Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Akcome Invests $140M in Next-Gen Solar Cells
Akcome is investing $140 million to create a HJT-Perovskite solar cell research and production base, promising low-temperature production and simpler incorporation. Join the initiative to capitalize on the solar cell's potential!
Jan 3, 2024 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, solar cell, perovskite, Akcome
Solar-Powered E Ink Weather Station: Explore!
Ricardo Sappia's solar-powered smart weather station tracks the moon state, sunrise/sunset, temperature, wind, and cloud cover, all in an energy-conserving E Ink display. Keep up with the elements without breaking the bank.
Jan 2, 2024 // Technology, Ricardo Sappia
Solar Farms in Space: Exploring Renewables Beyond Earth
Dr Dan Lamb, from Swansea University, is researching the viability of low-cost, lightweight solar panels in space, to continuously generate energy and transfer it to Earth. Fueling green propulsion solutions, lunar bases, and space-based solar power, Lamb's work could revolutionize our energy sources.
Jan 2, 2024 // Technology, Plants, Swansea University, Dan Lamb
TAILG Unveils Advanced Sodium-Ion Battery Tech in China
TAILG's new sodium-ion battery technology revolutionizes electric two-wheelers with extended warranties, long-range capabilities, superior low-temperature resistance and enhanced safety. Get the latest now, available in China!
Dec 29, 2023 // Technology, Storage, China, Asia, TAILG
SKY Perfect JSAT Expands Solar Forecasts Worldwide
SKY Perfect JSAT is launching its "Solar Meilleur" service in Europe to help solar power plants predict solar radiation & generate yield forecasts using weather satellite data & AI-supported devices. "Solar TAMAGO" will help traders in Europe take advantage of short-term solar power trading opportunities.
Dec 28, 2023 // Technology, Japan, Asia, SKY Perfect JSAT
Unveiling Photovoltaic Secrets of OIHPs
Unlock the secrets of the photovoltaic effect in OIHPs - research from RIKEN could see breakthroughs in improving solar cell efficiency. Discover how crystal symmetry and light shifting electron clouds can create an electric current.
Dec 27, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, efficiency, RIKEN
"Urban Mining": Revitalizing Solar Panels
Reuse and recycle: We Recycle Solar has created an 'urban mining' process to upcycle old solar panels, reclaiming up to 99% of their components and creating a profitable, sustainable industry.
Dec 26, 2023 // Technology, USA, North America
Rejuvenating Old Solar Panels: NTU Spin-Off Revives Energy Efficiency
EtaVolt's new technology brings quick and affordable rejuvenation to solar panels, restoring performance & preventing degradation for up to 5 years. Suitable for most solar modules & both indoor & outdoor use with added smart recycling services.
Dec 26, 2023 // Technology, Asia, solar panel, Singapore, efficiency, NTU Singapore
Solving Water Scarcity: Solar-Powered Boreholes
Onyedikachi Erete is revolutionizing rural Nigeria by installing solar-powered boreholes – providing clean drinking water and reducing waterborne diseases. USAID is partnering with Tanzania to fight water scarcity, while Morrow County's $1.7 million EPA grant is tackling the drinking water crisis. Together, these efforts are making a big impact in alleviating water scarcity.
Dec 26, 2023 // Technology, Africa, Nigeria, Onyedikachi Erete, Solar-Powered Boreholes
GCL Perovskite Sends PSCs to Space on Honghu II
GCL and Landspace have achieved a groundbreaking milestone with the successful deployment of GCL's perovskite module aboard the Honghu II satellite. This mission is a major advancement for aerospace and energy technologies, and will be used to evaluate the module's performance in the challenging space environment.
Dec 21, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, GCL, Landspace
Stopping Perovskite Degradation: Georgia Tech Unlocks the Key
Georgia Tech researchers make breakthrough in understanding degradation of new material for solar cells, discovering a way to prevent instability by adding a thin layer of molecules. Working to further develop the tech, they aim to create an ecosystem where Georgia can lead in emerging solar energy.
Dec 21, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Georgia Institute of Technology
LONGi Breaks 27% Solar Cell Efficiency
LONGi sets record with 27.09% efficiency solar cells, made with all-laser patterning process. Cutting costs and indium usage, LONGi is paving the way for brighter future of solar PV.
Dec 21, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cell, LONGi, efficiency
Solar-Clothing Heats & Cools Bodily Extremes
New solar-powered material adjusts body temperature for an optimal level in extreme heat or cold - giving you the freedom to explore colder climates or the hottest desert. Nankai University researchers have made a flexible open-face sandwich to create this revolutionary material.
Dec 19, 2023 // Technology, Nankai University
"Revolutionizing" Sepik Vanilla: Solar Dryers
Revolutionise vanilla production in Sepik region, PNG: EU-STREIT Programme introducing solar dryers to reduce curing time and maintain bean quality, while providing capacity-building training for 1,000+ rural households.
Dec 19, 2023 // Technology, Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, New Guinea
Rain Not Enough: Pollen Reduces Solar Performance
Discover how NREL and Solar Unsoiled are tackling the issue of pollen and bio-soiling on solar panels in the Southeastern US. A 10-year study finds that frequent rains are not enough to keep the panels clean and prevent financial losses.
Dec 19, 2023 // Technology, USA, NREL, solar panel, North America