In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion, two important research areas for renewable energy.
Over the last decade the industry has witnessed the growth of crystalline Si based photovoltaics at the expense of thin-film technologies. This has led many to rethink the opportunities offered by thin-film photovoltaics and the technological needs to serve specific markets like building-integrated photovoltaics where thin-film photovoltaics would offer unique opportunities. What are the requirements to integrate photovoltaics in the built environment and what are the consequences this vision has on research and development strategy in the field of thin-film photovoltaics? Tom Aernouts - Group leader organic photovoltaics Jef Poortmans - Scientific Director Photovoltaics, Professor at K.U.Leuven from imec discuss.
In an industry founded on multiple components, one company offers a smart solution. Solar UK spoke to the CEO of Autarco Roel Van Den Berg and asked how they intended to change the current industry practices