Solar Technology & PV R&D News

Just how solar farms can function as havens for Australia's wildlife
Australia's renewable energy change has actually prompted the building and construction of dozens of large-scale solar farms. The boom helps reduce Australia's reliance on fossil fuels, however requires large areas of land to be converted to host solar infrastructure.
Feb 3, 2023 // Technology, Australia, Oceania
New Solar Cells Tested in Space Show Promising Results
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed photovoltaic nanowires using three materials to improve the efficiency of solar energy. These tandem solar cells are now being tested on satellites.
Feb 1, 2023 // Technology, Sweden, Europe, solar cell, efficiency, Lund University
Teraco to Expand African Data Centers with $680 Million Investment in Renewable Energy
Teraco Data Environments, Africa's largest data center firm, secures $680 million in debt funding to build a 100 MW utility-scale solar farm and expand its data centers with clean energy.
Feb 1, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Africa, Teraco, Samuel Erwin
Scientist acquire direct visualization of structural dynamics in monocrystalline 2D perovskites
Scientists at Rice University, INSA Rennes, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as well as Northwestern University have actually handled to directly visualize the architectural dynamics in monocrystalline 2D perovskites.
Jan 31, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Rice University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, INSA Rennes, Northwestern University
Stability of perovskite solar cells reaches next milestone
Perovskite semiconductors promise highly efficient and affordable solar cells. Nonetheless, the semi-organic product is very sensitive to temperature differences, which can swiftly cause fatigue damages in typical outdoor usage. Adding a dipolar polymer compound to the precursor perovskite solution assists to neutralize this.
Jan 30, 2023 // Technology, efficiency, HZB, perovskite solar cell, Antonio Abate
Chinese, Swiss Researchers Locate Cheaper & Faster Means For Perovskite Solar Cell Production
The purpose behind the new research is aimed at creating a future where solar power is more available and also cost effective. The discovery regarding the new production process is done via a paper published in peer-reviewed journal called 'Science.'
Jan 27, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, perovskite solar cell, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, advanced solar cells, Chinese researchers, HUST China, perovskite inks, Li Yong, Swiss Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces
Scientists estimate lifetime as well as efficiency required for PSCs to end up being affordable for domestic use
A global study group that included teams from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Fribourg, the University of the Basque Country and also the University of New South Wales has actually assessed the levels of efficiency and stability that perovskite solar cells (PSCs) need to attain in order to end up being an economically viable technology to compete with crystalline silicon cells in the rooftop segment.
Jan 26, 2023 // Technology, efficiency, perovskite solar cells, University of New South Wales, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Fribourg, University of the Basque Country
Retrofitting facades and also solar panels easily with ultra-thin glass
Cleaning glass facades and solar installments is costly as well as time-consuming. Dirt lowers the yield of solar modules. Nevertheless, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam as well as Plasma Technology (FEP) has actually currently been successful in applying crystalline titanium oxide to ultra-thin glass using a roll-to-roll procedure, thus achieving hydrophobic surfaces that come to be superhydrophilic under UV light.
Jan 26, 2023 // Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, FEP
Researchers utilize perovskites to drastically reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing iron and also steel furnaces
Researchers from the UK's University of Birmingham, in collaboration with China's University of Science & Technology Beijing, have utilized perovskite materials to develop a novel adjustment for existing iron and steel furnaces that could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steelmaking industry by almost 90%.
Jan 25, 2023 // Technology, UK, China, Europe, Asia, perovskite, University of Birmingham, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Yulong Ding, Harriet Kildahl
Doubling the capacity of iron oxide-type cathodes for affordable Li-ion batteries
A research group has demonstrated a high-energy lithium-ion (Li-ion) cathode, potentially paving the way for economical, risk-free as well as high-capacity Li-ion batteries.
Jan 23, 2023 // Technology, Storage, Li-ion Battery, Tohoku University
EPFL-led group makes use of additives to improve the stability and also efficiency of perovskite solar cells
A team of scientists, led by Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL and also Xiong Li at the Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells in Wuhan (China), have actually developed a technique that deals with stability issues of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) as well as raises their effectiveness.
Jan 23, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, EPFL, perovskite solar cells, Michael Grätzel, Xiong Li, Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells
Installing solar-powered refrigerators in creating countries can lower hunger and also slow climate modification
Food loss as well as waste are major problems worldwide. When food is discarded or permitted to spoil, it makes economies less effective and also leaves people hungry.
Jan 20, 2023 // Technology, USA, China, Asia, North America, solar-powered refrigerators
Polymer p-doping improves perovskite solar cell stability
Perovskite solar cells have drawn a significant amount of study attention as a promising option to conventional silicon-based solar cells, as a result of their effectiveness in converting sunlight right into electrical power. Perovskite solar cells are a hybrid of organic as well as not natural materials and also contain a light-harvesting layer as well as a charge-transporting layer.
Jan 20, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, EPFL, Michael Grätzel, perovskite solar cell, Xiong Li, Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells
Engineers improve solar cell effectiveness, stability
Purdue University scientists have actually produced new, multifunctional ligands that improve the fee transfer, power conversion capability and also long-lasting stability of perovskite solar cells.
Jan 19, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Purdue University, Letian Dou
Harnessing solar energy: New method improves readings of double-sided panels
A research laboratory in photonics and renewable energy at the University of Ottawa has actually developed a new method for determining the solar energy produced by bifacial photovoltaic panels, the double-sided solar modern technology which is expected to fulfill increased worldwide energy demands moving on.
Jan 19, 2023 // Technology, Solar Panels, University of Ottawa, Erin Tonita, Karin Hinzer