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
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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
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
It's All About LCOE When it Comes Adopting Newer Module Technologies_ Mercom Webinar

It’s All About LCOE When it Comes to Adopting Newer Module Technologies: Mercom Webinar

Mercom Communications India hosted a webinar on the impact of larger capacity modules on solar projects and how they help lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) while delivering more power ...
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
Infosys Announces Carbon Neutrality

Infosys Announces Carbon Neutrality

Infosys, a leading Indian information technology company, announced that it has become carbon neutral 30 years ahead of the Paris Agreement's target year of 2050. In June 2020, Infosys signed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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
Solar Wafer Maker Leading Edge Technologies Secures $7.6 Million in Series A Funding

Solar Wafer Maker Leading Edge Technologies Secures $7.6 Million in Series A Funding

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies, a U.S.-based silicon wafer manufacturer, announced that it secured $7.6 million through Series A financing led by Prime Impact Fund. Clean Energy Ventures and DSM Venturing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Acciona Solar Power claimed that they had developed a technology that can enhance the efficiency and revenue of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total, a France-based oil and gas major, and Google Cloud have jointly developed Solar Mapper, a tool to predict rooftop solar energy potential. The tool aims to enhance the solar ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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
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
Australia to Invest $18 Billion in Low Emission Technologies Over the Next Decade

Australia to Invest $18 Billion in Low Emission Technologies Over the Next Decade

Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, said that the government is expected to invest $18 billion through new investments in low emission technologies over the next ten ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
European Commission Announces €1 Billion Fund to Promote Sustainable Projects

European Commission Announces €1 Billion Fund to Promote Sustainable Projects

The European Commission (EC) announced that it would launch a €1 billion (~$ 1.16 billion) European Green Deal call for research and innovation projects to tackle the climate crisis and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Airbus Plans Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Aircraft by 2035

Airbus Plans Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Aircraft by 2035

Airbus, a Netherland-based multinational aerospace company, has announced its plans to develop the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. According to its statement, the company is currently working on ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
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