solar research

US DOE to Pump $105.5 mn to Advance Solar Technologies

The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had announced this major funding opportunity to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce. The United States Department of Energy (US DOE) will disburse up to USD 105.5 million in new funding to support innovative solar research. The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had announced this major […]

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US Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research

The funding for solar research will advance solar forecasting technologies in a coordinated way with partnerships between national labs, universities, and industry. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12 million in new funding for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. “These models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar […]

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Mechanical Department of NIT-K Dedicates Rooftop for Solar Research

The newly inaugurated building will be transformed into a research lab for solar energy, said Ajay Kumar from mechanical department The rooftop solar energy plant built at the mechanical department of NIT-K, Surathkal, will be dedicated to research and the generated electricity will be supplied to run the electronic gadgets of the building. The rooftop […]

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Researchers develop a solar-powered water purifier

The sun evaporates the water in the solar powered purifier. During this process, salt, bacteria or other unwanted elements are left behind as the liquid moves into a gaseous state. The water vapor then cools and returns to a liquid state, where it is collected in a separate container without the salt or contaminants.  You’ve […]

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Researchers sets New Record for Silicon-based Multi-junction Solar Cell with 30.2 Percent Efficiency

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG) has developed a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and record efficiency of 30.2 % exceeding theoretical limit of silicon solar cells. To achieve this efficiency, researchers used a “direct wafer bonding” process to transfer a […]

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Indian scientist produces stable, high-efficient, all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystal solar cells

In a first, Pune based researcher Abhishek Swarnkar from Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has successfully produced a stable, high-efficiency, all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystal solar cells. The new perovskite nanocrystal solar cells have an efficiency of more than 10 per cent to convert sunlight to electricity. Swarnkar carried out research […]

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This solar-charged battery directly stores energy from sunlight in a tank

Researchers at University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed solar-charged battery that directly stores energy from sunlight in a tank. Song Jin, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has integrated the solar cell with a large-capacity battery. He and his colleagues have made a single device that eliminates the usual intermediate step of making […]

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DISCOMs Flouting Solar’s ‘Must Run’ Status: Mercom Capital

Mercom Capital Group in its latest report “India Solar Quarterly Market Update,” has revealed that power deficit numbers in India do not paint the full picture. The report states that even if Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) reports touts low power deficit and surplus situation, large populations in India are still living without electricity and power cuts […]

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