Solar News

Astonishing time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells set

21 September, 2017
Science Daily
Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.

Solar-to-fuel system recycles CO2 to make ethanol and ethylene

18 September, 2017
Science Daily
Scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel.

Coatings needed for concentrating solar power

18 September, 2017
Science Daily
Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. At those high temperatures, however, the molten salts eat away at common alloys used in the heat exchangers, piping, ...

A solar cell you can put in the wash

18 September, 2017
Science Daily
Scientists have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.

Energy Storage Europe will continue its success story

21 September, 2017
Solar News
Over the past three years, the visitor numbers of the trade fair and conference Energy Storage Europe grew by an average of 54 per cent to most recently more than 4,200 industry representatives. Energy Storage Europe 2018 will take place in Düsseldorf from March 13th to 15th.

A solar cell you can put in the wash

20 September, 2017
Solar News
Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.

Total Partners With EREN Renewable Energy to Expand Its Renewable Business

19 September, 2017
Solar News
Total has signed an agreement with EREN RE to accelerate its growth in the production of power from renewable sources.