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Smart Grids Overcome Renewable Energy Variability and Uncertainty

Smart grids—modernized networks that enable bidirectional flows of energy and use two-way communication and control capabilities, and “distributed generation”— will address the variability and uncertainty of RE without utilities having to add to their conventional Renewable Energy (RE, which includes hydro, biomass, and geothermal as well as the more familiar photovoltaic (PV) and wind) faces […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells Achieve New Efficiency Breakthrough Says Research

A new study from researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Texas at Austin reveals information about how perovskite solar cells degrade, which could enable improvements in performance and durability. Highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity, perovskite solar cells have emerged as a revolutionary new […]

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Scientists Elevate Quantum Dot Solar Cell World Record

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Colloidal quantum dots are electronic materials and because of their astonishingly small size (typically 3-20 nanometers in dimension) they possess fascinating optical properties. Quantum dot solar cells emerged […]

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NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity. Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon […]

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NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells

The IMM technique licensed by MicroLink Devices enables multijunction III-V solar cells to be grown with both higher efficiencies and lower costs than traditional multijunction solar cells by reversing the order in which individual sub-cells are typically grown. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement […]

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NREL’s Quantum Dot Research Yields Greater Control

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed new designer quantum dot systems with greater control over beneficial properties for photo-electrochemical and photovoltaic solar applications. The scientists were able to chemically modify lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dot surfaces so that their ionization energy– the amount of energy needed to […]

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BUY or LEASE Your Solar panel system?

Rooftop solar market in India is speculated to add new capacity of 700 MW in 2016 – 15% of total solar capacity addition this year. According to Bridge to India, the cumulative capacity crossed 1 GW by September and is growing at a sizzling 300% over last year. Ministry of Finance has reduced depreciation rate […]

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Solar polysilicon market accounted for the highest demand by 2021

The global polysilicon market is estimated to reach USD 8.90 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 13.00% from 2016 to 2021. The main objective of the study is to define, describe, and forecast the polysilicon market on the basis of form, end-use industry, and region. This report includes detailed information about the major factors […]

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