Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Shenzhen S.C. Invests in Perovskite Solar Cell Tech
Shenzhen S.C. is investing up to 961 million RMB (USD$134 million) in the manufacture of equipment for perovskite and perovskite tandem solar cells. This strategic investment is set to take advantage of the potential of the technology and enhance the company's position in the PV market. The project will focus on setting up production facilities in Jiangsu province, China, with an annual capacity of 160 PVD, 119 RPC, and 60 VEC equipment.
Jul 5, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Shenzhen S.C.
MBRAUN: Aiding KAUST in Setting New Perovskite Record
KAUST University in Saudi Arabia breaks new world record in efficiency of perovskite tandem solar cells with the help of MBRAUN systems, reaching 33.7% certified power conversion efficiency. This ultra-high performance photovoltaic technology is essential for fast green energy transition.
Jul 4, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, efficiency, KAUST
IIT Bombay Team Harnesses Tandem Device for Efficient, Stable Solar Cells
IIT Bombay team demonstrates a higher efficiency and greater stability in their solar cell tandem device, potentially leading to low lifetime costs for solar cells.
Jul 3, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, NCPRE
Toyota & EneCoat: Carbon-Neutral Automotive PSCs
EneCoat and Toyota Motor Corporation join forces to develop and commercialize highly efficient automotive perovskite solar cells to contribute to achieving carbon neutrality. Their joint venture seeks to advance renewable energy, self-sufficiency, and power generation efficiency.
Jun 30, 2023 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Toyota Motor, EneCoat
Unlocking Perovskite Solar Efficiency and Stability
The University of Oxford and the University of the Basque Country have made a breakthrough in the development of perovskite solar cells. Through the use of an additive, the cells have 25.7% efficiency, improved air stability, and longer longevity. Read on to discover more.
Jun 28, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, University of Oxford, University of the Basque Country
Low-Cost Perovskite Solar Cells: Nickel-Doped Graphite Solution
Explore the potential of cost-effective perovskite solar cells. Researchers from multiple institutions have developed an alternative to using costly metals with a nickel-doped graphite layer and a bismuth-indium alloy layer, enabling a simple painting process for low-cost fabrication. With the potential to reduce manufacturing costs by up to 1000x, solar energy may become more accessible.
Jun 27, 2023 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, graphite
Unlocking Perovskite's Potential: Florida State University's Real-World Solar Cell Tests
Researchers from Florida State University and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering study next-gen material for solar cells in real-world conditions. Findings suggest potential implementation of perovskite-based upconversion devices in commercial solar cells, advancing more efficient solar cell technologies.
Jun 23, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Florida State University
NUS Scientists Invent World Record-Breaking Solar Cells
NUS scientists have achieved a world record of 24.35% power conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells, paving the way for a more efficient, cheaper and durable energy source. This groundbreaking research has potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and secure the world's energy future.
Jun 22, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, NUS
Beaming Solar Power From Space: Orbital & Virtus Join Forces
Orbital Composites and Virtus Solis join forces to develop a megawatt-scale space-based solar power station that will beam energy down to Earth. Japan and China are already investing and it could revolutionize renewable energy worldwide. Learn more.
Jun 22, 2023 // Technology, startup, Orbital Composites, Virtus Solis
Unveiling Tandem Solar Cells' Temperature Coefficient
KAUST researchers conduct tests to determine accuracy of temperature coefficient metric for perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. Results show external quantum efficiency, bandgap, local solar spectrum, and operating temperature range all influence assessment. Research team unable to predict changes in tandem cells under outdoor conditions. Findings could help community better understand outdoor data and improve tandem cell efficiency.
Jun 22, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, KAUST
"Sunlight to Fuel" From Air, Plastic Waste
This revolutionary technology by the University of Cambridge helps convert carbon dioxide, plastic waste, and industrial exhaust into sustainable fuels and valuable chemicals. Reduce emissions and eliminate reliance on oil and gas with the carbon dioxide utilization for a zero-carbon future.
Jun 21, 2023 // Technology, University of Cambridge, CO2, Erwin Reisner
20.15% Efficiency: In2S3 Perovskite Solar Cell
Discover how an international team successfully designed a highly-efficient perovskite solar cell with an ETL made of indium sulfide (In2S3). Read the article to find out more.
Jun 19, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency
Revitalize RVing: Eco-dynamic's Solar Awning Artpiece
The Artpiece for RV 1000W is the world's first solar awning by Eco-dynamic Tech. Get 25% off and free gifts when you pre-order online. 1000W of power, 360° flexible HJT solar cells with LED lights!
Jun 16, 2023 // Technology, USA, North America, Eco-dynamic
33.5% Conversion Efficiency: LONGi Solar Cells
LONGi achieves world-leading conversion efficiency of 33.5%, leading the charge in photovoltaic industry growth and development. Discover how the company is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Jun 16, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, LONGi, efficiency
CubicPV Raises US$103M for U.S 10GW Wafer Production
CubicPV is now looking to build a 10GW US silicon wafer manufacturing base, and to continue its research into perovskite-silicon tandem technology.
Jun 14, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, USA, silicon, North America, CubicPV