Technology

KAUST researchers look into lateral heterojunction

A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has published research into heterojunction solar cells using alternative materials to silicon. The researchers hope that the process they developed could simplify the fabrication of solar cells.

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Italian researchers use graphene oxide to increase efficiency of perovskite cells

Scientists of the University of Florence claim that graphene-based electron transport layers (ETL) achieve higher carrier injection with respect to most commonly used ETLs.

DEWA announces new R&D subsidiary

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Company (DEWA) announced that the firm has launched a new wholly owned investment subsidiary. It is called Jumeirah Energy International Silicon Valley Company and, as the name entails, is found in the Silicon Valley in California.

Solar-powered saloon turns heads in Oz solar race

Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.

Interview: JinkoSolar CEO discusses half-cut cell technology

Kangping Chen, the CEO of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, speaks to pv magazine about the company’s solar technology development, the efficacy of half-cut solar cells, and the future of the PV industry.

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Dutch team Nuon Solar wins Australia solar car race

Since October 8 some 42 cars powered by solar energy raced their way across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 30th World Solar Challenge. Delft University’s Nuon Solar grabbed its seventh win.

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MIT researchers develop ‘air breathing’ sulfur flow battery

A team at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a type of battery which it says could store energy for long durations at a fraction of the cost of current storage technologies.

Wärtsilä to offer energy storage solutions in India

Wärtsilä, one of the largest global supplier of flexible and efficient energy solutions, has announced that it will provide technically and environmentally advanced energy storage solutions to the power markets in India.

Drax teams with Sheffield Uni on battery research drive

British power group sponsoring three PhD projects at the University of Sheffield to support research designed to revolutionize country’s energy future.

UK: EVs will not alter peak demand hugely if smart charging in place, says National Grid

A presentation by the National Grid, owner and operator of Britain’s transmission grid, at last week’s UK Solar and Storage show in Birmingham shed light on the potential impact of a widespread EV roll-out to the country’s electricity demand.

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