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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee claimed that they had developed a process to slow phonos - the waves that ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Polymer to Enhance Efficiency of Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers Develop a Polymer to Enhance Efficiency of Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University claimed that they have developed a new polymer electrolyte for redox flow batteries that enhances its efficiency and heat-resistance capacity. Redox flow batteries are ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ RenewSys India Ramps Up Production of Solar Module Components

Daily News Wrap-Up: RenewSys India Ramps Up Production of Solar Module Components

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: RenewSys India Private Limited announced that it had increased its manufacturing capacity of encapsulant (EVA& POE) lines ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization suggested a special kind of solar cell that could be utilized ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

A research team from South Korea claimed that they had developed a large-area organic solar photovoltaic (PV) module with higher efficiency. The researchers applied a spin-coating method to develop the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Hemlock Semiconductor Acquires DuPont’s Solar Material Unit

Funding and M&A Roundup: Hemlock Semiconductor Acquires DuPont’s Solar Material Unit

Here is a roundup of corporate funding and M&A deals from last week covering the global renewable energy industry: Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) has acquired a DuPont business that makes trichlorosilane ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability_ Interview

EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability: Interview

Large corporations can play a significant role in spearheading the transition towards green energy, decarbonization, and a sustainable future. Over the last few years, Amazon, an e-commerce giant and one of ...
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Funding and M&A Roundup: ChargePoint Secures $127M, First Solar Sells O&M Business

Funding and M&A Roundup: ChargePoint Secures $127M, First Solar Sells NA O&M Business

Here are some of the important funding and M&A updates of last week from the global renewable energy industry: Mumbai-based early-stage VC Unicorn India Ventures has announced its fourth investment ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for the supply of 2 million multicrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The tender is open to domestic ...
EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced that it has installed over 1.2 million smart meters in India to date under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) Smart Meter National Program ...
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 ...
Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) claim to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 27.7% in mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells. This would only need to improve slightly, ...
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% ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the release of its ‘State Energy Efficiency Index 2019’ report, which keeps tabs on the progress made by the Indian states and union ...
To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

The central government and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have set new energy performance standards for room air conditioners and have mandated that the default temperature must be set ...
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (heat) and significantly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. According to the research, carbon ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

A corpus of ₹29.37 billion (~$0.43 billion) has been provided for off-grid renewable energy generation sources in the past three consecutive budgets, beginning with the financial year (FY) 2016-17 and ...
MNRE Asks Developers to Use Robotics for Efficient Use of Water in Solar Projects

MNRE Asks Developers to Use Robotics for Efficient Use of Water in Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter recommending efficient utilization of water for cleaning utility-scale solar projects. The ministry has said that project developers are ...
Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

India Has Spent Over ₹140 Billion to Mitigate Climate Change

From financial year 2014-15 to date, the Indian government has spent a corpus of ₹140.14 billion (~$1.96 billion) to fight climate change. The corpus was spent on implementing the National ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

World Bank Pledges $200 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Global financial institution World Bank has pledged a corpus of $200 billion for climate action over a five-year period. The World Bank has set this corpus to meet climate targets set by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy