Tags: solar cell efficiency

This Environment-Friendly Inexpensive Compound Shows Promise for Solar Cell Use

 A widespread transition to solar energy will depend heavily on reliable, safe, and affordable technology like batteries for energy storage and solar cells for energy conversion. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, researchers are focused heavily on both parts of that equation. In research published today in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists […]

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This extremely light flexible solar cell holds power for future wearable tech

An international research team has created a flexible solar cell that could revolutionise future wearable technology. An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology. In a pair of research papers, published in the prestigious journals Joule and PNAS (Proceedings […]

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These Solar Cells Works Perfectly At Night

Researchers have developed special kind of Solar Cells that works at night. These specially designed solar cells could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter under ideal conditions at night, about a quarter of what a conventional Solar Panel can generate in daytime Prof. Jeremy Munday at the University Of California (UC) […]

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India, China to develop new tech for manufacturing solar cells

India and China have agreed on cooperation in R&D for developing new technology for manufacturing solar cell from alternate material and improvement of efficiency of solar cells, Niti Aayog said on Monday. Both sides have also agreed on cooperation in the field of e-mobility and energy storage. This among issues was discussed during the sixth […]

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IIT Hyderabad improves solar cell efficiency using magnetic field

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed a novel process to improve the performance of third generation solar cells using magnetic field. Working with dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), they have shown that the incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) in the anode can enhance light-to-power conversion efficiencies.  Anode is the positively charged electrode by which the electrons leave an electrical device.  There is much promise […]

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LONGi Solar sets new bifacial PERC solar cell efficiency record at 24.06 percent

LONGi Solar’s latest breakthrough bifacial PERC solar cells tested by CPVT achieved a conversion efficiency of 24.06%. CPVT tested monocrystalline silicon PERC cell in standard wafer dimension (156.75×156.75mm2) (M2) provided by LONGi Solar. The sample cells were measured under standard test conditions for current-voltage characteristics as a function of load. “LONGi Solar has made great strides […]

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Hanergy Breaks Efficiency World Record for CIGS Modules with 18.72 per cent efficiency

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited announced that TÜV Rheinland, a German testing laboratory, has rated Hanergy’s Germany-based subsidiary Solibro’s double glass copper indium gallium selenium (CIGS) solar module as the most efficient glass substrate CIGS module in the world, with a record 18.72% aperture area efficiency. Hanergy Solibro CIGS technology can be applied across […]

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Solar Frontier Achieves World Record Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency of 22.9%

Solar Frontier has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency on a 1cm2 cell using its CIS technology. Independently verified by the National Institute of Advanced […]

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