Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have claimed to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.80% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The result was ...
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US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it has achieved its summer goal of signing up at least 125 communities for the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) ...
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Researchers Find a Way to Prevent Electric Current Loss in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers Find a Way to Prevent Electric Current Loss in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at the University of Cambridge claimed to have found a way to prevent the loss of electric current that declines the efficiency of organic solar cells. Organic solar cells are flexible, ...
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DC-Coupled Hybrid Projects Provide Higher Net Value When PV Penetration is High

DC-Coupled Hybrid Projects Provide Higher Net Value When PV Penetration is High

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power demand has increased due to favorable policies, technological advancements, cost reduction, and clean energy uptake. However, without storage deployment or an increase in price-responsive load, growth ...
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Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese Fraunhofer ISE

Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese: Fraunhofer ISE

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy have claimed that solar modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40% less carbon dioxide than modules manufactured in China. China dominates the solar ...
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Nanoparticle Paste to Maximize Perovskite Solar Cells' Efficiency Developed

Nanoparticle Paste to Maximize Perovskite Solar Cells’ Efficiency Developed

Researchers at the ITMO University's School of Physics and Engineering have developed a paste of titanium dioxide and resonant silicon nanoparticles to maximize perovskite solar cells' efficiency. The paste increases the generation ...
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A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have claimed to have invented a battery component that provides an added layer of protection to prevent short circuits, the leading cause of fires in ...
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Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

To lower the cost of specialized photovoltaic (PV) panels used to generate electricity in space — like the ones used in Mars rovers and space probes — researchers at the ...
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Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Researchers at Australian National University claim to have produced a more efficient type of solar cell using laser processing. The cell produced is supposedly a true bifacial solar cell with ...
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Researchers Develop Device to Recover Waste Heat from Photovoltaic Units

Researchers Develop Device to Recover Waste Heat from Photovoltaic Units

Scientists from the University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Rome Tor Vergata, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have fabricated a thermally-coupled electrically-separated hybrid thermoelectric, photovoltaic system (HTEPV)-based device based on a ...
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Pairing Metal Halide Perovskites with Silicon Solar Cell Could Enhance Cell’s Efficiency

Pairing Metal Halide Perovskites with Silicon Solar Cell Could Enhance Cell’s Efficiency

Researchers at Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, have asserted that combining metal halide perovskites with conventional silicon could overcome the 26% efficiency limit of solar cells made with only ...
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Researchers Claim Power Conversion of 12.2% for Flexible CZTS Thin-Film Solar Cells

Researchers Claim Power Conversion Efficiency of 12.2% for Flexible CZTS Thin-Film Solar Cells

Researchers from the Center for Thin Film Solar Cell at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) claimed to have achieved a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 12.2% ...
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Machine Learning-Based Hybrid Algorithms to Forecast Power Generated by Solar Projects

Machine Learning-Based Hybrid Algorithms to Forecast Power Generated by Solar Projects

Researchers led by Dr. Kalop of Urban Environmental Engineering and Professor Heo Jong-wan from Incheon National University, South Korea, have developed two new machine learning-based models that forecast the power generated ...
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New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

In a bid to improve the stability and efficiency of perovskite solar cells, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has worked on a new printing process called ...
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Fraunhofer ISE Sets 68.9% Efficiency Record for Photovoltaic Cell Under Laser Light

Fraunhofer ISE Sets 68.9% Efficiency Record for Photovoltaic Cell Under Laser Light

At the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System (ISE) demonstrated how they have obtained a record conversion efficiency of 68.9% with a photovoltaic ...
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Gravity-Based Storage Devised for Residential Rooftop Solar Applications

Gravity-Based Storage Devised for Residential Rooftop Solar Applications

Two researchers from the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom, and a researcher from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, have designed a residential ...
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Microscopic Solar Seeds to Help Develop Uniform 2D Perovskite Crystals

Microscopic Solar Seeds to Help Develop Uniform 2D Perovskite Crystals

Researchers from Rice University have created microscopic seeds for growing uniform 2D perovskite crystals. The latest discovery is both stable and highly efficient at harvesting solar power, said the scientists ...
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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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