Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers.
The efficiency of plastic solar cells can be doubled or tripled if an extra solvent is added during the production process, comparable with the role of baking powder in dough mixture. Exactly how this works has been unclear for the last ten years. But now researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have come up with the answer
Transphorm Inc. today stated that Yaskawa Electric Corporation is launching the mass production of worldâ€™s smallest power conditioner in its class â€“ and the first to use a GaN power module. Based on Transphormâ€™s EZ-GaN IP-protected platform, Yaskawaâ€™s Enewell-SOL V1 series 4.5kW indoor PV inverter will be distributed in Japan, with a targeted annual production of 34,000 systems.