New Perovskite Design Shows Path to Higher Efficiency: NREL

Restructuring the way perovskite solar cells are designed can boost their efficiency and increase their deployment in buildings and beyond, according to researchers with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells are made of layers of materials sandwiched together, with the top and bottom layers key to converting sunlight to electricity. The […]

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Researchers integrates AI to predict the performance of organic solar cells

Imagine looking for the optimal configuration to build an organic solar cell made from different polymers. How would you start? Does the active layer need to be very thick, or very thin? Does it need a large or a small amount of each polymer? Knowing how to predict the specific composition and cell design that […]

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IIT Madras develops solar-powered autonomous survey craft for Indian Ports and Inland Waterways

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Researchers has developed a Solar-powered Unmanned Autonomous Survey Craft for Indian Ports and Inland Waterways. According to the researchers s it can undertake autonomous hydrographic and oceanographic surveys and provide real-time data transmission over long distance. This system could be equipped with an echo sounder, GPS System and […]

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Researchers develops new material for wind blades that can be recycled

A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, rendering renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process. The use of a thermoplastic resin has been validated at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of thermoplastic resin by manufacturing a […]

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Total, Google develops Solar Mapper, A Tool for Estimating the Solar Energy Potential

Total and Google Cloud is jointly developing an innovative tool, Solar Mapper, which aims to accelerate the deployment of solar panels for individuals (B2C) by providing an accurate and rapid estimate of the solar energy potential of their homes, first in Europe and then worldwide. Solar Mapper uses brand-new artificial intelligence algorithms that provide better results than […]

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Researchers at Linköping University develops molecule to store solar energy

Researchers at Linköping University have developed a molecule that absorbs solar energy and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The Earth receives many times more energy from the sun than we humans can use. This energy is […]

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Standalone device makes clean fuel from sunlight, water: Study

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis – a process mimicking the ability of plants to […]

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IIT Madras researchers finds new material that split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen using Solar Power

IIT Madras researchers have discovered a new material to effectively split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen using Solar Power. This research is expected to create a renewed interest in solar fuels domain, which can potentially bring the conversion and storage part in a single system, thereby reducing the cost per kWh of solar energy. The […]

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Researchers at NREL Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed […]

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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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