New Perovskite Solar Module Study: Greater Size and Better Stability

A group of researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology created perovskite solar panels that maintained high efficiencies for over 1000 hours. The dimensions of the modules were 5×5 sq. cm. and 10×10 sq.cm., sizes which are much larger than the ones traditionally made in laboratories (1.5×1.5 sq. cm.). Although these solar panels …

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Can Solar Panels Charge a Tesla Car? – Solar Energy for EVs

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is quickly rising and Elon Musk’s Tesla is currently topping the competition. In addition to that, people who bought Tesla cars are not only fascinated by its luxurious looks and specs, but also because these allow them to go green. They are doing this by pairing the Tesla EV with …

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US Solar Companies Installed 3.8 GW of New Solar PV Capacity in 2020 Q3 Alone

The solar companies in the United States of America have installed a total of 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the third quarter of the year 2020. This is according to the report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. As stated in the SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2020, …

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What is the Highest Solar Cell Efficiency Today? – New World Record

Scientists and researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have set a new world record in solar cell efficiency this year. Their study about monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell has hit 29.15 percent efficiency by enhanced hole extraction. This is the highest solar cell efficiency attained so far. If you want to learn how efficient a solar module can be, you may …

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10 Best 10kW On-Grid Solar Inverters: A Detailed Guide with Pricing

Choosing which inverter to use for your on-grid solar system requires a good amount of research, especially, when you are flooded with so many choices in the market. If you want to get the best solar inverter with the 10kW capacity, this detailed guide is just right for you. Now, you might be concerned about …

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Calculate Solar Panel Efficiency with the Simplest Method

To calculate the solar panel efficiency, you need to divide the Wattage per unit area (Pmax/total area in sq.m.) of the solar module by the STC Irradiance value (1000W/sq.m.). This is the simplest way to get any solar PV module’s efficiency. Solar Panel Efficiency Formula Efficiency (%) = (Pmax ÷ Area) ÷ (1000) x 100% where, …

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