Australia Awards AU$29.5 Million to University for Solar Technology Research

Australia Awards AU$29.5 Million to University for Solar Technology Research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded AU$29.5 million (~$19.5 million) to the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) for research ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Australia Funds Research to Commercialize Silicon-Perovskite Tandem Tech

Australia Funds Research to Commercialize Silicon-Perovskite Tandem Tech

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded AU$2.78 million (~$1.9 million) in funding to the University of Sydney which has partnered with solar technology company SunDrive for research to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Scientists Claim 22.5% Efficiency in a Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Cell of Large Area

Scientists Claim 22.5% Efficiency in a Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Cell of Large Area

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE) collaborated with industry partners to achieve an efficiency of 22.55% in a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell measuring over 100 square ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Scientists Use Silver in Tandem Solar Cells to Achieve Record Efficiency

Scientists Use Silver in Tandem Solar Cells to Achieve Record Efficiency

Scientists at Empa, Swiss Laboratories for Material Science & Technology, said they have developed a low-temperature technique using silver to produce a bifacial perovskite-CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) tandem solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Improve Stability of Thin Perovskite Films Using New Solvent

Researchers Improve Stability of Thin Perovskite Films Using New Solvent

Researchers claimed to have developed improved thin perovskite films with reduced defects and better stability under higher temperatures by introducing dimethylammonium chloride as a new crystallization agent after substituting the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed a dual-fuel injection system that allows a diesel engine to run on a Hydrogen-Diesel hybrid fuel with 90% hydrogen ...
/ / Biofuel, Technology
Machine Learning Algorithm Developed to Study EV Battery Charging Time, Performance

Machine Learning Algorithm Developed to Study EV Battery Charging Time, Performance

Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom claimed to have developed a machine learning (ML) algorithm that can help reduce the charging times of batteries used in ...
Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells' Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells’ Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Recent efforts by TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec, and TU Delft, partners in Solliance, a solar research institute in the Netherlands, claim to have pushed the conversion efficiency of tandem solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Metal Fluoride in Perovskite-Silicon Solar Cells Can Boost Performance

Metal Fluoride in Perovskite-Silicon Solar Cells Can Boost Performance

A team of scientists from KAUST Solar Centre has found that inserting a metal fluoride layer on multi-layered perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells can stall charge recombination and enhance performance. When ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

In a new three-year collaborative study between the Wales-based Swansea University and Tata Steel U.K., researchers found that perovskite solar panels can be printed on steel atop establishments using screen ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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
Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Modules to Act as Reflective Building Material

Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Modules to Act as Reflective Building Material

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed colored solar cells from inexpensive perovskite semiconductor material, which can be integrated into facades or roofs of buildings ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

An international team of researchers from ICFO, Imperial College London, and University College London has claimed to have developed a new disorder-engineering technique for inorganic solar cells that achieved a record-breaking power conversion ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Scientists Develop Hydrogen by Electrochemical Methanol Reformation

Scientists Develop Hydrogen by Electrochemical Methanol Reformation

Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) claimed to have developed a method to produce energy-efficient hydrogen from a methanol-water mixture at ambient pressure ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up IREDA’s Revenue Target ₹27.49 Billion From Lending to Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA’s Revenue Target ₹27.49 Billion From Lending to Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of New ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Department of Energy to Invest $2.91 Billion to Boost Advanced Batteries’ Production

US Department of Energy to Invest $2.91 Billion to Boost Advanced Batteries’ Production

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued two notices of intent to invest $2.91 billion to enhance the production of advanced batteries, critical to the fast-growing clean energy industries, including ...
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
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Claim to Have Developed a Reactor for Cost-Effective Hydrogen Production

Researchers Claim to Have Developed a Reactor for Cost-Effective Hydrogen Production

A team of scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) Mohali claimed to have developed a prototype reactor that operates under natural sunlight to produce around 6.1 ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Off-Grid Solar Could Create 570,000 Jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022 Report

Off-Grid Solar Could Create 570,000 Jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022: Report

The off-grid solar value chain can create up to 570,000 jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022, excluding manufacturing, the UCL Engineering for International Development Centre has said in a recent report. Despite ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Machine Learning Can Accelerate Hydrogen Infrastructure Creation

Machine Learning Can Accelerate Hydrogen Infrastructure Creation

A team of materials and computer scientists from  Sandia National Laboratories and international collaborators used computational approaches to elucidate new high-entropy alloys with attractive hydrogen storage properties and direct laboratory ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

The Berkeley Lab has found that solar photovoltaic (PV) system sizes continue to grow in the United States. In 2020,  the median was 6.5 kW for residential systems, up from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Using Hydrogen to Economically Backup Wind and Solar Power: MIT Research

Using Hydrogen to Economically Backup Wind and Solar Power: MIT Research

According to research supported by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), hydrogen-fired power generation can be a cost-effective alternative to backing up solar and wind power. Emre Gençer and Drake D ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
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