Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Greater Performance, Lower Price- Could Transparent Solar Cells Be The Next Large Thing?
For numerous years, Switzerland has actually been home to some pioneering clinical technologies in renewable resource. In what could be called a breakthrough in the solar globe, researchers from the country have actually created dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) that promise the benefits of record-setting effectiveness degrees along with the holy grail of affordable and also flexibility.
Nov 9, 2022 // Technology, dye-sensitized solar cells, photosensitised dye, photosensitisers, transparent solar panels
N-type solar cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact achieves 21.9% performance
Scientists in Australia have shown a new way to apply a passivating call layer to silicon cells. They generated an n-type cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact and also 21.9% effectiveness, and also declared the technique could open new possibilities for making use of transition metal oxides in cell passivation.
Nov 8, 2022 // Technology, Australia, solar cell, Oceania, efficiency, aluminum-titanium
SunDrive accomplishes 26.41% effectiveness with copper solar cell modern technology
Australian solar technology business SunDrive remains to excite with its copper-based solar cell modern technology, achieving 26.41% performance for a full-size silicon cell utilizing heterojunction modern technology compatible with automation.
Nov 8, 2022 // Technology, Australia, solar cell, Oceania, efficiency, SunDrive
Brisbane battery company utilizing UQ technology supplies option to keeping solar power to power residences
A Brisbane organization claims it is the only firm on the planet making its very own graphene from natural gas Graphene batteries are a lot more secure than lithium batteries, which are used in lots of family things There is an expanding demand for investment in technology such as batteries to assist with solar power storage space
Nov 7, 2022 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, Graphene, brisbane, Craig Nicol, Xiaodan Huang
Sulfonium cations for quasi-2D perovskite solar cells
Ruddlesden-Popper-type (RP) quasi-two-dimensional (2D) perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have actually brought in comprehensive focus due to their unique photovoltaic or pv properties and also exceptional device security. Due to disordered crystallization, the film quality of RP perovskite remains unsatisfactory.
Nov 7, 2022 // Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, perovskite solar cells, Zhou Huiqiong, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, NCSNT
Checking out pressure-gated band-edge states of 2D halide perovskites
In semiconductor heterostructures, reconfiguring the band-edge states and also modulating their interplay with charge carriers in a continuous manner have actually been long-lasting challenges.
Nov 4, 2022 // Technology, perovskite, Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research, Xujie Lü
Including passive contacts to spur solar cell development
A rise in the performance of photovoltaic panels may be on the horizon, as research study from The Australian National University (ANU) reduces their existing limitations.
Nov 4, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, Australian National University, Mohamed Ismael, Lachlan Black
New material proposed for perovskite solar cells
A new type of product for solar cells was proposed by specialists of the Ural Federal University (UrFU) as well as the Institute of Organic Synthesis of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with their associates. The compounds found will considerably decrease the cost of solar cell production. The article was released in the New Journal of Chemistry.
Oct 31, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Ural Federal University, Gennady Rusinov
Panasonic Shows New Innovation Solution to Optimise Renewable Energy
In the unique experiment, Panasonic located that battery storages, pure hydrogen fuel cell generators as well as solar PV generators can be made to work together for a stable supply of power and also appropriate control in a building or facility. Panasonic held that the solution is unaffected by climate adjustment.
Oct 31, 2022 // Technology, Panasonic, EverVolt Solar Modules, Ene-Farm, Green Impact, H2 KIBOU FIELD, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Kusatsu factory of Panasonic, Shiga Prefecture
UAH research aims to improve solar panel performance thru geothermal cooling
By utilizing geothermal cooling, a research group from the University of Alcala in Spain has actually established a prototype solar panel with approximately 14% greater performance.
Oct 28, 2022 // Technology, Spain, Europe, solar panel, efficiency, UAH, University of Alcala
Researchers design next-generation electrolytes for lithium metal batteries
A team of scientists has found a new mechanism to stabilize the lithium metal electrode and electrolyte in lithium metal batteries. This new mechanism, which does not depend upon the typical kinetic technique, has the potential to considerably enhance the energy density-- the amount of energy stored relative to the weight or volume-- of batteries.
Oct 28, 2022 // Technology, Storage, University of Tokyo, lithium metal batteries, Atsuo Yamada
Dye-sensitized solar cells attain a new power conversion performance record
Mesoscopic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) were designed in 1990s by Brian O'Regan and Michael Grätzel, taking on the latter's name-- the world-famous Grätzel cells. DSCs convert light into electrical power via photosensitizers-- dye compounds that absorb light and inject electrons into an array of oxide nanocrystals which ultimately are collected as electrical current.
Oct 27, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, efficiency
Enhancing the stability of perovskite solar cells with a green as well as low-cost organic additive
Just Recently, Junyou Yang and Yubo Luo from the Huazhong University of Science as well as Technology, in cooperation with Xin Li from the National University of Singapore, released an article labelled "Enhancing the stability of planar perovskite solar cells by green as well as affordable cellulose acetate butyrate" in Journal of Energy Chemistry.
Oct 26, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, National University of Singapore, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Junyou Yang, Yubo Luo, Xin Li
New research locates means to boost light absorption in perovskite/Si tandem solar cells
A research group, affiliated with UNIST has prospered in achieving a power conversion efficiency (PEC) of 23.50% in a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell built with a special textured anti-reflective coating (ARC) polymeric film. According to the research study group, the PCE of the tool with the ARC film was sustained for 120 hrs, keeping 91% of its initial value.
Oct 25, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, efficiency, UNIST, Kyoung Jin Choi
A strategy to fabricate kesterite solar cells with a 13% performance
Kesterite (Cu2ZnSnS4, CZTS) is a sulfide mineral with an one-of-a-kind lattice structure that can be taken into consideration as derived from chalcopyrite CuInSe2 (CIS) by substituting two atoms of In3+ in the chalcopyrite by one atom of Zn2+ and also one atom of Sn4+.
Oct 25, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Fudan University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Washington