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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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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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