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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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Researchers printed energy producing photographs

With the method developed in Aalto University, any picture or text could be inkjet-printed as a solar cell.

The idea of a colorful, patterned solar cell is to combine also other properties that take advantage of light on the sam…

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New High-Temperature Device Captures a Broader Solar Wavelength Spectrum and Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

Using a heat-resistant device, made of tungsten and alumina layers, researchers from Aalborg University have found that the device can absorb the sun’s broad spectrum radiation and convert it to electricity

Now a group of researchers in Denmark have discovered an alternative method to capture a broad spectrum of sunlight usin…

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HKUST Finds a New Material System that Opens a New Era for Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at HKUST have discovered a novel material system that would revolutionize the future development of Organic …

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Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply…

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Watering Solar Cells Makes Them Grow… in Power!

During their experiments, the researchers were also able to document the role of oxygen in the solar cells’ performance

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New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

For the first time, researchers from Lund University have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in a…

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“Flower Power”: Photovoltaic Cells Replicate Rose Petals

KIT scientists increase the efficiency of solar cells by replicating the structure of petals – publication in Advanced Optical Materials

With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists …

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Solar Cells for Greener and Safer Energies

ICFO researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with Earth-abundant materials.

ICFO researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with…

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Imec Demonstrates Highly Efficient Bifacial Solar Cells with near 100% Bifaciality

Novel Bifacial Cell Technology to Enhance Energy Yield of PV modules

Bifacial solar cells not only capture the light falling on the front side of the solar panel, but also the light that r…

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Perovskite Solar Cells Surpass 20% Efficiency

EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals.

Michael Graetzel and his team found that, by briefly reducing the pressure while fabricating perovskite crystals, they w…

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Hot new solar cell

System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency.

A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to bre…

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Solar cells of the future could be based on iron molecules

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have successfully explained how iron-based dyes work on a molecular level in so…

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How efficient can solar cells be? UNSW nudges closer to physical limits

Australian engineers edge closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion of photovoltaic cells with a device that delivers a new world efficiency record

A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney has pushed sunlight…

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Under Pressure:

New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible

A new, high-pressure technique may allow the production of huge sheets of thin-film silicon semiconductors at low temper…

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