Imec Demonstrates Highly Efficient Bifacial Solar Cells with near 100% Bifaciality

MUNICH, Germany – June 20, 2016 – Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week’s Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell featuring a bifaciality value close to 100%. With a rear cell efficiency close to the efficiency measured from the front of the cell, imec’s  new achievement underscores the ability ...

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Quantum Dots Boost Solar Cells

Research team showing off their quantum-dot doped nanomaterial (back to front: Chang-Yong Nam and Mircea Cotlet of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials with Stony Brook University graduate students Prahlad Routh and Jia-Shiang Chen). (Source: Brookhaven) "Our particular 2-D material system (SnS2) [tin disulfide] is similar to Si [silicon], in that it has an indirect band gap, not providing s ...

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Perovskite solar cells hit 21.1% efficiency and record reproduciblity

17.03.16 - EPFL scientists achieve the highest yet reproducibility for perovskite solar cells combined with a boundary-pushing 21.1% efficiency at normal operating conditions. Perovskite solar cells hold much promise for cost-effective solar energy. However, heat stability is an issue, and can significantly limit the solar cell’s long-term efficiency. A team of scientists led by Michael Grätzel’s lab at EPF ...

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Solar power auto irrigation system using microcontroller

Solar power auto irrigation system using microcontroller, In this article you will learn about auto irrigation system. Whats is irrigation system? What is auto irrigation system? How to make irrigation system automatic? How to use microcontroller to make intelligent and automatic? Circuit diagram of solar power auto irrigation system using pic microcontroller. This project just give you idea about solar pow ...

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Solar tracking system using pic microcontroller

Solar tracking system using pic microcontroller, In this article you will learn what is solar tracking system? Why We need of solar tracking system ? Which methods of solar tracking system being used now a days ? How to design Solar tracking system ? circuit diagram of solar tracking system. How to write code of Solar tracking system using pic microcontroller? Let’s start with basic introduction of solar tr ...

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How to test a power supply or solar system

Electronic loads, programmable and with a recovery function are the best choice for dynamic testing simulating real conditions. Usually you don´t test your power supply and you assume it is working well with your equipment. But what if not? Sometimes your equipment fails without any evident reason and it might be because your power supply is not sufficient for your application. We have a solution which help ...

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Solar Cells Made Obsolete

PORTLAND, Ore.--Now before you get all excited by the headline, which is not click-bait according to the researchers, a new kind of nanoscale rectenna (half antenna and half rectifier) can convert solar and infrared into electricity, plus be tuned to nearly any other frequency as a detector. The invention was made at Georgia Tech (Atlanta) and peer-reviewed in today's issue of Nature Nanotechnology. Right n ...

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See-through solar concentrator harvests energy from sunlight

A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers has created a transparent solar concentrator able to turn any window (or other sheet of glass, such as the screen for a smartphone) into a photovoltaic solar cell. What makes this development different? The panel is truly transparent. A new solar cell recently developed by a team at Michigan State University is completely transparent. Earlier attempts at ...

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Solar Tracking System

This is a simple PIC microcontroller based Solar Tracking system, only basic electronics skills are required. It uses 2 unipolar stepper motors and 4 IR-850nm LEDs as sensors to follow the sun  maximizing solar panel illumination. The entire prototype frame was built from simple, cheap and widely available strip board. Just cut it to a required size, widen the holes with screwdriver to fit connecting bolts ...

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Arduino solar charge controller + output control and data logging online with Xbee WiFi

A while back I started working on a solar charge controller, it was based on a PIC microcontroller, a 20x4 characters display and the code was written in Assembly language. It did work well and was still working when I decided I wanted to add more to this controller. My new controller uses a standalone ATMega328P, and a 1.8" tft screen from Saintsmart. I wrote the code with the arduino IDE and uploaded ( ma ...

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