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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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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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Solar panel and module maker Loom Solar eyes Rs 100 cr turnover by FY21

It has installed 10,000 kW solar power in 20,000 Indian homes and aims to become India’s most popular brand by 2021 by reaching 100 million customers. Solar panel and module maker Loom Solar on Tuesday said it is eyeing Rs 100 crore turnover by FY2021. The company in a statement said that it is also […]

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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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Australian scientists develops Semi-transparent solar cells that are “gamechanger”

Australian scientists have developed semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass and are “gamechanger” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation. The researchers – led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (Exciton Science) and Monash University – have succeeded in producing next-gen perovskite […]

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solar power generation can be improved with a clear semiconductor based on tin

Mobility is a key parameter for semiconductor performance and relates to how quickly and easily electrons can move inside a substance. Researchers have achieved the highest mobility among thin films of tin dioxide ever reported. This high mobility could allow engineers to create thin and even transparent tin dioxide semiconductors for use in next-generation LED […]

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Physicists develops an approach to increase performance of solar energy

Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. Solar cells convert the sun’s energy into electricity and are the main component of solar panels and many types of electrical devices […]

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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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