NREL’s Much Referred Solar Cell Efficiency Chart Goes Interactive To Offer Deeper Insights Into Various Technologies
Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the US government’s Department of Energy (DOE) has made interactive its widely renowned and referred solar cell efficiency chart, which it says makes the chart more informative and provides deeper dive into the data.
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
The US government’s Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) is inviting proposals for small projects to accelerate CdTe technology development to award a maximum of $2 million through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), aiming to support US manufacturing.
Monday, 05 Sep 2022
For the US to achieve a 100% clean electricity powered grid by 2035, the country would need to grid connect 40 to 90 GW of solar annually and 70 to 150 GW wind by the end of this decade, according to all modeled scenarios envisioned by the US Nationa.
Friday, 02 Sep 2022
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and team of researchers from University of Toledo, the University of Colorado–Boulder, and the University of California–San Diego have reported a ‘record’ 24% certified stabilized efficiency .
Innovate PV Technology & Involve More Stakeholders To Improve Solar Acceleration In US Through Agrivoltaics, Says NREL
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022
The US government’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has come out with 2 technical reports highlighting the potential for successfully and synergistically combining agriculture with solar PV technologies and growing opportunities to increase such agrivoltaic practices.
Monday, 08 Aug 2022
Electrification Professor at UC Merced, the newest campus in the University of California, Professor Sarah Kurtz has become the 2nd woman to hold an endowed chair in the School of Engineering after she was awarded the Reno Ferrero Family Chair in Electrical Engineering.
Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) to accelerate the development of CdTe solar cells with cell efficiencies over 24% and module costs below $0.20 per W by 2025.
Thursday, 07 Jul 2022
Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have breached the 30% power conversion efficiency barrier for perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells on 1 cm2, and claim it to .
Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the US Department of Energy (DOE) has reported 25.5% efficiency for a tin-lead perovskite tandem solar cell, claiming that it retained 80% of its maximum efficiency after 1,500 hours of continuous operation.
Thursday, 19 May 2022
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced 39.5% efficiency for a new solar cell it has created calling it the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured using standard-1 sun conditions.
US Department Of Energy Sensitizing Local Governments To Adopt SolarAPP+, An NREL Developed Tool To ‘Drastically’ Bring Down Permitting Process For Residential Solar Installations
Friday, 16 Jul 2021
To fast-track residential solar installation permits, the Department of Energy (DOE) of the US government has launched Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool, which it believes will cut red tape and make solar power cheaper and easier for homeowners.
We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service & Madison Gas And Electric Eye 465 MW Solar Solar & Storage Project; GP Joule Starts Construction On 106 MW Solar Portfolio In Canada; NREL & Accela Launch SolarAPP+; West Virginia Legislature Passes Bill For Solar PPAs
Monday, 03 May 2021
465 MW solar and storage project in Wisconsin: WEC Energy Group entities, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), have sought approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in the US to purchase a 465 MW solar and battery storage project in the state, comprising 300 MW solar and 165 MW battery storage capacity.
NREL Broadens Thermochromic Photovoltaic Research: Brings In Colorful Perovskites To Deal With Broader Range Of Temperatures; Sees its Potential To Lower Air Conditioning Use In Buildings & Vehicles
Friday, 23 Oct 2020
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) says it has achieved a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window calling it thermochromic photovoltaic using metal halide perovskites to be used for windows that can lower the.
NREL Creates New Perovskite Material Called Apex Flex To Reach 23.1% Power Conversion Efficiency, Fit Enough For Vehicular Applications, At ‘200 Times Lower Cost’ Than Spaceship Grade Solar Cells
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2020
A team of researchers from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) claim to have achieved a 23.1% all-perovskite tandem solar cell efficiency on glass that can be deployed for solar powered vehicles.
US Air Force Research Laboratory Backing NREL Efforts To Bring Down Manufacturing Costs Of III-V High Efficiency Solar Cells Using D-HVPE Technology; Kyma Technologies & Ceres Technologies Joins Hands Too
Monday, 13 Jul 2020
The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is investing in a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) solar cell technique to help bringing down manufacturing costs of III-V high efficiency solar cells so these can be used for widespread install.
NREL Fabricates Six-Junction Solar Cell To Achieve 47.1% Efficiency Calling It ‘Highest’ Solar Conversion Efficiency Under Concentrated Illumination
Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020
The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) claims to have fabricated a 47.1% efficiency level for a six-junction solar cell. This is the ‘highest’ solar conversion efficiency measured under concentrated illumination, it said.
Ongoing ‘Industry First Multiyear Study’ On Bifacial Solar Panel Power Generation Technology By NREL & Partners Sees 9% More Production Than Monofacial Counterparts
Monday, 09 Mar 2020
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sees ‘significant boost’ in energy generation from bifacial solar panels, basis early results out of a 3-year study the US research center is conducting along with industry partners.
NREL & NIU Researchers Deal With Lead-Toxicity To Create Safety Belt For Perovskite Solar Cells Without Impacting Cell Performance
Sunday, 23 Feb 2020
It is no news that lead is a toxic material that officials around the world have been banning from homes and human lives, but it is still needed in case of a next generation solar cell as it forms part of the light absorbing layer in a perovskite solar cell.
MIT & NREL Researchers Claim Use Of Thinner Silicon Wafers For Solar Cells Can Deliver Significant Cost Reduction For Individual Panels; Wafer Thickness Can Come Down To 40 Or Even 15 Micrometer
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020
The thinner the better, that’s the suggestion of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for silicon cells that will eventually result in lower costs of solar panels.
Time For Solar To Move Beyond Wealthy Single Family Homes In United States; NREL Report Sees 320 GW Rooftop Solar Potential For Low-To-Moderate Income Households
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
The ‘Rooftop Solar Technical Potential for Low-to-Moderate Income Households in the United States’ report of NREL provides background on a segment that could be as large as 320 GW in the US.
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