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Photonic Crystals Keep Solar Cells Cool While Still Catching Light

A top layer of silica etched with tapering holes could improve absolute solar cell efficiency by around 1 percent, Stanford researchers predict

The researchers achieved the combination of cooling plus maintaining sunlight absorption with a wafer made of silica, a …

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More space to soak up the sun

Hundred-metre long platforms which remain steady and stable in rough sea weather: TU Wien’s lightweight construction creates new space for solar energy out on the water.

This new construction allows areas the size of football fields to be made available on the water with ease. The research…

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Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells

Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial, opening new possibilities for highly efficient ther…

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Imec and Crystal Solar Demonstrate 22.5 Percent nPERT Si Solar Cells on Kerfless Epitaxial Wafers

Crystal Solar’s kerfless wafers are a disruptive solution for the solar cell industry, substantially reducing the cost of Si solar cells

Crystal Solar’s breakthrough manufacturing technology called Direct Gas to WaferTM enables direct conversion of feedstoc…

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Surrey unveils graphene ‘moth eyes’ to power future smart technologies

New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as ‘smart wallpaper’ and internet-of-things applications

This nanometre-thin material will enable future applications such as ‘smart wallpaper’ that could generate electricity f…

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CHEOPS: Making photovoltaic cells more efficient and cheaper

In addition to upscaling the technology, researchers will also produce tandem cells. A tandem cell is a combination of a…

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Stanford scientists improve perovskite solar-cell absorbers by giving them a squeeze

Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.

Solar cells made of artificial crystalline structures called perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now S…

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Researchers unveil quantum dot surface engineering for high efficiency and photostable PbS QD solar cells.

Researchers at ICFO unveil the mechanisms at play on the surface atoms of quantum dots upon ligand passivation and repor…

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Wooden windows? New material could replace glass in solar cells and buildings

Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suita…

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Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycl…

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New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential

The experiment consists of optically pumping the thin film sample with a 50 femtosecond – or 50 millionths of a billiont…

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Researchers have developed a new design architecture or high efficiency solar cell modules

Development of a new design architecture for high-efficiency organic solar cell modules. Organic solar cell module efficiency of 7.5% is the highest in the world

This innovative module architecture developed by Professor Lee's team significantly increases organic solar cell efficie…

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Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Ultrathin, flexible photovoltaic cells from MIT research could find many new uses.

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, incl…

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Chemically Storing Solar Power

A photo-electrochemical cell has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). It can chemically store the energy of ultraviolet light even at high temperatures.

Scientists at TU Wien have now developed a new concept: By combining highly specialised new materials, they have manage…

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Heliatek sets new Organic Photovoltaic world record efficiency of 13.2%

The world-record cell is a multi-junction cell combining three different absorbers. Each of them is dedicated to effici…

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HKUST Develops Environmentally Friendly Organic Solar Cells with Record Performance

A very important feature of the HKUST solar cell is that it does not contain any toxic substance, or use any hazardous s…

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Improving solar cells without doping

Scientists have developed a new silicon solar cell that promises cheaper manufacturing processes and better power output…

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High-Quality Mono-Silicon Crystal Grown at Low Cost for Solar Cells

New Casting Method May Facilitate the Return of a Market-Competitive Solar Cell Industry

The research resulted in the invention of a new casting method called a single-seed cast method. It dramatically improve…

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Optimum band gap for hybrid silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell

This increases the theoretical maximum efficiency by about

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NREL and CSEM jointly set new efficiency record with dual-junction solar cell

The newly certified record conversion efficiency of 29.8 percent was set using a top cell made of gallium indium phosphi…

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