Solar Cells

Expanding the Capacity of Solar Cells with Mesoporous Nickel

This new material can be used in many energy-saving applications. Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), together with Russian and foreign colleagues, have developed samples of nickel mesoporous film structures, which have a useful surface area up to 400 times greater than their solid analogue. This new material can be used in many […]

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HyET Solar Seeks to Make In India 300 MW Solar Panels

At the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, HyET Solar will sign a memorandum of understanding with the state to set up a solar module manufacturing facility. Dutch foldable solar panel-maker HyET Solar BV seeks to “Make In India” and is eyeing partnerships with existing solar panel makers and a polymer-maker, commercial director of the company Pieter […]

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NISE Issues Tender for Fabrication of Probe Holder Assembly for Contacting Solar Cells

The last date for submission of quotes is January 25, 2019, and the bid opening will be on the same day. The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a tender requesting quotations from technically capable companies for “Fabrication of Probe holder […]

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MNRE to Compile List of All Solar PV Cells and Modules

All the models and developers which comply with the BIS standard will be complied in a list called ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers’. In accordance with the BIS certification for solar modules and solar cell manufacturer and to ensure the longevity of such projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided […]

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Perovskite Slated to Revolutionise the Solar Industry

Perovskite, which uses a hybrid organic-inorganic lead as the light harvesting active layer could have a conversion rate as high as 37%. Silicon based solar panels which have been in use since the last five decades are soon about to get a tough competition from a new material in development called perovskite. The silicon based […]

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A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty for Renewable Energy

Researchers develop an artificial photosynthesis system that generates hydrogen fuel and electricity at the same time In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun’s energy through “water splitting,” an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet […]

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Reliable Raw Material: strengthening the back bone of pv module!

Identifying reliable raw material for any product is a crucial to ensure that the product lives for its lifetime. With the competitive market condition along with requirement of being cost competent selecting correct raw material to strive a perfect balance between commercial and technical terms in the product is a challenge. The scenario in case […]

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Joint Research by Fraunhofer ISE and Heraeus for High-performance Solar Modules: Novel Cell Connector Increases Power by 1.9 W

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Heraeus are researching and optimizing novel, selectively coated cell connectors in a joint research project. The Selectively Coated Ribbon (SCRTM) cell connector achieves an average gain of 1.9 W in conventional 60-cell solar modules. The connector can be used in industrial PV module manufacturing without system […]

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Microlink Devices’ Solar Sheets Power Zephyr UAV Maiden Flight

The combination of high-efficiency and low mass enabled by MicroLink’s ELO inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells provides superior performance unmatched by any other solar cell technology. America’s MicroLink Devices has provided its epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar sheet technology to Airbus Defence and Space for the successful launch and landing of the maiden flight of […]

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