Monthly Archives: June 2018

Oxford PV sets world record for perovskite solar cell

Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM, the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 27.3% conversion efficiency, certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. This exceeds the 26.7% efficiency world record for a single-junction

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Solarcentury partners with PowerField to create Netherlands’ largest solar farm

Solarcentury has signed a partnership agreement with Dutch solar power company PowerField, to jointly develop the largest solar farm in the Netherlands. The Vlagtwedde solar farm in Westerwolde, Groningen, will have a peak capacity of 110MW – generating enough power for 30,000 homes. The solar farm will be larger than the 44MW Nyrstar solar farm, which is currently under construction

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Silicon heterojunction solar cell with a certified 23.1 % energy conversion efficiency

After further optimization of the baseline process for industrial silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells, the accredited metrology lab ISFH CalTeC now certified an efficiency of 23.1 % for a 4 cm² solar cell. This performance is among the best in the world and demonstrates the leading role of HZB in this technology in Germany and Europe. Within the institute PVcomB

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A milestone on the path towards efficient solar cells

Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. This is what scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are currently working on as part of a joint research project conducted in collaboration with Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. Singlet fission could considerably boost the efficiency of solar cells –

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Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group announce energy storage partnership maximizing second-life electric vehicle batteries

The technology group Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group have signed a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries towards the growing energy storage market. The global partnership will combine Hyundai’s expansion in electric vehicles, with Wärtsilä’s growing energy business, which includes 67 GW of installed power plants, as well as advanced energy storage technologies and

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