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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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, ...
Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV, a perovskite solar technology company, announced that it achieved a 27.3 percent conversion efficiency for its 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ...
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Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar PV auctions around the world in 2017 resulted in bids at new record lows, noted the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for ...