Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment of various approaches used to manage solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at the end of their life ...
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Argonne Researchers Use Deep Learning to Study Avian Interactions with Solar Panels

Argonne Researchers Use Deep Learning to Study Avian Interactions with Solar Panels

Solar project installations across the United States are increasing, and scientists are trying their best to find out the impact of solar infrastructure on wildlife. Currently, the data collection methods ...
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IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued a new standard – the IEC 62938:2020 - to test the resistance of solar photovoltaic modules to large amounts of snow piling up ...
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Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy_ Report

Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy: Report

Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) have claimed that bifacial solar modules that track the sun produced 35% more energy than regular modules and could help ...
New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

A team of research scientists led by the University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have, for the first time, produced a new generation of ...
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These Quantum Dot Solar Cells Have No Toxic Elements

These Quantum Dot Solar Cells Have No Toxic Elements

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have come up with new quantum dot solar cells that can match the efficiency of the existing quantum dot-based devices. The best ...
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JA Solar Achieves Record 525 W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar Achieves Record 525W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar, a Beijing-based solar module manufacturer, announced that it had achieved the power output of record 525W for its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions. This latest achievement ...
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Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Researchers at Rice University in the United States of America have created a low-cost device that can split water to produce hydrogen fuel. The device is developed by the Brown ...
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Scientists Introduce An Innovative Way to Stabilize Perovskite Cells at High Temperatures

Scientists Introduce An Innovative Way to Stabilize Perovskite Solar Cells at High Temperatures

Scientists and researchers around the world have been trying to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Perovskites with its properties could just be the right ingredient to spur the development ...
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Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science, have published a research paper stating that they have succeeded in producing semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that ...
New Perovskite CIGS Tandem Cell Achieves Record Efficiency of 24.16 Percent

New Perovskite CIGS Tandem Cell Achieves Record Efficiency of 24.16%

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have developed tandem cells that combine two different semiconductors and convert different parts of the light spectrum into electrical energy. The new perovskite CIGS ...
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NREL Scientists Achieve Six-Junction Solar Cell Efficiency of Over 47%

NREL Scientists Achieve Six-Junction Solar Cell Efficiency of Over 47%

The scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a solar cell that has an efficiency exceeding 47%. The latest offering, which is a six-junction solar cell, now ...
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Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
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Canadian Solar Says it Has Achieved a Record Solar Cell Efficiency of 23.81%

Canadian Solar Says it Has Achieved a Record Solar Cell Efficiency of 23.81%

Canadian Solar, a global solar module supplier, and project developer, has announced that its team of researchers has set a world record of 23.81% conversion efficiency using the n-type large ...
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Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar has announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of photovoltaic (PV) science and technology (PVST) has fabricated Passivated Emitter Rear Cells (PERC) with a 23.39% power conversion efficiency ...
Solar Modules on Building Facades Can Deliver 50% More Energy Than Wall-Mounted Ones

Solar Modules on Building Facades Can Deliver 50% More Energy Than Wall-Mounted Ones

A team of researchers at the Germany-based organization, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, has discovered that photovoltaic (PV) elements on building facades can be useful to supplement the power ...
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Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers from the Hasselt University, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec), VITO, EnergyVille, and PERCISTAND consortium claim to have achieved a rare feat of 25% efficiency using a thin-film solar cell. Speaking on ...
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A Solar Cell That Can Work at Night

A Solar Cell That Can Work at Night

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have come up with a solar cell that can work at night. Well, it might come as a surprise to many, but thanks ...
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Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique that could increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells to 17% ...
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EESL Issues Tender to Procure Solar Pumps

Researchers from Tamil Nadu Have Come Up With Multi-Level Inverter for Solar Water Pumps

Solar-powered water pumping systems are a saving grace in areas that are not grid-connected or where the power supply fluctuates a lot. In a solar-based water pump, the solar energy ...
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Scientists Propose Technology That Could Reduce the Cost of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Scientists Propose Technology That Could Reduce the Cost of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

The scientists of St. Petersburg University in Russia have tested a new technology for the fabrication of high-efficiency solar cells based on A3B5 semiconductors integrated on a silicon substrate. A3B5 ...
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Researchers Develop Lead Absorbing Technology for Solar Perovskite Cells

Researchers Develop Lead Absorbing Technology for Solar Perovskite Cells

The researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have come up with a technology that could sequester the minuscule quantity of lead used in developing perovskite solar cells. This ...
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The University of Queensland Claims Higher Solar Efficiency Using ‘Quantum Dots’

The University of Queensland Claims Higher Solar Efficiency Using ‘Quantum Dots’

In an important development that can potentially change the way we look at solar power generation, researchers at The University of Queensland have come up with a flexible skin that ...
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Panasonic Claims Highest Conversion Efficiency of 16.09% for Perovskite Solar Panel

Panasonic Claims Highest Conversion Efficiency of 16.09% for Perovskite Solar Panel

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has achieved the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency of 16.09% for a perovskite solar module by developing a lightweight technology using a glass substrate ...
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Scientists Use Solar Energy to Save Coral Reefs in Gulf of Kutch

Scientists Use Solar Energy to Save Coral Reefs in Gulf of Kutch

To save the endangered coral reefs, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has installed the country’s first solar-powered biorocks in Mithapur located in the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. Speaking ...
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