The cost-effectiveness of solar panels as well as new technology that allows households to sell surplus power to the grid will both be explored under two separate initiatives announced by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Recently, during part of travels to Asia region, I took the opportunity to meet up with Q CELLS CTO Daniel Jeong, to discuss new developments at Q CELLS and also share some thoughts on the industry and manufacturing trends today.
SPONSORED: Louis Huber, independent consultant at GreenSquare SPRL coordinator of EPKI - European Perovskite Initiative; Dr. Alessandra Alberti and Dr. Ioannis Deretzis from CNR-IMM Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems Catania Italy and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nazeeruddin, of EPFL Sion, and founder of Valais Perovskite Solar S, explore the history and future of perovskite cells.
Perovskite solar cell developer, Oxford PV is to become a merchant heterojunction with perovskite top cell manufacturer with orders placed with Meyer Burger that will provide an initial 250MW of cell capacity that will enter production by the end of 2020.
Perovskite solar cell developer, Oxford PV has secured £34 million in new funding for a 200MW heterojunction (HJT) solar cell line from Meyer Burger to start production of perovskite - silicon tandem cells in 2020.
Perovskite-based PV manufacturer, Saule Technologies expects to have its first prototype production line ready in the fourth quarter of 2019, which will produce flexible, lightweight, semi-transparent, single junction solar substrates with 10% conversion efficiencies.
PV research institute Fraunhofer ISE has reported a new efficiency record of 22.3% for a multi-junction solar cell made of silicon and III-V semiconductor materials using a direct epitaxy process developed with tool supplier AIXTRON.
Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics (PV) has been awarded a €2.8 million grant from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy to prepare perovskite-silicon solar cells for high-volume manufacturing.
Nanoelectronics R&D organisation imec has reported a record 4-terminal Perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic cell with a conversion efficiency of 27.1%, while claiming further microcrystal engineering leads a path of efficiencies of over 30%.