Space Mission Tests NREL Perovskite Solar Cells

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 02:50:56 +0000 Article courtesy of NREL. by Wayne Hicks On a clear night, Kaitlyn VanSant will be able to watch her work whiz by. Knowing the success of her project, however, will have to wait until her tiny, temporary addition to the International Space Station returns to Earth. “My family and I have definitely been looking up […]

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Getting To 40% Solar Energy In The US By 2035 Is A Piece Of Cake, Kind Of

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:15:57 +0000

The US Department of Energy to US legislators: Damn the potholes, full speed ahead to 40% solar energy by 2035.

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Tesla Has Over 580 Patents, Reflecting Its Focus On Technology, Safety, & Innovation

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 17:06:25 +0000

Nikkei Asia has published an interesting read on Tesla’s patent numbers, which now number in the hundreds and cover a wide variety of topics. It seems like Tesla has a new patent for something every other day. Nikkei conducted the study in collaboration with Intellectual Property Landscape, a Tokyo analytics company, and the two found […]

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Want to Launch a Perovskite Solar Company?

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:00:21 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office is funding the American-Made Challenges: Perovskite Startup Prize, a two-stage, $3 million prize competition designed to accelerate the development and manufacturing of perovskite solar cells by moving world-class research out of the lab and into new U.S. companies. Competitors who advance from the first stage to the second […]

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NREL & First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Cell Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:00:43 +0000

By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc., have been collaboratively breaking ground on thin film solar technology for more than […]

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Red Hot Perovskite Solar Cell Field Just Got Way Redder & Hotter

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 18:05:00 +0000

A new perovskite solar cell venture is proof that legacy energy stakeholders can pivot to renewables — if they really want to.

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New Pathway Emerges To Improve Polycrystalline Thin-Film Solar Cell Performance

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 18:23:57 +0000

Curiosity and Keen Observation Provide Insights for Next Generation of Thin-Film Solar Cells

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NREL Inventiveness Sets New Record for Patent Activity

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:09:14 +0000

By Wayne Hicks For Greg Glatzmaier, the road between innovation and implementation runs along a dusty stretch of highway about a dozen miles south of Boulder City, Nevada, where his patented idea could solve an industry problem. The destination for his idea is Nevada Solar One, an outpost in the desert where 186,000 parabolic shaped […]

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The 4D Chess Move Elon Musk & Tesla Just Made

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 03:23:34 +0000

Under the leadership of Elon Musk, Tesla made a 4D chess move that Solving The Money Problem’s Steven Mark Ryan pointed out no one seems to have noticed. This move can also be seen as a secret Trojan horse of sorts. The video (below) is inspired by some of Elon Musk’s tweets. Steven explained: “An […]

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Department of Energy Funding Boosts US-MAP Research into Perovskites

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:14:09 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $40 million to fund continuing research into perovskites, with much of the money going to facilities connected to a consortium led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The collaborative effort established at NREL two years ago called the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Perovskites Consortium (US-MAP) is a public-private effort involving […]

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