Solar Cells

MIT, Standford scientists use machine learning for pervoskite solar cell development

Perovskites are a family of materials that are currently the leading contender to potentially replace today’s silicon-based solar photovoltaics. They hold the promise of panels that are far thinner and lighter, that could be made with ultra-high throughput at room temperature instead of at hundreds of degrees, and that are cheaper and easier to transport […]

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Polysilicon Prices Rising Steadily in China, Will Continue in April too: Silicon China

The prices of raw silicon materials are on an unabated rise in China, signifying that the solar power projects across the world will be impacted as the solar PV manufacturing is getting dearer. Industry body Silicon China has released the latest silicon materials’ transaction prices. Silicon China is a part of China Nonferrous Metal Industry […]

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US Solar manufacturers raise potential of 30GW mfg capacity for Biden Administration

It seems to be the season for solar manufacturers across countries to expect more. After India, it is the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America (SEMA) Coalition that sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the United States President to enact policy solutions basis so that the domestic solar manufacturing can sustain in the long […]

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Saatvik Solar Will Supply 50 MW Modules to Raghanseda Solar Project

PV Module manufacturer Saatvik Solar has secured an order for manufacturing and supplying 50 MW Solar modules through Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). Saatvik Solar was declared L1 bidder in a reverse bidding auction and the supply of these modules will be made at GSECL 100 MW Raghanseda Solar Park. The project is located in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. It’s […]

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High Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cell Developed by UK based Researchers

Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London (UCL) claim to have found a novel technique to enable record-breaking power conversion efficiency in solar cells that are at least 100 times thinner than the conventional solar cells. The usual silicon based solar cells’ fabrication is often expensive, energy-demanding, heavy and bulky in nature. Also, […]

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MNRE Minister confirms fresh bids to be called for expanded Solar PLI Scheme

Union minister for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that the fresh bids will be invited for the setting up of 40,000 MW production capacity for solar modules and cells under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had made an additional outlay of Rs 19,500 crore for the PLI scheme […]

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Privatisation Bound CEL issues Tender for 1 Million Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), the public sector enterprise in the eye of a privatisation tussle, has invited bids for the supply of one million multicrystalline solar cells of 4.68 W output or higher. CEL’s privatisation process has been put on hold due to objections raised regarding its valuation as well as the buyer credentials. In […]

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Tech firms Plan ₹5k cr invt in Karnataka For Solar Cells, Other Electronics

Prominent tech companies such as HCL have come forward to invest over Rs 5,000 crore in Karnataka, a State Minister said on Thursday. Addressing reporters at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021, the Minister for IT-BT and Higher Education, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, said HCL, Applied Material, Rakon, and Chint have come forward to invest […]

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Solar Cells With 30-year Lifetimes for Power-generating Windows

A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, research led by the University of Michigan, U.S., has shown. It may pave the way for windows that also provide solar power. “Solar energy is about the cheapest form of energy that mankind has ever produced since the industrial revolution,” said […]

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