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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

Smart solar panels on display at Intersolar North America

Smart solar panels on display at Intersolar North America
At Intersolar North America in San Francisco the Freiburg-based company group, consisting of the mechanical engineering company M10 Industries and the solar module manufacturer SI Module, will be showing its product range for PV automation and building-integrated photovoltaics from 11th to 13th July 2017 (booth 9011).
13th July 2017

Solar cell captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Solar cell captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum
Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum. The new design converts direct sunlight to electricity with 44.5% efficiency, giving it the potential to become the most efficient solar cell in the world. The approach is different from the solar panels one might commonly see on rooftops or in fields.
12th July 2017

Microgrid supports renewable energy transition in Aruba

Microgrid supports renewable energy transition in Aruba
An advanced microgrid will be provided by ABB to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimise operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32km long and 10km across its widest point. It has a land area of 179km2 and a population of about 103,000 inhabitants.
12th July 2017

Solar films installed on research centre building

Solar films installed on research centre building
Solar films manufactured by German company Heliatek have been installed on ENGIE Laborelec's building in Linkebeek. The HeliaFilm organic films have been incorporated into the façade and windows and will enable the testing of new solar technology systems. The energy sector is in rapid transition, meaning that in the future energy will no longer be generated and consumed in the way that it is today. Against this backdrop, in 2016 the ENGIE Group acquired a 6.6% stake in Heliatek, one of the world leaders in the production of organic photovoltaic (OPV) films.
3rd July 2017

Self-powered system makes smarter windows

Self-powered system makes smarter windows
  By applying a solar cell technology, researchers at Princeton University have developed a different type of smart window: a self-powered version that could be inexpensive and easy to apply to windows. This system features solar cells that selectively absorb near-ultraviolet (near-UV) light, so the new windows are completely self-powered.
30th June 2017


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