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NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

March 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

A change in chemical composition enabled scientists to boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites


The Next Big Solar Technology? #Intersolar2020

February 6th, 2020 | by Charles W. Thurston

Disruptive advances in solar technology are unusual, with industry-wide design improvements often taking place in very small increments. These small changes create the buzz at solar trade shows like Intersolar North America, which is wrapping up this week in San Diego


Record 29% Concentrating Solar Cell Aims At Low-Cost Manufacturing

February 20th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

A novel combination of high-grade spacecraft solar cell material and advanced light-concentrating lenses has yielded solar panels with a record 29% efficiency that may become available for general rooftop use by 2022. The crux in the commercialization of the planar optical micro-tracking technology will be cost-controlling manufacturing process, which is the current stage of study for Insolight, the cell developer


Nextracker Rolls Bifacial Solar Dice For 750 Megawatts

January 15th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

NEXTracker is currently involved in close to 750 megawatts of new bifacial solar tracker projects, following recent bank approval of the first utility-scale project with bifacial panels on its single-axis NX Horizon, says Dan Shugar, the founder of the company


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How Efficient Will Solar PV Be In The Future? 10-Year Predictions For The Industry

August 15th, 2017 | by Ricky Dunbar

If you were to walk into a solar store and purchase some of their best-selling PV panels, it is likely that their solar irradiance-to-electricity conversion efficiency would be around 17%. This is the typical efficiency (Fraunhofer ISE Photovoltaics Report, 2017) of the top-selling PV product, a multi-crystalline silicon panel. This means that for a typical panel, 17% of all incident solar energy is converted directly to usable electricity. This is quite impressive for a device that has no moving parts and can generate power at the location where the electricity is required (no transmission losses). It is no wonder that PV is already one of the cheapest power technologies available



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