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The easy-to-use module for single-phase solar applications

The easy-to-use module for single-phase solar applications
Vincotech has announced the launch of the flowSOL 1 BI (TL) high efficiency H6.5 inverter with dual booster designed to ease the development of single-phase solar applications up to 10 kW. Efficient, reliable and robust, this module is perfect for higher power multi-PV installations. The new flowSOL 1 BI (TL) is an innovative module which features a dual booster and three-level H6.5 inverter in a single housing. This smart alternative to conventional solutions reduces power losses by up to 20%.
9th April 2018

Researchers prove assumptions in solar cell production

Researchers prove assumptions in solar cell production
Research led by the University of Luxembourg investigated the manufacturing process of solar cells. The researchers proved that assumptions on chemical processes that were common place among researchers and producers for the past 20 years are, in fact, inaccurate. The physicists published their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications.
23rd March 2018

A strategic push into solar-powered lighting

A strategic push into solar-powered lighting
Philips Lighting has accelerated its strategic push into solar-powered lighting as it launches a new generation of solar-powered products and systems. These include an innovative all-in-one solar street light, Philips SunStay, which combines solar panel, battery and light in one housing, and Philips LifeLight, a solar lantern which comes with a replaceable battery.
14th March 2018


Organic thin film achieves power conversion efficiency of 13%

Organic thin film achieves power conversion efficiency of 13%
Scientists from the Imperial College London, Monash University, CSIRO, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have reported an organic thin film for solar cells with a non-fullerene small molecule acceptor that achieved a power conversion efficiency of just over 13%. By replacing phenylalkyl side chains in indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene-based non-fullerene acceptor (ITIC) with simple linear chains to form C8-ITIC, they improved the photovoltaic performance of the material.
13th March 2018

Wind and solar power could meet 80% of U.S. electricity demand

Wind and solar power could meet 80% of U.S. electricity demand
The United States could reliably meet about 80% of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science. However, meeting 100% of electricity demand with only solar and wind energy would require storing several weeks’ worth of electricity to compensate for the natural variability of these two resources, the researchers said.
28th February 2018

'Hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

'Hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency
Photons with energy higher than the 'band gap' of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in respect to the band gap is lost very fast, as it is converted into heat so it does not contribute to the voltage. University of Groningen Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics Maria Antonietta Loi has now found a material in which these hot electrons retain their high energy levels for much longer.
17th January 2018

Laser evaporation could create latest solar materials

Laser evaporation could create latest solar materials
  Materials scientists at Duke University have developed a method to create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make. The technique could be the gateway to new generations of solar cells, light-emitting diodes and photodetectors. The research team described their methods in the journal ACS Energy Letters.
4th January 2018

Solar powered TPMS improves safety and fuel consumption

Solar powered TPMS improves safety and fuel consumption
  Tyre pressure monitoring company, TyrePal has launched its newest product, the Solar Colour - a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that helps improve safety and reduce fuel consumption in passenger vehicles. When using the Solar Colour, drivers can monitor the pressure of all four tyres simultaneously, with an option to monitor the spare wheel too.
5th December 2017

The upcoming revolution of transparent solar technology

The upcoming revolution of transparent solar technology
See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report in Nature Energy. Led by engineering researchers at Michigan State University, the authors argue that widespread use of such highly transparent solar applications, together with the rooftop units, could nearly meet U.S. electricity demand and drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels.
24th October 2017

Is concentrating solar power still alive?

Is concentrating solar power still alive?
  Concentrating solar power (CSP) has the potential to play a key role in balancing renewable energy production, but today the technology is living in the shadow of photovoltaics. A closer look at the cost trends and the history of the industry may give new hope for CSP.
25th September 2017


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