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Printable solar cells just got a little closer

New University of Toronto Engineering research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells

A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper

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Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force

Researchers at LiU, together with Chinese and American colleagues, have developed organic solar cells with a significant…

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Smart city fixtures

Startup brings solar-powered, phone-charging park benches and digital signs to cities worldwide.

Recently, Changing Environments starting deploying its second solar-powered product, the Soofa Sign, in Metro Boston spo…

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Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell

Using hot polarons to harvest sunlight

The mechanism behind the new solid-state solar cell made of the mineral perovskite relies on so-called polaron excitatio…

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SDU to print cheap and ultra-thin solar panels

The next generation of solar panels are as thin as paper. Bendable and transparent. Just like foil, they can be rolled o…

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CWRU researchers directly measure how perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

Measurement shows potential for building better solar cells by imaging fundamental properties of the material

The scientists directly measured the distance traveled—called diffusion length—for the first time by using the technique…

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Solar Cell Game Changer

Researchers develop a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics and wearable electronics

With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and thre…

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New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic so…

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Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand

The researchers created a new smart window by sandwiching a polymer matrix containing microdroplets of liquid crystal ma…

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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil

Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bend…

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Solved: mystery that was holding back development of next-generation solar cells

In the new study, scientists looked at solar cells made from materials known as perovskites. These can be produced cheap…

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TU Eindhoven breaks world record for nanowire solar cells

Researchers at TU Eindhoven have gained a new world record for the efficiency of nanowire-based solar cells: 17.8 percen…

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Trendy solar cells hit new world efficiency record

12.1 percent efficiency for 16 cm2 cell is the largest single to be independently certified with highest energy conversion efficiency

The new cell is at least 10 times bigger than the current certified high-efficiency perovskite solar cells on record.

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UVA PHYSICISTS, ENGINEERS PAVING WAY FOR WIDER USE OF NEW SOLAR CELL MATERIALS

The results could potentially revolutionize solar cell technology by speeding the process of designing solar cell materi…

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Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells

The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-friendly and have the capacity to be printed in different colours and shapes

By using a well-known and low cost electron donating material in combination with an electron accepting material for the…

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30.2 Percent Efficiency – New Record for Silicon-based Multi-junction Solar Cell

Researchers have successfully manufactured a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and an efficiency…

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New Technology Aims to Makes Photovoltaic Cells 70% More Effective

The Technion team’s method is based on an intermediate process that occurs between sunlight and the photovoltaic cell. T…

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New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakt…

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Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells

Hokkaido University scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental conditions.

Scientists at Hokkaido University in Japan are making leeway in the fabrication of all-solid-state solar cells that are …

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Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

The achievement comes thanks to a new way to combine two perovskite solar cell materials – each tuned to absorb a differ…

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