Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of 47% Demonstrated

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

A new six-junction solar cell, developed by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), converts 47.1% of incident light into electricity when combined with optical concentration.

Two new solar cells break records, including highest efficiency ever

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2020
by Alex Muller

The device is what’s known as a six-junction III-V solar cell, meaning it’s made up of six different types of photoactive layer.

New tandem perovskite-silicon solar cell breaks efficiency record

Posted in Hardware on 11th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The team is now working on improving this efficiency even further, with commercialization of the technology fast approaching. According to the researchers, efficiency only needs to hit about 30 percent before it becomes viable for mass production, and this is expected to happen by around 2023.

Concentrated solar viable for industrial uses after exceeding 1,000°C

Posted in Hardware, Science on 22nd Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Advanced computer vision software that allows a large array of computer-controlled mirrors (known as heliostats) to focus their reflected sunlight onto a target with ultra-high accuracy, resulting in ultra-high temperatures.

Germany Solar and Wind is Triple the Cost of France’s Nuclear and Will Last Half as Long

Posted in Business, Hardware on 12th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

From 2006 to 2017, Germany increased the cost of electricity for households by 50%. (per an OECD report) French electricity costs are just 59% of German electricity prices. France produces one-tenth the carbon pollution from electricity compared to Germany.