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Defects in solar cells can be healed with light

Defects in solar cells can be healed with light
  Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites – a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry – can be “healed” by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
11th September 2017

Solar cell breakthrough lights up new applications

Solar cell breakthrough lights up new applications
For the first time, an international scientific collaboration has successfully integrated a sub-micron thin, nanophotonic silicon film into a crystalline solar cell. Thinner crystalline silicon cells absorb less light. While the addition of nanophotonic structures can strongly improve light absorption, their integration into the cells has been challenging thus far, due to the electrical losses they cause.
6th September 2017

Photovoltaic detectors have a spectral range of up to 3.5µ

Photovoltaic detectors have a spectral range of up to 3.5µ
Manufacturer of photovoltaic Indium Arsenide detectors, LASER COMPONENTS, globally supplies these industrial grade quantum sensors. The semiconductor material absorbs incident IR photons generating electron hole pairs which are collected at external electrodes. Photovoltaic detectors are a suitable choice for many applications due to their high sensitivity, fast response, low noise and wide dynamic range.
17th August 2017


Panda power! Is this the world’s cutest solar plant?

Panda power! Is this the world’s cutest solar plant?
Eco-development solutions provider, Panda Green Energy, announced that the world’s first Panda Power Plant in Datong Shanxi has been officially connected to the grid and is currently in testing phase. Panda Green Energy launched the innovative project to construct Panda Power Plant in May 2016. The plant has an aggregate install capacity of 100MW and the first phase, which included one 50MW plant, was successfully connected to the grid on 29th June.
16th August 2017

PV module achieves 29.3% power conversion efficiency

PV module achieves 29.3% power conversion efficiency
Research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technology, and partner in Solliance and EnergyVille, imec, has announced an improvement of its 4cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9%. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell.
11th August 2017

Solar glasses can generate solar power

Solar glasses can generate solar power
Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colours. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realised with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with coloured, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a microprocessor and two displays with electric power.
3rd August 2017

Graphene creates transparent and flexible solar cells

Graphene creates transparent and flexible solar cells
Can you imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us - on windows and walls, cell phones or laptops? A new flexible, transparent solar cell developed at MIT is bringing that future one step closer. The device combines low-cost organic (carbon-containing) materials with electrodes of graphene, a flexible, transparent material made from inexpensive and abundant carbon sources. This advance in solar technology was enabled by a novel method of depositing a one-atom-thick layer of graphene onto the solar cell - without damaging nearby sensitive organic materials.
1st August 2017

Explaining the high efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Explaining the high efficiency of perovskite solar cells
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity has grown faster than that of any other material – from under 4% in 2009 to over 20% in 2017 – and some experts believe that perovskites could eventually outperform the most common solar cell material, silicon. But despite their popularity, researchers don’t know why perovskites are so efficient.
28th July 2017

Further growth in Australian solar infrastructure

Further growth in Australian solar infrastructure
Renewable energy developer, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, BayWa r.e, has sold the 20MWp Hughenden solar plant to Australian infrastructure investment specialists, Lighthouse Infrastructure.
28th July 2017

Non-toxic alternative leads to next-gen solar cells

Non-toxic alternative leads to next-gen solar cells
The team of researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the United States, have used theoretical and experimental methods to show how bismuth – the so-called “green element” which sits next to lead on the periodic table, could be used in low-cost solar cells. Their results, reported in the journal Advanced Materials, suggest that solar cells incorporating bismuth can replicate the properties that enable the exceptional properties of lead-based solar cells, but without the same toxicity concerns.
19th July 2017


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POWER & ENERGY 2017
22nd November 2017
Rwanda Kigali