Lithuanian scientists contributed to creating the record-breaking solar cell

[ad_1] The innovative method allows forming the electrode layer as thin as 1-2 nm, evenly covering even rough surfaces of tandem architectures. Credit: Juste Suminaite/KTU Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells, produced as a result of the collaboration between Lithuanian and German researchers, have reached an efficiency of 23.26%, which currently is a world record value in […]

A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops US $2.5 trillion

[ad_1] Solar power will have drawn half – USD 1.3 trillion – of the USD 2.6 trillion in renewable energy investments made over the decade. Solar capacity alone will have grown from 25 GW at the beginning of 2010 to an expected 638 GW by the close of 2019 – enough to produce all the […]

Researchers set solar record with next-gen cells

[ad_1] Dr Jun Peng and Associate Professor Thomas White from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Credit: Lannon Harley, ANU Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have broken new ground in solar cell energy efficiency and in the process provided a glimpse of the technology’s future. The researchers have a set a […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells

[ad_1] This sequence captures the fabrication process of a perovskite thin film from precursor solution to solid film via the spin-coating deposition process. Credit: KAUST Solar cell performance and stability depend on the morphology of the thin films, especially their ability to crystallize in the so-called photoactive α-phase. Perovskites containing lead tend to combine various […]

Solar array feeds railway route in the UK

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain How well is the UK doing to seal a future of solar powered trains? Will connecting solar power directly to rail networks help meet a good enough share of electricity needs? Eyes are on a pilot scheme going on now and it is designed to plug into the track near […]

Solar array feeds railway route in the UK

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain How well is the UK doing to seal a future of solar powered trains? Will connecting solar power directly to rail networks help meet a good enough share of electricity needs? Eyes are on a pilot scheme going on now and it is designed to plug into the track near […]

Tesla's solar panels reportedly caught fire at an Amazon warehouse

[ad_1] The incident reportedly happened back in June 2018, but the e-commerce giant just came out with the information. Bloomberg says Amazon told the publication via email that it has taken steps to protect its facilities and will no longer install any more Tesla systems going forward. We’ve reached out to both companies to confirm […]

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

[ad_1] This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. A lawsuit filed earlier this week by Walmart over fires in rooftop solar panels made by Tesla Inc. has been sealed by the court, and both sides say they look forward to addressing all issues. In joint statements Friday, Aug. […]