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Significant advance in 2D material science with diversely behaving layers in a single bulk material

Significant advance in 2D material science with diversely behaving layers in a single bulk material

5 days ago

Scientists from The University of Manchester have developed a novel yet simple method for producing vertical stacks of alternating superconductor and insulator layers of tantalum disulphide (TaS2). The findings, from a team led by Professor Rahul Nair, could speed up the process of manufacturing such devices—so-called van der Waals heterostructures—with application in high-mobility transistors, photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

Nanoparticles increase light scattering, boost solar cell performance

Nanoparticles increase light scattering, boost solar cell performance

5 days ago

As demand for solar energy rises around the world, scientists are working to improve the performance of solar devices—important if the technology is to compete with traditional fuels. But researchers face theoretical limits on how efficient they can make solar cells.

AI tackles the challenge of materials structure prediction

AI tackles the challenge of materials structure prediction

11 days ago

Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict the structure of new materials with five times the efficiency of the current standard, removing a key roadblock in developing advanced materials for applications such as energy storage and photovoltaics.

China scales up distributed PV units, expands rural use

China scales up distributed PV units, expands rural use

11 days ago

Beijing (XNA) Jul 28, 2022. China is scaling up distributed solar power capacity in a bid to push forward new energy development to achieve its carbon goals. The newly installed capacity of distributed solar power increased 125 percent year-on-year to about 19.65 million kilowatts in the first half, taking up about two-thirds of China's total newly increased solar power capacity, the China Photovoltaic Industry Assoc.

Rocket Lab to supply solar power for US Space Force missile warning satellites

Rocket Lab to supply solar power for US Space Force missile warning satellites

11 days ago

Long Beach CA (SPX) Jul 28, 2022. Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) ("Rocket Lab" or "the Company"), a leading launch and space systems company, announced that its high-efficiency, radiation-hardened Coverglass Interconnected solar Cell (CIC) assemblies will power the three Lockheed Martin Next Gen OPIR GEO (NGG) satellites for the United States Space Force (USSF).

Desert sun, wind pack formidable punch

Desert sun, wind pack formidable punch

13 days ago

Beijing (XNA) Jul 26, 2022. Arid areas gifting cities with energy, technological innovations helping keep facilities humming despite natural challenges. Technologies will power the next wave of wind and solar power development in China's desert areas amid higher requirements for uninterrupted power generation and transmission, facing challenges from extreme conditions such as high temperatures and blowing sand, expert.

Netherlands seeks space for solar power

Netherlands seeks space for solar power

24 days ago

Zevenaar, Netherlands (AFP) July 14, 2022. Everyone is happy on Piet Albers's farm. The climate and energy targets set by European countries means demand is huge.

New world records: Perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells

New world records: Perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells

25 days ago

Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 14, 2022. In the long run, it is the most effective way to reduce the levelized cost of electricity. In the short term, it is the best way to promote photovoltaics for applications where space is limited e.g., roofs, facades, vehicles, or even drones.

Seeing photovoltaic devices in a new light

Seeing photovoltaic devices in a new light

a month ago

Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jul 06, 2022. Scientists from the Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives at Osaka University discovered a new feature of solar cells made from antimony sulfiodide:sulfide composite they termed the wavelength-dependent photovoltaic effect (WDPE).

A low temperature nanoparticle ink

A low temperature nanoparticle ink

a month ago

A simple and versatile nanoparticle ink could help next-generation perovskite solar cells to be printed at scale and become the dominant force in commercial photovoltaics.