IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Researchers at the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay are developing crystalline silicon solar cells with targeted efficiency of 22%. Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Molten Salt Metal-Air Battery Can Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

Molten Salt Metal-Air Battery Can Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with six research institutes of China, has designed a new rechargeable battery using salt as a key ingredient to ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Government Seeks Proposals to Resolve Digital Challenges in Green Energy Transition

Government Calls for Proposals to Resolve Digital Challenges in Green Energy Transition

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has issued a call for research, development, and demonstration projects that can identify and resolve significant challenges in digital transformation for the green ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic Corporation, a Japan-based electronics company, has announced that it will wind up the production of solar products at its facilities in Malaysia and Japan by the end of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Nanostructured Alloy Could Revolutionize Aqueous Battery Manufacturing

New Nanostructured Alloy Could Revolutionize Aqueous Battery Manufacturing

Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have claimed to develop a battery anode based on new zinc and manganese-based nanostructured alloy that could change the way of ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Researchers at Incheon National University claimed that they had developed a new eco-friendly ZTO buffer that can be used in solar panels instead of existing buffers made with toxic materials ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra claimed that they developed a system that could be utilized to provide electricity access in rural areas of developing countries. The researchers ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

New Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell with Record Efficiency of 29.15%

A team of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) announced that they have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.15% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers Say 53 Million Hectares of Abandoned Land Could be Used for Solar Deployment

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have estimated the potential for solar photovoltaic (PV) and bioenergy deployment on recently abandoned cropland across the globe. The researchers ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
An Additive That Could Enhance the Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells

An Additive That Could Enhance the Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics and Soochow University claimed that the introduction of diiodooctane (DIO) additives could enhance the efficiency of nano-scale ...
/ / Solar, Technology
$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

$130 Million in Funding Goes to Projects Advancing Solar Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would provide a $130 million funding for selected research projects to advance solar technologies. According to the agency, DOE will provide ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar and its eight subsidiaries have signed the procurement contract for photovoltaic glass with Changzhou Almaden ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra have claimed to have developed a new method to regulate direct current (DC) voltage for grid-connected solar photovoltaic plus battery energy storage ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Solar Installations in India Picked Up Speed With 438 MW Added in Q3 2020

Solar Installations in India Picked Up Speed With 438 MW Added in Q3 2020

India added 438 MW of solar in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), a 114% rise over last quarter's 205 MW, according to Mercom India Research's newly released Q3 2020 ...
This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

A joint team of researchers from India and Wales, led by Swansea University researchers, said they were developing a  new process to convert hazardous medical waste into clean hydrogen fuel ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University claim that they have developed a liquid window panel that can reduce buildings' energy consumption by up to 45%. The researchers said that the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

Researchers at the Incheon National University claimed that they have designed a transparent solar cell that can generate power even under low-light conditions. The researchers explained that traditional solar cells, ...
/ / Solar, Technology
This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) claimed that they had developed an illumination model for deploying bifacial solar modules for large-scale solar projects, decreasing the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Exciton Science claimed that they have developed a process that can help enhance the commercial use 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 Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers Develop a Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers at TU Graz University claimed that they had developed a redox flow battery that utilizes conventional vanillin instead of liquid electrolyte, which could make the battery more environment friendly ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

HighLine Technology GmbH, a spin-off of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, claimed that it has developed a new dispensing technology, which enhances the electricity yield of silicon solar ...
/ / 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
Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

A hybrid system combining floating solar and hydropower projects may have the potential to generate a significant amount of clean energy annually. According to a research report by the National ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar