Solar Technology & PV R&D News

CityU's Perovskite Innovation: A Heat Shield For Renewable Energy
City University of Hong Kong researchers have created an innovative SAM molecule to improve the thermal robustness of perovskite solar cells, unlocking their potential for use in hot climates and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Oct 23, 2023 // Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Zhu Zonglong
Temasek-Backed Xero Funds Cosmos Innovation's AI-Optimized Solar Cells
Cosmos Innovation has raised $19.7M to build self-learning fab in the solar and semiconductor space. Experience a 10x acceleration in process recipes with top semiconductor companies and capture energy from the sun more efficiently with perovskite silicon tandem solar cells.
Oct 20, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Cosmos Innovation
Italy's Solar Moth: Teaching Sustainability at its Finest
Witness the stunning combination of art, technology, and nature with Creazione SUGO's innovative Solar Moth installation, the world's largest solar-powered art-chitecture. Guinness-worthy and eco-friendly, explore a unique union of art and sustainability.
Oct 19, 2023 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Creazione SUGO, Solar Moth, Warner Discovery
IIT Bombay Team Unveil NCFs: 97% Efficient & Low Cost
Unlock the potential of the sun. Discover how nanostructured hard-carbon florets (NCFs) can absorb 97% of solar radiation, converting it to thermal energy with an efficiency of 186%. The perfect material for solar-thermal conversion.
Oct 19, 2023 // Technology, IIT Bombay, nano material, nanostructured hard-carbon florets
Shingle PVST Cells for Efficiency Boost
Unlock the power of shingling for Perovskite-Silicon Tandem (PVST) cells with Fraunhofer ISE and Oxford PV's research. Increase module efficiency and reduce shadowing losses with their 1/6 cut PVST cells and low-temperature silver paste.
Oct 17, 2023 // Technology, Fraunhofer ISE, oxford pv, Perovskite-Silicon cell
25.1% Efficient Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Device
This research team has designed a large-area two-terminal tandem solar cell that boasts a 25.2% efficiency with over 10 cm2 in area. Learn more about the lithium fluoride interlayer that helps overcome common PV cell issues.
Oct 16, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Arizona State University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2035: Solar Space Farm to Power UK
Space Solar is revolutionizing renewable energy with a 2km-long solar farm in space. By 2035, Earth could receive 13x more energy than terrestrial and offshore wind farms, thanks to ESA-backed satellite technology. Join Space Solar in revolutionizing the future of sustainable energy and securing a brighter future for the planet.
Oct 13, 2023 // Technology, Plants, UK, Europe
Sunny Albania Powers Up With Solar Plant
Albania embraces solar power with the Karavasta power station - 234,828 new solar panels generating 140 megawatts to power homes and protect local species. 53 families will be reimbursed for land appropriation to create this renewable energy facility.
Oct 11, 2023 // Technology, Europe, Albania
Oxford PV Powers 'Green Thunder' at 2023 Solar Race
Oxford PV and Top Dutch Solar Racing team up to power the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with Oxford PV's perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells. Experience a 20% increase in power and watch the team race to the podium!
Oct 11, 2023 // Technology, Transport, solar cells, oxford pv, perovskite-on-silicon
Boost Efficiency: Perovskite Cells with Nanoimprinted Layer
Exciting new research reveals perovskite photovoltaic cells with improved optoelectronic properties and reduced optical losses. Nanoimprinting method employed to create efficient, cost-effective anti-reflective layer compatible with tandem configurations. Possibility of producing entire devices on a large scale in a single process!
Oct 9, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Fraunhofer Institute, University of Warsaw
Decentralized Hydrogen from High-Efficiency Solar Cells
Unlock the power of the sun with a new, ultra-efficient solar cell from the University of Tübingen. Boasting 18% efficiency and cost-effectiveness, this revolutionary technology could revolutionize energy production and reduce CO2 emissions.
Oct 5, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, University of Tübingen
Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Cell Reaches 38.39% Efficiency
Unlock potential of tandem photovoltaic cell: Researchers design & simulate all-inorganic lead-free CIGS & perovskite cells for 38.39% efficiency.
Oct 4, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, CIGS, Southeast University, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Panasonic Powers Up Windows: Perovskite Inkjet Printing
Introducing the world's 2nd highest efficiency perovskite solar cell-infused power-generating glass by Panasonic in 2028. Test project already in place in Kanagawa prefecture, bring in the light while preserving visibility with this revolutionary material!
Oct 3, 2023 // Technology, Panasonic
Solar-Powered Looms: Doubling Income & Women's Empowerment
Experience Resham Sutra, a Delhi-based social enterprise, and help empower women artisans across India to double their income with solar-powered looms. Purchasing these machines reduces CO2 emissions and overcomes unreliable electricity supplies. Support Resham Sutra in expanding their reach and helping provide loans to artisans.
Oct 3, 2023 // Technology, India, Asia
Boviet Solar's Hail-Proof Modules: A Top Performer
PVEL's Annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard provides empirical data on the performance of Boviet Solar Technology Co.'s Vega Series 540W Bifacial PV Modules - top performers that can withstand hail while reducing insurance claims for successful long-term operations. Discover the data and benchmarking performance of these resilient modules.
Oct 3, 2023 // Technology, PV module, Boviet