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Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Oxford PV sets new world record for the amount of the sun’s energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell An Oxford-based lab has created a photovoltaic solar cell that it says has surpassed the efficiency that silicon can ever reach. Oxford PV, a spin-off from the University, says it has […]

U of T, international researchers develop two-sided solar cells to collect scattered light

U of T, international researchers develop two-sided solar cells to collect scattered light

To increase the performance of solar panels, a team of researchers based in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany and Canada has created a bifacial, or two-sided, tandem solar cell, built by bringing together the best of the perovskite and silicon technologies. Out in the field, light primarily comes directly from the sun. Conventional tandem solar cells […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

A Total of 53 Million Hectares Abandoned Cropland Could Be Used for Solar Deployment

Optimal combination of bioenergy and solar photovoltaic for renewable energy production on abandoned cropland Highlights •Recently abandoned cropland is a promising option for renewable energy production. •More than 80 million hectares of abandoned cropland is identified globally. •An optimal combination can produce 125 EJ per year on the abandoned cropland areas. Abstract Ambitious climate change […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Using Mirrors In Space To Beam Sunlight Down On Earth

Scientific progression is inescapably an unending process. Inquisitive and sagacious scientists first try to examine nature’s mysterious ways and later bring in the maximum benefits of the hidden mysteries. In the very deep sequence of zesty discoveries and inventions, there comes a recent attempt to make use of extra sunlight to the Earth. For this […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

New solar panel design increases efficiency by 125%

The breakthrough could lead to wider use of renewable energy Web Desk October 27, 2020 12:16 IST Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says. Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels that […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Integrated Hydrogen Separation Module Provides Long-Term Boosts in Efficiency

Integrated Hydrogen Sensor/Separation Module Provides Long-Term Boosts in Efficiency and Revenue in Solar Power Plants NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrating Solar Power Receiver Fields Since the mid-’80s, concentrating solar power (CSP) plants have generated clean energy to power our homes, schools, offices, and communities. […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Air pollution leads to increase in electricity consumption: Study

  London: Researchers have found that high levels of air pollution are forcing people to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in the journal Nature Energy, has shown that the effects are seen more in lower-income families and those from ethnic minority backgrounds. “The […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Opportunities for an Equitable, Low-Carbon Recovery

Testimony of Devashree Saha, Senior Associate, U.S. Climate Program, World Resources Institute On September 16, WRI U.S. Climate Program Senior Associate Devashree Saha, Ph.D., testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The hearing, titled “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Opportunities […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

ANU Unveils Solar-to-Hydrogen Cells Made of Silicon and Perovskite with Conversion Efficiency of 17.6%

Recent advances in the development of fuel-cell vehicles have also led to rising interest in the industrial production of hydrogen fuel. Some of the mainstream production processes for hydrogen fuel are currently based on electrolysis of water or chemical solutions. Conversion efficiency has been the main focus for hydrogen suppliers, but the cost and accessibility […]

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency