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A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

Plants, however, have no trouble capturing the energy they need from the sun. Pigment molecules in plant cells absorb a …

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SOLARDAM – Amsterdam solar energy initiative started

The solar energy research network SOLARDAM has received its first research grant.

The goal of SOLARDAM, founded in 2013, is to carry out a multidisciplinary research program to harvest energy from the s…

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High efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop

Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new mic…

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SMA Wins 17.5 MW Inverter Order for Commercial-Scale PV Installations Nationwide

SoCore Energy Selects Sunny Tripower Inverters for 44 Movie Theater, Shipping and Retail Locations

SoCore chose the Sunny Tripower TL-US three-phase, transformerless inverter for 44 PV projects by Fortune 500 companies …

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New technique could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar power and LEDs

U of T experts suggest crystalized materials may hold wide commercial potential

U of T experts are shining new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could lead to cheaper and m…

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Improved solar panels and printed electronics on the horizon with new discovery

New and improved solar panels could result from the discovery of a new liquid crystal material, making printable organic…

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Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made …

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New Technique Helps Probe Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a mat…

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Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells, Stanford study finds

Putting a film of the crystalline material perovskite on top of a silicon solar cell increases the cell's efficiency nearly 50 percent, say Stanford scientists.

Stacking perovskites, a crystalline material, onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall e…

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Maximum efficiency, minimum materials and complexity

Silicon-based thin-film solar cell with a supplementary organic layer can utilise infrared light as well

Silicon-based thin-film solar cell with a supplementary organic layer can utilise infrared light as well

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Noncontact temperature monitoring of photovoltaics manufacturing processes

In thin-film PV cell manufacturing, high-resolution thermal imagers monitor the

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Researchers have Developed Polymer Solar Cells with 10-Year Lifetime Expectancy

Finds Origin of Burn-in Loss in Device Lifetime

A Korean research team has developed polymer solar cells with 10-year lifetime expectancy. Their research is expected to…

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UNL engineers identify, address cause of persistent solar cell issue

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have doubled the efficiency of a prominent solar cell technology by unraveling …

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UNSW researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency

The world-beating efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently confirmed by the Nation…

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Organic layer adds light particles

Solar cells can only use photons with energies above a specific threshold to generate electricity. A German-Australian r…

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RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE VISUALIZES DOPING

First great breakthrough in UT research that should lead to 'solar to fuel' machine

By equipping a semiconductor, with which you can convert sunlight into electricity, with micropillars, you can increase …

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Mike Arnold’s carbon-based nanomaterials could lower cost of solar energy

Arnold leads a research team that focuses on the study of advanced electronic materials for photovoltaic solar energy, e…

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Blu-Ray Disc Can be Used to Improve Solar Cell Performance

Data storage pattern transferred to solar cell increases light absorption

Blu-ray discs contain a higher density of data than DVDs or CDs, and it is this quasi-random pattern, perfected by engin…

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Pollutants in photovoltaic modules – how do they get into the environment?

Solar energy from photovoltaic installations is, actually, considered ecologically beneficial. But most of the photovolt…

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New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temp…

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