Japan’s Toshiba has fabricated a perovskite solar cell mini-module with an energy conversion rate of 10.5%, which it claims is now the highest rate that has been reached throughout the world with a multi-cell mini-module.
The German research institute said this new result has beaten its own world record, which it set in Februrary reaching a 21.9% efficiency.
R&D departments at the University of Chicago and Cornell University have pieced together a new atomic scale semi-conductor manufacturing procedure that can provide “the foundation for modern integrated circuitry”.
China’s Hanergy Holding has signed a CNY 300 million ($45.5 million) strategic agreement with bike-sharing company MTbike, following several other agreements it has recently concluded to generate power with firms in the transportation industry.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Italy’s Politecnico di Milano have set a time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells and have quantified the speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to increase efficiency.
Coated on both sides with an elastomer that ensures stretchability and stability in water, the new textile-compatible photovoltaics are able to maintain high efficiency of 7.9%.
Monocrystalline PV manufacturer LONGi Solar has reached record 22.43% conversion efficiency on a PERC cell based on mass production technology. The result is confirmed in a report from China’s National Center of Supervision and Inspection in Solar PV Product Quality (CPVT).
Project funded in part by EU and Norwegian government allows project to thrive using a smart mixture of solar power, salt water, irrigation and smart technologies.
SunPower is famous for its back-contact cells, boasting one of the industry’s most advanced technologies. Josh Moore, SunPower Director, explains why the company is now ramping up 600 MW of production for different types of front-contact cells and shingled modules. He will pitch the advantages at pv magazine’s Future PV event to be held at SPI on Tuesday September 12.
A team of researchers from leading European and USA universities has discovered that defects in crystalline perovskite structures can be permanently healed through careful exposure to light and humidity.