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New Research Brings Us Closer to Cheap, Transparent, Organic Solar Cells

The age of fossil fuels is coming to an end, and the age of renewable energy has dawned—or, it will be dawning soon. In 2014 the World Bank estimated that over 80 percent of the world’s energy came from fossil fuels. That figure is set to drop as countries adopt ambitious goals to move towards […]

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Smart New Method to Manufacture Organic Solar Cells

The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. OlleInganas, professor at Linkoping University, is head of a research group that has now developed an even simpler method to manufacture solar cell modules. The results have been published in the scientific journal npj Flexible Electronics. […]

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New Lead-Free Perovskite Material for Solar Cells

A class of materials called perovskites has emerged as a promising alternative to silicon for making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. But for all their promise, perovskites are not without their downsides. Most contain lead, which is highly toxic, and include organic materials that are not particularly stable when exposed to the environment. Now a […]

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World’s New Power Generation Banking on Sunshine

The United Nations Environment report indicated that the solar energy has dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear. Climbing investment Solar power attracted […]

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NREL Analysis Presents Two Potential Paths to Meeting Residential Solar Cost Reduction Targets for 2030

Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic (PV) installations could help the United States meet the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030, according to new research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL analysis presents […]

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World’s First Solar Fuels Reactor for Night Passes Test

International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night – because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage. The promise of solar fuels is that we could have zero […]

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Ending Anti-Dumping Probe Make India’s Path to Achieve Solar Goals More Clearer

The domestic industry has cited certain reasons for its request to terminate the probe. They have stated that post-initiation, the injury being suffered by the domestic producers on account of dumping has aggravated sharply. This week, the two biggest developments happened in the solar industry. The first one is the termination of anti-dumping investigation by […]

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International Solar Alliance, India’s Brainchild is Powerful Catalyst

The alliance will provide these nations a voice and act as a platform to share experiences and narrow technological gaps through cooperation and increased engagement between Governments, businesses and the citizenry. On March 11, the heads of around 40 countries came in India for the first official summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a […]

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Why Emmanuel Macron’s Visit to India is Significant to Solar Sector?

Emmanuel Macron will be among the VVIPs from various countries, participating in the event to be organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Convention Centre on Sunday. French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India is seen as a significant development for India’s solar sector in various contexts. Macron’s tour to the country is happening at a time when […]

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