Light-scattering structures to boost solar performance
Scientists at Penn State have found that a light-scattering structure could improve perovskite performance. Image: Penn State An international team of scientists developed a nanoparticle
Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years
Image: Mark Jacobson New research from Stanford University researcher Mark Jacobson outlines how 145 countries could meet 100% of their business-as-usual energy needs with wind,
Solar-plus-storage for LED lighting in commercial buildings
An LED array in a floodlight. Image: Gaurav_Dhwaj_Khadka, Wikimedia Commons Indian researchers claim that commercial buildings with LED lighting could gain energy independence by installing
High-performance aqueous calcium-ion battery
Image: RPI Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States have developed a special class of materials for bulky calcium ions, providing pathways for
Agrivoltaics for rice growth
Image: Rauschenberger, Pixabay Scientists in Bangladesh have investigated the potential of agrivoltaics in rice fields. They analyzed the economic viability of bifacial agrivoltaic projects in
World’s largest underground hydrogen storage project
Image: Mitsubishi Power Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development are set to begin construction on a 300 GWh underground storage facility in the US state
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Tigo releases design quality tool for large commercial solar
Image: Tigo Energy The US module level power electronics provider also introduced an installer certification course. From pv magazine US-based DC power optimizer specialist Tigo Energy unveiled a
World could install 250 GW of solar this year, claims Bloomberg analyst
Image: Recurrent Energy Rob Barnett, a senior clean energy analyst for Bloomberg, forecasts a 30% increase in global PV deployment this year, and double-digit growth
Storing renewables in soil mounds via water balloons
Image: Aahrus University Scientists in Denmark have developed a storage technology that utilizes large underground water balloons and the pressure of the soil to activate
Straight to storage via solar integrated batteries
A solar redox flow cell (SRFC). Image: University of Porto Scientists in China evaluated the prospects for various approaches to integrating both solar generation and
Graphene/silicon heterojunction solar cell with 18.8% efficiency
hotoluminescence intensity map of a 3 × 3 cm2 solar cell without (left) or with (right) GO:Nafion film. Image: Hebei University, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Creative
Large-area organic solar cell with 14.7% efficiency
Image: KIST Scientists in Korea built an organic solar cell that is reportedly able to prevent aggregation in photoactive layers. The device could be used
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Forecast methodology for photovoltaic power yield during solar eclipses
Image: Doinkster, pixabay In October there will be a partial solar eclipse in Central Europe. The Fraunhofer IEE has developed a solution that reportedly enables
Solar tree-based photovoltaic plants for mountainous areas
Solar tree installed around the space used as farmland. Image: Korea Maritime Institute, scientific reports, Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0 Scientists in land-scarce Korea
Developer plans 20 MW solar aquaculture site in Bangladesh
Image: jkijewskis, pixabay Joules Power has said the $22 million PV project will be built on land which is submerged for most of the year
Fish farmed as part of solar-powered irrigation system
The set-up will give farmers a new revenue stream. Image: Provincial Government of Negros Occidental A provincial government in the Philippines has installed a solar
New tech to produce hydrogen from tap water
The hydrogen is consumed on-site. Image: J. A. G. I. A Spanish scientist has developed a system that reportedly produces hydrogen on-site without expensive electrolysis.
The PV cooler lifespan effectiveness factor
A flowchart for the proposed method. Image: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0 Researchers in Malaysia have