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
Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (Fraunhofer IISB) have claimed that they have identified how impurities are formed in silicon crystals during their manufacturing process ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Government Invites Proposal for Research on Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

Government Invites Proposal for Research on Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

The government of India’s (GOI) Department of Science and Technology (DST) is encouraging translational research on carbon capture, utilization & storage (CCUS). DST has invited proposals from Indian researchers in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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
A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

Researchers at the Centre for Nano and Soft Science (CeNS) claimed that they had created an efficient and cost-effective palladium-based catalyst that can be used for electrochemical splitting of water ...
/ / Other, Technology
Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) claimed that they had developed a power electronic inverter platform that can easily connect distributed solar panels, electric vehicles (EV), and electric storage ...
/ / Solar, Technology
India Installs Just 205 MW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2020

India Installs Just 205 MW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2020

India added only 205 MW of solar capacity in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), an 81% decline from the previous quarter's 1,090 MW of additions. The findings were ...
Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC Limited) has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoA) with the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Africa-Based REDAVIA Gets $1.73 Million Loan to Expand its Solar Power Leasing Model

Africa-Based REDAVIA Gets $1.73 Million Loan to Expand its Solar Power Leasing Model

African solar developer REDAVIA announced that it received €1.5 million ($1.73 million) as its first catalyst loan from Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa). REVADIA develops solar projects ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Stanford Researchers Develop New Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries Used in EVs

Stanford Researchers Develop New Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries Used in EVs

Researchers at Stanford University have claimed they developed a new electrolyte design that boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric vehicles (EVs) ...
Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy_ Report

Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy: Report

Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) have claimed that bifacial solar modules that track the sun produced 35% more energy than regular modules and could help ...
Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced that they have created a sodium-ion battery that can be made with widely and cheaply available ...
Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers at Purdue University, in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and Tufts University, have developed a technique to turn polymers into components for batteries using microwave ...
Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Generators

Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science, have published a research paper stating that they have succeeded in producing semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that ...
Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Japanese researchers have developed a new electrode material that they claim will make lithium batteries cheaper, more stable, and capable of holding more charge for longer periods. The team was ...
Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits_ Report

Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits: Report

A recent study published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open-access scientific journal, concluded that the harmful effects of burning wood for energy on the climate could be mitigated with ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
New Method Could Produce Ethanol From Plant Waste at a Low Cost

New Method Could Produce Ethanol From Plant Waste at a Low Cost

A new process that could significantly reduce the cost of producing biofuels like ethanol from plant waste has been discovered by researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
NASA to Send Israeli Solar-Powered Generator to International Space Station in 2020

NASA to Send Israeli Solar-Powered Generator to International Space Station in 2020

Israel’s leading research university, Ben-Gurion University (BGU), has designed a miniaturized solar-power prototype that will help private commercial space missions. Designed by Professor Jeffrey Gordon and his U.S. colleagues, the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE to Hold Third Edition of RE-INVEST from October 31-November 2, 2019

MNRE to Hold Third Edition of RE-INVEST from October 31-November 2, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has postponed the date for the third edition of global Renewable Energy Investors’ (RE-INVEST) meet and expo to be held in the ...
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Making Big Impact on African Households: Report

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Making Big Impact on African Households: Report

In its latest report, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), in association with Altai Consulting, has highlighted the impact and the benefits of off-grid solar home systems (SHS) in improving ...
/ / 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