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40% Solar Cell Efficiency — Solar energy world first in Australia

Solar, Wyly, investment

While Germany has achieved 40.7% efficiency it was only in a lab environment and could not be easily mass produced. The work in Australia is still largely refocusing light to large concentrators rather than direct conversion of solar energy. Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into…

Solaric — Electrifying the Bottom of the Pyramid | Nanogrids in Bangladesh

investment, private equity, wyly, sme, post conflict

This is a story of how a technology start-up in one of the poorest regions of the world, Bangladesh, is quietly going about changing the lives of millions of people, by providing them access to energy for the first time. In Bangladesh, a country of 154.7 million people, over 50% of the population has no…

Spray-on solar cells: Nanoparticle-based cells can be made with far less energy than conventional solar cells

Solar, Wyly, investment

Relatively inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture, nanoparticle-based solar cells can be created with materials that are abundantly common throughout the Earth’s crust, according to new work from researchers at the University of Alberta. The new nanoparticle-based solar cells — which could be mass-manufactured using simple methods, such as roll-to-roll printing or spray-coating — are possible thanks to a new type…

South Australia achieves 19.2% rooftop solar penetration

The rapid rise of solar PV rooftops in Australia has stunned even some of the most optimistic renewable energy enthusiasts, and the most recent snapshot of the state of the solar power sector shows this momentum isn’t slowing. Spark Infrastructure, one of the largest critical infrastructure investment groups in Australia, recently released a webcast that provides half-year results for growth…

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