A Molecular Glue That Boosts the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

A Molecular Glue That Boosts the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

In a step toward improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells, a research team at Brown University has devised a molecular glue that keeps a key interface inside cells ...
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SEIA Devises Tool to Increase Solar Supply Chain Transparency

SEIA Devises Tool to Increase Solar Supply Chain Transparency

U.S.-based Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has come up with a tool to increase supply chain transparency. The mechanism is likely to help ensure that all solar components are made ...
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Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have reportedly obtained a record conversion efficiency of 26% for both-sides-contacted silicon solar cells. Led by Armin Richter, the solar cell ...
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New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other organizations have found a novel electrolyte that could make it possible for lithium-ion batteries, which now typically ...
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Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

A team of researchers at the Tohoku University, Japan, have claimed that they have created an efficient tin monosulfide (SnS) solar cell that can help promote affordable and clean energy ...
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Researchers Develop Method To Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop Method to Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, have claimed that they have developed a new method to increase perovskite solar cells' efficiency by utilizing ions. The ...
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Chennai Researchers Claim a New Method to Improve Multicrystalline Silicon Ingots

Chennai Researchers Claim a New Method to Improve Multicrystalline Silicon Ingots

Researchers at the SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, have claimed that they have developed high-performance multicrystalline silicon ingots through the directional solidification (DS) method. The researchers explained that multicrystalline silicon ...
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Researchers Aim to Develop Solar Minimodules With a Conversion Efficiency of Over 15%

Researchers Aim to Develop Solar Minimodules With a Conversion Efficiency of Over 15%

A team of researchers at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with researchers from Northumbria University and Loughborough University, aim to develop solar minimodules with a conversion efficiency of over ...
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A Foldable Solar Cell With Conversion Efficiency of 15.2%

A Foldable Solar Cell With Conversion Efficiency of 15.2%

An international team of researchers at the Pusan National University, South Korea, have claimed that they have developed a foldable solar cell that could be integrated into everyday appliances. Existing ...
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MNRE to Remotely Monitor Solar Assets Under KUSUM Program

MNRE to Remotely Monitor Solar Assets Under KUSUM Program

The United Kingdom (U.K.)-India Power Sector Reforms (PSR) Program will assist the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the conceptualization, design, and development of the Solar Energy Data ...
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IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Researchers at the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay are developing crystalline silicon solar cells with targeted efficiency of 22%. Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell ...
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Mono PERC and Bifacial Solar Modules Poised to take the Lead Over the Next Few Years

Mono PERC and Bifacial Solar Modules Poised to take the Lead Over the Next Few Years

Mercom recently hosted a webinar on "Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market." The panelists discussed the workings of the solar module manufacturing industry and spoke about developments ...
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Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
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New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

A team of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) announced that they have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.15% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon ...
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Building-Integrated Solar PV Has Environmental, Aesthetic, Marketing Value_ Report

Building-Integrated Solar PV Has Environmental, Aesthetic, Marketing Value: Report

The Australian PV Institute (APVI) has published a report discussing the benefits of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrated into buildings and has proposed business models outlining their value to different ...
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Researchers Discover Material That Could Store Solar Energy for Several Months

Researchers Discover Material That Could Store Solar Energy for Several Months

A team of researchers from Lancaster University studying a crystalline material has discovered it can capture solar energy and store it for several months at room temperature and release it ...
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A New Way to Recycle Perovskite Used in Solar Cells

A New Way to Recycle Perovskite Used in Solar Cells

A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have come up with a new method to produce recyclable perovskite used in solar cells, according to a paper published ...
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An Additive That Could Enhance the Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells

An Additive That Could Enhance the Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics and Soochow University claimed that the introduction of diiodooctane (DIO) additives could enhance the efficiency of nano-scale ...
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$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would provide a $130 million funding for selected research projects to advance solar technologies. According to the agency, DOE will provide ...
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Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra have claimed to have developed a new method to regulate direct current (DC) voltage for grid-connected solar photovoltaic plus battery energy storage ...
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How Carbon Dioxide Gas Can Help Develop High-Performance Solar Cells

How Carbon Dioxide Gas Can Help Develop High-Performance Solar Cells

A group of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia said they discovered a process for depositing silicon oxide on silicon wafers to ...
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These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

Researchers at the Incheon National University claimed that they have designed a transparent solar cell that can generate power even under low-light conditions. The researchers explained that traditional solar cells, ...
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This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) claimed that they had developed an illumination model for deploying bifacial solar modules for large-scale solar projects, decreasing the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for ...
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Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Exciton Science claimed that they have developed a process that can help enhance the commercial use of ...
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This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Acciona Solar Power claimed that they had developed a technology that can enhance the efficiency and revenue of ...
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