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Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time

X-ray examination shows structural changes in "plastics" solar cells

Organic solar cells, especially those based on polymers are inexpensive to produce on a large scale. Thanks to their phy…

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Solar to Become Competitive with Natural Gas by 2025

Solar electricity will reach cost parity in 10 major regions, accelerating adoption without subsidies, and will even benefit from abundant natural gas, Lux Research says

Far from being bulldozed by cheap natural gas, unsubsidized utility-scale solar electricity will become cost-competitive…

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New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

A new discovery, by researchers at the University of St Andrews on why plastic solar cells work so well, could lead to b…

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Stanford scientists create a durable, low-cost water splitter made of silicon and nickel

Stanford researchers have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen. The goal is to supplement solar cells with hydrogen-powered fuel cells that can generate electricity when the sun isn't shining or demand is high.

Stanford researchers have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning h…

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Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have demonstrated a new low energy electro…

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Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reaso…

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The chemistry of color: Energy researcher develops dye-based solar cells

Researchers are developing next-generation solar cells using chromophores or, in lay terms, dyes.

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Imec Simplifies i-PERC Solar Cell Processing by implementing laser doping from ALD-Al2O3

Important Step Towards Reducing Cost-of-Ownership of PERC Technology

The new laser doping processing sequence eliminates the necessity of a firing step to create the local BSF in i-PERC sol…

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Two for one in solar power

A process that could revolutionise solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time.

A process that could revolutionise solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first t…

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New material used in thin solar cells

European record: ZSW achieves 10.3% efficiency with Kesterite absorber material

Scientists in Stuttgart had a breakthrough in their search for more advantageous materials and processes in the manufac…

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Stanford study could lead to paradigm shift in organic solar cell research

A new study by Stanford scientists overturns a widely held explanation for how organic photovoltaics turn sunlight into electricity.

Organic solar cells have long been touted as lightweight, low-cost alternatives to rigid solar panels made of silicon. D…

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Understanding what makes a thin film solar cell efficient

"Recipe" for high-efficiency solar cells published in "Nature Materials"

Empa scientists have developed a new technique for manufacturing high-efficiency, flexible, thin film solar cells from C…

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ASU-led national project aims at solar cell advances

A national project promising a significant advance in the technology for converting sunlight into electricity will be le…

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NTU scientists make breakthrough solar technology

In the near future, solar panels will not only be more efficient but also a lot cheaper and affordable for everyone, tha…

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Scientists’ new approach improves efficiency of solar cells

The new approach achieves highly efficient broad-band light trapping in thin films, with more light captured in the film…

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Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency

Using heat-resistant ceramics, researchers have made a significant advance in thermophotovoltaics, creating electricity from heat.

Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter, an element used in specialized solar cells, that could signifi…

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Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF together with colleagues from Paris and Marseille have developed a new method to understand how electrons move and become trapped in quantum dot solar cells.

Quantum dot crystals absorb light very efficiently and are therefore highly promising materials for the production of thinner and cheaper solar cells. The research team published these results on 30 September 2013 in ACS Nano.

Quantum dot crystals absorb light very efficiently and are therefore highly promising materials for the production of th…

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Coupled Solar and Energy Storage Market to Grow to $2.8 Billion in 2018

Dominated by grid installations, this market segment will be a boon to energy storage producers but have only a modest impact on the solar market, Lux Research says

Dominated by grid installations, this market segment will be a boon to energy storage producers but have only a modest i…

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New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

Researchers from the FOM Foundation, Delft University of Technology, Toyota Motor Europe and the University of Californi…

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TU Delft improves production of hydrogen from sunlight

TU Delft and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have taken a step forward in the production of hydrogen from solar energy. The…

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