Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced that its solar-powered drone has successfully completed its longest flight in Korea. The agency said that its solar-powered electrical aerial vehicle (EAV-3) succeeded ...
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These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

A research team from the South China University of Technology has claimed to have developed a new method of producing organic solar cells, which eliminate the need for potentially toxic ...
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NREL Researchers Discover New Materials for Super-Efficient Solar Cells

NREL Researchers Discover New Materials for Super-Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered new materials for super-efficient solar cells of the future. The research focuses on a carefully designed molecule that can efficiently split ...
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Australian Researchers Create Green Hydrogen from Solar Energy and Air

Australian Researchers Create Green Hydrogen from Solar Energy and Air

A research team from Newcastle University in New South Wales, Australia, has devised a system that uses solar power to conduct electrolysis on water harvested from air to create hydrogen, ...
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Swiss Parachutist Completes World’s First Skydive from a Solar-Powered Plane

Swiss Parachutist Completes World’s First Skydive from a Solar-Powered Plane

SolarStratos, a Switzerland-based technology firm, announced that its founder Raphael Domjan completed the first-ever skydive from a solar-powered plane over Payerne, Switzerland. According to the press statement, Raphael Domjan jumped ...
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Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (Fraunhofer IISB) have claimed that they have identified how impurities are formed in silicon crystals during their manufacturing process ...
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These Organic Solar Cells Can Be Used on Windows to Generate Energy

These Organic Solar Cells Can Be Used on Windows to Generate Energy

A research team from the University of Michigan said they set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. Instead of following the conventional silicon-based design, the team attained ...
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Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE announced a new record efficiency of 25.9% for the III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon. The research and development ...
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A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

Researchers at the Centre for Nano and Soft Science (CeNS) claimed that they had created an efficient and cost-effective palladium-based catalyst that can be used for electrochemical splitting of water ...
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Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) claimed that they had developed a power electronic inverter platform that can easily connect distributed solar panels, electric vehicles (EV), and electric storage ...
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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 ...