May 242019
 
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. Their approach generated 13 new material candidates for solar cells and 23 new candidates for LEDs. Calculations predicted that these materials, called hybrid halide semiconductors, would be stable and exhibit excellent optoelectronic properties. The team published their findings on May 22, 2019 in the journal Energy...
May 242019
 
University of Toronto (Canada) Engineering researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used. Today virtually all solar cells are made of high-purity silicon. It’s a well-established technology, and in recent years the manufacturing cost has dropped significantly...
May 232019
 
With 1,354 exhibitors, 100,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 50,000 visitors from 162 countries, Intersolar Europe – the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry – is celebrating another successful year along with its three accompanying energy exhibitions. From PV production technologies to hybrid inverters to subsidy-free business models, the topics explored at the 2019 event were highly diverse and well received by the crowds of visitors. Attendees...
May 232019
 
The rows of blue solar panels that dot landscapes and rooftops are typically made out of crystalline silicon, the workhorse semiconductor found in virtually every electronic device. Over the last decade, Colorado State University researchers have led pioneering studies into improving the performance and cost of solar energy by fabricating and testing new materials that extend beyond the capabilities of silicon. They have focused on a material that shows promise for replacing silicon, called...
May 212019
 
ESS Inc., a manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it has deployed an Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. The 50 kW / 400 kWh battery is integrated into a microgrid with a 
May 212019
 
Saft has recently launched a new product in the Xcelion line, the Xcelion 56V lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, offering customers a variant on the proven technology behind the Xcelion 6T for applications requiring higher voltage. As the third Xcelion product, the Xcelion 56V builds upon the existing technology behind the Xcelion 6T, launched in 2015, and the Xcelion 6T-E, a high energy Li-ion battery launched in 2018 that doubles the capacity of lead-acid batteries in the same form...
May 212019
 
Developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions Midsummer today announced the launch of a solar panel exclusively developed for Sweden’s largest manufacturer of roof tiles, Benders, and its most popular Palema model. The new solar panel is integrated with the Palema roof tile and can be installed on both existing and new Benders roofs. The panel will be manufactured by Midsummer at its factory in Järfäll
May 202019
 
As the exclusive off-grid partner at Intersolar, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) partnered with the German Solar Association (BSW), with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), to organise the Off-Grid Power Forum: Conference & Exhibition.  The Conference was an opportunity for companies and project developers to attract and to raise interest from high-ranking delegations,...