Tag: solar cells

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Trina starts production of 210mm n-type i-TOPCon solar cells

January 9, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Trina Solar said it started production in late December of its 210mm n-type i-TOPCon cells. The cells are manufactured in its 8 GW factory in Suqian, Jiangsu province in China. The n-type cells are expected to be used to produce […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Fabric solar cells turn any surface into a power source, MIT engineers say

December 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Engineers at MIT said they developed ultralight fabric solar cells that can readily turn any surface into a power source. The durable, flexible solar cells are thinner than a human hair, and may be glued to a strong, lightweight fabric, […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar cells and batteries that are flexible and stretchable

May 4, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Researchers have produced an ultra-flexible ultra-thin organic solar cell that delivers world-leading performance under significant stretching and strain. The development paves the way forward for a new class of stretchable and bendable solar cells in wearable devices, such as fitness […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

February 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The cost of solar power is sinking practically by the day, and the next new “hot” solar cell material — perovskite — will push costs down even more. So far you can’t get perovskite solar cells in stores but this […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

September 11, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

A basic organic solar cell consists of a thin film of organic semiconductors sandwiched between two electrodes which extract charges generated in the organic semiconductor layer to the external circuit. It has long been assumed that 100% of the surface […]

News and Policies, World

China, US lock horns over Trump-era solar tariffs

July 24, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A meeting this week of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again laid bare the animosity between China and the US over solar tariffs, with yet another formal dispute now possible. Beijing used a session of the WTO’s dispute […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction: Phosphorene shows efficiency promise

June 21, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells (PSCs). PSCs which are one of the fastest developing new solar technologies and can achieve efficiencies […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs

May 28, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

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 […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Kills Solar Jobs, Taxes Families and Businesses, But He Can’t Kill Solar Competitiveness

January 26, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

With President Trump’s announcement this week to slap a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules, the solar industry once again finds itself in the firing line, targeted by the political whims of elected officials. This political posturing […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Imposes 30% Imported Solar Tariff, Threatens 23,000 Jobs In 2018

January 23, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

After 9 months of uncertainty and vitriol, US President Donald Trump has decided this week to impose a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules in response to a Section 201 trade case filed by Suniva and SolarWorld back […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Panasonic to invest over $256 million in Tesla’s U.S. plant for solar cells

December 28, 2016

Via: American Energy News

Panasonic Corp will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies. Tesla’s shares were up […]