Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Breakthrough: Semi-Transparent Solar Cells Achieve 21.68% Efficiency
Breakthrough efficiency of 21.68% in semi-transparent perovskite solar cells by Korea Institute of Energy Research. Key step towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
Feb 22, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KIER
Zinc Additives Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Minimodules
Researchers develop mini solar modules using zinc trifluoromethane sulfonate, boosting efficiency and stability of perovskite cells for cost-effective production.
Feb 21, 2024 // Technology, perovskite, efficiency, Zinc, CubicPV, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, mini solar module
Revolutionary Solar Cell Tech: Efficiency Redefined
Revolutionary solar cell technology promises cheaper, faster, and more efficient energy production, marking a significant step towards a sustainable future.
Feb 20, 2024 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell, efficiency, Fraunhofer Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Enhancing Solar Efficiency: Laser-Doping IBC Cells for Better Performance
Revolutionize solar energy with laser-doping technique for enhanced efficiency and protection in IBC cells. Unlocking new possibilities for tandem cells and record-breaking conversion rates.
Feb 19, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, ISC
Breakthrough: Greener Perovskite Solar Cells with Antimony-Based Material
Researchers at Tor Vergata University of Rome have created air-stable perovskite solar modules, addressing toxicity concerns and improving efficiency by 81%.
Feb 15, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Tor Vergata University of Rome, CHOSE, Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy
Merida Aerospace Revolutionizes Space Solar Energy with Perovskite Cells
Merida Aerospace pioneers perovskite solar cells for LEO satellites, promising enhanced performance and cost-effectiveness. A game-changer in space exploration.
Feb 14, 2024 // Technology, perovskite cell, Merida Aerospace
TCI Unveils Game-Changing Hole Collecting Material for Perovskite Solar Cells
Discover TCI's groundbreaking 3PATAT-C3, a high-performance hole collecting material that revolutionizes perovskite solar cells. Prepare for the future of renewable energy with TCI's range of cutting-edge materials.
Feb 13, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Tokyo Chemical Industry, TCI
Incheon and Harvard Researchers Revolutionize Fuel Cell Durability
Scientists from Incheon University and Harvard University have developed a fatigue-resistant electrolyte membrane, revolutionizing fuel cell technology for industries beyond transportation.
Feb 7, 2024 // Technology, hydrogen, fuel cells, Incheon University, Harvard University, South Korean
South Korean Researchers Revolutionize Lithium-Ion Battery Efficiency
Researchers at Chung-Ang University in South Korea have discovered that high-concentration electrolytes can improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries, making electric vehicles more practical and eco-friendly.
Feb 6, 2024 // Technology, Storage, South Korea, Asia, lithium-ion battery, efficiency, Chung-Ang University
Liquid Crystals Revolutionize Perovskite Solar Cells, Achieving 26% Efficiency
Researchers discover liquid crystals' temperature-responsive properties, improving efficiency of perovskite solar cells by 22% and paving the way for larger-scale renewable energy generation.
Feb 5, 2024 // Technology, USA, solar cell, perovskite, North America, efficiency, Northwestern Chemistry and Northwestern Engineering
US Solar Boom Exposes Back Door to Banned Chinese Products
India's booming solar industry faces concerns over forced labor in Chinese components, as US ban creates opportunity for Indian producers to expand market share.
Feb 5, 2024 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Asia, North America
Revolutionary Triple-Layer Smart Windows: Durable, Moisture-Transmitting, and Haze-Free
Introducing the groundbreaking MTPW: a triple-layer thermochromic perovskite window inspired by medical masks. With enhanced durability and optical clarity, it's perfect for sustainable green buildings.
Feb 2, 2024 // Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, perovskite window, MTPW
Breakthrough: World's Most Efficient Quantum Dot Solar Cells Unveiled
UNIST research team achieves groundbreaking 18.1% efficiency with world's most efficient quantum dot solar cell, paving the way for next-gen solar cell commercialization.
Jan 31, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, UNIST, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Oxford PV Breaks World Record with 25% Solar Cell Efficiency
Oxford PV breaks world record in solar panel efficiency, paving the way for greater power output and reduced electricity costs. A significant milestone in the development of next-gen solar cells.
Jan 31, 2024 // Technology, solar cell, oxford pv, efficiency
Solar Pyrolysis: Revolutionizing Lithium Battery Recycling with Solar Energy
French researchers at PROMES-CNRS have developed a solar-powered pyro-metallurgical process to recycle valuable elements from lithium-ion batteries, revolutionizing the recycling landscape with concentrated solar thermal energy.
Jan 30, 2024 // Technology, Storage, Li-ion batteries, Gilles Flamant, hydro-metallurgy, PROMES-CNRS, Proof of Concept