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The good, the bad and the ugly: Defects in perovskite solar cells

Scientists in the UK delved deep into the structure of a perovskite solar cell to understand the complex relationship among the materials that make up the perovskite layer

A promising new design for shingled solar modules

Research finds that the energy yield of a novel approach could almost double that of standard shingled cell interconnection under random shading conditions.

Big modules head for standardization

The China Photovoltaic Industry Association is expected to release a standard for 210mm modules before the end of October.

Reliance Industries acquires REC Group, plans 1 GW U.S. module facility

The move comes as Reliance pushes forward with its $10 billion plan to expand in the renewable energy industry.

Measuring impacts on solar performance, whatever the weather

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories used machine learning to analyze maintenance reports, performance data, and weather records from more than 800 solar farms located across the country.

Want a better battery? Hold your breath

Recent research reveals a previously underestimated role for oxygen in limiting the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

Silicon for lithium-ion batteries moves to commercial production

Group 14 Technologies launched its factory capable of producing 120 tons per year of silicon-carbon-based anode material for lithium-ion batteries.


Finding the ideal size for a quantum dot

New research describes an algorithm that can calculate the ideal characteristics for a quantum dot to maximize cell efficiency.

IHS Markit forecasts a “wild” ride” for the global PV industry in 2021

The firm expects 158 GW of new PV to be installed worldwide in 2021, a jump over 2020, and the U.S. and China will still dominate.


Large-scale PV wafers are poised to dominate the industry

Making wafers larger as a cost optimization strategy is not an entirely new idea. But it has quickly gained ground this year among all of the leading manufacturers, turning the market on its head.pv magazine takes a look at how we got to this point.