Dec 312018
 
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in Germany have achieved a record 25.5% conversion efficiency in a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell after adding a microstructured foil over the perovskite layer to optimize the light management. Tandem solar cells could be one possible way to overcome the theoretical limit of the efficiency of silicon solar cells, which are still dominating the market. But while tandem devices made from combinations of silicone and GaInP or GaAs, for...
Dec 242018
 
Larson Electronics announced the release of an explosion proof 5-stage solar LED light tower that deploys 400 watts of intense LED illumination to heights up to 30 feet. This light tower features four LED fixtures mounted on top of the 30-foot telescoping light mast and includes four C1D2 solar panels with a 1,000aH capacity battery bank. The 
Dec 242018
 
In cooperation with Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), which leverages tourism to provide clean energy and digital education access to remote communities, REC Group contributed its solar panels that now generate energy in remote villages and schools in the Ladakh and Zanskar regions of India. Many of the communities in these sparsely populated regions have no access to grid-based power, and therefore rely on either very old solar lanterns or kerosene lamps for lighting. Thanks to the REC solar...
Dec 212018
 
Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 28% conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The achievement edges out Oxford PV’s own previous 
Dec 202018
 
Arizona State University researchers continue to break solar cell efficiency records in an effort to harness the sun’s energy more economically as a renewable source for electricity. Last year, Assistant Professor Zachary Holman and Assistant Research Professor Zhengshan “Jason” Yu in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering set a world record of 23.6% efficiency for a tandem solar cell stacked with perovskite and silicon. The number was a few...
Dec 192018
 
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that it will supply all bifacial mono PERC double glass modules for SolarGrid's 3MW solar power plant in Brazil. This is the country's first bifacial double glass solar project. Additionally, this project represents the entry of the company's bifacial PERC double glass modules into the Brazilian market, which, with the product's higher power output and better mechanical loading...
Dec 192018
 
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that it will supply all bifacial mono PERC double glass modules for SolarGrid's 3MW solar power plant in Brazil. This is the country's first bifacial double glass solar project. Additionally, this project represents the entry of the company's bifacial PERC double glass modules into the Brazilian market, which, with the product's higher power output and better mechanical loading...
Dec 182018
 
SMA announced that its Sunny Tripower CORE1 commercial solution will now be offered with SMA Smart Connected, a proactive O&M solution powered by ennexOS that cuts truck rolls in half and saves service costs throughout the lifetime of a commercial system. SMA has also begun shipping new models of the CORE1 with expanded power classes and enhanced safety features. SMA Smart Connected provides continuous inverter monitoring, system notifications and automatic shipping of...