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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Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Beijing-based Hanergy Holding Group Ltd, the thin-film solar power company, has announced that its Chengdu Research & Development Center has once again breached the world record for its silicon heterojunction ...
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UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, a global safety science company, has come up with India’s first mobile over-voltage ride through (OVRT) laboratory to help solar and wind companies comply ...
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MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé, a provider of thin-film solar solutions, has announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, one of the largest solar research institutes in Europe, has confirmed an ...
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Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers at the Deakin University have come up with an innovative way to extract silicon for discarded solar panels and turn it into nano silicon for batteries. This latest innovation ...
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NASA to Send Israeli Solar-Powered Generator to International Space Station in 2020

NASA to Send Israeli Solar-Powered Generator to International Space Station in 2020

Israel’s leading research university, Ben-Gurion University (BGU), has designed a miniaturized solar-power prototype that will help private commercial space missions. Designed by Professor Jeffrey Gordon and his U.S. colleagues, the ...
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Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of research scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) has had a breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, an outcome multiple entities around the world are incessantly ...
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Researchers Develop an Algorithm that Can Improve the Efficiency of Solar Panels

Researchers Develop an Algorithm that Can Improve the Efficiency of Solar Panels

In an important technological development, the researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method to better utilize the amount of energy that’s collected by solar panels. “We’ve developed ...
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Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Researchers at the French Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) have collaborated with researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and others to efficiently capture the sunlight ...
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MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
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Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Scientists working in the field of solar energy are constantly trying to find a balance between efficiency and cost. Recently, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
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Indian Space Research Organization Develops Solar Calculator App

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has developed an android application called the ‘Solar Calculator’, to calculate solar energy. This app will be utilized to select the locations for solar ...
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IREDA Launches Mobile Apps for Managing Vendor Payments, Wind and Solar Generation Based Incentives

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched mobile apps for managing vendor payments and wind and solar generation based incentives. These apps are expected to help IREDA provide ...
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