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Scientists Invent fast Way To Make Solar Modules Greener

Posted in Hardware, Science on 27th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

"If we can build a perovskite module that lasts 30 years, we could bring down the cost of electricity below 2 cents per kilowatt-hour"

Huge New Solar Farm Just Came Online in China

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

The Chinese economy has suffered as a result of the pandemic, but one sector that’s forging full-steam ahead is energy.

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.