MIT Researchers Develop Water-Free and No Contact Method to Clean Solar Modules

MIT Researchers Develop Water-Free and No Contact Method to Clean Solar Modules

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method that uses static electricity to keep solar panels free of dust, removing the need for cleaning with water ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Light Can Act as an Efficiency Booster for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Light Can Act as an Efficiency Booster for Lithium-ion Batteries

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kyushu University in Japan have demonstrated how light could be used to improve the efficiency of fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, and ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

Researchers at MIT and Google Brain have developed a computational simulator that can help predict whether changes to materials or design will improve performance in new photovoltaic (PV) cells. The ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage MIT

New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage: MIT

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel electrode material that they believe can be integrated into a semi-solid battery to store renewable energy cost-effectively. The ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
IBM Claims to Have Come Up with A Battery that Could Replace Lithium-Ion

IBM Claims to Have Come Up with A Battery that Could Replace Lithium-Ion

A new research finding at IBM Research could help eliminate the use of heavy metals in battery production, and this could lead to a paradigm shift in the long-term sustainability ...
New Type of Electrolyte Can Boost Efficiency of Supercapacitors Used for Energy Storage

New Type of Electrolyte Can Boost Efficiency of Supercapacitors Used for Energy Storage

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have come out with a new class of liquids that will enhance the efficiency and stability of supercapacitors. They ...
Global Module Suppliers Trina and Canadian Solar Announce World Record Efficiencies

MIT Research: Driven by Government Policies, Solar Module Prices Fell by 99% in 4 Decades

There has been a drastic fall in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in the past four decades, with the reduction in prices nearing 99 percent. Recently, in a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Air Pollution Affects Solar Generation and Profitability of Developers: Report

Air Pollution Affects Solar Generation and Profitability of Developers: Report

Increasing air pollution levels can affect the energy generation capabilities of installed solar projects and can be a deterrent in utilizing the full solar potential. The scattering and extinction of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MIT Research Solar Pumps in India

Report: Big Variation in Cost and Performance of Solar Pumps in India

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have recently released a report evaluating a range of solar pump technologies and business models available in India for irrigation and salt mining ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar