Posts tagged: solar cell

Panasonic Announces 22.5% Module-Level Efficiency Solar Panel

By:  Ian Clover Company claims new solar module prototype sets new world record for module-level efficiency based on mass-production technology. New HIT N330 high-powered module set to debut in U.K.   Mere days after U.S. solar company SolarCity claimed to have produced the world’s most efficient rooftop PV module – achieving 22.04% module-level efficiency – […]

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Researchers have shown a new way to help solar cells track the sun as it moves across the sky, which could boost a panel’s energy generation by 40 percent.

By Mike Orcutt Most of the solar panels in the world sit on rooftops at a fixed angle, so they miss out on capturing energy during parts of every day. Now researchers have shown that by cutting solar cells into specific designs using kirigami, a variation of origami which entails cutting in addition to folding, […]

Stealing Apollo’s chariot: the inner workings of solar panels

By: Will Nicol Electricity surrounds us. Whether in the grids of power cables blanketing every developed nation, or the currents coursing through the human bloodstream to keep the heart beating, electricity drives our lives. It has powered the great advances of the last century and the hunger for more — and a more efficient — means of […]

India solar power investment could surpass coal by 2019-20 – Deutsche Bank

By Tom Kenning Investment in solar power in India could surpass investment in coal by 2019-20, with US$35 billion already committed by global players, according to a Deutsche Bank report. The report ‘India 2020: Utilities & renewables’ said the focus on solar would be driven by prime minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious target of deploying 100GW […]

ExtremeTech explains: How do solar cells work?

By Graham Templeton There are really only two possible endpoints for human energy production, and they’re both fusion. Either we find a way to create tiny, controlled fusion reactions here on Earth (fusion power) or we find a way to usefully collect a good portion of the energy already being released form the enormous fusion reactor our […]

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