Tagged with Solar PV

Silicon-based solar cells close to their maximum theoretical efficiency

Silicon-based solar cells close to their maximum theoretical efficiency

Sam Davis writes on the Power Electronics website about the use of silicon-perovskite to boost solar-cell efficiency. After decades of research and investment, silicon-based solar cells are close to their maximum theoretical efficiency. Will perovskite be the go-to material solution?   Scientists Use Silicon-Perovskite to Boost Solar-Cell Efficiency Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic … Continue reading

Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

The increasingly competitive dynamic duo of solar photovoltaic plus battery storage is taking energy markets by storm according to Daniel Rothberg in an article on the Resilience website.   Suddenly, Solar Energy plus Storage is Giving Conventional Fuels a Run for their Money The energy dynamic around renewables is changing so quickly in Colorado that … Continue reading

Making greenhouses even greener

Making greenhouses even greener

Two of my uncles had large greenhouses and one was probably (almost certainly) Canada’s first commercial organic farmer so there has always been a fascination with this industry. It is encouraging to read an article by Sydney Pereira on the Newsweek website how there are now demonstrations to have greenhouses both produce electricity and grow … Continue reading