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Solved: mystery that was holding back development of next-generation solar cells

In the new study, scientists looked at solar cells made from materials known as perovskites. These can be produced cheap…

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TU Eindhoven breaks world record for nanowire solar cells

Researchers at TU Eindhoven have gained a new world record for the efficiency of nanowire-based solar cells: 17.8 percen…

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Trendy solar cells hit new world efficiency record

12.1 percent efficiency for 16 cm2 cell is the largest single to be independently certified with highest energy conversion efficiency

The new cell is at least 10 times bigger than the current certified high-efficiency perovskite solar cells on record.

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UVA PHYSICISTS, ENGINEERS PAVING WAY FOR WIDER USE OF NEW SOLAR CELL MATERIALS

The results could potentially revolutionize solar cell technology by speeding the process of designing solar cell materi…

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Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells

The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-friendly and have the capacity to be printed in different colours and shapes

By using a well-known and low cost electron donating material in combination with an electron accepting material for the…

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30.2 Percent Efficiency – New Record for Silicon-based Multi-junction Solar Cell

Researchers have successfully manufactured a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and an efficiency…

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New Technology Aims to Makes Photovoltaic Cells 70% More Effective

The Technion team’s method is based on an intermediate process that occurs between sunlight and the photovoltaic cell. T…

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New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakt…

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Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells

Hokkaido University scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental conditions.

Scientists at Hokkaido University in Japan are making leeway in the fabrication of all-solid-state solar cells that are …

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Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

The achievement comes thanks to a new way to combine two perovskite solar cell materials – each tuned to absorb a differ…

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Quantum-dot solar windows evolve with ‘doctor-blade’ spreading

A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory to the construction site.

LSCs use colloidal quantum dots to collect light because they have properties such as widely tunable absorption and emis…

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New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies, Stanford and Oxford scientists report

Researchers have created a new type of solar cell that replaces silicon with a crystal called perovskite.

The new device consists of two perovskite solar cells stacked in tandem. Each cell is printed on glass, but the same tec…

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Energy generation from heat with a solar cell built backwards

In new work, researchers from MIT have proposed an innovative way to improve the efficiency and to simultaneously increa…

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS WITH IMPROVED OPERATION STABILITY

Developing OSCs that are stable after 60 days under a high temperature environment (120℃).

In the study, the research team, led by Prof. HyeSung Park and Prof. Chang Duck Yang of Energy and Chemical Engineering …

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Understanding nanoscale solar cells

A team of researchers from the AMOLF-group Nanoscale Solar Cells and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed b…

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An optical overlayer makes residential solar panels twice as efficient

The company, which is based in EPFL’s Innovation Park, has developed a prototype with a yield – the quantity of electric…

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New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun’s energy.

A team of researchers from MIT and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology may have found a way around this seemi…

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An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy

The approach taken by EPFL and CSEM researchers is to combine components that have already proven effective in industry …

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Next generation perovskite solar cell with improved the efficiency and stability

The researchers reported highly efficient perovskite solar cell based on chemically stable

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Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a…

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