Tags: solar innovation

Scientists develops Flexible, solar-powered supercapacitor for wearable electronics

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has developed a flexible supercapacitor which can generate power from the sun and store excess energy for later use. The technology developed by researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK could pave the way for a new generation of flexible electronic devices, including solar-powered prosthetics for […]

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High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed

A research team at Osaka University has developed an improved method for producing microscope images that can spot speedy electrons zipping through nanomaterials used in solar panels. By applying laser light to the device at just the right times, this group achieved nanosecond time resolution for the first time while maintaining the magnification. This work […]

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Watch: this 75 year old woman using solar power to grill corns

Selvamma, a 75 year old vendor in Bengaluru who has been selling roasted corns for a living for 20 years now , has now switched to solar to prepare this delicacy. Selvamma has been setting up her stall outside the Vidhana Soudha (State Legislative Assembly) building. Earlier, she would use the traditional method of roasting […]

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Cygni Energy, IIT Madras start-up lighting up villages in remote areas of India

Solar DC Inverterless Technology, pioneered by researchers at Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M), is lighting up homes in remote parts of the country which are beyond the reach of electricity grids. Cygni Energy Private Limited, an innovative Solar-DC solutions startup that was incubated by the Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI) of IIT Madras, […]

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Indian Researchers develops New Way to Measure Solar Panel Degradation

Despite many benefits and relative popularity as a renewable energy source, eventually, the sun does set on even the best solar panels. Over time, solar cells face damage from weather, temperature changes, soiling, and UV exposure. Solar cells also require inspections to maintain cell performance levels and reduce economic losses. So, how does one inspect panels […]

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Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse Innovation bags Go Green in the City 2018 award

Schneider Electric announced the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa of Team Latent Innovations from the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Algeria created a new Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse System […]

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Concentrator PV Shows Peak Performance – Module Efficiency Reaches 41.4 %

Concentrator Photovoltaics (Concentrator PV) has by far achieved the highest efficiency for the conversion of sunlight into electricity. The basis for this latest achievement lies in the special multi-junction solar cells as well as the perfect interplay between the cell and the module optics. In the EU-funded project CPVMatch, a consortium of research institutions and […]

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New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through improved light management

Tandem solar cells made of silicon and metal halide perovskite compounds can convert a particularly large portion of the solar spectrum into electrical energy. However, part of the light is reflected and is thus lost for purposes of energy conversion. Using nanostructures, the reflection can be reduced significantly ensuring that the solar cell captures more […]

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Largest solar power study to date discovers 25% power loss

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have undertaken the largest solar power study to date into the effectiveness of solar panels across the UK and discovered that parts of the country are suffering an overall power loss of up to 25% because of the issue of regional ‘hot spots’. Hot spots were also found to […]

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