Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Scientists examine interfacial interactions of lead-free perovskites for reliable hydrogen manufacturing
A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Curtin University, National Taiwan University, Huazhong University of Science as well as Technology, Nankai University as well as Polish Academy of Sciences recently developed a lead-free perovskite photocatalyst that delivers extremely effective solar energy-to-hydrogen conversion.
Jan 18, 2023 // Technology, hydrogen, perovskite, Curtin University, City University of Hong Kong, CityU, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Nankai University, Polish Academy of Sciences
Unraveling the interfacial interactions of lead-free perovskite for efficient hydrogen manufacturing
The conversion of solar power into hydrogen energy stands for a promising and also eco-friendly technique for resolving the energy shortage and also reducing fossil fuel discharges. A research group from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) lately established a lead-free perovskite photocatalyst that delivers very reliable solar energy-to-hydrogen conversion.
Jan 16, 2023 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, hydrogen, perovskite, City University of Hong Kong, CityU, Sam Hsu Hsien-Yi
Scientists count on facet engineering for more stable perovskite solar cells
Scientists at Switzerland's EPFL as well as Sungkyunkwan University in Korea have attended to the issue of perovskite solar cells' stability.
Jan 13, 2023 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Korea, solar cell, perovskite, Switzerland, EPFL, Sungkyunkwan University
Metal-free batteries raise hope for even more sustainable and also economical grids
Rechargeable batteries that utilize ammonium cations as charge carriers could provide ecofriendly and sustainable substitutes to metal-ion-based batteries, researchers at KAUST show.
Jan 13, 2023 // Technology, Storage, KAUST, Husam Alshareef, Zhiming Zhao
Improving perovskite solar cell resistance to degradation
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) can be made with low-cost materials, are highly effective, can surpass conventional silicon solar cells, as well as have the prospective to reinvent renewable energy. However, one of the current drawbacks preventing their widespread usage has is their lack of functional stability.
Jan 13, 2023 // Technology, Asia, Korea, solar cell, perovskite, Sungkyunkwan University, EPF
Perovskite absorbers enable solar-powered system that converts plastic as well as greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have actually developed a system that can change plastic waste and also greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels and various other valuable products-- utilizing power from the Sun. The team mentions that this is the first time that a system that can convert two waste streams into 2 chemical products at the same time has actually been achieved in a solar-powered reactor.
Jan 11, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, University of Cambridge, Erwin Reisner, Subhajit Bhattacharjee, Motiar Rahaman
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Awards $30 Million For Cheaper Solar Gains
The University of New South Wales Sydney have actually been awarded $30 million under ARENA R&D Program to sustain R&D and commercialisation activities to significantly reduce the cost of solar. The scientists are going to receive $30 million for 9 projects across the cells and also modules stream, and the Balance of System, Operations as well as Maintenance stream.
Jan 10, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, ARENA, unsw, balance of system, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Cells and Modules stream, improve cell and module efficiency, Operations and Maintenance stream, Nicholas Ekins, Nicholas Fisk, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales Sydney
Swedish-Israeli research group will certainly examine the self-healing abilities of perovskite solar cells
A research collective project involving scientists from Sweden's Karlstad University and also Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as well as Weizmann Institute of Science will take a look at exactly how perovskite solar cells could recover and self-repair at night.
Jan 9, 2023 // Technology, Sweden, solar cells, Europe, Asia, Israel, perovskite, Karlstad University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Weizmann Institute of Science, Ellen Moons
Pusan Researchers Develop Sodium-Ion Battery Anode to End Lithium Dependence
Scientists from Korea as well as United States have actually lately developed pyrolyzed quinacridones that exhibit high sodium-ion storage performance as well as cycling stability. Besides having physicochemical properties similar to that of lithium, sodium is both sustainable and cost-effective.
Jan 9, 2023 // Technology, Storage, Lithium-ion batteries, Energy storage systems, Pusan National University, sodium ion, Seung Geol Lee, sodium ion batteries, pyrolyzed quinacridones, SIB, sodium-ion battery anode, South Korea sodium battery research
Scientist report on novel approach for high performance and also spectrally stable deep-blue perovskite LEDs
Researchers from Yonsei University, Sungkyunkwan University as well as Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have actually suggested a rapid crystallization method based on hot-antisolvent bathing for awareness of deep-blue perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs).
Jan 6, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, IBS, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, Institute for Basic Science
Renshine Solar introduces 29.0% performance for all-perovskite tandem solar cell
Chinese perovskite solar technology company Renshine Solar (Suzhou) has actually announced 29.0% steady-state power conversion efficiency of all-perovskite tandem solar cell created in-house. The company currently expects to surpass 30% in 2023.
Jan 5, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Japan Electrical Safety and Environment Technology Laboratories, JET, Tan Hairen, Renshine Chairman
University of Sydney's project with SunDrive on commercializing perovskite-silicon cells secures ARENA funding
University of Sydney's Professor Anita Ho-Baillie is joining forces with Sydney-based renewable technology firm SunDrive to commercialize perovskite-silicon cells, with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) of AUD$ 2.78 million (over USD$ 1.9 million).
Jan 4, 2023 // Technology, Anita Ho-Baillie, University of Sydney, perovskite-silicon cells, David McKenzie, Jianghui Zheng, Arafat Mahmud
Researchers present new method for fabricating thin films of perovskite oxide semiconductors
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led, University of Wisconsin-- Madison and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have actually developed a new method for making thin films of perovskite oxide semiconductors, a class of "smart" materials with distinct properties that can transform in response to stimuli like light, magnetic fields, or electrical fields.
Jan 4, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bharat Jalan
Warwick University protects USD$ 2.6 million grant to investigate perovskite solar cell materials
Warwick University has actually been granted ₤ 2.2 million (over USD$ 2,620,000) to investigate metal halide perovskite compounds, for use in transparent and flexible photovoltaic panels, which stay stable precede. A new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer will be utilized to understand just how to enhance lifespan and durability of these solar cells.
Jan 4, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, perovskite solar cell, Warwick University
Interfacial engineering for improved stability of flexible perovskite solar cells
Flexible perovskite solar cells with low weight, high flexibility, and conformability have stood out for portable electronic items. The interface is critical in perovskite solar cells for both solar efficiency and operational stability.
Jan 4, 2023 // Technology, perovskite solar cells, Beijing Institute of Technology, Qi Chen