Revolutionary perovskite solar technology has set a new world record for the amount of the sun’s energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell. The ground-breaking cell produced by Oxford PV has been independently proven to convert 29.52% of solar energy into electricity.
Solar panels are a cornerstone of the clean energy revolution. And yet, they have one great flaw: when the clouds roll in their productivity dives. A new type of solar panel has been developed by an electrical engineering student at Mapua University that harvests the unseen ultraviolet light from the sun that makes it through even dense cloud coverage.
While there are many scientists toiling tirelessly at finding a silver-bullet solution to making cheap energy as cheap and efficient as fossil fuels, there has been a as compared to what would realistically be needed to make the sort of global energy transition necessary to leave most of the world’s proven fossil fuels in the ground.
Indian solar energy story marked a new milestone after India topped the Asia Pacific Region (APAC) for solar photovoltaic (PV) tenders in December 2019. According to analytics company GlobalData, with 49 percent tenders announced and a 75.4 percent share, among all other countries in the region, followed by the Philippines and Pakistan.
Renewable energy is indigenous since it exists within the national territory, an essential factor in avoiding external dependence or the need to import energy in the form of oil or gas.
The International Energy Agency have admitted the growth of solar energy has surprised even them. Installation of solar PV panels has increased by 40% since last year.