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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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Silver: The Promising Electrode Winner for Low-Cost Perovskite Solar Cells

Currently, the most common electrode material in perovskite solar cells is gold, which is extremely expensive. A low-cos…

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Next-generation perovskite solar cells made stable by metal oxide ‘sandwich’

This advancement by UCLA researchers will help in development of these solar cells for commercial use

The new cell construction extends the cell’s effective life in air by more than 10 times, with only a marginal loss of e…

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Research improves efficiency from larger perovskite solar cells

Using a newly developed fabrication method, a research team has attained better than a 15-percent energy conversion effi…

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SolarWindow to Broaden Market Reach with Expanded Product Line for Generating Electricity on Glass

Latest SolarWindow™ products to turn existing commercial glass on tall towers into electricity generating windows — no replacement required.

Engineers envision installing SolarWindow™ products on all four sides of tall towers, generating electricity using natur…

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Invisibility Cloak Might Enhance Efficiency of Solar Cells

Invisibility Cloak Principle: Material Hides Contact Fingers that Extract Current from Solar Cells and Cover the Active Surface – Measurements Confirm Cloaking Effect

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now published an unconventional approach to increasing the efficien…

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Towards record thin-film silicon-based solar cells

The challenge for thin-film solar cells is that the absorber material is so thin that much light can be lost by passing …

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Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized…

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PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes

The Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed efficient and low-c…

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UMD Researchers' New Nanoscale Solar Cells Could Revolutionize Solar Industry

New technology could revolutionize the solar industry by allowing for significantly more power generation from a single device by simply making it smaller

The Shockley-Queisser limit describes the maximum solar energy conversion efficiency achievable for a particular materia…

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Next Generation Perovskite Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency and Durability

Inverted perovskite hybrid structure without hysteresis getting ready for commercialization

The new inverted MAPbI3 planar perovskite hybrid solar cells have demonstrated superior device performance on par with t…

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