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Proton transport in graphene shows promise for renewable energy

This is essentially a new experimental system in which protons, electrons and photons are all packed together in an atom…

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Chemists create tinted windows that also generate electricity

The invention could lead to power-producing smart windows for buildings, cars and display screens, according to the

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Researchers discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

The team made semi-transparent perovskite films that had bandgap — a measure of the energy level of photons the material…

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A simple new approach to plastic solar cells

Researchers have redesigned one of their previously reported polymers to make a new kind of solar cell that needs no ext…

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Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet…

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Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

Asymmetric photocurrent extraction in semitransparent laminated flexible organic solar cells

The researchers have now successfully tested a method in which they use instead the active polymer material as glue. Two…

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NREL, University of Texas Scientists Determine Critical Factor for Improving Performance and Durability of Perovskite Solar Cells

A microscopic analysis of perovskite solar cells reveals new insight into how the devices degrade—information necessary for moving the technology closer to commercialization.

The researchers took a close look at two organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite thin films made of methylammonium lead iodi…

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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have f…

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Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

Then new perovskite materials could be designed with even slower hot electrons. These tin-based perovskites could be a g…

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UT BOOSTS EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR FUELS USING MICROWIRES

Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decou…

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Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency

Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a…

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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

In a new technique described in the journal Nature Energy, researchers from the departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry a…

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Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency

Researchers at the University of Tokyo invent semi-transparent solar cell for efficient power generation

The researchers added another layer to their cell - nano-sized cubes of silver. Like perovskites, the use of silver nano…

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UVA DISCOVERY COULD BRING BETTER EFFICIENCY TO A NEW CLASS OF SOLAR CELLS

HOIPs are exceptionally lightweight and flexible, inexpensive and nearly as efficient as traditional silicon-based cells…

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Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material

The scientists hope that their new discovery could lead to MOFs being used to make photoactive materials such as solar c…

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Paving the Way for a Non-Electric Battery to Store Solar Energy

UMass Amherst scientists say a polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights assists energy storage

A group of materials chemists at UMass Amherst report that they have solved one of the major hurdles to making a new typ…

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New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

Approach could bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials.

The system involves making a simple test device, then measuring its current output under different levels of illuminatio…

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Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Nanoscale 'grass' structures also enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water

This is the first time that glass has been made with such high levels of haze and light transmittance at the same time, …

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Solar power advances possible with new ‘double-glazing’ device

New ‘double-glazed’ solar power device opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – invented by University of Warwick researchers

Totally new way of collecting solar energy – using gas rather than vacuum to collect electricity - inspired by early 20t…

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NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity

Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the new technology responds to hea…

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