Companies / Markets

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made a technological breakthrough and constructed a perovskite solar cell with the dual benefits of being both highly efficient and highly stable.

 


Products

In a recent publication in the scientific journal “Advanced Materials”, a team of physicists and chemists from TU Dresden presents an organic thin-film sensor that describes a completely new way of identifying the wavelength of light and achieves a spectral resolution below one nanometre. As integrated components, the thin-film sensors could eliminate the need for external spectrometers in the future. A patent application has already been filed for the novel technology.

 


Exhibitions / Events

Sono Motors GmbH (Munich, Germany), the company pioneering solar-powered mobility, will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover. From 19 - 25 September, the solar mobility OEM will present its proprietary solar technology as well as several solar integrated prototypes of commercial vehicles to a broad public.

 


Companies / Markets

Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a global leader in the development and manufacturing of organic solar films, and Looop Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), an energy service provider focusing on renewable energy, have signed an exclusive partnership to market, deliver, and install Heliatek products throughout Japan.

 


Products

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University, working with organic photovoltaic cell (OPV) company NextGen Nano (London, UK), has demonstrated how adding semi-transparent organic solar cells (OSCs) to greenhouses allows growers to generate electricity and simultaneously cultivate lettuce, reducing greenhouse energy demands. The results will lay the groundwork for power generation in sustainable greenhouse cultivation.