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Solar power heats materials over 1,000 degrees Celsius

Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2024. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method to generate heat exceeding 1,000 degrees Celsius using solar power. This innovation could replace fossil fuels in energy-intensive industries like steel and cement production. (a day ago)

Lithuanian researchers advance solar cell technology

Lithuanian researchers advance solar cell technology

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Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2024. The self-assembled monolayers can now be applied in both inverted and regular structure perovskite solar cells. Self-assembling molecules form a single-molecule-thick layer, acting as an electron-transporting layer in solar cells.

DGIST team sheds light on mechanisms enhancing efficiency in thin-film solar cells

DGIST team sheds light on mechanisms enhancing efficiency in thin-film solar cells

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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 08, 2024. Researchers from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), in collaboration with academics from Ewha Womans University, Incheon National University, and MIT, have made significant progress in understanding electron-hole separation in kesterite thin-film solar cells.

Buck the Duck Curve: California's Bold Leap Towards Solar Empowerment

Buck the Duck Curve: California's Bold Leap Towards Solar Empowerment

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Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 23, 2024. In the sun-drenched state of California, solar power has been both a beacon of hope and a point of contention. This curve, which charts the mismatch between peak solar production and peak demand, has been portrayed as a nightmare for grid manag.

Project receives funding for advanced solar-thermal research

Project receives funding for advanced solar-thermal research

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London, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2024. The University of Surrey, leading a collaboration with the University of Bristol and Northumbria University, has received a GBP 1.1 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop solar-thermal devices.

Innovative approach to perovskite solar cells achieves 24.5% efficiency

Innovative approach to perovskite solar cells achieves 24.5% efficiency

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Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 28, 2024. In groundbreaking research published in Nano Energy, a team led by Prof. CHEN Chong at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has significantly improved the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Revolutionary waterproof, flexible solar film unveiled by RIKEN

Revolutionary waterproof, flexible solar film unveiled by RIKEN

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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 28, 2024. A groundbreaking advancement in solar technology has been achieved by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and their collaborators, resulting in the creation of a novel organic photovoltaic film that combines waterproofing with flexibility.

KAUST advances in perovskite-silicon tandem cells

KAUST advances in perovskite-silicon tandem cells

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London, UK (SPX) Mar 28, 2024. These materials, notable for their excellent light-absorbing properties, marked the beginning of an innovative direction in solar energy generation. Since then, the efficiency of perovski.

Cambridge working to unlock new solar energy pathways

Cambridge working to unlock new solar energy pathways

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London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2024. In a study conducted by the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory and AMOLF in Amsterdam, researchers have uncovered innovative methods to enhance solar energy capture, shifting the focus from solely improving solar cell efficiency.