Researchers in the UK have been awarded funding totalling £6 million to advance next-generation solar technologies into new applications that current technologies are not suitable for. These organic and perovskite solar cells have the advantages of being flexible, lightweight, cheaper to produce and can be printed onto products during manufacturing processes, making them suitable for more applications than traditional solar cells. They will be critical to advances, including zero carbon buildings and vehicles, which could use their roofs, walls and windows to generate power, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) for which sensors and computing devices are embedded into everyday objects. The team at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford aim to develop low carbon, low cost manufacturing methods that will enable the solar technologies to be produced at scale and develop prototypes to show how they can provide solar power in new applications.
Energy Live News 28th July 2020 read more »
EDF and Jinko will build the most powerful solar power plant in the world. The plant, which will be located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, “will supply electricity to the equivalent of 160,000 local homes each year,” the two groups said in a joint statement. Commissioning is scheduled for 2022.
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