imaging
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a narrowband (NB) imaging sensor combining R/G/B perovskite NB sensor array (mimicking the R/G/B photoreceptors in the eye) with a neuromorphic algorithm (mimicking the intermediate neural network of the human visual system) for high-fidelity panchromatic imaging.
Apr 17, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Pennsylvania State University
Gentle method allows for eco-friendly recycling of solar cells
By utilizing a new method, rare-earth elements can be successfully recouped from thin-film solar cells. This is revealed by new research study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The method is additionally extra environmentally friendly than previous methods of recycling and also leads the way for more versatile and extremely effective solar cells.
Apr 14, 2023 // Technology, Sweden, solar cells, Europe, Chalmers University of Technology
Researchers create high-efficiency sustainable solar cells for IoT devices with AI-powered energy management
Newcastle University researchers have actually created environmentally-friendly, high-efficiency photovoltaic cells that harness ambient light to power internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Apr 14, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, Marina Freitag
Scientist gain better understanding of the stability origin of Dion-Jacobson 2D perovskites
A research study group, led by Prof. GUO Xin and Prof. LI Can from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has actually unveiled the origin of the stability of Dion-- Jacobson (DJ) phase two-dimensional (2D) perovskite materials.
Apr 13, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS, LI Can, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, DICP, GUO Xin
Scientists show clay substance can improve the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells
Researchers from Turkey's Konya Technical University have shown that sepiolite, a normally taking place clay substance, can be included in perovskite precursor materials, and also develop a scaffold layer that can improve the performance as well as stability of solar cells. The researchers think that this substance could be valuable in developing reproducible processes for the manufacturing of large-area perovskite solar cells.
Apr 13, 2023 // Technology, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Turkey, efficiency, Konya Technical University
Researchers develop a lot more reliable perovskite solar cell
A team of scientists from the University of Toronto has developed a triple-junction perovskite solar cell with record performance by getting over an essential restriction of previous layouts.
Apr 13, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Ted Sargent, University of Toronto
Scientists create self-powered perovskite photon-counting detectors
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have actually shown that self-powered polycrystalline perovskite photodetectors can equal the industrial silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) for photon counting.
Apr 12, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Batteries won't suffice - we require solar thermal technology to get us through the night, says researcher
Australia's change to renewables is gathering speed, however there's a looming problem with storage We will certainly require much more long-duration storage to get us with the night, once coal and fossil gas exit the system.
Apr 12, 2023 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, CSIRO Renewable Energy Storage Roadmap
Experts call for commitment to multi-terawatt photovoltaic or pv manufacturing worldwide
Global experts on solar power highly urge a commitment to the continued development of photovoltaic (PV) production and release to power the world, arguing that lowballing projections for PV growth while waiting for an agreement on various other energy paths or the emergence of technical final miracles "is no longer an alternative."
Apr 12, 2023 // Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Martin Keller