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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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Unexpected Property May Raise Material’s Prospects as Solar Cell

NIST, collaborators find first compelling evidence of new property known as “ferroelasticity” in perovskites.

A team led by Andrea Centrone at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jinsong Huang and Alexei …

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Butterfly wings inspire invention that opens door to new solar technologies

Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies an…

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Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign

Although iodide is a component of the perovskite material itself, there are defects where iodide is missing. These vacan…

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Ready-made solar ink paves the way for high volume production of polymer solar cells

infinityPV provides low cost active inks for industrial production of flexible solar cells

infinityPV is now offering active layer inks for roll-to-roll fabrication of polymer solar cells. The inks, based on org…

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Crystalline material could replace silicon to double efficiency of solar cells

A new material has been shown to have the capability to double the efficiency of solar cells by researchers at Purdue Un…

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Solar cell design with over 50% energy-conversion efficiency

A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50% by absorbing the spectral components of…

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Solliance sets world record for roll-to-roll produced perovskite-based solar cells with a stabilized efficiency of 12,6%

Perovskite PV technology demonstrated on industrially-applicable roll-to-roll processes

The roll-to-roll process was developed for both the electron transport and the perovskite layers on the new Solliance du…

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Imec Develops Bifacial n-PERT Solar Cell with a Record 22.8 Percent Front-Side Efficiency

Featuring a transparent backside and comparable front- and back contact schemes, bifacial solar cells capture light on b…

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Next Generation Perovskite Solar Cells with New World-Record Performance

The study finds key to produce perovskite solar cells that display both high efficiency (21.2%) and long-term stability (1,000 hours of light exposure).

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovsk…

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Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever before

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemica…

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How to increase efficiencies of ultrathin CIGSe solar cells

Nanoparticles at the back help harvesting the light.

CIGSe solar cells consist of Copper, Indium, Gallium and Selenide in a chalcopyrite structure and convert light into ele…

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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells

Researchers lengthened the lifetime of perovskite solar cells by using nanotube film to replace the gold used as the back contact in the hole conductor.

Researchers have managed to improve the long term stability of solar cells made of perovskite using

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World’s Highest Conversion Efficiency of 24.37% Achieved in a Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Module

Represents Significant Progress toward Power Generation Cost Targets

This achievement in silicon solar cell modules, which are the most popular type in the world, represents significant pro…

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IU chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels

The new molecule harvests sunlight to create useable material from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

The chemists have engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into…

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Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can e…

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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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