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Tech focus: solar

A look at the current market for solar and some of the products and solutions available

Wireless power beaming will provide auxiliary power to small satellites in low Earth orbit. (Image: Space Power)

Lasers to beam power between satellites

The technology will provide auxiliary power to small satellites in low orbit during their eclipse period – when they cannot see the sun

Researchers have designed a blueprint for a new laser system that can convert natural sunlight into a coherent laser beam. (Image: Shutterstock/Mrs.Moon)

Bio-inspired laser to be powered by sunlight

Researchers have designed a blueprint for a new laser system that can convert natural sunlight into a coherent laser beam

The dual-sided solar cells achieve a front conversion efficiency of 24.3 per cent and a rear conversion efficiency of 23.4 per cent. (Image: Eric Byler/The Australian National University)

'Record-breaking' bifacial solar cells produced using laser doping

‘This is a world record for selectively laser-doped solar cells and among the highest efficiency bifacial solar cells’

This image shows perovskite photovoltaics in the background with individual perovskite crystals shown as the colourful units. (Credit: CUBE3D Graphic)

Souped-up solar absorption with perovskites

Perovskite solar cell design delivers efficiencies to rival those made of silicon

Spectrometry in plant science: Studying solar energy production using transient absorption, including direct kinetic and spectral measurements of photo-induced electron transfer reactions

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In this application note, Edinburgh Instruments utilises a Transient Absorption Spectrometer featuring dual detector options for direct kinetic and spectral measurements to Study a Molecular Triad’s Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions.

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