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FLOATING SOLAR PANELS WITH TRACKING SYSTEM. Recent Patents

08.09.2022

Presently, the global market for floating solar panels is estimated to be a few dozens of millions of US dollars. At the same time, only 10-15% of floating stations are equipped with active solar tracking systems. Nevertheless, many experts expect a significant growth in this segment of market in the next decade, predominantly...

Events calendar. September 2022

01.09.2022

The current problems on the European gas market, accompanied by large-scale changes in the natural gas supplies are certainly a central topic of the global energy industry today, and for several years to come. Today the world's natural gas production exceeds 4 Tcm, but the geographical distribution of deposits is uneven. For...

Improved Stability in Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells

14.08.2022

Halide perovskites are generally regarded as materials which have high performance potential while reducing production costs. The name is derived from the mineral calcium titanium oxide CaTiO 3 (XIIA2+VIB4+X2−3) and is also used for the class of compounds which have the same crystal structure, called the perovskite structure....

New Solar Cell with an Efficiency of One Sun Developed

11.07.2022

The idea to use sunlight for energy production is not new. The first modern solar cell was invented in 1954 at Bell Laboratories, an American industrial research and scientific development company now owned by Finnish company Nokia. Sunrays hitting the surface of a photovoltaic (PV) cell can be reflected, absorbed or pass...

Events calendar: July 2022

29.06.2022

July as the hottest summer month is less favourable when it comes to energy industry events compared to June or the spring months. Nevertheless there will be several interesting and exciting exhibitions. The agenda of the conference and exhibition Battery Experts Forum (July 12 - 14, 2022, Messe Frankfurt) is dedicated to one...

Solar Trackers. Analysis of Inventions

20.06.2022

One of the options to substantially increase the efficiency of solar technologies is the implementation of trackers, devices that follow the solar position and correspondingly orient photovoltaic panels or mirror reflectors. There is a multi-level classification of trackers based on their functional capabilities. First of all,...

CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER. Energy Storage. Invention analysis

05.06.2022

Energy storage technologies constitute one of the most important domains of the modern energy industry. The key problem holding back the development of renewable energy is the variability in operation of solar and wind power plants due to the natural characteristics of these resources. The development and improvement of...

Global Electricity Review 2022: wind and solar make tenth of global electricity

13.04.2022

Ember’s third annual Global Electricity Review (CC BY-SA 4.0) provides a current overview of changes in the global electricity power industry in 2021. The database presented includes annual electricity production and import data for 209 countries from 2000 to 2020. For 2021, data were added for 75 countries, which together...

New Atomically Thin Material for Improved Light-Based Technology

24.02.2022

Many modern technologies, such as solar panels, cameras, biosensors and fiber optics, use photodetectors and sensors to transform light into electricity. Although these photodetectors have witnessed an overall increase in efficiency and decrease in cost lately, as they are becoming smaller, this reduction in size can also lead...

CO2-Neutral Process to Generate Electricity Using Sulphur

01.02.2022

For many years, scientists around the world have been looking for means to efficiently produce and store energy in a climate-friendly manner. Among the most promising materials for this task is sulphur, as it can not only fuel steam or gas turbines, but also be used for energy storage in solar thermal power plants. When...