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Tin Monosulfide Crystal Opens Pathway for Next Gen Solar Cells

A team of scientists has developed a new process for the fabrication of crystal Tin Monosulfide, which opens the door for it to be introduced in PV cells Tin Monosulfide (SnS) has long been considered a potential alternative to the sometimes rare, expensive and toxic materials used in today’s solar photovoltaic cells. And now, a […]

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Recycling, The Coming Challenge For Solar Panels

With Global Solar Capacity crossing 600 GW this year, the industry can no longer afford to ignore the issue of recycling faulty or retiring solar panels. The 600 GW milestone for solar might have passed by unannounced this year, but it is a huge milestone, and 2020 might still end with close to 650 GW […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells, Coming Soon To a Product Near You

Perovskites, named after Russian mineralogist Lev Perovski who discovered the base material over 170 years ago in the Ural Mountains of Russia are found abundantly in the earth’s mantle and sometimes, surface deposits even. They have now found an interesting and potentially breakthrough application in solar power generation technology. Different from the traditional silicon wafers […]

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NREL Research Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at NREL have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar PV panels. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed could total 80 million metric tons […]

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The GoSun Flow Offers Solar Powered Purifier, Sanitation System

GoSun, a Cincinnati, Ohio based distributed solar products firm has launched what it claims to be the world’s first portable, solar-powered water purification and sanitation system. The US firm hopes to target a large addressable market for effecive and economical solar powered products gradually. The GoSun Flow is small enough to fit into a backpack, […]

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3 Startups With Solar, Storage Tech Selected for GameChanger Accelerator

The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL has announced 3 new startups involved in solar and storage technologies are to participate in the program The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) has announced three new startups to participate in the program following a multistage competitive evaluation. GCxN provides promising cleantech startups with technical resources […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells. Bringing The Future Closer

The solar sector, ever since it managed to get the interest of mainstream researchers, has regularly seen the announcement of  new materials and processes, that promise to deliver efficiencies and costs that would take the sector itself mainstream. While, many would argue that we are close to that inflection point today, demands from the tech […]

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S&W Solar Continues Repairwork On Reputation

Sterling and Wilson Solar, which has been through the proverbial ‘series of unfortunate incidents’ ever since its IPO, continues to build back its reputation, slowly. The firm, whose IPO price of Rs 780 back in August 2019 is now a distant memory for investors who have lost heavily, with the price down almost 90 percent […]

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ANU Researchers set Efficiency Record of 27.7% With Tandem Solar Cells

Researchers at ANU have set a new record for the conversion efficiency of 27.7 percent for mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon solar tandem cells. The future of solar technology is almost reality, with researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) setting a new record for the conversion efficiency of sunlight into energy. The researchers have set a new […]

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