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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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Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

Storage of this type helps to solve one of the key factors limiting the wider use of solar energy – by eliminating the n…

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Visualising Atoms of Perovskite Crystals

Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding properties…

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High Durability and Efficiency of 1 cm^2 Size Perovskite Solar Cells

The Cells have passed 1,000 Hours of Light Soaking (AM 1.5G, 100 mW/cm^2) test, A Major Step Forward to Practical Application

Based on these results, the group aims to develop more efficient light absorbing material capable of utilizing a greater…

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Bright outlook for solar panels thanks to bespoke nanomaterials

Research by the University of Bath has demonstrated a new and more efficient way of developing zinc oxide nanomaterials, a key component in the conversion of light energy to electricity in solar panels.

Dye-sensitised solar cells have a number of advantages over traditional solar technologies including their lighter weigh…

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Low-cost wafers for solar cells

Silicon wafers are the heart of solar cells. However, manufacturing them is not cheap. Over 50 percent of the pure silic…

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FSU researchers pushing limits of solar cells

In a new paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth H…

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Diagnosing Better Efficiencies for Solar Cells

New UMD imaging technique could yield more efficient solar cells

A new diagnostic imaging technique developed by a University of Maryland -led team of researchers promises to boost effi…

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Minuscule pillars double the efficiency of solar cells

Solar cells are generally flat. However, by adding minuscule silicon pillars to the surface, it is possible to more than…

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New approaches for hybrid solar cells

Nanostructured germanium for portable photovoltaics and battery electrodes

By integrating suitable organic polymers into the pores of the material, the scientists can custom tailor the electrical…

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Real-time Analysis of the Formation Process of the Power-generating Layer in Organolead Perovskite Solar Cells

Use of X-rays at SPring-8 for first-ever confirmation of an anomalous diffusion phenomenon in the crystallization process

The formation process of the power-generating layer of organolead perovskite solar cells was observed in detail by using…

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Stanford engineers develop 'invisible wires' that could improve solar cell efficiency

Stanford scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar-cell efficiency.

Stanford scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming…

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Higher efficiency thanks to perovskite magic crystal

Tandem solar cells are simply better

The secret behind the new process is that the researchers create the top solar cell perovskite film with a low-temperatu…

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Shining More Light on Solar Panels

Researchers have found a way to get more sun to shine on the panels and crank up the output by 30 percent or more. The w…

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Highly Flexible Transparent Optoelectronics

ICFO and Corning demonstrate highly flexible transparent conductive substrates in efficient polymer solar cells

The team has also built polymer solar cells on the transparent conductive substrates, not only have demonstrated to achi…

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Quantum dot: the photovoltaic windows

They seem common glass for windows, but are plastic plates with fluorescent nanoparticles that capture and concentrate l…

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Entanglement at heart of 'two-for-one' fission in next-generation solar cells

An international team of scientists have observed how a mysterious quantum phenomenon in organic molecules takes place i…

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Breakthrough for iron based dyes can lead to cheaper and environmentally friendly solar energy applications

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new way to capture energy from sunlight – by using molecules that …

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