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Single-junction III-V solar cell based on spalled GaAs substrate achieves 26.9% efficiency – pv magazine International

NREL researchers used acoustically spalled gallium arsenide substrate that reportedly reduces electrical shunting, resulting in potentially lower manufacturing costs. The cell achieved an open-circuit voltage of 1.061 V, a short-circuit current density of 29.9 mA/cm2, and a fill factor of 84.9%. July 24, 2023 Emiliano Bellini Researchers at the US …

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Bavarian farmer proves hops can thrive under solar panels

A pilot project to see if hops, used to make beer, could be grown under solar power has resulted in successful crops. The hop growing, which reached a height upwards of 20 feet (six metres), occurred at Josef Wimmer’s farm in Bavaria as part of a collaboration between Wimmer and …

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The Role of Solar Energy in Modern Irrigation Techniques

Exploring the Role of Solar Energy in Modern Irrigation Techniques The role of solar energy in modern irrigation techniques is increasingly becoming a subject of significant interest, particularly in light of global climate change and the need for sustainable agricultural practices. Solar energy, a clean, renewable, and abundant source of …

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Chinese petchem firms are betting big on energy transition products

SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) – Chinese oil refiners and petrochemical companies are investing tens of billions of dollars to produce high-end chemicals for solar panels and lithium-ion batteries to profit from growing demand for energy transition technologies. The investments illustrate China’s drive to reduce its import dependence and further cement …

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Solar Energy

Quantum Dot Solar Windows: Unlocking the Full Potential of Solar Energy The quest for clean, renewable energy sources has been a driving force behind the development of innovative technologies that harness the power of the sun. Solar panels have become a familiar sight on rooftops and in solar farms, but …

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