Potential for floating photovoltaic systems
Researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 man-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation's annual electricity production. Their findings reveal for the first time the potential for floating PV to produce electricity in the United States.
Dancing atoms in perovskite materials
A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized "hot" technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today's solar cells.
Palau to host world's largest microgrid
The Republic of Palau announced the signing of a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement of a proposed plan to develop and deploy a 35MW solar PV and 45MWh battery storage microgrid in Palau.
Painting solar cells provides new path to market
A scientist wields a cheap paintbrush, the kind you'd buy at a hobby shop for less than a buck. With a steady, purple-gloved hand, he paints a yellowish liquid onto a specially prepared piece of glass about the size of a half-dollar. And as simple as that, a perovskite solar cell is born.
Yotta Solar solves panel level energy storage
Yotta Solar is introducing a revolution in solar PV plus energy storage technology - the SolarLEAF. The patented SolarLEAF utilizes the world's first and only 100% passive thermal regulation system for panel-level energy storage.
Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV
The 13.28% efficiency was independently confirmed by Newport PV laboratory, a recognized center for verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions in August 2018.
Tritium receives DOE funding to develop high-powered charging for EVs
Tritium is receiving a portion of $3.2 million in federal funding awarded to the Electric Power Research Institute for developing an extreme fast charging system that can connect to the grid.
Dual-layer solar cell sets record
Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.