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'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

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


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