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New architecture to produce an affordable solar cell

Researchers have developed new architecture that can produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar cells and takes very few processing steps. The new architecture uses unconventional, transparent materials that can be placed at room temperature – the process is currently used to increase the electrical conductivity of key surfaces in […]

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Solar Park in India: Scope, Status, Achievement, and Challenges

India, with its large population and rapidly growing economy, needs access to clean, cheap and reliable sources of energy.  The government with the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been promoting ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenge. The Government of India’s ambitious plan to add 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022 […]

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Meet the Ultra-thin photovoltaics that are flexible enough to wrap around a pencil

Researchers in South Korea have developed flexible photovoltaic that could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses in future. The ultra-thin photovoltaics are flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The researchers have presented the report results in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.  “Our photovoltaic is about 1 […]

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Researchers develop innovative solar absorber that can harness more sunlight

Researchers have discovered a novel way to significantly increase the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat. By converting solar energy into heat, the solar absorber can help make sustainable technologies that rely on solar heat more efficient and affordable. The team’s novel fabrication technique involves patterning a solar absorber with […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells reaches over 20% efficiency

Researches at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are pushing the efficiency limits of perovskite solar cell by exploring the best way to grow these crystals. EPLF in a statement said researchers’ team headed by Michael Graetzel has found that, by briefly reducing the pressure while fabricating perovskite crystals, they were able to achieve the […]

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Solar cells could be based on iron molecules in future

Researchers at Lund University have explained how iron-based dyes work on a molecular level in solar cells. The new finding is expected to accelerate the development of inexpensive and environmentally friendly solar cells. With the integration of iron instead of other more expensive and rare metals, the production of solar cells and light catchers will […]

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A device that harvests wind and solar energy could power the ‘Internet of Things’

“Internet of Things” is expected to make life more efficient and cities “smarter” connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices. But these machines need lot of energy.  Instead of adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers have introduced a single device that harvests wind and solar energy. The […]

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Researchers demonstrate STPVs that converts solar heat into usable electric power

Researchers at MIT demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can convert into electricity. A single-layer cell made of silicon is used for the vast majority of today’s solar panels — the upper limit of these cells is about […]

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The solar panels work best when they receive sunlight for longer period of time they are mounted at an optimal tilt and should face southwards. Today rooftops provide you the opportunity to turn unused space into an energy-producing, cost-cutting asset. There are several ways to mount solar panels to maximize solar exposure and energy production. […]

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