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UNIST researchers hit new world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

A recent study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to fabricate inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.

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Solar energy currently cheapest and cleanest alternative to fossil fuels, reveals new research

The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels. This applies to energy consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions during the production process, according to a comprehensive study by Atse Louwen and Wilfried van Sark from Utrecht University and colleagues from University of Groningen and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Their research results were published 6 December in the leading journal Nature Communications.

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Global PV market could reach up to 90 GW in 2020, PV Market Alliance says

The PV Market Alliance uncovered yesterday the first release of its annual PV Global Market Report, which states that PV market development up to 2020 is affected by a significant level of uncertainty but is likely to grow up to 70 GW and possibly 90 GW in the most optimistic scenario.

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Black Silicon Solar Cells Reach Record-Breaking 22.1% Efficiency

Aalto University’s researchers in Finland  together with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.

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APAC Market report: Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market is Expected to Reach $37.8 Billion by 2020

According to a new report by APAC Market “Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market – Types, Mounting Systems, End Users, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020, the Asia-Pacific solar energy panel market is expected to reach $37.8 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8% during 2014 – 2020.

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