Netherlands Solliance hits 26.3% efficiency on perovskite/silicon tandem

European solar research organization Solliance and the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) have announced the achievement of 26.3% efficiency on a transparent perovskite solar cell combined with a crystalline silicon solar cell.

Waaree Energies’ launches Pronto, a do-it-yourself rooftop solar kit

The first of its kind solar kit will make clean energy available across the country. The kit can be installed in 30 minutes and is available in the range of 1-5 KW. Pronto benefits to also extend to small-scale industries. It aims to revolutionize rooftop solar in India.

Let’s mitigate LID & LeTID!

Cell degradation: LID in p-type monocrystalline PERC cells has caused serious issues in PV plant performance. Now, it can be prevented with regeneration processes or by replacing boron with gallium. The cause of LeTID in multicrystalline PERC cells, meanwhile, is still a mystery, but researchers have proposed an industrial solution to address it.


Q&A: JinkoSolar discusses half cut cells, multi-busbars and bifacial technology

Ahead of its upcoming webinar, on March 27, JinkoSolar’s Head of Technical Service Europe, Andrea Viaro, discusses the company’s new Half Cell (HC) Series, the benefits of multi-busbar and bifacial technology, and upcoming innovations, in a Q&A with pv magazine.


Interview: Sustainable water-less PV module cleaning system

Ecoppia, CEO and co-founder, Eran Meller discusses with pv magazine the company’s latest E4 water-less robotic cleaning systems, which have been deployed in both India, and globally. He also speaks about the challenges Ecoppia faced working in India, in addition to operations and maintenance, and intelligent solutions for solar plants.


Vikram Solar partners with France’s CEA to drive innovation in solar PV, storage technologies

Vikram Solar and CEA will look to enhance research and development on high-efficiency crystalline silicon cells, modules and systems. A host of high-efficiency generation and storage technologies for French and Indian markets are also in the planning.

Berkeley Lab scientists confirm century-old theory of high performance batteries

Researchers in the U.S. have confirmed the existence of a novel state of the element manganese, first proposed in a journal dating from 1928, which could allow for the development of low-cost, high performance batteries for grid level, and other energy storage applications.

Interview: Su-kam is building solar hybrid inverters

Su-kam Power Systems Ltd, Managing Director, Kunwer Sachdev speaks to pv magazine about the latest developments in Inverter technology. Moreover, he talks about the solar market in India from the inverter perspective, Su-Kam products Solarcon and Brainy, and he explained why DC electricity is superior to AC.


China’s Longi claims 23.6% efficiency for its PERC monocrystalline cells

Only one month after announcing a PERC module efficiency of 20.41%, the Chinese solar manufacturer announced it has now achieved a 23.6% efficiency for its PERC monocrystalline cells, thus beating its own previous records.

Unique properties of organic polymer solar cells expected to open niche market opportunities

While they cannot match the durability and efficiency of inorganic silicon-based solar cells, organic polymer solar cells show potential to provide power to remote microwatt sensors, wearable technology and the Wi-Fi-connected devices constituting the Internet of Things.