Taiwan Testing New Gen Solar Technology

Taiwan’s Science & Technology Ministry Backed Photovoltaic Efficiency Verification Laboratory At National Central University Evaluating Efficiency Of New Generation Light-Driven Photovoltaics
06:13 AM (Beijing Time) - 24. April 2019
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PVEVL sees potential in New Generation Light-Driven Photovoltaics, which it believes can provide power for sensors and transistors of the internet of things (IOT) under room-lighting. Precise evaluation measures then become important, something the Taiwanese lab is providing after it acquired ISO/IEC 17025 certification in 2017. (Photo Credit: National Central University, Taiwan)

Key Takeaways

  • PVEVL of Taiwan’s National Central University is conducting efficiency verification for new age solar cells and technologies
  • It clubs these new technologies as dye-sensitized, perovskite, quantum-dot solar cells and organic photovoltaics under the nomenclature of New Generation Light-Driven Photovoltaics (NLPV)
  • The ISO/IEC 17025 certification accorded to the department from Taiwan Accreditation Foundation in late 2017, is validated by a number of international laboratories, according to the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology

The Photovoltaic Efficiency Verification Laboratory (PVEVL) of Taiwan’s National Central University (NCU) is working on developing efficiency evaluation measures for next gen solar cells and technologies. Having acquired the ISO/IEC 17025 certification, the laboratory is testing the performance of dye-sensitized, perovskite, quantum-dot solar cells and organic photovoltaics, which it calls New Generation Light-Driven Photovoltaics (NLPV).

Backed by the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), PVEVL believes NLPV can provide power for sensors and transistors of the internet of things (IOT) under room-lighting and sees a bright future for these. Hence, it stresses on the importance of developing such applications.

PVEVL acquired ISO/IEC 17025 certification from the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF) in late 2017, which was validated by international solar cell calibration laboratories, such as Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), United States’ National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the European Commission’s Italy located European Solar Test Installation’s Joint Research Center (ESTI-JRC).

“With the continuous strong support from MOST, PVEVL will not just only provide the regular solar cell efficiency valuation service for both industry and academia. Our ultimate goal is to put the efficiency data from the excellent researchers in Taiwan on the international well-known data base, such as Solar Cell Efficiency Tables or NREL Efficiency Chart to let Taiwan be seen worldwide,” said PVEVL.

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