Advanced solar technologies

A lot still needs to be done to make the most of the sun as a resource. Solar panel efficiency must continue to increase. And production and purchase costs must be reduced. To achieve this, we work with manufacturers on materials, technologies, and innovations. Examples are silicon PV, thin-film perovskite, and tandems.

Solar technology: opportunities and challenges

TNO is innovating in order to make solar energy affordable and available to all.

Our latest developments

3 resultaten, getoond 1 t/m 3

Four terminal perovskite-silicon PV tandem devices hit 30% efficiency

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26 September 2022

TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec and TU Delft, partners in Solliance, joined forces to further push the conversion efficiency of tandem solar cells to beyond the limits of today’s commercial photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Launch of study on new flexible solar energy systems for offshore application

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29 November 2021
TNO launches research into new flexible solar energy systems on water. For the pilot, solar panels have been installed in the Oostvoornse Meer.

Research into effects of wind turbine shade on solar parks

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9 February 2021
Together with project partners and solar energy producers, TNO has started a research project into the effects of shade on the energy yield of solar parks.