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Power Roll, Filia to Develop Solar PV-enabled Window Blackout Blinds

Power Roll and Filia Solar have signed an Application Development Partner Agreement to explore the use of Power Roll’s solar film for solar PV-enabled window blackout blinds. Power Roll claims to have developed a unique, flexible, lightweight solar film capable of producing ultra-low-cost green electricity that is up to 10 times cheaper to make than […]

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World’s 1st Commercial Installation of Perovskite Solar Cells in Poland

Poland-based Saule Technologies, a perovskite solar tech company, has launched its first installation of photovoltaic blinds – sun breakers with perovskite solar cells. This world’s first commercial implementation of perovskite solar cell technology was a collaboration with Aliplast, said the company. Saule’s new product was first presented in October 2020. The profiles with solar modules, […]

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Top 10 Cleantech Trends for 2021 By IHS Markit

Asia will account for over 70 percent of total floating PV installations by 2024, says London-based information provider IHS Markit, among other cleantech trends expected this year. The whitepaper “10 Cleantech Trends in 2021” makes the following predictions vis a vis the renewables sector: 1. Renewable installations will rebound by double- digits after covid-19 impasse Annual […]

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Green Alliance Invests in EneCoat Tech to Advance Perovskite Research

Japan-based tech company Green Science Alliance Co Ltd. has invested in EneCoat Technologies Co., a Kyoto University start-up that focuses on perovskite solar cell research. Although silicon based solar cells have been practically commercialized the most till date, a large amount of energy is needed to  melt and refine raw materials to make high quality silicon. Therefore, […]

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1366 Tech & Hunt Perovskite Tech Announce Merger to Form CubicPV

Massachusetts-headquartered silicon wafer maker 1366 Technologies, Inc. and Dallas-based solar technology company Hunt Perovskite Technologies, L.L.C (HPT) announced yesterday that they have merged their businesses to form a new company called CubicPV — a name that evokes the shared cubic crystal structure of both silicon and perovskite. The merger combines two disruptive technologies – 1366’s Direct […]

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Solis Seminar, Episode 24: PV Panel Micro-Crack Problems and Identification Methods

The last Solis Seminar introduced the problem of PID effect and its solutions. This seminar will give details on the causes of cell micro-cracks, how to identify them and ultimately prevent them. PID effect, micro-cracks, and hot spots are three important factors that can affect the performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules. Among them, PID […]

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Kesterite Offers A Pathway To Greener Solar Cells

Kesterite is a natural mineral with many important material properties, including a band gap that can be used as a light absorber material for next generation thin-film solar cells. Unlike their perovskite-based competitor technologies, Kesterite solar cells are natural and non-toxic, making them them a truly eco-friendly alternative to the fully or partially inorganic materials, silicon and […]

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UK Study shows storing Perovskite Materials at Low Temp extends lifespan

In a paper published this year, researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK, describe a novel method to add three to four more months to the average lifespan of perovskite materials, thereby throwing light on new ways to cut down wastage in the manufacture of solar cell technologies. Entitled Perovskites on Ice: An Additive-Free Approach to […]

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JinkoSolar’s N-Type Mono-Si Solar Cell reaches Record 25.25% Efficiency

Shanghai-headquartered solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 25.25%, setting a new world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result has been independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM). It is the third time […]

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