Tags: Solar Cells

New Breakthrough Boosts Solar Fuel Efficiency

Scientists of University of Twente have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earthabundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decouple the site […]

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Slow ‘Hot Electrons’ Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

Photons with energy higher than the ‘band gap’ of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in respect to the band gap is lost very fast, as it is converted into heat so it does not contribute to the voltage. University of Groningen Professor of Photophysics […]

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Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials

A team of materials scientists at Duke University in the US has developed a new laser evaporation technique to create new hybrid thin-film materials that could be used to make solar cells, light-emitting diodes and photodetectors. The research team described their methods in the journal ACS Energy Letters. As Duke explains, Perovskites are a class […]

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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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Mining Clean Energy That Looks To Our Future Demands

The goals of Paris climate Agreement was discussed when all the eminent representatives across the globe met at a meeting in Bonn in November 2017. The major challenging point of discussion revolved around rapid scaling up the deployment of renewable energy, mitigating the fossil fuel use in the meantime. The major aspect is still at […]

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Vikram Solar Slams Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 for Solar Sector

The budget 2018 is not very encouraging for the renewable and solar energy sector. The government has missed out on a major opportunity to take a lead towards combating climate change. The government has proposed to take out the import obligation on parts that make up sun powered boards. In his last full budget 2018 […]

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Electricity Producing Next-Generation Smart Windows Discovered

The researchers influenced the disclosure while examining the stage to the progress of the material, an inorganic perovskite. Researchers have found another material for cutting edge brilliant windows that not just obscure consequently when the Sun is too splendid yet in addition change over solar energy into power. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

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West Texas To Have Largest Solar Plant Build By California Company

The new undertaking could control more than 36,000 Texas homes amid top use in the late spring. 174 Power Global Corp. has a 25-year contract to offer the energy generated by the Midway Solar plant to Austin’s city-possessed utility Austin Energy. California based solar company is wanting to manufacture and work a 182-megawatt solar office […]

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Trump Imposes Tax On imported Solar Cells, Washing Machines

The initial 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells will be absolved from the shield tax in each of those four years. US President Donald Trump has endorsed high taxes on imports of solar cells and clothes washers to secure the local American market. The presidential move has been made to secure the residential American market […]

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