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A Crystal Ball for Solar Modules

NREL Links Rapidly Evolving Photovoltaic Module Technologies With Potential Reliability Impacts Historically, photovoltaic (PV) modules have demonstrated high reliability, making them a dependable and growing part of global decarbonization efforts. PV module technology also has a history of iteration and evolution over time, with potential impacts for module reliability. With … [continued]

CdTe solar cells are the second-most-common photovoltaic technology after silicon solar cells. CdTe solar cells rely on a thin film of material to absorb light and convert it into electricity. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

NREL Awards $1.8 Million in Second Round of Contracts To Support Development of Cheaper, More…

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), has awarded $1.8 million to fund seven projects to support the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium (CTAC). Announced in August 2022, CTAC is a three-year consortium intended to accelerate the development of … [continued]

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New Technology Promises More Efficient Solar Cells And Faster Miniaturization Of Electronics.

The search for more powerful solar cells and miniaturized electronics is the subject of much research around the world. Scientists at the University of Ottawa have come up with new technology they think is pretty exciting. Mathieu de Lafontaine, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ottawa and a part-time physics … [continued]