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Materials “Sandwich” Breaks Barrier For Solar Cell Efficiency

NYU Tandon Professor André D. Taylor’s Research Team Combines Materials and Borrows Lessons from Nature to Build a Better Organic Solar Cell

The organic solar cells developed by his team are flexible and could one day be used in applications supporting electric…

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Printable solar cells a step closer with new design principles

There is great potential for organic solar cells to be integrated into buildings and vehicles, or even be incorporated i…

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How to build efficient organic solar cells

When photons from the sun are absorbed by the semiconducting polymer in a solar cell, electrons in the donor material ar…

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Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency

For this new result they have optimized their high-efficiency silicon heterojunction bottom cell and developed an optica…

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Researchers seek stability breakthrough for perovskite solar cells to power smart IoT tags

With stability still being an issue, researchers involved in the new SolarWAVE project are pursuing a breakthrough to de…

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Imec Develops Industry-Compatible Screen-Printing Process for Highly Efficient n-PERT Solar Cells

Imec, within the collaboration of EnergyVille, and Jolywood realize bifacial n-PERT cells with average 21.9 percent front-side efficiency

Imec also fabricated screen-printed monofacial nPERT cells with efficiencies up to 22.8 percent, which is a state-of-the…

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Panasonic and Pika Energy Upgrade Industry's Most Powerful and Efficient Smart Battery for Solar Storage

Harbor Plus™ Smart Battery packs power and energy capacity for whole-home back-up and smart energy management

The solar-ready Harbor Plus Smart Battery is powered by six Panasonic Lithium-Ion battery modules connected in series fo…

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Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

Using these materials to convert sunlight into electricity, to make solar cells, is far more complex. The photo-excited …

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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

The solar cells in the study are based on metal halide perovskites – a promising group of ionic semiconductor materials …

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NEW TECHNOLOGY CLEANS SOLAR PANELS TO ENHANCE EFFICIENCY

A technology in development that uses electric fields to sweep dust from solar panels has promise as a new self-cleaning…

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Bright future for solar cell technology

The Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, l…

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Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

First, they designed a system that combines specialized layers to absorb both visible and infrared light. Essentially th…

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New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells

The Warwick researchers looked at the physical constraints on the current design of most commercial solar cells which pl…

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Converts One-third of the Sunlight into Electricity: 33.3 Percent Silicon-based Multi-junction Solar Cell

The Fraunhofer researchers achieved the high conversion efficiency of the silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with e…

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Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells

A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films…

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Conversion Efficiency at 20.41%, LONGi Solar Creates World Record of Monocrystalline PERC Module

The product tested was a P-type monocrystalline PERC module. Based on efficient PERC cell technologies and innovative de…

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Kesterite solar cells: germanium promises better opto-electronic properties than tin

These semiconductors can be used as an optical absorber material in solar cells, but so far have only achieved a maximum…

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Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Based on Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli's doctoral research, TU Delft has developed a quick charger together with the compani…

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Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated

Controlling nano surface roughness of porous silicon

A research team from Tokyo Tech and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline …

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New transistor concept, solar cell included

What ICN2 researchers propose in this work is a compact self-powered transistor that incorporates the energy source and …

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