Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Resurgence of Heterojunction (HJT) Solar Panels
Heterojunction Solar cells combine two various technologies into one cell-- a crystalline silicon cell sandwiched in between 2 layers of amorphous "thin-film" silicon
Oct 25, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, REC Group, bifacial solar modules, Reliance, Goldi Solar, HJT Solar Modules
2D ruddlesden-popper phase perovskite passivation layer for effective and also stable PSCS
A research team, led by Professor Hyesung Park in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has done well in producing possibly high efficiency, stable, as well as scalable perovskite solar cells (PSCs) using vacuum deposition device, a technique of fabricating organic light-emitting display tools (OLEDs). Such technique is additionally helpful for the automation of batteries, which is anticipated to additional increase the commercialization of the PSCs, according to the research team.
Oct 21, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, UNIST, Hyesung Park, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Researchers establish high-efficiency monolithic perovskite/black silicon TOPCon tandem solar cells
A research study team led by Prof. Ye Jichun at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has established high-performance monolithic perovskite/black silicon (b-Si) solar cells with a tunnel oxide passivated call (TOPCon), achieving a certified power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 28.2%. Results were published in Joule.
Oct 19, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, efficiency
Very first single-crystal organometallic perovskite fiber optics
Due to their extremely high efficiency in transferring electrical costs from light, perovskites are called the future generation material for photovoltaic panels and also LED screens. A team led by Dr. Lei Su at Queen Mary University of London now have designed a brand-new application of perovskites as fiber optics. The results are published in Science Advances.
Oct 19, 2022 // Technology, perovskite, Queen Mary University of London, Lei Su
Bifacial monolithic all-perovskite tandem solar cells form new architecture
Metal halide perovskite solar cells have actually drawn in substantial focus as their power conversion performances (PCEs) remained to increase from below 4% to over 25%.
Oct 18, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Hairen Tan, Nanjing University
Optimizing reliable perovskite photovoltaics
Establishing low-cost and steady steel electrodes is vital for automation of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). As an earth-abundant component, Cu comes to be a different candidate to change rare-earth element electrodes such as Au and Ag, because of its comparable physiochemical residential or commercial properties with simultaneously great security and also affordable.
Oct 14, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Huanping Zhou, Peking University, PKU
Flexible solar cells with record efficiency of 22.2%.
Empa scientists have, once again, enhanced the efficiency of CIGS flexible solar cells. Separately certified measurements disclosed a power conversion performance of 22.2% to transform light into electrical energy, a renovation from their previous record value of 21.4%.
Oct 12, 2022 // Technology, Italy, Europe, efficiency, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Flexible solar cells, Romain Carron
Attaining photovoltaic power generation for over 1,000 constant hours, performance more than 20%.
NIMS has created a durable 1-cm2 perovskite solar cell capable of generating electricity for greater than 1,000 continual hrs at a photoelectric conversion performance (i.e., power generation efficiency) of greater than 20% in direct exposure to sunlight. Since this solar cell can be made externally of a plastic product at around 100 ° C, this technique may be utilized to create light, versatile solar cells.
Oct 10, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, perovskite solar cells, National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS
Perovskite solar cell with copper electrode hits 20.1% performance
Chinese scientists have actually developed a brand-new solar cell with a planar n-i-p framework and also an indium tin oxide (ITO) substratum. It additionally has a tin( IV) oxide (SnO2) barrier layer, a perovskite layer, a hole transport layer (HTL), and also a layer made of copper. It had the ability to keep around 92% of its preliminary effectiveness after 1,000 hours.
Oct 6, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, efficiency, Chine, perovskite solar cell
High power costs 'affecting EU clean energy supply chains'
Investments in solar PV and also battery cell manufacturing could be mothballed unless electricity expenses fall, says Rystad
Oct 5, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Europe, rystad energy
Solar harvesting system has possible to produce solar power 24/7
The excellent inventor Thomas Edison as soon as claimed, "So long as the sun shines, man will be able to establish power in abundance." His had not been the initial terrific mind to marvel at the idea of taking advantage of the power of the sun; for centuries inventors have actually been contemplating as well as developing the way to harvest solar energy.
Oct 4, 2022 // Technology, University of Houston, Bo Zhao
Improved performance of all-polymer solar cells
Solar cells are an important contributor to a renewable energy supply, but photovoltaic panel waste will quickly end up being an enormous problem. Now, in a study just recently released in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) have checked out the science that may assist improve the utility of easily mass-producible, all-polymer-based solar cells.
Oct 4, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Masakazu Nakamura
Natrion Unveils New Battery Components that Reduce Fire Risks
New material LISIC provides high ion transportation capability at ambient conditions while having a thermal strength in excess of 200 ° C and being fully dense. The result is a near-zero fire risk for batteries built with LISIC, and a substantially decreased ability for a thermal event to heighten or broaden.
Sep 29, 2022 // Technology, Storage, electrolyte, Li-ion Battery, solid state batteries, Alex Kosyakov, LISIC278, Natrion, natural graphite anode, NMC532 cathode, solid-electrolyte separator, zero porosity
Toshiba tests transparent solar cell layered on silicon cell for 9.5% effectiveness
Researchers at Toshiba in Japan have actually reported an innovation in output as well as integrity with its split transparent solar cell/silicon solar cell prototype.
Sep 28, 2022 // Technology, Japan, Asia, solar cell, Toshiba
Promoting the expansion of photovoltaics by cutting production times for high-efficiency solar cells by half
When producing silicon solar cells, it is essential to have a high throughput. This lowers production prices as well as relieves supply traffic jams as more photovoltaics installments are being released in Germany and also worldwide.
Sep 28, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, efficiency, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE