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New records for the solar cell of tomorrow

A team of researchers from CSEM, NREL and EPFL generate 32.8% and 35.9% record efficiencies with silicon-based multi-junction solar cells.

By working together again, the scientists team from CSEM, a Swiss research and technology center, EPFL, and NREL, have b…

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Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

In the new study, the team made a perovskite-based device, printed using techniques compatible with scalable roll-to-rol…

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Australian Blockchain-Platform Launch Cryptocurrency Sale To Change the Face of Energy Trading

Power Ledger’s Token Generation Event Will Drive Global Reach of Blockchain-Enabled Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platform

Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled platform creates peer-to-peer renewable energy marketplaces. Participating in such a m…

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Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design by Stanford researchers

A new solar cell inspired by the compound eyes of insects could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of solar panels based on a promising material called perovskite.

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new gener…

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Newest solar cells underperform in cloudy countries

The researchers developed their own model to predict the expected electricity yield of these tandem solar cells under re…

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Osaka solar scientists rough up silicon panels to boost light capture

Osaka University research team modifies the surface texture of both the front and back of silicon solar cells to cheaply…

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Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the…

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Imec Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 Percent on a 4cm^2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar c…

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Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells …

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Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter

Smart windows equipped with controllable glazing can augment lighting, cooling and heating systems by varying their tint, saving up to 40 percent in an average building’s energy costs.

But by applying a new solar cell technology, researchers at Princeton University have developed a different type of smar…

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Atomic Movies May Help Explain Why Perovskite Solar Cells Are More Efficient

SLAC's Ultrafast 'Electron Camera' Captures Surprising Atomic Motions in These Next-Generation Materials

The results from the Lindenberg group provide fascinating first-time insights into the properties of hybrid perovskites …

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Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.

The Cambridge researchers have shown that bismuth, which sits next to lead in the periodic table, could be a non-toxic a…

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Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

New Technology Creates Highly Efficient New Type of Solar Cell

The new design converts direct sunlight to electricity with 44.5 percent efficiency, giving it the potential to become t…

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SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger

SolarEdge to offer the fastest AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power

SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing management and moni…

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Smile – your photos can generate energy!

A unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images in solar panels

hese images aren’t just esthetically pleasing – thanks to the KALEO technology developed by CSEM, they are printed on so…

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Panasonic HIT® Solar Module Achieved World's Highest Output Temperature Coefficient1 at -0.258%/°C2

The improved output temperature coefficient leads to the almost halving of the decline in power generation efficiency during hot summer.

Because the combination of the high conversion efficiency, one of HIT®'s features, and these temperature characteristics…

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Finding new solar power

These solar cells comprise three components: a semiconductor; dye, which acts as the light absorber; and redox molecules…

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The New Colors Of Solar Energy

Researchers have developed a solar cell that widens the choice of colors without decreasing its power conversion efficie…

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'Magic' alloy could spur next generation of solar cells

Varieties of concentrator photovoltaics exist today. They are made of three different semiconductor alloys layered toget…

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NEW DAWN OF HIGHER SOLAR MODULE EFFICIENCIES MOVES CLOSER WITH NANOWIRE BREAKTHROUGH

The breakthrough paves the way for Sol Voltaics to bring its SolFilm™ PV solutions to market delivering solar module pow…

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