Researchers at Germany’s Helmholtz Institute have developed a new electrode material which could improve the capacity and charge/discharge speed of lithium-ion technology, as well as reducing for costly cobalt in the batteries.
A single-cell concentrating photovoltaic system developed by researchers at Penn State University reportedly reached 30% efficiency, and generated 54% more energy during a two-day test than a commercial silicon solar in the same conditions.
Scientists in Switzerland are testing the optimum use of combined PV systems and planted flat rooftop areas, and how both systems affect each other. A first prototype has been installed on a roof of a senior citizen residence in the country.
The two establishments will develop a standardized testing method designed for bifacial technology and the difficulties and opportunities that exist where these modules are concerned.
The Sweden-headquartered PV technology pioneer has raised a record $21.3 million in financing to bring its new SolFilm thin-film technology to the market.
Ferdinand Grapperhaus, CEO of PowerWindow developer Physee, discusses the company’s innovative approach to bringing more solar power into the home and C&I buildings.
It is difficult to compare the performance of bifacial modules with that of conventional solar panels, if the usual tests are applied. As a result, China-based Jolywood, Germany’s TÜV Nord and Chinese company CPVT have decided to develop a joint testing process.