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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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SDU to print cheap and ultra-thin solar panels

The next generation of solar panels are as thin as paper. Bendable and transparent. Just like foil, they can be rolled o…

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CWRU researchers directly measure how perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

Measurement shows potential for building better solar cells by imaging fundamental properties of the material

The scientists directly measured the distance traveled—called diffusion length—for the first time by using the technique…

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Solar Cell Game Changer

Researchers develop a simple processing technique that could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics and wearable electronics

With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and thre…

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New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic so…

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Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand

The researchers created a new smart window by sandwiching a polymer matrix containing microdroplets of liquid crystal ma…

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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil

Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bend…

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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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