Researchers Solve Major Challenge in Mass Production of Low-Cost Solar Cells

An international team of university researchers reports solving a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells — the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells. These crystalline structures show great promise because they can absorb almost all wavelengths of light. Perovskite solar cells are already commercialized on a small scale, but recent vast improvements in their […]

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Scientists develops solar powered system that can harvest fresh water from air

Scientists have developed a system that can harvest water out of the air using just solar power, an advance ideal for people living in arid areas of the world. The prototype, developed by researchers at University of California, Berkeley in the US, can extract drinkable water every day/night cycle at very low humidity and at […]

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Chinese scientists develops battery to store renewable energy

Chinese scientists have developed a lead carbon battery for storing power generated from solar panels and windmills and claimed that with such devices, the electricity supply is stable for use. An energy storage system with the batteries was piloted in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Xinhua news agency reported. There […]

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Scientists develops water based battery to store wind, solar energy

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a water based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy, which can be fed back into the electric grid and redistributed on high demand. The prototype manganese-hydrogen battery, described in the journal Nature Energy, stands just three inches tall and generates a mere […]

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Fraunhofer ISE, teamtechnik Show Industrial Maturity of Electrically Conductive Adhesives for Silicon Solar Cells

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and teamtechnik in a research report stated that it is now possible to connect high efficiency solar cells using electrically conductive adhesives in series production. The results of the joint research project “KleVer” show that the adhesive technology is ready for the market and can be used […]

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MicroLink Devices Achieves Certified 37.75 percent Solar Cell Power Conversion Efficiency

MicroLink Devices, Inc. has achieved a 37.75% power conversion efficiency from a three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell. The device performance was officially certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and tested under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. The 37.75% efficiency is the highest reported for […]

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Scientists at NREL Demonstrates Remarkable Stability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created an environmentally stable, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, bringing the emerging technology a step closer to commercial deployment. Over the past decade, perovskites have rapidly evolved into a promising technology, now with the ability to convert about 23 percent of sunlight into electricity, […]

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Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Caltech researchers have made a discovery that they say could lead to the economically viable production of solar fuels in the next few years. For years, solar-fuel research has focused on developing catalysts that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using only sunlight. The resulting hydrogen fuel could be used to power motor vehicles, […]

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Scientists at Stanford University shows how to create low-cost solar cells using nanotechnology

A team of scientists at Stanford University, including a researcher of Indian origin, has shown how nanotechnology can be used to create crystalline silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar cells that are more efficient at capturing solar energy. The discovery can reduce the cost of solar energy production globally, they noted. Dr Shrestha Basu Mallick, working with […]

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This floating solar cells can produce fuel from water

Scientists have developed floating solar cells that can harness the Sun’s energy to produce hydrogen fuel from water. Hydrogen is a clean fuel that is currently used to propel rockets in NASA’s space programme and is widely expected to play an important role in a sustainable energy future. The vast majority of today’s hydrogen is […]

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